Once a great mod, now an astonishing game in its own right, where you not only need a quick trigger finger but also crafty tactics. In this military-themed FPS you can take control over a wide range of vehicles, arm yourself with a nice variety of special weapons and fight in a cleverly created urban environment.
But if you will ever get bored – which is doubtful – there is a community that will be more than happy to serve you some cool mods. So what are you waiting for, soldier? Do you want to live forever?
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Violence, Blood.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2009-10-13 17:34:41 by darth_careful:
Rating this game is rather tricky, as its success depends on you. Yes you, soldier! Because it’s multiplayer to its very core. And multiplayer needs, you know, multiple players. And that’s where you come in. But why should you?
Let’s start with the basics. The game’s built round a highly modded UT99 engine so, while the textures and geometry are distinctly last-decade,read more the physics and gunplay are sound enough. The levels are a tad basic by today’s standards, but they get the job done. The four different vehicles work well, too. They’re not overpowered, and they bounce around in an vaguely arcadey sort of way – if you’ve ever handled a Warthog, you’ll be right at home here – but they change the pace of the gameplay and encourage teamwork. And there are eight different game modes to keep you busy.
I have to admit that I sank dozens of hours into this game back in the day. But after the demise of the master server, I moved on to bigger and better things. And the simple fact is that there are bigger, better and free-er things out there. Firing it up again this evening it reminded me of a lo-tech TF2 with a nod to Counter-Strike and DIPRIP Warm-Up. That’s not a bad thing; all of those games are fun, and so is Mobile Forces. But at one time, this was special; now it’s just OK.
Which is where you come in. The single player mode is fine, if a little sterile. To make it really fun, we need a full server. I haven’t bought the GOG version yet, but it’d be worth an extra star-and-a-half if the community gets behind it. So, what do you say? I’ll buy it if you do.
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Posted on 2009-10-18 19:13:07 by UglyDuck:
The problem seems to be with the phrase "if you like online shooters, you might like Mobile Forces," which could be compared to the phrase "if you like dairy food, here is a brick of cheese." You MIGHT enjoy it, but with hundreds and hundreds of options for other, better, often cheaper online shooters, the question is why you'd want to.
As aread more free downloadable mod; a compliment to another, better game, Mobile Forces would be welcome. It's an online shooter where you shoot things with guns what shoot stuff, and will give you a couple of hours of fun. But it's not worth paying money for, especially when you consider how many other, better games $6 can buy here.
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Posted on 2009-10-20 07:22:56 by vanknight:
Was one of the first shooter to have vehicles...and pretty damn fun ones too. The single player game is rough I'll agree..but get a couple of people playing and it's great fun.
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