Global Operations

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Global Operations
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Developer(s) Barking Dog Studios
Publisher(s) Crave Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Engine Lithtech 2.4
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) March 25, 2002
Genre(s) First-person shooter, Tactical shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Global Operations is a first-person tactical shooter computer game developed by Barking Dog Studios and published by both Crave Entertainment and Electronic Arts.[1][2] It was released in March 2002, following its public multiplayer beta version which contained only the Quebec map. The full game featured thirteen maps and featured both a single player and a multiplayer mode, which supported up to twenty-four players and three teams. Afterwards, a multiplayer demo with only the Antarctica map was released.[3] The game was built on the Lithtech game engine.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

The game focused on firearms in a special forces setting, with a mixture of military and counter-terrorist type themes. The game featured a large number of firearms, numbering in the dozens and including a wide selection of handguns and rifles. Many of them could be further customized as well. For example, a C-mag and silencer could be added.

The multiplayer offered different classes (Reconnaissance, Commando, Medic, Heavy Weapons, Sniper, Demolitions and Intelligence Officer) with extra abilities and class-specific weapons. All classes could use all other classes' firearms (by picking them up off the battlefield), but each class might not have the same level of skill with a given weapon (such as less precision).[5]

Other features existed as well, including a life-sign tracking device, as well other game items like tear gas grenades, smoke grenades and medkit. A LAW (Lightweight Anti-tank Weapon) could be used, as well as night vision and thermal vision.

The existing player base has continued improving the game by way of modifications and custom maps.[6]

Reception[edit]

The Entertainment Services and Ratings Board has given the game a Mature rating. The game received favourable initial reception. Actiontrip currently has the game at an 8.1 "very good" rating citing advanced teamwork over Counterstrike.[7] The game currently holds a 79 on Metacritic based on 13 critics and an 8.3 User Score based on 8 ratings.[8]

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