Starship Troopers
Genre Action -> Action
Today's Rank 1203
Date 2000-10-24
Publisher Atari
Date 2005-10-28
North America Retail Box ArtUsually PC owners fight to keep the bugs out of their PCs, but when Starship Troopers is released, a legion of real-time strategy fans will likely want to put them back in. Incorporating the best parts of the movie and the book of the same name, the game should please fans of both. The developers at Blue Tongue could have made a simple action game with the same cartoon violence found in the movie, but they obviously got much of their design inspiration from Robert Heinlein's original book. That science fiction classic--involving a galactic struggle between a fascist human society and a cold, communist race of space-faring bugs--advanced the concept of powered battle armor. Essentially every soldier was the equivalent of an extremely agile tank, and Starship Troopers is staying true to this theme. Your Mobile Infantry soldiers in the game wear different types of armor, suited for various tasks, such as heavy assault or quick reconnaissance. Leadership is modeled in the form of squad leaders, and all the troops in your squads have many attributes that affect their performance. There won't be any generic grunts in this game. Several vehicles have also found their way into the game, so you won't have to rely completely on the infantry. The game's graphics look like they were taken straight out of the movie, and the special effects should prove just as vivid and visceral. Starship Troopers will include other elements the movie was famous for, such as pyrotechnic air strikes and a sniper mode. Top all that off with psychic powers, several distinct environments, and a sharp-looking 3-D engine and you end up with a game we can't wait to get our hands on.

- Vivid graphics
- Inspired by the movie and book
- Equip Mobile Infantry soldiers in power armor
- Different armor types are suited to different tasks
- Squad and vehicle combat
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