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Full Spectrum Warrior

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: THQ

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'Full Spectrum Warrior' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT

"`Full Spectrum Warrior' is a milestone in electronic interactive entertainment. As it was developed as a training device for the U.S. Army, it's the most realistic and authentic military game to date," said Jack Sorensen, THQ executive vice president, worldwide studios. "`Full Spectrum Warrior' is one of the most visually impressive games ever launched. It delivers tactical and strategic squad combat not seen in today's popular military games and carries the genre to a new level of reality and entertainment."

"Full Spectrum Warrior" is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics among troops. Delivering the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle, the game was developed with expertise from University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies, who worked with Pandemic to replicate today's challenges of urban combat missions.

"`Full Spectrum Warrior' truly simulates the actions and reactions of a squad leader and his soldiers in hostile settings through simple and intuitive controls," said Josh Resnick, president, Pandemic Studios. "By taking advantage of Xbox Live!, `Full Spectrum Warrior' allows players from around the world to simulate co-operative urban combat missions."

"Our challenge was to create a radically new Squad level experience -- complete with a highly unpredictable and dangerous environment -- on a game console," adds James H. Korris, Institute for Creative Technologies creative director. "Our business model allows us to choose best-of-class organizations as our production partners; Pandemic Studios was the obvious choice."

Since its unveiling, gaming media have been raving about "Full Spectrum Warrior":

"Any gamer with half the sense of Gomer Pyle knows that military games are all the rage right now. In the battle for shock-and-awe realism, `Full Spectrum Warrior' has an unfair advantage." -- Playboy magazine, 4 out of 4
"The tactical depth of `Full Spectrum Warrior' gets you hooked in a hurry and cranks the intensity up to a spinally-tapped 11." -- Official Xbox Magazine
"Getting up from my chair, I realized I had been playing for almost a half hour. I'd barely noticed. I'd never played anything quite like `Full Spectrum Warrior,' and its emphasis on strategy in what is typically an action-drenched setting was quite refreshing." --
"It simply cannot be denied that THQ is sitting on what could be a quantum leap forward in the battlefield simulation category." -- Game Informer

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