CT Special Forces: Fire For Effect will feature unique missions in the fight against worldwide terrorist networks. The game also benefits from a cutting-edge engine as well as a specific physics system. For the first time in this genre, physics will have a major impact on how you play the game.
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Release Date: Mar 24, 2005

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CT Special Forces: Fire For Effect will feature unique missions in the fight against worldwide terrorist networks. The game also benefits from a cutting-edge engine as well as a specific physics system.
For the first time in this genre, physics will have a major impact on how you play the game.

In spite of being a totally new gameplay experience, CT Special Forces: Fire For Effect stays true to the franchise values through non-stop action, varied gameplay sequences and of course several characters to choose from offering distinctive abilities, vehicles and equipment.

  • Two characters that employ different skills
  • Vast selection of weapons and equipment
  • Terrifying aerial combat
  • Requisition vehicles and change tactics
  • Use jeeps, boats, hovercrafts and more!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000/98/Me/NT/XP/7/8
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
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304 of 344 people (88%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2014
Make no mistake, this game is not good.

It is, however, a throwback to a simpler time. Back when we didn't google for reviews and gameplay footage before we bought a game. Or we didn't buy games ourselves at all.
My mom got this game for me when I was 12. She didn't know anything about video games, but knew that I liked the ones with soldiers in them. I didn't have a point of reference for what made a good game or a bad game, having never really played any good ones at the time. So she brought this home, and I played it. And it was awesome. Sure, the graphics were crap and the voiceacting was laughable and all that, but right then, as I played it, it was the best game ever.

So I saw it on steam the other day. And I bought it, and played it again. The options-menu contains nothing of use, only resolutions that don't actually exist, no texture settings, and a very confusing key-binding section. The game is poorly optimized, and barely runs on a modern PC. The framerate is too high, which screws up the cutscenes and makes voice-clips play atop one another. The game has a cover system, but it's entirely useless since enemies die in one or two hits, and their AI is simplistic, at best. The controls are floaty and fast, and the gunplay is limp. And it's the best. It's an absolutely awesome throwback to a time where I was a kid, and games didn't have to be any good to be fun.

I don't know if you'll enjoy this one if you don't have any nostalgia for it, but if you're looking to waste a few hours with some fun, dumb, poorly made run'n'gun action, I can think of nothing better to play. It's pretty awful, and I love it for that.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Ok, I can say this is a game that aged a bit graphics wise BUT that doesnt impact the gameplay, the game is fast paced and may require trial and error.

Just a tip though, when the launcher appears change the grenade switching controls, it will be bound to page up and page down.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Perhaps you have already played CTSF series on gameboy advance. Those games was similar to Metal Slug series but this time CTSF:FFE is a third person shooter. Raptor and Stealth Owl are back and now in 3D world.
And certainly gameplay changed a lot-
  • No more infinite pistol ammo. And unlike other shooter games you cannot pick up weapons and ammo from enemies. Ammo conservation bothers me all the time.
  • Our heroes can jump in 2D world but now in 3D world they cannot jump. That could be good news - you don't need to jump across gaps. But falling damage still exists.
  • Our heroes have more gameplay differences. In 2D world the only difference between the two is their special weapon: Raptor's special weapon was a grenade launcher while Stealth Owl's special weapon was a shotgun. Now Raptor has a energy shield, and Stealth Owl have a optical camoflage and a multi-functional nightvision similar to Sam Fisher.
    But the cloak mode is useless. Enemy sniper will shoot you on sight even a mile away. They don't yell "come out and fight" at the yankee coward. They just know you are there. If enemies spot you before you switch on cloak they can still see you after you cloak. And the N3-S rifle (actually M4) sight reticle just disappear after cloaking.
    And the energy shield seems cannot block explosions. If ever an enemy fires a rocket at you you will die instantly unless you roll twice to one direction. The explosion radius is so large, and if you get caught in the radius you will just die. You don't receive less damage enough for you to survive.
  • Only Stealth Owl can perform HALO jump. This time you don't need to control the height and position to open the chute. The free fall phase become an independent level and enemies will try to attack you - they will drop some soldiers falling with you and launch SAMs locking on you. So what's the point of the air drop? With an F-117 stealth bomber? Covert insertion with enemy already know your presence?
  • Bullets travel far more faster.
  • Cover system.
And I have to admit the vehicle control is terrible. It's similar to Borderlands, vehicle will try to turn and move to the direction your mouse pointing at. But most parts of the map is narrow. There is a level controling a hovercraft in a flooded city. I always got stuck.
I don't think this game is bad but I wouldn't give it a positive review either.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
309.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 11, 2015
Old but fun. Still fun :)
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28 of 49 people (57%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
Minimal System Specs
Tutorial is useful
In theory it's fun ... if you like FPS games
Most of the keys can be remapped
Single player

$10 for a game that should be $2 (tops)
Dated graphics that fit nicely with the sub-par story line.
Cannot screen capture, no cards, etc.
Limited graphics options
Controls are not good (not percise)
Reallllly needs multi-player or Co-Op. Then the game may be fun.

Overall: 5/10 -1 for controls, -1 for price, -1 for story, +1 for system specs = 3/10 (Get when on sale for 90% + off)

This is not a good game. It's not bad either. It's just a dated, overpriced ho hum FPS. Save your money and get a new game if your into FPSers. If you can get it for under $2 or in a bundle, give it a try. Otherwise just play something else on steam.
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
Recommended if you dont mind the few issues due to modern hardware

Issues being:
Does not lock the mouse to the game on dual monitor setups
Game runs a bit fast, not so bad in gameplay but FMV's can be a mess (VSync Forced on Overlay.exe may help)

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Product received for free
If you are a fan of the old Syphon Filter games (Remember that kick-♥♥♥ game?) you will probably enjoy this game.
It's nowhere near the quality of Syphon Filter, but gameplay-wise it's very similar.
Note: this game has a crappy Store Page's pictures that 95% probably will send you off.
But actually the game has nice PS2-era graphics in-game.

Now for the actual review:
For someone who grew up with PlayStation 1 and totally loved the Syphon Filter games i found this game fun.
I'm not a graphic-wh*re or harsh on old games on Steam. So because I played this type of games before is maybe the reason i liked this game. So put this in mind please.

CT Special Forces is a 3rd-person shooter games released in 2005 for PS2 and PC.
The game has hybrid of stealth and action gameplay, you can choose your style doing your missions.

- Two playable characters with good personalities each has their own gear and gadgets; different playstyle and gameplay.
- Story is alright, nothing mind-blowing though, but not a crappy one either.
- Game is fast-paced and fluid.
- Dozens of different weapons and grenades types.
- Unique gadgets and hi-tech items. Seriously there are many I've never seen before (i played tons of stealth games)
- Multiple vehicles to ride.
- For a PC port of an old game, the game is very stable and has a good launcher.

- Many common wide-screen resolutions are not supported.
- The checkpoint system. It doesn't save before the hard parts, and sometimes there is a long distance between 2 checkpoints.
- The last boss battle is a joke. really easy and lame.
- Game runs a bit faster than normal on modern PCs (~x1.5), but not a critical issue, i had no issue with it in the whole game.
- Many level-designs are more advantageous to the enemy more than you to the point you easily get killed because of bad position.
- The A.I is random. Sometimes it's alright sometimes it's stupid.
- Unfairly hard sometimes.
- Expensive

The game doesn't deserve a $10 price tag, so if you are thinking to get it, go for a sale.
For a $0.99 i say you could give the game a shot if you like old stealth games like Syphon Filter and Splinter Cell.
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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
This game kinda reminds me of Syphon Filter from back on console.Just a fun little shoot'em up :)
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
I know ima get a lot of dislikes but i enjoyed the game a lot. These types of games brings me back to my good ole days. In 2005 i was playing area 51, evil dead regeneration, and Grand Theft Auto : San Andreas. During this time this game was a blast!! But, as time moves on, graphics get updated, and etc.. We become more picky on what games are fun now. Some go for graphics, some go for story, and etc. I enjoyed the game in 2005 and i enjoyed the game in 2015. Found some bugs, but they werent too big to mess me up.

Minimal System Specs
Tutorial is useful
cover system
Driveable cars
keys can be remapped

Dated graphics that fit nicely with the sub-par story line.
Limited graphics options
Default Controls are terrible
minor bugs
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24 of 44 people (55%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
Bootleg VHS tape of the turkish remake of Commando found at a boot sale in Kyrgyzstan, The official game of the movie
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