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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?
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
201 products in account
4 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
I spent a lot of time with Cannon Fodder 1 and 2 as a wee lad. The idea of playing the best parts of a military RTS without having to worry about a home base and resource management was right up my oh so narrow alley. So, naturally, when I saw Cannon Fodder 3 discounted during the Winter Sale, I scooped it. Despite a mouse/camera kink, it was exactly what I was looking for.

To see what else I have to say, and to help decided for yourself whether or not you'd like to play, check out the Cannon Fodder 3 episode of my show, Should I Play?! at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiuk4mWg_8A&feature=c4-overview&list=UUWKYL-qXKRlXN_DZjFe4HzQ
Posted: January 27th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
111 products in account
31 reviews
29.6 hrs on record
I have very fond memories of the original Cannon Fodder on the Commodore Amiga. In fact I still play it every now and then as there are many free fanbased campaigns released for it. But let's get back to Cannon Fodder 3 here and now ...

This game is a fun game. It adds a little difference to the original Series which was way more tactical than this one here. This one here is at heart a top down shooter and should be played with wasd controls AND mouse simultaneously to get the most out of it. If you can forgive this you will have a very good time with a humorous little game that can get very frustating at times but thats exactly what i love about it.

Though I must admit it instantly gets waaay more easy to accomplish if you don't play it like I play it ...

That's because I want to complete every mission without loosing one single recruit. If you play it the way it's supposed to you get many checkpoints spreaded around each map of the game and enough cannonfodder to replenish your squads strength. But you should keep in mind that your recruits get awarded if you play them well and they live long enough so they get better stats over time. And thats the key why I don't wanna waste 'em at all. Experienced soldiers can for e.g. shoot stronger, run faster or aim over a longer distance than greenbacks and enhance the gameplay to a great degree.

Another nice feature are the video sequences (though now I'm through with the campaign I have to say there is only the - very long - intro sequence ... I wish they'd done at least a nice end sequence to the campaign) and the overall humour of the game. It adds a fresh taste to the shooter genre and makes it much easier to consume than hardcore shooter games aiming to be most realistic. The video sequences in this very game here are even waaay better than the ones in the cd32 version (but there where many of them back in the days in comparison to only the intro in this game here).

I personally think that this latest installment of the Cannon Fodder experience is a very good try to bring the game to a modern level. If you wanna play the original there is nothing that holds you back either but some reviewers may simply just dust their Amigas off, run whdload and play their original disks if they can't get up with this modern take.

Believe me: War has never been so much fun!

:)

Though if you're a real fan of Cannon Fooder you should know all parts of the series. (At least only then you will fully understand my latest sentence regarding fun and war ... ;)
Posted: January 14th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
152 products in account
4 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Got this game in a sale for mere pence, thinking it's surely worth that, right? Wrong. If you've got any nostalgia for the original at all, you will be disappointed with this.

The low-rent intro sequence kicks things off and before you know it, you're awkardly shifting your troops around to an ill-concieved metal soundtrack while taking orders from a general who is clearly voiced by a British man sitting in a biscuit tin occasionally doing an American accent.

When he's not talking, all you hear are your soldier's footsteps that always sound like they are walking through hospital corridors no matter what the terrain. Even the misison script is written by someone who must've left school when they were 12. Example: "There are six mission crates hidden in the area! See if you can find it!"

Not to mention the multiplayer is Gamespy, which is no longer even active.

Cannon Fodder is easy to get right, but somehow these developers managed to get it so, so wrong. Presumably because they made it for a bag of chips, as that's the only excuse I can see for the poor production value. Making it in Flash would've been better.
Posted: May 24th, 2014
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
113 products in account
3 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
I don't even know why but this feels nothing like the past Cannon Fodder games.
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
14 products in account
1 review
6.6 hrs on record
Well, Its what you Expect from Cannon Fodder ... Its great, amusing game of war. As their motto is War has never been so much fun.

But Beware.... Even as we are in 2014... Still the loading sequence between EACH LEVEL takes between 1-2 mins... Its STUPID LONG AND RIDICULOUS !!!
Posted: January 30th, 2014
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