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In 1991, the U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) boasting the largest military force in history, suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed. Since that time the fallen empire has lain lifeless -- a rich corpse waiting to be picked clean. Now, a sinister ex-KGB general codenamed Shadowman directs a flock of vultures to swoop in from all parts of Eastern Europe and claim Russia's nuclear warheads and weapons of mass terror. While directing these 'wars of liberation' Shadowman intends to shake democratic Russia to it's foundations, bringing about a return to the Cold War...or even worse. You chopper into Crimea and discover the plot of this Russian madman using thermal spy devices. You must quickly move on to the Black Sea to prevent the hijacking of ICBM ships, respond to an attack on a chemical weapons plant in the desert passes, and then recover a nuclear reactor core in Transylvania. As you successfully thwart these stages of Operation Vulture, Shadowman is forced to take his coup to the streets of Moscow. Guide your chopper through five unique 3D worlds as you complete 41 deadly missions. Enemy vehicles, tactics, and responses change, based upon your activities, making this the first of STRIKE's new "Living Battlefields".


Soviet Strike PlayStation The "Super Apache" on a mission "North of Operation Desert Strike".
Soviet Strike PlayStation Explosive prison rescue.
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Alternate Titles

  • "ソビエトストライク" -- Japanese spelling

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Who would have thought war could be this much fun? Big John WV (27218) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Nov, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1996 32.5 out of 40 81
Bravo Screenfun Mar, 1997 2 out of 6 80
Absolute Playstation Nov, 1996 8 out of 10 80
IGN Jun 12, 1998 8 out of 10 80
The Review Busters 2009 7 out of 10 70
Edge Dec, 1996 7 out of 10 70


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The former Russian president Boris Yeltsin's likeness appears in the game, most notable in the last stage where you must escort him and an operative to an airfield to escape. Along the way, he drives like he is drunk, running over fire hydrants, missing pedestrians, even stopping at a fast food restaurant. Then President Clinton is riding in the car with the Russian leader. Among the jokes about both politicians, the operative even comments about saying she hope there isn't breathalyser laws in Russia.

During the full motion video sequences, General Earle sometimes talks about stuff other then the specific mission. In one sequence the General strongly implies that President Kennedy was killed by the military-industrial complex.
Mark Maynard (7) added Soviet Strike (PlayStation) on Jan 04, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25922), Charly2.0 (252629) and Jody (163)