Conflict: Desert Storm

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Conflict: Desert Storm
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Developer(s) Pivotal Games
Publisher(s) SCi
Composer(s) Martin Severn
Series Conflict
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Xbox
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo GameCube
Release date(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox & Microsoft Windows
EU 20020913September 13, 2002

NA 20020930September 30, 2002
Nintendo GameCube
EU 20030417April 17, 2003
NA 20030422April 22, 2003

Genre(s) Tactical shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (split-screen)
Distribution DVD, Nintendo optical disc, Download

Conflict: Desert Storm is a 2002 tactical third-person shooter set during the Persian Gulf War. It is the first video game in the Conflict video game series.

Gameplay[edit]

The player takes control of a four man squad of special forces soldiers, either in the British Armed Forces 22 SAS Regiment or the United States Army Delta Force. Each soldier in the squad has a unique specialty, such as demolitions, sniper rifles, machine guns, and assault rifles. To complete each mission successfully, the player must utilize the skills of each squad member, such as using their demolitions expert to destroy bridges, their heavy weapons specialist to destroy tanks, etc. Prior to beginning a campaign, the player can run through the basic training portion of the game, which will cover the use of weapons, as well being trained in the use of artillery and airstrikes, along with basic medical skills and squad maneuvers. The game includes a player-controllable Humvee and M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

The multiplayer allows players to complete the campaign cooperatively. The PlayStation 2 version allows for 2-player co-op while the Xbox and GameCube versions allow for 2-4 player co-op. The Windows version does not support co-op.

Plot[edit]

Iraq launches an invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. During an attempt to destroy one of the bridges crossing the Iraq-Kuwait border into Tierra Piedra, sniper Paul Foley is captured, while his other team member is killed. The next morning, John Bradley, a rifleman, is sent in alone to rescue Foley and complete the original mission of destroying the bridge. Shortly after landing, Bradley comes into a firefight with a small force of mechanized infantry. Shortly after rescuing Foley, Bradley completes the mission of destroying the bridge, thus slowing the Iraqi forces advance. From there, the squad carries out various missions, such as rescuing the Emir of Kuwait, engaging Iraqi forces in the Battle of Khafji, destroying Iraqi SCUD missile systems, rescuing prisoners of war from Baghdad, and leading an advance element of U.S. cavalry in a fight with the Tawalkana Division of the Iraqi Republican Guard. Also the player guards a scientist on a mission to disarm a nuclear ICBM in Neukov and later infiltrates an old Crusader fort to find the Supreme Commander of the Iraqi Army, General Aziz and kill him to end the war. The game ends with Emir thanking the U.N. coalition for repelling the Iraqi invaders and liberating Kuwait, towards the end with Bradley and his squad being praised by a military officer for their excellent battlefield performances, and being rotated out for rest and relaxation.

Red Team[edit]

  • John Bradley - Team Leader/Rifleman
  • Paul Foley - Sniper/Medic
  • Mick Connors - Heavy Weapon Specialist
  • David Jones - Combat Engineer

Other characters[edit]

  • Dr. Franklin - Nuclear Expert
  • Reserves Of Red Team
  • Sergeant Johnson - Senior trail instructor
  • Emir of Kuwati

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