Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror
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|Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror|
European cover art
|Engine||Unreal Engine 1|
December 23, 1999 (mod)April 24, 2002 (retail)
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror is an online multiplayer video game with similar gameplay to Counter-Strike. Though it started as a mod for Unreal Tournament in December 1999, it soon became available as a retail version, which was released in April 2002 in the United States. The retail version is a standalone which does not require Unreal Tournament and contains additional maps not found in the free download.
Tactical Ops is generally considered a combination of gameplay features of Counter-Strike and Unreal Tournament. Some praised Tactical Ops for its improved graphics, due mainly to the superiority of the Unreal engine over the aging Goldsrc engine used for Half-Life. Nonetheless, there was criticism that many maps were empty and undetailed. There were only three player models in the initial version, with skins being used to distinguish between different special forces and terrorists. Many leagues and tournaments have been created.