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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. With these "wars of liberation", Shadowman intends to shake democratic Russia to its foundations, bringing about a return to the Cold War... or even worse.

Soviet Strike is the fourth installment in the Strike series and the first for 32-bit consoles. Once again, this is a shooting game where the player is in control of a combat helicopter, this time guiding it through 41 deadly missions across five unique 3D worlds, from Crimea to the streets of Moscow or above the Black Sea. This installment introduces a brand new "Living Battlefields" feature, where the enemy troops, their tactics and vehicle responses will adapt to the player's actions as they progress toward their objective, sometimes triggering events without waiting for the player to be on site.


Soviet Strike PlayStation Hack ( played by Antwon Tanner) is's resident computer wizard and information hunter.
Soviet Strike PSP Mission status
Soviet Strike SEGA Saturn Slamming Ships at a Black Sea Port
Soviet Strike PSP You need some huge explosives to destroy enemy subs

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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? PlayStation Big John WV (27209)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 5 out of 5 100
neXGam SEGA Saturn Aug 25, 2010 8.6 out of 10 86
Mega Fun PlayStation Nov, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Dec, 1996 32.5 out of 40 81
Bravo Screenfun PlayStation Mar, 1997 2 out of 6 80
Bravo Screenfun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1997 2 out of 6 80
Edge PlayStation Dec, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Tokyo Fan PlayStation Mar 01, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 5.5 out of 10 55


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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.
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