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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the 3DO release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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3DO Magazine (UK) (Feb, 1995)
A sequel to the Amiga hit Fire Power, this retains the basic structure but adds in superb Dolby sound, beautifully detailed 3D graphics with intelligent panning and zooming, more levels, more everything basically. Your objective is to capture your enemy's flag from heavily fortified defenses. To do this you have a stock of tanks, helicopters, jeeps and APVs, all with unique handling, weapons and abilities. One player mode is great fun - although the challenge isn't huge - but two-player mode is excellent.
Overall, Return Fire is a phenomenal game and the first title this year to receive a score of "10" from VideoGames. This game is absolutely begging for a sequel with more new vehicles, weapons and scenarios. This may be the so-called "killer app" that the 3DO platform needs to convince those holding out for a 32-bit system. It sold a few friends of mine.
Consoles Plus (Mar, 1995)
Return Fire fait partie de ces quelques perles qui se battent en duel au milieu des daubes sur 3DO.
While I write this piece it's Valentine's Day, which is apt as I love Return Fire. Gameplay's similar to the old Amiga version but the audiovisuals have been beefed up. Now there's a neat 3D engine which pans the graphics out when you're driving at speed and zooms in when the action is slow. Special mention has to go to the music and sound. I don't think I've ever heard better. There's not that much variety, but the two player mode and simple, but highly charged, action is exhilarating and a worthy purchase for blasting-starved 3DO heads.
GamePro (US) (Apr, 1995)
Fledgling 3DO developer Prolific Software shows that it's passed programming bootcamp. This stunning combat simulator displays a great sense of history - and humor.
Game Players (Apr, 1995)
As a one-player game against the computer it wears thin after a while, but the split screen two-player mode is a party game from hell! You have no idea what a ruckus this game caused in the office! Destroy, destroy, destroy!
Defunct Games (Jul 23, 2005)
If you own a 3DO then you probably already own this game. If you have a 3do, but DON'T have this game, then you wasted your money.
GameFan Magazine (Mar, 1995)
At first I found Return Fire extremely fun as I zipped around blowing up everything in sight to perfectly matched classical tunes. However, after going this far an extended amount of time, against the same background, I became weary and wanted more! Thankfully, the 2-player game is funner than the hot place. After annihilating Kid Fan, I found RF a worthy investment.
Video Games (Mar, 1995)
Return Fire gehört zu den wenigen 3DO-Spielen, bei denen sich die Entwickler mehr auf den Spielspaß und nicht so sehr auf die grafischen Möglichkeiten der Konsole konzentriert haben. Schon nach einigen Minuten fesselt Euch die endlose Zerstörungsorgie zu absolut genialer klassischer Musik. Die einzelnen Spiellevel sind in verschiedene Inseln aufgeteilt, wobei der Schwierigkeitsgrad kontinuierlich ansteigt und für zusätzliche Motivation sorgt. Falls sich die Bundesprüfstelle jemals ein 3DO zulegen sollte, wird Return Fire aber sicher als eines der ersten 3DO-Spiele indiziert. Womit wir wieder bei der uralten Gewalt- Diskussion wären...
MAN!AC (1994)
Action-Feldzug mit vier verschiedenen Fahrzeugen und schlauer Steuerung: Das härteste Kriegsspiel auf dem deutschen Markt.
Return Fire is a blast even in the one player mode offering plenty to see and even more to destroy with a two player mode that is sure to split friendships due to its fiercely competitive fun. If you're a fan of military action that never takes itself too seriously, then check out Return Fire as soon as possible.
Not being a big fan of war simulation games, I was pretty impressed with Return Fire. Although the graphics were dithered, it didn't detract from it's fine play mechanics. Unlike most games, it's full motion video was not the main emphasis. The music and sound effects totally get you into the game. War sim fans will love this and casual gamers will not be disappointed. Not bad.
Oldies Rising (Aug 25, 2008)
Un must have sur 3DO : Un excellent jeu de destruction qui prend toute son ampleur à deux joueurs. Quoi de mieux que de jouer contre un adversaire humain et voir ses véhicules exploser sous la pluie de roquettes que vous lui balancez sans répit ? Je peux dire sans problème que RETURN FIRE est un des meilleurs jeux auquel j’ai joué, principalement par son coté multi extraordinairement prenant. Le rapport simplicité / plaisir de jeu est bien là, pas besoin d’un soft bien compliqué avec 30 boutons à gérer en même temps pour prendre son pied.
Power Unlimited (Apr, 1996)
Enerverende maar af en toe rommelige wargame. Bijna onbeperkt knallen en vette filmmuziek, maar op den duur toch eentonig. Helaas dus allemaal niet wereldschokkeld, maar dank zij de uitermate spannende muziek wordt dit knap verhuld.
"Return Fire" for the 3DO is arguably one of the finest two player games out on the market.
The Video Game Critic (Feb 13, 2006)
I played Return Fire when it first came out back in mid-90's, and again recently with a group of friends. In both cases, it was an under-whelming experience. Still, I can understand why people were excited about Return Fire back in the day. The game's slick presentation, scaling cameras, and satisfying explosions were certainly impressive for its time. Add in surround sound, an orchestrated soundtrack, and vintage video clips, and it's almost enough to make you overlook its tepid gameplay. But not in 2006!