Delta Force 2
It kind of blows my mind that as I write this Delta Force 2 is now 20 years old! It was re-released on Steam a few years back, but with no major changes made to the game. This is a tactics based first-person shooter and one that I had a lot of fun with back when it was first released. I was lucky in that my old man, loved stuff like this so I always got to play games like this growing up, but how does it hold up?
The Mission Is The Story
The single-player aspect of the game is not as cinematic as you would get with a modern first-person shooter game. Instead at the start of each mission in Delta Force 2, you are giving a rundown on what the deal is. It is more than enough to give you a reason to be kicking the ass that you are going to be kicking. However, I must admit I do wish that the game offered more in terms of its story.
The visuals are what they are, at the time this was a good-looking game. Now, things are not as detailed as I remembered and the whole game has a kind of “brown” and “grey” color pallet going on. The sound design though is pretty awesome and really does rock, especially the gunfire.
Your Mission, Your Way
There is a nice amount of missions for you to complete. The missions tend to fall into one of three different categories. One, you have to kill al the opposing forces that are in your way. Two, you have to rescue hostages and three, you have to blow something up. There are little variations here and there, but that is the basics of what you will be doing.
At the time Delta Force 2 was released one of the things that I really liked about the game was how you could complete a mission anyway you saw fit. You can choose your loadout at the start of a mission. So, you can play as a sniper and try and sneak around, or you can strap on an armored vest and go in guns blazing, it is up to you. There is an online component with a solid selection of game modes such as capture the flag and team deathmatch, but in all honesty, I am not sure how active a community there is for this game anymore.
Bang, Bang You’re Dead!
This game is notable for its difficulty. It is aiming to be a more realistic kind of shooter. This means that you cannot just soak up bullets. It is not uncommon to be taken out with a single hit! However, most of the time you are looking at three hits max before you are dead on the ground. This can be rather frustrating as in going back and playing this again for the first time in a while. I realized just how unbalanced the AI is! They are either complete morons just standing around waiting to be shot or they are a one-man army like a military John Wick!
Before I played Delta Force 2 again for the first time in many years I would have probably scored this at 8.5/10 as I had so much fun with it back in the day. I still had a lot of fun playing the game again, but I must admit that father time has not been incredibly kind to this game. I still had a fun time, but I do feel a lot of that was nostalgia-based. If you played this game back in the day, I am sure you will still have fun with it. However, those new to the series may wonder what all the fuss is about.
- There are plenty of missions to do
- The missions have a nice amount of variety to them
- I like how it tries to be realistic
- You can tackle a mission anyway you want
- If online works, there is a decent selection of game modes
- The game has aged in pretty much every regard
- The AI is either dumb or way to smart!
Processor: PC compatible, P-100
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode