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In Full Spectrum Warrior, you take on the role of commander of two squads of the United States military, Alpha and Bravo, as you guide them in the fictional country of Zekistan on a mission to capture or kill the terrorist Al Afad.

In this game, you don't directly control your troops. You don't take aim at a target and shoot, and you don't circle-strafe around enemies. Instead, you tell your squad what to do, and they'll do it. It's like a real-time strategy game. You can tell your two squads to do numerous things, such as hide behind a wall, take cover behind a car, lob a grenade, fire off a rocket, or attack a target. You will need to utilize both squads to be successful. For example, you can have Alpha squad hide behind a car and lay down covering fire at a target that you can't directly kill, giving Bravo squad cover so they may cross open terrain, and get into a position where they will be able to kill the enemy.

The game takes place in one location, a Middle Eastern country, that is split up into several areas. You will have to make your way through parks, an airport, city streets, and even some buildings. Throughout the country are many terrorists, all of whom are trying to kill you. You have four members on each squad; the team leader, automatic rifleman, grenadier and rifleman, each playing a unique role.

Full Spectrum Warrior supports Xbox Live, where two players can play through the single player campaign. Instead of controlling both squads, one player controls Alpha while the other controls Bravo.


Full Spectrum Warrior PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows One of the many protagonists of the game (intro).
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Mission failed. A squad member died.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Lt. Philips gives us our first objective.

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Full Spectrum Warrior Screenshot
Full Spectrum Warrior Screenshot
Full Spectrum Warrior Screenshot
Full Spectrum Warrior Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "全光谱战士" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "FSW" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

GameSpy Windows Sep 23, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
XBox Front Xbox Feb 09, 2005 88 out of 100 88
IGN Windows Sep 24, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
GameZone PlayStation 2 Apr 11, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Oct 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Xbox Jun 02, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
DreamStation.cc PlayStation 2 Dec 15, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Diehard GameFan Xbox Jun 29, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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Freeware release

In October 2008 the Windows version of the game was made available free of charge. The download link can be found in the related links section.


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    • 2004 – Best Console Simulation of the Year

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