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Full Spectrum Warrior (Windows)

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Perspective
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Description

In Full Spectrum Warrior, you take on the role of commander of two squads of the United States military, Alpha and Bravo, as you guide them in the fictional country of Zekistan on a mission to capture or kill the terrorist Al Afad.

In this game, you don't directly control your troops. You don't take aim at a target and shoot, and you don't circle-strafe around enemies. Instead, you tell your squad what to do, and they'll do it. It's like a real-time strategy game. You can tell your two squads to do numerous things, such as hide behind a wall, take cover behind a car, lob a grenade, fire off a rocket, or attack a target. You will need to utilize both squads to be successful. For example, you can have Alpha squad hide behind a car and lay down covering fire at a target that you can't directly kill, giving Bravo squad cover so they may cross open terrain, and get into a position where they will be able to kill the enemy.

The game takes place in one location, a Middle Eastern country, that is split up into several areas. You will have to make your way through parks, an airport, city streets, and even some buildings. Throughout the country are many terrorists, all of whom are trying to kill you. You have four members on each squad; the team leader, automatic rifleman, grenadier and rifleman, each playing a unique role.

Full Spectrum Warrior supports Xbox Live, where two players can play through the single player campaign. Instead of controlling both squads, one player controls Alpha while the other controls Bravo.

Screenshots

Full Spectrum Warrior Windows The story of the game (intro).
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows I give the order to fire on that enemy.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Those guys from air force are watching over you (intro).
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Lt. Philips gives us our first objective.

Alternate Titles

  • "全光谱战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "FSW" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

UOL Jogos Jan 19, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamers.at Sep 20, 2004 90 out of 100 90
IGN Sep 24, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
ActionTrip Oct 04, 2004 88 out of 100 88
PC Powerplay Dec, 2004 86 out of 100 86
PC Games (Germany) Oct 06, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Level Nov, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2004 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 27, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Joystick (French) Nov, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Freeware release

In October 2008 the Windows version of the game was made available free of charge. The download link can be found in the related links section.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2004 – Best Console Simulation of the Year

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bkaradzic (49) added Full Spectrum Warrior (Windows) on Oct 16, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (122133) and JPaterson (9147)