The plotline is standard military sim fare--strategic targets must be blown up, prisoners rescued and bullets expended by the thousand--but the extra edge provided by the ability to drive vehicles and to creep around undetected by the excitable Iraqi guards makes this a must-have rather than a nice-to-have. The maximum squad size for any given mission is four team members, each soldier having a special ability ranging from marksmanship to explosives use. In theory, handling four troops simultaneously sounds like a tall order but developer Pivotal has done a great job of creating a control system that works well, even in the heat of battle.
Desert Storm is not an easy game by any stretch of the imagination and the learning curve can be quite steep; stick with it, though, and there's much to recommend it. For the cautious player there's an excellent training mode that gives thorough instruction on how to perform all of the basic functions and is guaranteed to turn you into a killing machine. --Chris Russell
The wide range of weaponry available is very useful in completing your missions and the missions themselves are diverse enough to hold your interest and give you the incentive to play on. The night missions I especially liked and the night vision option was a nice view to work in.
I found also that this game is one that you want to learn to master and have total control over, and you feel as though your right in the thick of it all of the time. The enemy AI is very good and sometimes a little too good.Read more ›
From the first mission rescuing a demolitions expert who has been captured the action never stops. Success relies heavily upon being able to move your troops into positions to provide crossfire for each other and being able to quickly assess the enemies tactics and act accordingly.
The missions provide a good blend of tight street based fighting and wide open desert canyon senarios. Your heart is in your mouth as you turn a corner and are confronted with a Tank commander looking straight at you and your squard.
Unlike other games which have tried squad play (e.g. Rainbow Six), this game works. It's easy to control your team and to get your men into position to make a controlled attack.
It''s a must buy for your Playstation 2.
This game has been well conceived and developed, and it can be a lot fun when played in single mode. Read more