War Rock review

  • Simple, accessible gameplay
  • Low initial cost
  • Low system specs
  • Dated feel
  • High cost to stay competitive
  • Connection issues

The $40 or $50 one time fee for a videogame is becoming passé. Today, publishers are trying to find ways to keep dipping into your wallet for months after the initial purchase. War Rock, which can be downloaded for free, is an experiment in alternate payment methods for games. While innovation is good, this game isn’t, particularly.

War Rock is effectively a blend of Counter-Strike-style tactical shooting with some Battlefield -style vehicular combat. The game’s 21 maps include the small, where quick eight player matches are the norm, up to expansive 32 player maps littered with vehicles ranging from olive-drab dirt bikes to F-15 strike aircraft.

Above: An MP-5 is not effective against an APC

Gameplay modes include the standard flavors of deathmatch along with a bomb mode (in which one side lays them out and the other defuses them) and a checkpoint control mode. You’re also given a choice of character types: engineer, medic, sniper, assault (normal soldier), and heavy trooper, each having slightly different weapons options and abilities. It’s all standard stuff often seen elsewhere.

More Info

Feb 07 2007 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Shooter
Published by: K2
Developed by: Dream Execution Technology
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Violence

1 comment

  • King Rupert6 - November 15, 2008 5:24 p.m.

    another thing, this game has a crazy amount of hackers, and it really pisses you off when you put 2 clips from an AK point blank into someone and they dont even care.

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