Categories: Real-Time, Strategy
Meta Score: 69
Store: Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (Price: $ 3,68)
Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2, PC
Publisher Names: THQ
Support Language: English, French, Italian, Spanish – Spain, German
Publish Date: 2006-03-28


PC Requirements:

Minimum: Windows 2000/XP (only), AMD Athlon XP or Pentium III 1.5 GHz, 256 MB RAM, DirectX 9.0b-compatible graphics card from NVIDIA® GeForce® 3 and higher (excluding GeForce® 4MX) or ATI® Radeon® 8500 and higher, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, DirectX 9.0c (included), 2.56 GB Free Hard Drive Space, MS Compatible mouse, Broadband Internet Connection (for multiplayer)
Recommended: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64; or Pentium 4 2.8GHz+; 1 GB RAM, DirectX 9.0c-compatible graphics card from NVIDIA® (GeForce® 6600 and above), DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card – Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series preferred


As squad leader, players coordinate the actions of multiple infantry fire teams, leading them through a variety of hostile environments. An intuitive control scheme allows direction of squads in real-time as players outthink, outmaneuver and outgun enemies through more than 12 levels of intense warfare. Players will utilize authentic battlefield tactics as they confront the enemy with a deadly arsenal of weapons, the latest military equipment, and new Player-controlled mechanized units. With an enhanced multiplayer mode, players can go online and battle friends through a variety of new head-to-head and co-op objective-based missions. [THQ]

Positive Comment(s)

The difficulty level may have been cranked up a little too high for the average gamer to enjoy the single-player experience, but the robust multiplayer component of the game helps to make up for it.80GameSpy
The strategy elements and the point-and-click system bog the action down in this game.76Cheat Code Central
The challenge of this game will keep you on your toes, but the cover mechanics will help you stay alive in the most intense of firefights.70Games Radar
The multiplayer is worth a try and the presentation is still top-notch, but it’s not for everyone. If you liked the first game, you’ll love this one.70GamerFeed
The game’s fast-paced action and intuitive controls made it an enjoyable experience and kept players hooked until they reached the end.16Gaming Age
Pandemic did everything they were supposed to do with a sequel, and Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is a great game and a great follow-up to the original.84Game Chronicles

Negative Comment(s)

There are issues with the title such as the controls, camera and AI but in general these do not hamper the overall game play too much other than causing some player frustration at times.75MS Xbox World
It’s not for everyone, but if you’re intrigued by the tactical side of combat Ten Hammers is worth your time.74Gamers’ Temple
If they could’ve fixed the little gameplay flaws and put a good script in the hands of the voice actors, it would’ve meant so much in this game.74Gamezilla!
The Full Spectrum Warrior series has given inspiration to “Brothers in Arms” and 360’s “Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter”, but is still lacking some of its own. [Apr 2006, p.116]73Game Informer
Ten Hammers maintains a great presentation and adds some minor control tweaks, but overall you’re left with a strategy experience that feels very familiar if you played the first game.73GameSpot
Those of you who experienced the original and didn’t like it, you won’t like this either. Those of you who enjoyed it will enjoy Ten Hammers and the extra vs. mode.70Boomtown
It’s on Live, though, that Ten Hammers truly explodes into life, the absolute requirement for tactics creating jumpy matches that outgun anything so far on Xbox or its baby brother. [Apr 2006, p.92]70Edge Magazine
A cerebral and unusual war game with issues that don’t, in the end, detract from its effectiveness. [Apr 2006, p.122]70games(TM)
The strategy play can sometimes feel mechanical, but budding tacticians will undoubtedly love it.70The Sydney Morning Herald
While the tactical combat is still the best around, more casual gamers hoping for a military action fix may find it too frustrating, too inconsistent and too cold for their liking.60Pro-G

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