Global Operations is a first-person tactical shooter video game developed by Barking Dog Studios and co-published by Crave Entertainment and Electronic Arts.[1][2] It was released in March 2002, following its public multiplayer beta version which contained only the Quebec map. The full game featured thirteen maps and featured both a single player and a multiplayer mode, which supported up to twenty-four players and three teams. Afterwards, a multiplayer demo with only the Antarctica map was released.[3] The game was built on the Lithtech game engine.[4]

Global Operations
Developer(s)Barking Dog Studios
Publisher(s)Crave Entertainment
Electronic Arts
EngineLithtech 2.4
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
  • NA: March 25, 2002
  • EU: May 10, 2002
Genre(s)First-person shooter, tactical shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Gameplay edit

The game focused on firearms in a special forces setting, with a mixture of military and counter-terrorist type themes. The game featured a large number of firearms, numbering in the dozens and including a wide selection of handguns and rifles. Many of them could be further customized as well. For example, a C-mag and silencer could be added.

The singleplayer and the multiplayer offered different specialities (Commando, Recon, Medic, Heavy Gunner, Demolitions Expert and Sniper) with extra abilities and class-specific weapons. All classes could use all other classes' firearms (by picking them up off the battlefield), but each class might not have the same level of skill with a given weapon (such as less precision).[5]

Other features existed as well, including a life-sign tracking device, as well other game items like tear gas grenades, smoke grenades and medkit. A LAW (Lightweight Anti-tank Weapon) could be used, as well as night vision and thermal vision.

The existing player base has continued improving the game by way of modifications and custom maps.[4]

Reception edit

The game received favourable initial reception. Actiontrip currently has the game at an 8.1 "very good" rating citing advanced teamwork over Counter-Strike.[6] The game holds a 79 on Metacritic based on 13 critics.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Global Operations Review". IGN. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Global Operations". Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Global Operations Windows game". 23 March 2002.
  4. ^ a b "Global Operations". GameSpy. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Global Operations". GameFAQs. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Global Operations". Actiontrip. April 10, 2002. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Global Operations". Metacritic. Retrieved April 11, 2017.

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