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Delta Force 2

Moby ID: 2009

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Delta Force 2 is the sequel to the award winning Delta Force. In this game, you play as an elite member of the Special Forces DELTA squad, a secret, government funded anti-terrorism squad.

The Delta Force series are first-person shooter games that focus on one thing: realism. From the amount of shots it takes to kill, to the wind affecting sniping, and the terrain affecting the speed at which you are able to move, the game stresses realism.

The single player mode consists of many missions, taking you all over the world to disrupt the threat of terrorism. Missions range from assassination attempts to overtaking enemy installations. The multiplayer game utilizes Novalogic's NovaWorld matching service to set up matches consisting of up to 32 players. Multiplayer modes range from Capture the Flag, to DeathMatch, and King of the Hill.

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  • デルタフォース2 - Japanese spelling
  • 三角洲特种部队2 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 75% (based on 31 ratings)

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Average score: 3.1 out of 5 (based on 33 ratings with 2 reviews)

Great terrain, great graphics, lousy gameplay

The Good
Graphics are gorgeous, as voxelspace engine generates some of the best terrain in the business without using a ton of polygons. You actually feel as if you're sliding through the grass as you crawl on the ground prone.

Nice variety of weapons, but not enough of it was silenced.

The Bad
Your AI buddies are kamikaze idiots, instead of special forces soldiers. They rush headlong into incoming fire, go prone, die any way, leaving you to do all the work.

No anti-air weapon despite the fact that often you are expected to engage enemy gunships.

Unrealistic settings. While Delta boys are the elite, they are NOT supposed to be used as assault troops!

The Bottom Line
Delta Force 2 is a shooter based on the Novalogic Voxelspace engine. It generates a very convincing terrain with the hills and valleys and grassy areas and such, and as one of the top counterterrorism warriors of the United States, you'll have to count on your fellow squaddies' help as well as your superior firepower to counter enemy's overwhelming superiority.

You have a wide variety of weapons to choose from (no switching during the mission though) from assault rifles to sniper rifles to machine guns and submachine guns. You even have grenades, LAW rockets, claymores, and misc. other weapons, not to mention commando knife and pistol (usually silenced).

Youa re sent on a variety of missions chasing down first a biological threat after an unknown force attacked an Antartic bio-research lab, then a terrorist threat in Africa, in two campaigns. There is also a variety fo single missions. There are also more missions you can download from enthusiast websites, as the mission editor is included.

The HUD is easy enough to understand and quite intuitive, though switching weapon modes by pressing the key multiple times may not be as easy as first thought. Shooting at enemies is easy enough, and sniper rifles are very powerful, capable of killing enemies out to several hundred meters. Fortunately AI isn't smart enough to send out mortars and patrols to catch snipers. Game counteracts this by requiring you to enter some buildings, and do some close-quarters battles.

The hostiles do die in a variety of ways, though no ragdoll physics, just nice variety of death poses. Clipping is a problem as bodies can and do appear through walls and such.

Night-vis and scope is handled nicely, perhaps a bit TOO nicely as it doesn't really interfere much with your field of view the way they're supposed to.

The problem mainly is with the mission design, and your buddies AI.

Supposedly, you're in bravo squad, the squad that does the heavy lifting. Alpha squad is the scout, and charlie / delta squads are support. In reality, they all run ahead of you via separate paths and engage the enemy before you can catch up, and they quite often get killed since they're outnumbered like a dozen to one, then you have to sneak up and avenge them, then figure out how to complete the mission without them. That is just... pathetic.

As explained before, the AI doesn't react much to snipers other than freeze in place and look around, making them even MORE vulnerable to follow-up shots. The game counters this by hiding enemies in buildings, and thus the rest of the mission becomes a "gopher hunt".

The game does support multiplayer over NovaWorld, where dozens and dozens of players can join in huge multiplayer battles, completely with voice-over-net support (though that's often turned off to save on bandwidth). Don't lose your CD-key as you will need it!

All in all, this is a military sim "lite", with emphasis on fun, NOT realism. If you want realism, go play Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series or even SWAT 4. On the other hand, if you want an updated version of this, go get Delta Force Xtreme, and have a blast in multiplayer.

Windows · by Kasey Chang (4591) · 2005

First/third person shooter with detailed realism

The Good
The gameplay is excellent and the world is very realistic. When you're crawling through grass, you can actually see every blade. Blades can block your view through the scope. Night vision. Ability to run/walk/crouch/swim. HALO insertions. Real aiming. Squads to give supporting fire.

The Bad
You can't blow out tires in vehicles using your guns. Crawling is very slow -- but that's as it should be. A turbo mode would be useful. Explosions could be better.

The Bottom Line
It's a first/third person shooter where you go into enemy territory on commando operations -- most of the time is spent crawling around and sniping.

Windows · by Satya P (1) · 2001

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In the Netherlands (and probably in some other European countries as well) a budget version of Delta Force 2 was released that came with a bonus DVD. The DVD contains the made-for-TV movie Operation Delta Force II: Mayday.

German version

In the German version all death cries were removed and blood effects when shooting an enemy were coloured white.

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Game added July 20, 2000. Last modified April 4, 2024.