ÜberSoldier (Windows)

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ÜberSoldier is a first-person shooter that takes place during World War II, when the Nazis have found an ancient Tibetian technique to revive the dead. This technique gives the subject special powers, and the first person that speaks to the subject will be the one that he/she obeys. In their struggle to win World War II, the Nazis have started to use this technique to turn dead German soldiers into super-soldiers called "UberSoldiers" that take advantage of these special powers.

In ÜberSoldier, you play as Karl Stoltz, a German officer who was killed in a French ambush. Stoltz is now one of the ÜberSoldier test subjects. Unfortunately for the Nazis, the French discovered the lab that the ÜberSoldiers were being created in, and the first person that speaks to Stoltz ends up being a French soldier. You guessed it -- Stoltz joins the Allies and is seeking revenge against his former masters.

Along the way, Stoltz will depend on his ÜberSoldier powers to help him survive. Headshots will power up his bullet shield, which will temporarily make him invincible to enemy fire. Slashing enemies in the head with his knife will give him extra health.

Gameplay is traditional run-'n-gun. You have five weapon slots for a pistol, rifle, machinegun, rocket launcher, and grenade. If you happen to come across another version of the same gun, but you already have that gun, you will need to swap the gun you have for the gun you are picking up by pressing the use button.

ÜberSoldier uses a weapon selection system similar to Half-Life. When you select a weapon, there will be five boxes at the top of the screen that show which weapon is in the corresponding slot, and which one is selected. You then switch to that weapon by pressing the fire button. At all times, you have a knife that you can quickly slash enemies with by simply pressing the melee button. Dead enemies will drop a health pack and their weapons/ammo when they die. There is no friendly fire, and enemies die easier when they are shot in the head.


ÜberSoldier Windows A level loading screen
ÜberSoldier Windows Soon you get to use some real weapons.
ÜberSoldier Windows The art of a Ubersoldier! And it's about time I receive my next task.
ÜberSoldier Windows Dum Dum Dum! Another one bites the dust!... err the water. Aboard the U571 and waiting for the allies to arrive you have to take these aircrafts down before they sink you.

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Alternate Titles

  • "超级战士" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Восточный Фронт: неизвестная война" -- Russian title
  • "UberSoldier: Восточный Фронт" -- Russian re-release spelling
  • "East Front: UberSoldier" -- French title

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Graphically excellent, a decent shooter in all minus crappy voice acting! SifouNaS (1326) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

Igray.ru Dec 02, 2005 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) May, 2006 66 out of 100 66
IGN Apr 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60
3DAvenue May 14, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gameslave UK Mar 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60
FOK!games Apr 24, 2006 51 out of 100 51
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 25, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 28, 2005 50 out of 100 50
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Apr 20, 2006 46 out of 100 46
Jolt (UK) Apr 10, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33


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German version

In the German version, all blood and gore effects were removed. Additionally ragdoll effects on corpses and dying animations for enemies set on fire were removed.


In the submarine level, when Karl Stolz - the game's hero, calls the allies to pick him up he says "...This is the seized U-571...". This is a reference to the movie U-571.

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Spartan_234 (460) added ÜberSoldier (Windows) on Apr 12, 2006