- Modern-day, tactical urban combat simulator
- Based on a training game developed for the US Army
- PC version will have higher-resolution textures than Xbox version
- Interface has also been adapted for mouse and keyboard
- Two bonus missions added to PC version
- Actual US Army game not included in PC version
In the game, your squad is split up into two fireteams of four, alpha and bravo. Using these two fireteams, you must explore hostile territory and execute basic Army doctrine: One team uses suppressive fire, while the other outflanks the pinned opponents and eliminates them from a vulnerable side. You'll need to keep your men behind usable cover, such as the corners of buildings, piles of debris, and cars along streets. If you get caught out in the open, your chances of sustaining a casualty increase many times. You'll be able to use thrown grenades, grenade launchers, and smoke grenades to assist you on your missions. You'll also have to deal with threats such as enemy tanks and snipers.
Full Spectrum Warrior is not an especially complicated game, and many players may actually find it to be rather repetitive as the relatively short campaign wears on. Still, it is most definitely a unique experience, and the ability to play cooperatively with a friend (each of you controlling one fireteam) can add to the game's overall value. The game's presentation is also superb, particularly the graphics and the bouncing camera, which makes you feel as though you're watching a piece from an embedded reporter in the middle of a war.