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Maximum Force is the follow up to Area 51, however, this time around instead of shooting up aliens, the player goes up against a terrorist organization.

The gameplay is similar to other first-person shooter gun games where the player can use a light gun or a controller to shoot at bad guys popping up from behind objects or coming off from the side of the screen. If a player gets shot by a bad guy, they will loose a bar of health or can also loose health by accidentally shooting innocent bystanders.

There are also power-ups scattered throughout the stage that can restore health, upgrade their weapons power among many others. There are three levels in all and 35 secret rooms scattered throughout the stages. It also supports a second player simultaneously.


Maximum Force Windows Mission start. You automatically move along a path between the objects on deck while enemies pop up in front of you, firing their weapons.
Maximum Force Windows Demo: Helpful hint #2: Don't shoot the good guys!
Maximum Force PlayStation Mini-game
Maximum Force PlayStation Hit

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Alternate Titles

  • "Maximum Force: Pull the Trigger" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus PlayStation Dec, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1997 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) PlayStation Oct, 1997 2.5 out of 5 50
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Dec 04, 1997 5 out of 10 50
IGN PlayStation Sep 25, 1997 5 out of 10 50
PC Player (Germany) Windows Mar, 1998 48 out of 100 48
GameSpot PlayStation Oct 27, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
Video Games PlayStation Dec, 1997 44 out of 100 44
NowGamer PlayStation Nov 25, 1997 3.7 out of 10 37
PC Zone Windows Aug 31, 2001 3 out of 10 30


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