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Incoming Forces (Windows)

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Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.5

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Game Chronicles
Incoming Forces is one of those games that will stun your friends and show off your hot, new 3D video card. While the gameplay has been enhanced beyond the simple shooter premise of the original, it remains fun, challenging, and terribly addictive. The missions are broken up into bite-sized chunks that let you tackle this game at leisurely intervals or sit down for a marathon session and blast your way through the entire campaign.
Despite some of its aforementioned drawbacks, Incoming Forces has all that it takes to entrap every shooter fan out there. The gameplay is intense and the visuals are impressive, which means that all the shooter basics are in place. The game has some elements of Free Space, although I think it's likely to appeal to Rogue Squadron and Starfighter fans just as well. I honestly didn't expect to get as much fun from it as I did, but I guess it's always good when I'm pleasantly surprised by a game. Kind of makes me less cranky the rest of the working week.
PC Zone Benelux
Soms is het al een genot om gewoon doelloos wat rond te vliegen. De minimale systeemeisen liegen er dan ook niet om. De actie is intens en soms zelfs over de top, maar altijd indrukwekkend. Helaas kennen de missies over het algemeen weinig variatie en is de gameplay niet bijster origineel, maar als je van dit genre houdt dan ben je spekkoper.
However repetitious, Incoming Forces is an enjoyable but pithy action title whose only real faults are far too heavy a slant on constant shooting, a whacked control configuration system, zero multiplayer of worth, and a complete failure to deliver on what the game logically should have aspired to become. The potential scope is there, the graphics are there, the flight dynamics are there, the premise is there, the delivery is not.
PC Games (Germany)
Damit ist Incoming Forces ein direkter Konkurrent von Electronic Arts‘ Star Wars: Starfighter. Technisch sind beide Spiele nahezu ebenbürtig, das Produkt vor Rage ist allerdings einen Hauch düsterer, wegen des fehlenden Belohnungssystems weniger motivierend und dank unterschiedlicher Missionsziele ein gutes Stück abwechslungsreicher.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Incoming Forces is a highly competent and enjoyable game continuing Rage’s long tradition of high-quality polished action games like Incoming, Expendable, and Hostile Waters. I am a real fan of what they produce, and have yet to encounter a dud. This new release does not produce the same startling impact as the original, nor does it revolutionize the genre as much as did its predecessor. Yet there is solid if familiar gameplay here, and the graphics and audio are immensely pleasing if no longer groundbreaking. So if you want an enjoyable change of pace and desire to save aliens from mauling by humans, give this one a shot.
Though it's certainly not bad, Incoming Forces isn't likely to inspire much excitement in anyone. It's competent without being very imaginative or thrilling, and as such it's the type of thoroughly generic action game that's best played in small doses, if at all.
At best, Incoming Forces is an average arcade shooter. However, the game is not at all exciting enough to grab most gamers’ attention for any long period. However, with a relatively cheap price tag, action gamers who require a cheap, quick fix that they don’t plan on playing for any long periods of time, may be somewhat amused.
As an action game, Incoming Forces doesn't have the same impact as the original. There are some very good gaming moments, but overall it's pretty average. The hint of a strategy element is nice, but combined with the zigzag pattern of the difficulty level and the sometimes off-kilter controls, it sometimes feels more like work rather than a game. Perhaps the best feature of the game is its $20 budget price -- those with the patience to master the controls or fans of the original may find a fun game here -- otherwise, there are plenty of better games available.
Gameplay (Benelux)
Een knalfestijn dat vrij snel gaat vervelen. Zelfs de graphics kunnen de boel niet recht houden.
PC Gamer UK
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Hübsche Grafik und schicke 3D-Effekte allein reichen 2002 nicht mehr aus, um sich im Actiongenre einen Namen zu machen. Incoming Forces leidet zudem an seinem farblosen Szenario und der unpräzisen Steuerung.
Worth Playing
Basically, I only recommend this title to diehard fans of the original, or folks who are really itching for some action. The controls are fresh, if flawed in some parts. Graphics and sound are nothing to get excited over, neither is there much of a story holding things together. But if you're into taking on tons of rather unintelligent enemies, go for it. Incoming Forces does not disappoint in that respect.
GameStar (Germany)
Da hat jemand den Zug der Zeit verpasst! Incoming Forces hätte vor zwei Jahren erscheinen müssen, um wenigstens Grafikfetischisten zufrieden zu stellen. Inzwischen ist das Ding schlicht angestaubt – lediglich wenn etwas in die Luft fliegt, kommt noch ein wenig vom alten Bombastgefühl auf. Für unbeschwerten Ballerspaß ist außerdem die Steuerung zu schwammig, und die Sound-Untermalung mag so gar kein Kawumm-Gefühl rüberbringen. Wer eine Mittagspause zu füllen hat, kann zugreifen – alle anderen besser nicht.
Joystick (French)
Alors voilà : Incoming Forces est un jeu de shoot/action/arcade. Enfin, ça se présentera comme un jeu aux yeux du consommateur à cause de la boîte, et surtout à cause du prix. Graphiquement, c'est scandaleux. L'interface est soit inexistante, soit à chier. Pour le reste du peu d'intérêt que peut avoir le jeu lui-même... Disons simplement que je préférerais marcher dedans qu'avoir à y rejouer.