explosion sends shivers up your spine as the deafening sound
temporarily causes you to lose focus. Did they make it out?
Countless thousands of lives depend upon your team, the Special
Operations Executive, destroying this airfield. You've eliminated
dozens of the enemy, outmanoeuvred land mines, and covertly
planted the detonators. But did they make it out? You regain
your senses and stare into the raging flames. Dark silhouettes
seemingly rise out of the ground... they're running! They're
running at you!...
of Hidden & Dangerous will no doubt have been eagerly
awaiting this game for some time, but will this follow-up
live up to everyone's expectations? In a word, yes.
have the reputation of World War II's toughest regiment to
uphold - the SAS. The lives of you and your team depend on
your military mind and skills of planning, command and operational
execution in six different areas of combat. You
must complete 23 missions in nine campaigns from the jungles
of Southeast Asia to the harsh deserts in Africa. Commandeer
a variety of vehicles including trucks, tanks, motorcycles,
and planes. Supply your squad with a number of weapons including
pistols, sniper rifles, grenades, and bazookas.
can play in first of third person mode and it's not long before
you'll realise that both options have their good and bad points.
There's even a mode that allows you to go it alone which is
fun, but not very easy as your odds of survival are greatly
you've chosen and equipped your men (there are around 40 to
pick from) for their first mission (something you can do manually
or let the computer do) your off. The first operation sees
you parachuting behind enemy lines to rescue a Norwegian pilot
who has crashed. Off you set with your group to gain entrance
to an underground complex, downing as many Nazi soldiers as
you can in the process.
game also features more than 10 vehicles including tanks,
jeeps, cars and trucks and allows you to jump inside and control
all elements. For example place your squadron in a tank and
you can control the main gun turret, machine gun as well as
the original game was great fun to play, it had more than
a few bugs than really should have been ironed out and thankfully
this version seems to have managed to have done just that.
It takes a little time to get used to the controls and sort
out your tactics, but once you get the hang of things you'll
be sending your troops in to die like a pro (or maybe that's
graphics and sound are impressive and this is one game that
is likely to have you hooked for some time - it's certainly
not the sort of game you'll have finished in a week. If your
a fan of this genre then there is plenty here to keep you
playing for a long time.
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