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Some things do not change over time. And if they do, it is often for the better. An example to prove this statement is Airborne Ranger. Released in 1988, the game is almost twenty years old, and it is still fun to play and offers a good challenge. The plot of the game is simple: You are a U. S. Army Ranger and must complete different missions all over the world, from ice-covered landscapes to blazing deserts.
The real fun and challenge in the game is not the plot, but the world. Unlike other military games from that time, Airborne Ranger is not a simple “run and shoot everything that moves” game. First of all, you get to pack your own equipment for each mission. Secondly, the game offers a wide array of different commands and surprisingly good enemy A.I. Your enemies will attack you if they spot you or if they hear gunfire, so stealth is recommended. By crawling in pits and hiding behind rocks you can manage to stay out of a lot of trouble. Also if you must fire your weapon, move quickly to a new area as enemy soldiers will flock to the sound of your rifle.
The rest of the weaponry includes a time bomb and a LAW (Light Anti-tank Weapon). These are used to destroy objects ranging from bunkers to airplanes. Of course you may also use them on enemy soldiers...
When it comes to the graphical part of the game, it is not as bad as it looks on the screenshots. After a while you will get used to the colors and start enjoying the gameplay. The controls are also easy to use and master, but the sound in the game is another story. For me the best thing about the sound is that you can turn it off. This lowers the mark by one, giving the game a total of 3.