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  • genre simulation / tpp / modern
  • download size 1.4 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 50 user ratings.
  • release date June 1, 2004
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages Audio and text: English. Text only: French, Italian, German, Spanish. Japanese, Korean.
  • developer / publisher Pandemic Studios / Nordic Games
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 2 avatars
  • wallpaper
  • manual

What's cool about it:

  • Accurately simulated actions and reactions of soldiers in intense combat environments thanks to a superb A.I.
  • Learn and implement authentic U.S. Army doctrine, as taught to the U.S. Infantry.
  • Operate real weaponry and equipment currently used by the U.S. Army, as well as near-future technology in development.
  • Squad-based tactical action with a simple, intuitive interface.


A devastating wave of terrorist attacks have wreaked havoc across Europe and SouthEast Asia. U.S. Intelligence has tracked the source of the attacks to the tiny desert nation of Zekistan and it's brutal Dictator, Al-Afad. After repeated warnings and failed diplomatic resolutions, the United nations authorizes the invasion and occupation of the country by coalition forces. Your team of infantrymen are at the tip of this invasion force and are one of the first units on the ground. *Your Mission: Depose Al-Afad and secure Zekistan's capital city of Zafarra.

Based around a light infantry training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the US Army, Full Spectrum Warrior is probably the most realistic combat experience that you'll ever have enlisted for. Testing your leadership and tactical decision-making abilities to their very limits, Full Spectrum Warrior thrusts you into some of the most hostile and claustrophobic battle environments known to man.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Strong Language, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Bad Language, Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, AMD Athlon 64; or Pentium 4 2.8GHz+, 1 GB RAM, DirectX 9.0b-compatible graphics card (Nvidia GeForce® 6600 and above) , DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, 2.56 GB Free Hard Drive Space,

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Hard and rewarding

Posted on 2014-02-20 07:07:44 bychomper's avatarchomper:

Very hard tactical game. I had to repeat some missions 20-30 times to finish them. But I never felt too frustrated, just motivated to try harder. And when I finally beat the last mission I felt happy and satisfied.

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Solid, Safe, and Simple.

Posted on 2014-02-22 13:38:34 byGregsylvania's avatarGregsylvania:

Military Strategy games have a hard time appealing to everyone. Make it too much of a sim, and it can become a crowded, buggy mess. Make it too simple, and you can lose immersion among the simplified UI and arcadey combat. Full Spectrum Warrior is more suited to the latter than the former, but manages to avoid some of the pitfalls of streamlined action-strategy games.
If you'veread more played games like Brothers in Arms, you'll have a good idea of what FSW has to offer. In fact, the game cribs very heavily from Gearbox's WW2 FPS series. You're put in control of one or more teams of soldiers or armored vehicles, and must coordinate their fire and movement to out-maneuver enemies.
The mechanics are simple, and fun, and can be quite challenging in some areas. Unfortunately, you're not given too many options to move around, and flanking spots are made pretty obvious by the game design. Otherwise, everything's very streamlined, and you won't run into too many issues with glitches or AI.
FSW is a game with solid, easy-to-grasp concepts, and manages to throw enough surprises to keep the game feeling fresh from the beginning to end. there's not much to this game besides the feeling of achievement by overcoming its obstacles with minimal loss of life. It's a fun little campaign that you may play again to see if you can do better than you did on your last run. It's best appreciated as a thinky little action game that you finish off on a lazy weekend.

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Unfortunately not as good as it sounds :(

Posted on 2014-02-20 06:54:15 byLord_Kristof's avatarLord_Kristof:

The idea behind this game is awesome - a tactical title based around squad combat as seen from the soldier's perspective. However, the execution is less than ideal.
Controlling the squads can sometimes be a pain in the ass, but that's not the biggest problem - the bigger one is how the realism of this game interferes with your fun all the time. The game is very much a trial-and-errorread more affair, where you die repeatedly not because you made a wrong call necessarily, but rather because the game just threw something at you which you were ill-prepared to match. Sometimes it's a matter of just facing the wrong direction. Other times it's a case of you not knowing there's an enemy who's going to snipe at you. The game does a very poor job to give you a feeling that you know what you're doing.
I played the tutorial several times to try and grasp it, but the first two missions were already a bit much. I can't remember how far I got but I couldn't have gone past mission 3. Wayyy too punishing to be enjoyable in my opinion.
But, if despite this you think you're likely to enjoy it, I won't say "don't do it". Just be warned, that for all the good stuff this game promises, it only barely delivers.

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