Cannon Fodder 3 is a tactical action game, which inherited the style and traditions of the original game. The war goes on and its scale is nearly the same as before. 500 conscripts are sent to meet their destiny. What awaits them? A general's stars or a bed of honor?
User reviews: Mixed (60 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012
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Cannon Fodder 3 is a tactical action game, which inherited the style and traditions of the original game. The war goes on and its scale is nearly the same as before. 500 conscripts are sent to meet their destiny. What awaits them? A general's stars or a bed of honor?

These 21st century soldiers are equipped much better than their 1994 predecessors. They have 8 types of machinery, suitable for land, surface and airborne operations, as well as 17 types of weapon from assault rifles to the nuclear bomb.

Skirmishes take place all around the world and even in space! You'll fight throughout the day and night, in hot and cold weather, in snow and rain. The enemy is skilled - there're terrorists from all over the world and they have cutting-edge technologies at their disposal: teleportation and various mechanized combat systems. Our heroes will face great challenges - artillery strikes, insuperable force fields, automated turrets, suicide soldiers and giant humanoid robots.

Your savvy will come in handy: your actions aren't limited to slaughter and destruction. You'll have to capture enemy vehicles and bases, save hostages and rescue convicts, hold the line and shoot back from the turrets, search for data discs and spare parts, repair broken robots and bypass minefields. The high command carefully watches your operation’s progress: missions can be aborted because of major offence; minor misbehavior will be reprimanded, and great achievements will be rewarded with medals and promotions. In the end, the very best soldiers will receive the greatest reward: they will return to home camp where warm army barracks, hot army food, soft army bunks and a tender drill sergeant await them. Until the next time.

Key Features:

  • 8 types of controllable machinery
  • 17 types of weaponry, including tactical nuclear strikes and carpet bombings
  • Battles with unique bosses
  • Combat progress leads to new ranks
  • Special-purpose bonus items
  • Day and night missions, weather effects
  • Various locations: America, Asia, Russia, lunar and orbital bases

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP (SP2)
    • Processor:Pentium IV 2,4 GHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 7800GTX/ATI RADEON X1800 XT
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
    • Additional:Correct work on laptops is not guaranteed, Correct work on integrated graphic cards is not guaranteed.

    Recommended:

    • Processor:Core i3
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1024 MB HD space
    • Additional:Correct work on laptops is not guaranteed, Correct work on integrated graphic cards is not guaranteed.
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
The game information shows online coop is available. I bought two copies for me and my friend, launched the game. Coop does not work.... This is what you call being tricked by bussiness
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
I enjoyed the original Cannon Fodder for the Amiga. I had hoped that this would help me reclaim the feel of that classic game, but instead it's like someone took the basic concept of the original and then put a "2003" era spin on it.

Things that bugged me about this game
  • instead of having cool music, it's the most generic electric guitar riffs you could imagine
  • the characters look like those "spittin image" puppets
  • aforementioned puppets will run through a standard talking animation while the voiceover plays
  • all the charm of the original is gone
  • loading times straight out of the PS1 era (seriously? How? Why?)
  • the bullet animation is really really pathetic.

Some things I liked about this game
  • At the minimum it plays a little like the original game
  • The Grenades seemed cool

There just isn't that much to love about this game, and a whole lot of little things to dislike (but not hate). Imagine if someone told you to take this song by Mozart and somehow update it so that "kids today" would like it. You could try to compose an original tune in his style, but instead you decide it's not worth the effort so you take Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" in a midi file and play it through a cheap synth. Does it sound like Mozart? Well, yeah, but somehow it's just a cheezy version of twinkle twinkle little star instead.

That's how this game feels. Cheezy.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Direct your own little squad of troops and complete a series of campaigns with varying objectives. From securing a base, to acquiring a vehicle, you are in charge of your squad of soldiers in this top-down strategy game. I will admit I was surprised by just how much fun I had playing Cannon Fodder 3. Unlike games where you have to collect upgrades and survive waves, Cannon Fodder 3 allows you to travel around several different maps depending on the campaign you are playing, where you are given objectives to reach. The graphics are pretty basic, the music is on a loop, the dialogue is limited, and the AI seems fairly simple to beat. Overall this isn't a very challenging game, but I actually liked this game, so I'll give it a thumbs up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
A farewell to the legend. Nice nostalgia game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
It's a nice game. Doesn't take too long to load (dunno what crazy folks r talking about). Controls are fine and the gameplay is overall ok (played for about an hour). There are games far worse than this, trust me.
Only thing that's strange is the price tag. IMO it should be about a quarter of that price.

P.S. I got it from Bundle Stars for about 5% of the price :)
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