ENEMY FRONT is the first truly modern WW2 FPS, featuring stunning visuals, open-ended levels and a richly interactive combat experience that breaks out of the standard model of highly linear scripted FPS experiences, giving the player full freedom to own their playing style.
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Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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ENEMY FRONT is the first truly modern WW2 FPS, featuring stunning visuals, open-ended levels and a richly interactive combat experience that breaks out of the standard model of highly linear scripted FPS experiences, giving the player full freedom to own their playing style. Intense Combat, Sniping, Stealth and Sabotage – all are viable approaches for the player, maximizing player engagement and replayability. Against the visceral backdrop of breathtaking European locales, the player takes on the role of American Robert Hawkins, as he fights hand in hand with Resistance Fighters opposing the Nazi juggernaut in France, Germany, Norway, and during the Warsaw Uprising.

  • Choose your own fight: gameplay blends fast-paced FPS action with precision sniping thrilling stealth, and deadly sabotage in the first open-ended WW2 game.
  • Deal death from afar: use sniper rifles to decimate enemy ranks and pick off officers, enemy snipers and heavy weapons gunners with deadly precision.
  • Breathtaking visuals, interactive environments and spectacular action across many iconic Resistance operations of WW2.
  • Choose your own weapon: full arsenal of WW2 weaponry across all categories of hand-guns, SMGs, assault rifles, sniper rifles, as well as signature Resistance weapons including the Sten gun, Welrod Silenced Pistol, and Lightning SMG.
  • Own the battlefield: combine reconnaissance, explosives and marksmanship to prepare, misdirect and ambush numerically superior Nazi troops.
  • Engaging, destructible environments and advanced tactical AI means combat is always a rewarding and dynamic experience.
  • Highly replayable 10 hour Single-Player Campaign and 12-player Online Multiplayer, all powered by CRYENGINE technology.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, with the latest Service Pack
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2Ghz, or AMD Athlon 64 x2 2Ghz, or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 8800GT with 512Mb RAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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Marko J.
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This game had the potential to be so much more but it failed. The only good thing it has is graphics and that is because it's running cryengine 3, plus the WWII wasn't that pretty with the beutiful green grass and trees and flowers, it was a dark and cold war.

The gameplay is mostly bad, the game lacks level design, it tries to give you a choice but it doesn't do it very well and almost all the levels are linear. The levels are mostly short, you just run around where the game tells you to go and you just find some sections that have a bunch of enemies and shoot them up and go on with the mission.

The multiplayer is even worse, despite that there are 2 to 3 servers and some of them are private they are very laggy.
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ReiKaz
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
Need more WWII shooters!
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Midian
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
"open-ended levels and a richly interactive combat experience that breaks out of the standard model of highly linear scripted FPS experiences, giving the player full freedom to own their playing style."

lmao,.. one of the most linear drab shooters i've ever wasted 20mins on

i would play the first Syphon Filter on a PSX before i played this again..

no,... not even for the $3.29 i'm getting refunded
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Jippolatta
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
You get to shoot a load of Nazis, what's not to love?

In all seriouness, this is a really enjoyable game to play and works really great on 21:9. Yeah sure there are small little things you could pick on but there are a lot less than what you would find if it was made by EA or Activision.

If you enjoy WWII games then you will enjoy this.
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ImAwesomeAli
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Summary: It's a fun(ish) game with lots of flaws. Only buy it on sale ($5 or less)
Double asterisks ** indicate that that aspect has a relevant pro/con to accompany it.

Pros:
-I bought it for $2.99**
-Sometimes the graphics look good, has beautiful scenery**
-Sounds are usually good**
-If you crouch and focus on a target long enough to get a red circle with a sniper rifle, it imitates Sniper Elite slomo kills (without the detailed penetration).
-Has cool cinematic scenes that move around a frozen 3D environment before levels. Cutscenes have effective cinematography.**
-Offers "stealth" approach**


Cons:
-I bought it**
-Some textures are high res, some are low res and blurry**
-High contrast visuals are harsh on the eyes, cannot adjust in-game**
-Sometimes the sounds of guns drop or dont play properly, occasionally one or two shots are un-synced**
-Shots sometimes "miss" in spite of having been aimed properly.
-Acting isn't always great, it has its moments but not enough of them.
-"Cinematic" scenes are all played at a poor resolution and appear blurry compared to the game.
-Grass, and other such textures are flat textures and their use as cover varies from usable to nonexistent (again the game fails to remain consistent).
-Stealth is poorly implemented and is pretty much unusable, not only due to the stealth interaction scenes appearing sluggish/slowed down and therefore looking ridiculous, but also because there are not enough opportunities to effectively use stealth.**
-Movement has a slidey effect which I got used to after a short while, but it is ridiculous and annoying nonetheless.

I'm sure there are more cons but you get the idea, the game is vastly flawed and is really only worth $3-5. The game description claims to be non-linear FPS but due to poor implementation of stealth and sabotage and the lack of silenced snipers (at least 2 hrs into the game) sniping is also only effective in combination with the use of other weapons and finally finishing off the last few enemies with CQ combat as they tend to hide and not come out sometimes. I only recommend it if you get it on sale, have an afternoon to kill, and don't mind not being able to use half of the game mechanics (stealth, "sabotage", etc.) due to poor implementation.
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Rice Farmer TragicWounds q_q
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This is a really good game that feels realistic every time you play it.
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Goon Lord
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The enemy soldiers don't even shoot you sometimes and make loud breathing noises when behind cover. The HUD if goofy looking and you dont come to a complete stop when you stop walking, you slide forward a little which is annoying. You can't change the FOV in-game and overdramatic cheesy WW2 movie music plays throughout the game.

The game has nice graphics though and there are a couple not well-known WW2 guns that you get to use.
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Robear
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Holy ♥♥♥♥... where to begin.

Upside:
its beautiful, graphics are excellent(when they dont crash my game or computer at the beginning of a mission or during the annoying loading/cutscene screen)

It was only 3 bucks

I think the polish side of the story is highly left-out of western basic history teachings and these guys had it pretty hard on both fronts

killin nazis - stabbing fascists in the back just feels good...

Downside:
crashing... had this sucker crash the game and even force me to restart my compy the last time it did it(beware of the loading screen/cinematic)

HUGE FPS drops at the begging of missions is terrible(we are talking single digit fps here - unplayable. I was unable to find a solution to fix this so i ususally had to wait for it to go away on its own and hope my objectives werent ♥♥♥♥ed up for the 5 minutes it took it to play catch-up)

Stupid AI: this game would have been more challenging and a lot more fun had somebody spent a little more time on the AI(for example: lemmings, i shoot one guy another comes forward to stand on his body, again... and again... and again, these days we can ask for better AI programming, this isnt the 90s)

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B00tsy
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A lot better game than the Metacritic rating suggests.

First of all the game uses Cryengine so the graphics are really crispy and has nice looking effects like godrays. The maps/levels are decent designed and great to look at and walk around in. The cutscenes are really low resolution and is a big contrast to the ingame graphics. There are also a decent amount of graphic options to play with, but it's not needed as the performance is really good, you can max everything out easily.

The gameplay reminds me a lot of Wolwenstein 2009. For the most part it plays as an oldschool FPS, but they also have added some more modern mechanics such as a bullet cam (sniping shots) and tagging enemies with your binocular (ala Sniper Elite). The AI is a bit of a mixed experience. Sometimes they are oldschool bad ♥♥♥ and unforgiving and some moments they are a bit to weak and oblivious to your presence. Overall they tend to be predictable in combat and you find yourself often behind a door opening just waiting for a horde of enemies walking through. You can consider that to be bad, but oldschool AI behave the same... and I like that.

The story is forgetable and I personally skipped half of the cutscenes so far. You are a resistance fighter and you are being handed out objectives throughout the game, thats jig of the story. With FPS games like this the story is not the reason to buy and play the game, it is about the gameplay.

The only thing that kind of annoys me in the game is regenerating health. It has nice oldschool gameplay and mechanics, but they had just had to add cheesy regenerating health. As the maps are nice enough to explore I rather would have seen some hidden healthpacks/medkits or something.

There is also online mode, but I haven't checked that out (might be dead or not).


Edit: after 8 hours in the campaign the game consistantly kept crashing (hard crash) and the game became completely unplayable. Editing the settings .cfg file and change DX to DX9 fixed it so far.


68/100
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Commander Red-Cog
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
In a sweeping epic of World War 2, Enemy Front tells the daring story of Not-Frank West who travels back in time to join the Warsaw Resistance against the Nazi threat to get those sick nasty scoops for his paper. What he sees shocks even him: Half-baked stealth mechanics, extremely weird enemy hitboxes, tanks that can't do jack ♥♥♥♥ if you run right up to them and bob-n-weave their shots, and gameplay that makes Call of Duty look like FEAR. Will he be able to survive the massive onslaught of Nazi's with half their brains missing and all sense of self-preservation gone, a dead/pointless multiplayer mode, and secondary objectives that really don't give any special rewards for doing, in order to get the hot foreign chick and stop the Nazi invasion once and for all? Or will he reach a ending that feels farted out and be buried by this games mediocrity?

But seriously, nice looking game, great to be back in WW2 in a time where every FPS has to be IN THE FUTUR, but has some really goofy and weird flaws that keep it from being actually good. Also feels like they wanted to go for a WW2 version of Far Cry 3, but fell flat on their face. Overall a decent game despite me railing on it, but still falls short. I'd recommend buying it when it's on sale for like 10 bucks or below.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Although not at all innovative in its mechanics or story, Enemy Front is a bit of a black sheep in the ocean of first person shooters. Not only does it take place during World War II, which is a contrast to the contemporary and futuristic settings that are currently trendy, it also focuses on the equally fascinating yet not as famous resistance movements of WW2 – as opposed to the well-known exploits of American, British, and Soviet armies that have many times been explored in older war shooters. Here we take on the role of fictional American war correspondent Robert Hawkins, who infiltrates Nazi-controlled Europe at first in search of exciting news to print, but is then moved by the stories of ordinary people risking their lives to rise up against the Hitlerite regime and joins their struggles in France, Norway, Germany, and Poland.

Most of the game is set during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, the largest military operation of resistance against the Third Reich, with various missions in between taking place earlier and in other countries as Hawkins recalls: his time with the French Résistance, taking part in the Norwegian heavy water sabotage operations, and impairing a V2 rocket factory alongside an antifascist German agent. It is wonderful to see the gaming industry finally give some recognition to the armed acts of civilians against the Nazis, but Enemy Front falls short of its potential to tell a more powerful story. Its one-man-army protagonist can blast through waves of German troops with ease; even though the plot does on a few occasions slow down to show the more sombre moments of Polish civilians trying to deal with the war – it even touches upon the topic of mass executions – the game for the most part sticks with the bombastic themes of an action blockbuster.

One thing that can’t be denied however is the beauty of Enemy Front’s environments. Yes, the foliage and character faces look dated, there are some low resolution textures here and there too, but the amount of detail put into creating the picturesque communes and châteaux of France, the snowy mountainous surroundings of Vemork, the rural forested areas of Germany, and of course the haunting magnificence of a once glorious Warsaw gradually bombed to utter ruin by the Luftwaffe is stunning. Moreover, many of these areas are quite faithful recreations of real locations in wartime Warsaw (Holy Cross Church, the PAST building, Copernicus’ monument, the Varsovian sewers, etc.). Sadly, there are some historical inaccuracies when it comes to other visual details, such as the anachronistic appearance of a StG 44/MP 43 in 1940, which is 3 years before it actually entered service.

The gameplay at first seems to be fairly unremarkable, clearly modelled after modern military shooters, but Enemy Front eventually shows its cards and you realise that it has more up its sleeve than the boring singleplayer campaigns of much of its competition. Although mostly linear in design, some of the levels here are actually surprisingly open-ended with larger zones and multiple possible approaches, along with secondary objectives and collectibles. There is even a basic stealth system in place with shooting out lights, quiet knife kills, carrying dead bodies to hide them, and so on. The sniping mechanics previously tested in CI Games’ other series “Sniper: Ghost Warrior” are immensely fun to use here. It also helps that the core gunplay works well and is satisfying thanks to blood gusts and nice sound effects. Enemy Front’s score is great as well, yet the soundtrack used in combat gets slightly repetitive even in this 8 hour campaign.

Perhaps Enemy Front’s biggest flaw is its instability. Even though it is significantly better than it used to be at launch, I still had to restart from a checkpoint on 2 occasions because of glitches that stopped me from progressing further. I came across some floating corpses, enemies clipping through objects, and other such minor annoyances too. These problems didn’t occur all of the time, but they were too frequent for the fairly short experience that this game is. This and some oddities in otherwise competent enemy AI give away the fact that Enemy Front clearly didn’t have the benefit of the same budget as a typical AAA production in the West. Nevertheless, when it comes to the overall quality of the product, this is perhaps CI Games’ finest creation yet – finally stepping out of mediocrity as a genuinely decent game, even if somewhat rough around the edges and at times awkward (e.g. the HUD is oversized and intrusive).

In the end, I would recommend this to anyone looking for something thematically fresh in the war FPS genre – especially so if you are into partisan history. Enemy Front feels like a heartfelt tribute from its Varsovian studio to the men and women who took part in the Warsaw Uprising. As a game it is far from anything ground-breaking or revolutionary, its Eastern European production values clearly lag behind that of Activision and EA’s FPS offerings and so its set pieces are also less impressive, but the gameplay is actually more varied and engaging than most of the recent CoD or Medal of Honor titles. On the other hand, its online multiplayer can't truly compete with either of those franchises, probably due to the fact that its development was outsourced to a different company. Regardless, it can be fun for a while, if you manage to find any active servers.

Here are some tweaks to make the game even more pleasant to play: skip all the intro splash screens by going to <Local Disk>\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Enemy Front\Game2\_FastLoad\ and deleting "IntroMovies.pak"; increase the FOV by finding "system.cfg" in the installation directory, editing it and changing both "cl_fov=" and "r_DrawNearFov=" to 59 (this is a vertical FOV number, so it should equate to 90 for horizontal FOV). To make enemy corpses and guns stay on the map forever change values for "g_enableWeaponUtilization" and "g_enableDeadBodyUtilization" from 1 to 0. Finally, again in the same file, change "g_show_crosshair=" from 1 to 0 if you want to play without the crosshair. It might seem weird that all of this can't be changed through the in-game options menu, but this is a problem that has unfortunately become the norm for most multiplatform FPS games on the PC.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
An enjoyable enough experience.

Whilst not the most polished shooter of the past few years, it is nice to see a ww2 setting done again, and well.

The settings are suitably varied, showcasing little represented parts of the war such as the french/norwegian resistance, and the Warsaw uprising.

The game also has a decent variety of unique weapons alongside the WW2 usuals (never seen the De-Lisle carbine in a game before) and the gunplay is simple yet satisfying, as are the stealth mechanics.

The multiplayer is tacked on ♥♥♥♥♥ though, but then what did you expect?

Overall: if you\'ve had a yearning for a decent singleplayer WW2 shooter campaign, give this a shot
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Well … where to start? How about the positives. The graphics are nice to look at and the main campaigns story was competent enough to keep me somewhat interesting, but that’s about it. The game is ridiculously easy (even on Hard) and I found myself only dying because I was making dumb decisions like running directly into machine gun fire. I also died due to the game a lot, it wouldn’t always let me throw back grenades and it wouldn’t always allow me to stop using an HMG (or similar thing), causing me to explode and get shot to death respectively. The AI is rather stupid … you could just sit around a corner and wait for the enemies to come into view (though I chose not to do that) and it’s rather unfortunate that it turns out that way as the environments feel like they’re designed for huge open firefights that just never happen. Then there’s the stealth mechanics that just don’t really work and feel cumbersome, I just rarely used them because it wasn’t fun trying to be stealthy and was laboriously slow and tedious. It’s also rather buggy. Friendly and enemy AI getting stuck and freezing, shots not always registering that they hit you/the enemy, random teleportation of the player (happened twice for seemingly no reason), and plenty of crashes during the loading screens. Lastly, it's fairly short and the ending is rather abrupt, only took me about 6 hours and I don't think I can justify purchasing it at full price. I will say that if you're interesting in the more unique setting of the game (half being the Warsaw Uprising, half being ... other stuff) then maybe get it discounted or in a bundle. I'm going to say not recommended for this one, but take it as being closer to neutral than to negative.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
It's really hard for me to give a review for this game. It is full of contrasts. We have beautiful design of locations in Warsaw during Warsaw Uprising 1944 or locations in occupied France and Norway, yet we have many moments in which the game doesn't look as if it was created in CryEngine. There are some moments of poor textures and usage of that engine's effects. They don't look bad, but in 2016 they look very average.
I had some game crashes as well and they happened mostly while certain levels were loaded.

About gameplay, it has some flaws, but generally speaking it's entertaining. The hardest availble difficulty level might be too easy in some moments, at least I had that kind of feelings, but it's good in stealth missions. Most of them are not polished and going through scripts, thinking when they're gonna appear, is boring and dull. In effect each stealth mission ends with massive fight including you and several units of nazis.

But as I said before, this game is full of contrast. If I were to choose whether recommend or not "Enemy Front", I would say: I recommend. I had several hours of fun while playing this game. The worst parts placed in occupied France were not as long as rest of them, including crème de la crème: many missions placed in Warsaw during Uprising from 1944, the biggest battle of the resistance during World War II.

If there is a discount, then I highly recommend You buying this game. 29,99€ (price as it was in the moment of writing this review) might be too high for this game if you put on a weight quality you are to get, but if there's gonna be a discount then no need to wait: grab your weapon and join the Resistance!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
A lot better game than the Metacritic rating suggests.

First of all the game uses Cryengine so the graphics are really crispy and has nice looking effects like godrays. The maps/levels are decent designed and great to look at and walk around in. The cutscenes are really low resolution and is a big contrast to the ingame graphics. There are also a decent amount of graphic options to play with, but it's not needed as the performance is really good, you can max everything out easily.

The gameplay reminds me a lot of Wolwenstein 2009. For the most part it plays as an oldschool FPS, but they also have added some more modern mechanics such as a bullet cam (sniping shots) and tagging enemies with your binocular (ala Sniper Elite). The AI is a bit of a mixed experience. Sometimes they are oldschool bad ♥♥♥ and unforgiving and some moments they are a bit to weak and oblivious to your presence. Overall they tend to be predictable in combat and you find yourself often behind a door opening just waiting for a horde of enemies walking through. You can consider that to be bad, but oldschool AI behave the same... and I like that.

The story is forgetable and I personally skipped half of the cutscenes so far. You are a resistance fighter and you are being handed out objectives throughout the game, thats jig of the story. With FPS games like this the story is not the reason to buy and play the game, it is about the gameplay.

The only thing that kind of annoys me in the game is regenerating health. It has nice oldschool gameplay and mechanics, but they had just had to add cheesy regenerating health. As the maps are nice enough to explore I rather would have seen some hidden healthpacks/medkits or something.

There is also online mode, but I haven't checked that out (might be dead or not).


Edit: after 8 hours in the campaign the game consistantly kept crashing (hard crash) and the game became completely unplayable. Editing the settings .cfg file and change DX to DX9 fixed it so far.


68/100
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Enemy Front is a WW2 First-Person Shooter developed by CI Games. It isn't deserving of it's bad reviews, at least when it's on sale. When and if this game is on sale, it isn't a bad game at all. It has fantastic visuals, great audio and solid shooting. However, it is flawed, very flawed. The movement can feel absolutely horrible. It can be so hard to actually enjoy the game because of it. It is awful and slow. On some devices it can take multiple attemps to boot it up. The game can also be so easy. But on the veredict, on sale (for usually) $3-$5 this game is gold. It can be fun, undoubtedly stunning graphics that definately keep you immersed, great audio and an interesting campaign, this game is worthy of a 7/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Game is EXTREMELY underrated !! It reminded me of cod waw but more realistic! Only downside is its player hosted servers :/ Grab some friends or hope ppl are playing at the time, kuz its fun when you get in a match!! Controller support is great Gfx are 9/10 Single player campaign is well done. Get it on sale!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
i think this game hev some bug, becouse its a shooter game ..i realy lile this game bit the price is mach biger then the game. buy this game only on sale. enemy front-have a dead multyplayer . becouse price is big and people dont, bought. ..i think if the price is get lowed game has really bigz featur..
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Very well made game, stealth system is a bit strange at times, but overall solid work.

The game creates a different take on World War Two than the usual "america rekts germans", and it is very unique that at the end of the campaign, no matter what you do, the Poles lose. One almost never see that in WW2 genre games.

The campaign is short, but very well made allowing it to be replayed multiple times due to the open playstyle. Be it stealthy, loud, or both. An absolutely fantastic game for those who wish to learn more about the war from the perspective of the resistance movements all across Europe.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Only played the singleplayer campaign, but would still recommend getting at least when on sale if you like WW2 games. Has a lot of game mechanics that are similar to for example CoD and other major shooters, but still has an unique feeling. Interesting moderately open maps, fun gunplay and a unique story make for a good FPS despite some bugs.
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