Reviews for Airborne Troops
Really Worth It!Plasros | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »
Not the best third person action game out there but fun nevertheless.Not a WW2 difficulty hell like CALL OF DUTY,but an easy to pick up game with OK controls and camera.It is really worth your money!
A classic WWII title.drafek | July 4, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »
This game is a classic WWII title. There are two ways to play this game, just blast your way though, or play it as a stealth game. The game is pretty realistic. The graphics aren't the best in the world but the story and gameplay is worth the price. The gameplay is really fun, it's easy to learn. The stealth part does have some glitches but that isn't a problem. The game is great by itself and worth getting. Maybe waiting for a sale is a good thing.
A nice WWII stealth/FPS comboCooberstooge | Sept. 10, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
Those of you who have found memories of the old Hidden and Dangerous games will find much enjoyment in Airborne Troops, as will those who like a title with varied gameplay in it. This may be a budget title, but the solid gunplay and decent stealth elements make this one well worth a look.
Graphically, the game hasn't aged too well, but what visuals are there more than get the job done. Little or no lag is present, even during large firefights. Friend and foe are easily identifiable, and period weapons and equipment all look quite good, showing the claimed research that was done really did happen.
The story is quite good, and you'll visit many different areas, from pitch black warehouses to wide open farm country. The majority of your time will be spent in the city, though, and there's a great variety in the building models used, so there's not too much of an "I've seen this before" feel to everything.
Airbornefaraany3k | Sept. 1, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »
The biggest flaw is not with the game design or graphics, they are pretty good for there age. But tons of glitches and bugs that we face while playing. The Third Person camera in a WW2 shooter was a slightly different take on the Shooters of that era like Battlefield 1942 and Medal Of Honor. Game plays just like a standard Third Person Shooter. Hit detection and shooting is fun. Weapons feel and sound just like they should be. But the camera issues are horrendous. There are times when we stuck into environment, camera is clunky and we lose sight of our own character pretty often. Story is your general WW2 affair. But all in all few bugs don't break the game and Airborne Troops feel fun with lots of gunfights and some stealth based sections. A good game with a fair price tag for all WW2 shooter fans.
Familarhotmando1 | Aug. 15, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »
This is very similar to games like Hidden and Dangerous. So if you ever played games like that, then you should know what to expect. Gameplay that is fun sometimes and gameplay that is out right annoying. Your character is third person. Meaning, the camera is behind or around him. But the camera is not placed very well. Sometimes you can't even see your character because of walls and such, very annoying if your in a fight. But on the side, it lets you see a broader range. So it has it's own pros and cons. Expect more issues like this, so play at your own risk. Graphics are not a must-play level, so nothing really special. It is bearable though. An okay buy.
Average WWII third person shooter game play.postewar | June 20, 2011 | See all postewar's reviews »
For a 2003 "third person shooter" type release, Airborne Troops is not as polished as say a, Tomb Raider Angel of darkness was in its day. ( 2003- EDIOS).
I had several map collision issues in Airborne Troops getting stuck briefly just walking hallways, and I once took a bugged ladder completely above the map of play, but the game is still enjoyable, and ran fine on Windows 7 64bit for its age, despite the minor, at time humorous, bug issues. Being able to re-key the keyboard controls with the executable found in the game install files was a huge plus.
I think Airborne Troops could have been further improved if English voice narration by the character "John" didn't sound so much like a bad Don LaFontaine "movie guy" impersonation. Oh well.
If you can catch this title on sale here at GMG again, you like third person shooters, WWII genre, and can stand a few minor bug issues, it's worth a look at the right price.
Not good warComros | April 11, 2011 | See all Comros's reviews »
Airborne Troops is an action game set in the realities of TPP World War II, was produced by studio Widescreen Games. The game takes on the character of John Welsh - an officer parachute troops. The story takes us to France, 48 hours for a memorable day of the "D". While performing the tasks we will visit the largest city of France, farms and so on. As a curiosity it is worth noting that the mission was modeled based on historical facts. Although this game is average, could be said that even weak. After all, for this price, though worth a try.