Conflict: Global Terror, also known as Conflict: Global Storm is a childhood memory for many gamers. It was an amazing gaming experience at that time. And this game was not a regular shooting military game, it was something more than that.
Far Cry 6, Forza Horizon 5, Hitman III, Resident Evil Village, these are few of the best games that came out in 2021 for us to enjoy, realistic graphics, excellent steel mechanics, heartwarming stories, late years are one of the best years of gaming. We have it all so, once in a while I look up for the odd games that were prominent back in the 2000s or the bronze era of gaming if you want to get sentimental about this, and enjoy what people used to call cutting edge back in the day. This isn’t to say old games are bad, they are most certainly not but they are definitely different from what we have today.
An Introduction to the Game.
With that in mind, cast your memory back to 2005, we lived in a world where we regularly used Yahoo messenger, YouTube just launched with an exciting video of a man in a zoo. People were waiting for the PS3 to launch, still admiring the massive library the PS2 had, evidently a lot of tactical shooters were making their way to your living room, or your bedroom. Among those shooters the series ‘Conflict’ was one of the many to stand out.
The Conflict was a series that started in life in 2002, Pivotal Games was behind this tactical shooter series. SCi Games, 2K Games, Square Enix Europe, and 1C Company are the publishers. Pivotal studios went of making 6 Conflict based shooters. This series started way back in 2002 with their former game ‘Conflict: Desert Storm’. We will be looking at their 5th installment ‘Conflict: Global Terror.’ This action-packed shooter is based on the recurring characters; Foley, Connors, Bradley, Sherman & Jones from the previous Conflict games, this elite team roams around the world picking out terrorists from countries such as Egypt, Philippines & Kashmir.
Conflict: Global Terror AKA Conflict: Global Storm (2005)
- John Bradley – The Team Leader / Rifleman
- Paul Foley – A Sniper / A Medic
- Mick Connors – A Heavy Weapon Specialist
- David Jones – A Combat Engineer
- Carrie Sherman – A Sniper / A Medic
The game starts with a genuinely good looking pre-rendered cutscene where the team (except Sherman) mentioned above being captured by Colombian militia, Connors escapes the militia questioning and is tasked with freeing his team mates, that is the story without spoiling anything. The nice graphics in the cut scenes vanish and are replaced with lower graphics. The game came out in 2005, the same year games like Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, God of War came out and looked way better. Now you might argue that graphics aren’t the only thing that defy a good game & I agree.
Game Story / Plot
The game begins with Red Team making a HALO insertion into the Colombian forest, where they are apprehended and transported to a neighboring town held by militia troops. Connors manages to escape, and free the rest of the team, to complete their mission of destroying the drug facility. Red Team heads to the landing zone after completing the operation and capturing Mandel, but Foley stays behind to protect the rest of the team. Bradley pulls out before Foley reaches the landing zone, and he is caught by the militia. You can see he reappears as a prisoner, in Conflict: Denied Ops game.
The final operation takes place in Kashmir, where terrorists intend to launch a nuclear missile at Pakistan in order to start a conflict with India. When Red Team shoots down Mandel’s Mi-24 Hind (a large helicopter gunship), the missiles are disarmed and he is killed.
What happened to Foley in Conflict Global Storm?
As mentioned above, Foley stays behind to defend the rest of the team during a mission, and he does not make it to the extraction point, and is captured by the militia. Red Team decides to return to Colombia in order to find Foley, at the end of the game. The game ends with a cut-scene showing the Red Team leaving in a helicopter after they agreed to the idea of rescuing their friend Foley.
Conflict: Global Terror Gameplay
The game is mostly played in third-person, with controls that are similar to a normal first-person shooter game. The player has direct control over one teammate, although he or she can also send commands to other teammates. Conflict Global Terror doesn’t have a dedicated jump button, instead, you have to walk up to the thing you want to jump on to and press ‘F’ when prompted. Most of the time, the game doesn’t tell you exactly what the controls are, you are on your own, have fun figuring those out. Moving on, the game does get some more interesting things. For an example, it lets you control your teammates anytime, who are otherwise controlled by the AI.
Each member has their own area of expertise (but not limited to…). John Bradley is the rifleman, he also acts as the team leader, Foley is the medic who you, the player can call in for assistance. Also any character that you are playing, can heal and revive others when knocked out (Just like in modern battle royal games such as PUBG, FreeFire, etc.). Sherman, a new character (as a replacement for Foley) for the series is a sniper. Connors is a heavy weapon specialist and finally Jones is a combat engineer.
Always you can cycle through each member and give them specific orders granted. Issuing correct commands is important because the AI cannot get themselves away from harms’ way, they will usually stay on the same position and will occasionally shoot an enemy or two, if they feel like it. So if you want to get your team to help you, you better start giving commands, all the time.
To sum things up, I didn’t get a chance to check out the multiplayer, which I hear is pretty awesome. Probably it is fun because your teammates are actual human beings and not old AI.
How many Missions are in Conflict Global Storm?
There are 14 missions in Conflict: Global Storm [CGS] / Conflict: Global Terror.
- Escort Duty
- Strike Support
- Desert Fire
- Escape and Evade
- Pressure Drop
- Playing for Keeps
Conflict: Global Terror System Requirements
- Processor / CPU: Pentium III or Athlon equivalent, or Intel Pentium4 / AMD Athlon XP 1600+ or better (1.5GHz – 2.5 GHz)
- Graphics Memory: 64MB or 128MB
- RAM: 256 MB or 512MB
- HDD: 3 GB
- DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
- OS: Windows 2000 / Windows XP
Free Download Conflict: Global Terror / Conflict: Global Storm Full Game (PC Version)
Running older games on newer PCs are even more of a nightmare. Sometimes the game crashes to the desktop whenever an explosion occurred or, for no noticeable reason. This isn’t the game’s fault. It’s just modern hardware and software don’t play nice with older games. However, it’s part of the charm tinkering around until the game starts, & if you want to try out ‘Conflict; Global Terror,’ good news; You can Download the game for Free without pirating it. The full game is available on site ‘My Abandonware’ and despite all its faults, I urge you to try it. Yes, the graphics are bad compared to modern games, but it has a good story and it’s available free of charge. And also this is a nice old memory for many adults nowadays, who have grown up with a PC or Game Console.
Conflict: Global Terror / Conflict: Global Storm is something that shouldn’t miss as a hardcore gamer. It would be an amazing experience!