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The Sum of all Fears is a first person shooter game reminiscent of the Rogue Spear series. It's from the same development team and the look and feel is alike, although it's not as tactical as Rogue Spear.

The game's story is built around the Tom Clancy book with the same title. You take control of a team of elite fighters trained for hostage rescue and anti-terror operations. Each and every team member is the best of the best. The first mission is to recapture a TV station seized by terrorists who broadcast their demands into the world. They have hostages, too, so you need to ensure that no-one gets hurt. But that's only the beginning of a global campaign against terrorism taking in 11 missions. A training mode and multiple difficulty levels are included.

Unlike Rogue Spear, you can't choose team members or equipment, it's all pre-defined, from a range of over 15 guns plus grenades . You can't make your own mission plans either, so it comes down to controlling a team member, shooting every terrorist you see and performing various tasks (disarming security systems etc.). Unlike other shooter games, you can't survive many bullets, two wounds is usually enough to kill you. However, you then can switch to another team member.


The Sum of All Fears Windows Approaching the TV station... very quiet
The Sum of All Fears Windows The team stands outside Richard Dressler's opulent Austrian mansion, ready to kick Neo-Fascist butt
The Sum of All Fears Windows We need to go up the stairs to get on the roof
The Sum of All Fears Windows Main menu

Promo Images

The Sum of All Fears Magazine Advertisement
The Sum of All Fears Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "恐惧杀机" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Цена Страха" -- Russian spelling
  • "כל הפחדים כולם" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Suma Wszystkich Strachów" -- Polish title
  • "SOAF" -- Common abbreviation
  • "La Somme de Toutes les Peurs " -- French title
  • "Der Anschlag" -- German title
  • "A Soma de Todos os Medos" -- Brazilian title

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Jun 14, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Windows Jun 10, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Gamer Brasil Windows Oct, 2002 75 out of 100 75
ActionTrip Windows Jun 05, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PC Action (Germany) Windows Jul, 2002 68 out of 100 68
GameSpy Windows Jun 30, 2002 65 out of 100 65 GameCube Apr 04, 2003 54 out of 100 54
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 23, 2003 3.5 out of 10 35
IGN GameCube Feb 05, 2003 2.5 out of 10 25
GameSpy GameCube Feb 18, 2003 18 out of 100 18


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German version

In the German version killed enemies disappear almost instantly.


The German title Der Anschlag has nothing to do with the title of Tom Clancy's novel Das Echo aller Furcht - they simply copied the German movie title for marketing purposes.

US releases

Unlike the other platforms, the PlayStation 2 version of the game was never released in the US.

Information also contributed by vicrabb.

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