Here is a real Amiga classic. Many of you out there, who had an Amiga, have probably heard of or played Sabre Team. However, it never had any impact on the PC, because it was released in the shadow of UFO – Enemy Unknown (XCOM). Bad timing!
In Sabre Team , you control a little group of elite soldiers, who are sent out on hostage rescue missions. The plot is simple: In the first level, some terrorists have taken over an embassy, and therefore have some hostages. Your job is to infiltrate the building, kill the terrorists, and save as many hostages as possible. In the next levels, some terrorists have taken over something else, or just have some hostages. Then your mission is to kill some more terrorists, and free some more hostages. It might seem a little monotonous, but is actually very entertaining.
The genre of Sabre Team is the same as UFO and Jagged Alliance. First you pick your team of soldiers and equip them. After that is done, you go out to kill bad guys. It is a turn-based game, where all your soldiers have some action points, which they use when they shoot or move, etc. The controls are a little more troublesome than in UFO and JA. It is somewhat slower to move and shoot, and sometimes it can be difficult to have an overview of the area. But when you get used to these small downsides of the game, it is very entertaining, and can easily eat a lot of your time.
It is not an easy game. In the first level, you have to kill more than just a couple of enemies. It’s a good thing that you can save every time you start on a new turn, and it’s recommended that you do so, or else you probably won’t return with all your men.
The sound in the game is excellent. In spite of the small size of the game, there is some speech when you are briefed before a new level. The music is of good quality, and gives a good atmosphere in the game. It will eventually get a little monotonous though.
This is an excellent game that you don't want to miss, if you are a fan of the genre. The AI and controls in the game are the weakest parts, but the atmosphere and gameplay are excellent. There’s a large amount of different weapons and equipment, which as far as I know is the same as elite soldiers use in the real world. There is also a great deal of challenge in the game, so if you like it, you will probably play it for many hours. So, what are you waiting for? Download it, and try it out.
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