Excerpt: Gore is a first-person shooter set about 50 years in the future, a time when street gangs have grown so powerful that they are able to control entire cities. In response to this problem, a desperate government develops a highly advanced training simulator to train a new breed of soldier. You are that new soldier and join the fight to take control of the streets back from the gangs.
Excerpt: Gore: Ultimate Soldier is an old-school multiplayer first-person shooter (with single player bonus) that provides fast-paced action. It's interesting to know that Gore has been under development for more than five years in development by a small, independent team - 4D Rulers. I think they deserve some credit for patience - even a few months ago I didn't believe much that they will finish it :) Now It's finally here. Was it worth the wait?
Excerpt: Dreamcatcher Interactive brings us a first person shooter that doesn't do a lot of new things, but should liven up your next LAN bash a bit. GORE provides the basic FPS experience we've come to know and love -- lots of mindless violence and some nice graphics. All of this at a bargain price, too. Not bad. Click here.
Pros: ups: A solid, old-fashioned FPS title.
Cons: downs: Patches required; no real innovation; poor AI.
Excerpt: Remember good 'ole Doom? It was easy to learn with no tricky play. Just find weapon upgrades, ammo and health packs while blasting your opponents, and you were the master. Well with Gore : Ultimate Soldier that is all back with a vengeance! The premise is that street gangs in the US (controlled by MOB) have grown in strength and ability so that they now control neighborhoods and entire cities.
Excerpt: “Ultimate Schmultimate” a.k.a. “More Gore, less filling.” After the weighty affairs of reviewing Jedi Knight 2 and Soldier of Fortune 2, I was kind of looking forward to a lighter title that would be a little less involved from a reviewing standpoint. I like to think of it as a pallet cleanser, like reading a Grisham novel after plowing through The Brothers Karamazov or War and Peace. I’m already on the schedule to give both GTA3 and Warcraft 3 (Holy smokes!
Conclusion: My biggest complaint is how difficult it is to get down a ladder. It is so easy to just coast off of a ledge because some of your characters are really fast movers. It is also really easy just to fall off of the ladder if you press the wrong direction. All in all, it’s just a poor design effort that sticks out. The game does offer a few interesting ideas in the realm of FPS and these come through in the solid multiplayer experience.
Excerpt: Three things I believe the world could live without: One, a nuclear war; two, sporting events that end in a tie; Three, another run-of-the-mill first person shooter. Okay, so the whole dam world eats these games up. I ask you, friend: Does that mean companies don't have to push the genre forward?
Excerpt: After more than five years in development by a small, independent team, Gore should be given credit for getting released at all. A first-person shooter, it also has one interesting idea: power-ups that explode when shot, effectively eliminating the ability to camp them during deathmatches. Beyond these two points, however, there isn't much about Gore that's especially noteworthy. It's neither bad enough to elicit much scorn, nor good enough to generate any real interest.
Conclusion: � The Wrap-up: The bottom line is that Gore is far from a bad game. But it is even farther from the best that the genre has to offer. Everything in the end is pretty average, except for the single player mode, which is very poor. The multiplayer does shine, but that may not be enough for this title. With the competition rising in the bargain bin, Gore manages to rise to the top of the twenty bucks or less titles.
Summary: Though a true shooter in the sense of the genre,
Gore: The Ultimate Soldier failed to impress our resident PC game editor with
its 'Back to the Old School' style of play. Though not an entire loss as far as
a FPS title goes, Gore's lack of originality and style might just be enough to
turn away even the most avid fans of the shooter based PC game.