WarHound

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Techland

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by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2007 @ 12:09 p.m. PST

Warhound is a non-linear first person perspective action shooter set in modern times. You take the role of an elite mercenary who will not hesitate to undertake even impossible tasks... for the right price. Governments, businessmen and various organizations hire you for hazardous missions around the globe. Feel the incredible freedom in choosing missions, weapons, developing skills and using varied tactics on the battlefield. Take care of your training and finances, keeping an eye on your connections in the mercenaries business, at the same time. Compete with other mercenaries and prove that you’re the best in the trade. Collect wealth, equipment and weapons, work on your reputation and strive for the title of the best mercenary in the world. Become the Warhound – a real dog of war.

Warhound is an FPP shooter where you make a career of the elite mercenary. When you are not working, you get new licenses and improve. When at work, you take part in the hottest world conflicts

Because you are a Warhound - an elite mercenary on the side of good.

The choice is yours. You've got a laptop and a map of the world. Presidents, businessmen, and ordinary people ask you for help where nothing more can be done officially. You choose a mission, then fly, clean and disappear. You get the reward and nobody knows anything.

Will you lead your carrier to reach the top?

GAME FEATURES

  • SOS messages come from many places. Freely plan you way of a mercenary.
  • Gain the license of an Alpinist to climb harder and harder rocks, learn to operate new vehicles - from jeep to tanks and boats; practice shooting and test weapons on your own firing ground.
  • Each mission has a number of ways to reach the goal. The number depends on your abilities.
  • Enemies are like weed which revive in uncultivated soil. Many missions can be repeated many times.
  • Buy better weapons and trade the equipment found on the battleground.
  • Buy information that will allow you to learn more about your enemy.
  • By completing tasks of given type you become a specialist. Build your reputation which will bring you new orders and will open the way to the top of the ranking.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • Support for all modern per-pixel lighting and rendering techniques, including:
    • 64-bit color High Dynamic Range rending pipeline
    • virtual displacement mapping, multi-bump mapping,
    • wide range of post-processing effects (depth-of-field, light blooms, refraction, heat distortion)
    • high quality pre-computed lighting with ambient occlusion
    • pre-computed shadow masks, omni-projector lights
  • High quality Spherical Harmonics Lighting
  • Outdoor light scattering simulation
  • Dynamic shadows based on global hierarchical shadow-maps using hardware shadow mapping
  • High quality character models built from high-poly meshes using normal maps (bump mapping)
  • Multi-morphtarget facial mimics
  • Accurate simulation and animation of vegetation, fumes and smokes - reaction to wind, moving object, etc.
  • Global Physics simulation system including the simulation of:
    • rigid body dynamics, clothes, next generation muscle-skeleton ragdoll
    • natural phenomena simulation: fire, smoke, liquid, electricity and wind effects,
    • objects properties influence with liquids
    • surface parameters such as friction
  • Effective and easy to use authoring tools
  • Real time multi-layer foliage generation

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