In memoriam, Donald Sutherland

Red Zone

aka: HardWired
Moby ID: 20482

Critic Reviews add missing review

Average score: 72% (based on 12 ratings)

Player Reviews

Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 1 reviews)

One of the best war/military themed games

The Good
This game might seem a little backwards at the time i.e Electronic Arts' Strike series (Desert, Jungle, Urban) had a 3D, isometric view, compared to Red Zone's top-down view. But it's a more fast-paced, somewhat dark and more atmospheric game, helped a lot by Jesper Kyd's excellent music. It's good having the three commandos to choose from for the ground/indoor missions, they have their own character, own weapons etc.

The Bad
The name "Red Zone" and the villain "Ivan Retovitz" are a bit too stereotypical i.e "red scare", "commie invasion" etc and the actor playing Retovitz at the start is a little cheesy, though having a full-motion-video clip is impressive. It's a difficult game, of course you only have one gunship and three commandos and have to restart the mission if you're shot down.

The Bottom Line
One of the best war/military themed games ever. Difficult, but worth persisting with and the music is worth listening to in the sound test.

Genesis · by Andrew Fisher (697) · 2018

Contributors to this Entry

Critic reviews added by Tim Janssen, RhYnoECfnW, Riemann80, chirinea, Big John WV, Patrick Bregger, Omnosto.