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War Rock review

An occasionally fun and free but often drab and expensive online shooter


  • 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.

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DescriptionIf you've never played a team-based war game before, War Rock could be your gateway drug.
US censor ratingTeen
Release date (US), 7 February 2007 (UK)