Conflict: Desert Storm II

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Conflict: Desert Storm II
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Developer(s) Pivotal Games
Publisher(s) SCi Games
Series Conflict
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
Release Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
  • EU: 19 September 2003
  • NA: 7 October 2003
  • NA: 8 October 2003 (Xbox)
GameCube
  • NA: 6 January 2004
  • EU: 6 February 2004
Genre(s) Tactical shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Conflict: Desert Storm II (Conflict: Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad in North America) is a tactical shooter video game developed by Pivotal Games and published by SCi Games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. It is the second installment in the Conflict series.

Gameplay[edit]

Set during the first Gulf War, the four squad members of either the British 22nd SAS or the US Army Delta Force must battle their way through ten missions.

The player can control one member at a time but can also give remote commands to other squad members. It is possible for two players to play simultaneously, each controlling two soldiers. Up to four can play in the GameCube and Xbox versions. The player can use different tactics, such as focusing on a head on approach or by using stealth against a variety of forces from the Iraqi military.

The player is not limited to the original arsenal; they may find and appropriate enemy weapons and ammunitions. Different orders, such as "follow me" or "fire at will" can be given to the soldiers not being controlled by the player (who can switch control between them at will).

Storyline[edit]

Set during the first Gulf War, the four squad members of either the British 22nd SAS or the US Army Delta Force must battle their way through ten missions and take out Saddam Hussein's men.

Starting in Al-Hadar, the squad must link up with a delta team trapped in the city. After rendezvousing with the delta sergeant, two deltas are killed in the mortar strike as the squad heads to the communication bunker. At the communication bunker the squad must protect three deltas from the Iraqi forces before they and the sergeant are evacuated. The squad then escapes with Sgt. Arnold.

The squad is then sent to take out a communication base and are captured, leading to a break out. The squad must then take out a chemical facility where SCUD missiles are being filled with sarin gas. After destroying the chemical threat, the squad must help the 2nd Marine Division secure a refinery which has been taken over and is to be destroyed. The mission ends with an Iraqi ambush of the Marines where a number of men are killed.

The squad then support the securing of Kuwait City via the use of an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, taking out numerous Iraqi infantry along the way, eventually making their way to the nearby artillery shore guns, calling in air strikes to destroy them. The game then ends with Kuwait liberated and the Emir thanking the U.N. coalition for their military assistance.

Alpha One[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PC PS2 Xbox
CGW N/A 2.5/5 stars[1] N/A N/A
Edge N/A N/A N/A 7/10[2]
EGM N/A N/A 5.17/10[3] 5.17/10[3]
Eurogamer N/A 6/10[4] N/A 6/10[4]
Game Informer N/A N/A 7.75/10[5] 7.75/10[6]
GamePro N/A N/A 3/5 stars[7] N/A
GameSpot 6.7/10[8] 6.3/10[9] 6.7/10[10] 6.7/10[10]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[11] N/A 3/5 stars[12] 3/5 stars[13]
GameZone 7.9/10[14] N/A 8.2/10[15] 8/10[16]
IGN 7.9/10[17] 7.9/10[18] 7.9/10[19] 7.9/10[20]
Nintendo Power 3.1/5[21] N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 3/5 stars[22] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A 7/10[23]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 72%[24] N/A N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 73/100[25] 65/100[26] 70/100[27] 71/100[28]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[25][26][27][28] In Japan, where the PlayStation 2 version was ported for release under the name Conflict Delta II: Wangan Sensō 1991 (コンフリクト・デルタII 湾岸戦争 1991, Konfurikuto Deruta Tsu Wangan Sensō 1991, lit. "Conflict Delta II: The 1991 Gulf War") and published by Capcom on June 30, 2005,[citation needed] Famitsu gave it a score of three sevens and one eight for a total of 29 out of 40.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, Tom (February 2004). "Conflict: Desert Storm II--Back to Baghdad" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 235. p. 85. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Edge staff (November 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II (Xbox)". Edge. No. 129. p. 100. 
  3. ^ a b "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad (PS2, Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 173. December 2003. p. 202. 
  4. ^ a b Reed, Kristan (29 September 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II (PC, Xbox)". Eurogamer. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 127. November 2003. p. 153. 
  6. ^ "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad (Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 127. November 2003. p. 169. 
  7. ^ Four-Eyed Dragon (17 November 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II---Back to Baghdad Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 12 February 2005. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  8. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (22 January 2004). "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  9. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (7 January 2004). "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Shoemaker, Brad (7 October 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  11. ^ Gallant, Matthew (22 January 2004). "GameSpy: Conflict: Desert Storm II Back to Baghdad (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 7 December 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  12. ^ Althof, Jeremy (2 November 2003). "GameSpy: Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  13. ^ Althof, Jeremy (2 November 2003). "GameSpy: Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghad (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2 November 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  14. ^ Knutson, Michael (17 January 2004). "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  15. ^ Surette, Tim (23 October 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  16. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (22 October 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  17. ^ Boulding, Aaron (23 January 2004). "Conflict: Desert Storm II Back to Baghdad (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  18. ^ Boulding, Aaron (3 November 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II -- Back to Baghdad Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  19. ^ Boulding, Aaron (8 October 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II -- Back to Baghdad (PS2)". IGN. Archived from the original on 8 October 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  20. ^ Boulding, Aaron (8 October 2003). "Conflict: Desert Storm II -- Back to Baghdad (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  21. ^ "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad". Nintendo Power. Vol. 168. April 2004. p. 122. 
  22. ^ "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. November 2003. 
  23. ^ "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad". Official Xbox Magazine. November 2003. p. 114. 
  24. ^ Kuo, Li C. (February 2004). "Conflict Desert Storm II [Back to Baghdad]". PC Gamer. p. 83. Archived from the original on 15 March 2006. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  25. ^ a b "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  26. ^ a b "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  27. ^ a b "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  29. ^ "this week Famitsu Reviews". NeoGAF. 22 June 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 

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