Red Zone (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Andrew Fisher (643)
Written on  :  Dec 19, 2018
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Summary

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.