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The Sum of All Fears (Windows)

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Description

The Sum of all Fears is a first person shooter game reminiscent of the Rogue Spear series. It's from the same development team and the look and feel is alike, although it's not as tactical as Rogue Spear.

The game's story is build around the Tom Clancy book with the same title. You take control of a team of elite fighters trained for hostage rescue and anti-terror operations. Each and every team member is the best of the best. The first mission is to recapture a TV station seized by terrorists who broadcast their demands into the world. They have hostages, too, so you need to ensure that no-one gets hurt. But that's only the beginning of a global campaign against terrorism taking in 11 missions. A training mode and multiple difficulty levels are included.

Unlike Rogue Spear, you can't choose team members or equipment, it's all pre-defined, from a range of over 15 guns plus grenades . You can't make your own mission plans either, so it comes down to controlling a team member, shooting every terrorist you see and performing various tasks (disarming security systems etc.). Unlike other shooter games, you can't survive many bullets, two wounds is usually enough to kill you. However, you then can switch to another team member.

Screenshots

The Sum of All Fears Windows Dressler's last Elite Guard protects the office and the all-important Incriminating Files(tm). You'll have to kill him to succeed.
The Sum of All Fears Windows Main menu
The Sum of All Fears Windows We need to go up the stairs to get on the roof
The Sum of All Fears Windows Dressler's men would rather play pool than get shot in the head. Then again, who cares what they think?

Alternate Titles

  • "恐惧杀机" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Цена Страха" -- Russian spelling
  • "כל הפחדים כולם" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Suma Wszystkich Strachów" -- Polish title
  • "SOAF" -- Common abbreviation
  • "La Somme de Toutes les Peurs " -- French title
  • "Der Anschlag" -- German title
  • "A Soma de Todos os Medos" -- Brazilian title

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The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 14, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2002 81 out of 100 81
4Players.de Aug 09, 2002 80 out of 100 80
UOL Jogos Jul 29, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Jun 03, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2002 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Jul 18, 2002 69 out of 100 69
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 20, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Game Revolution Jun 01, 2002 C- 42
Game.EXE Jul, 2002 1.1 out of 5 22

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Trivia

German version

In the German version killed enemies disappear almost instantly.

Title

The German title Der Anschlag has nothing to do with the title of Tom Clancy's novel Das Echo aller Furcht - they simply copied the German movie title for marketing purposes.

US releases

Unlike the other platforms, the PlayStation 2 version of the game was never released in the US.

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phlux (4143) added The Sum of All Fears (Windows) on May 16, 2002
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