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GF Rating
6.9

657 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Surprisingly Addictive

posted by turnedown (Dolores, CO) Oct 25, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

11 out of 11 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I heard of this game right before it's release but was turned off by it cancellation on Xbox.
Well, I found it for like $5 at Blockbuster so I blew the dust off my PS2 and popped it in.

The first thing that stands out is the graphics which would have the best looks of any N64 game out there except it's not a N64 game. I still play the original Perfect Dark religously so I'm not a graphics monkey. They get the job done.

The story is fairly detailed which is surprising for any first person shooter that's not named Half Life or Halo. However, the relative short length of the game brings the story to an abrupt end.

The gameplay, which is the only reason to play a game, is finger twitchingly exciting. The A.I. is a very, VERY good shot which adds a strategy aspect to every encounter. The realistic gore, missing from most FPS, was enough to hook me. Every wound squirts a stream of blood. Heavier weapons remove limbs completely. Eat your heart out Soldier of Fortune. The weapons selection is everything you could ask for in modern day gunplay.

The sound effects, although somewhat stratchy and less polished, are great. The guns sounds are feral and the body hits are superb. Multiplayer is a blast, although the number of bots is limited they're definitely welcome since most games don't have them.

Rent this game. It was sadly overlooked and really deserves a playthrough.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

amazing

posted by kobe24 (HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI) Jun 18, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

amazing graphics, best multiplayer shooter using a multitap, present-time guns, and storyline that keeps you wanting to play more

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Awesome Shooter

posted by marcus12 (CANTON, IL) May 13, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The PS2 doesnt really have many great shooter games but Cold Winter really is backed up with some great stuff. The graphics were not terrible and it had a good story to go with the game. You start in China in prison so the start is really good and you get in to the game pretty fast. The cut scens are pretty good also. In fact I thought the game was so good I played it twice! The Multiplayer is OK, but its not perfect. The story is awesome though. I liked the blood and gore. The weopons were cool too. All in All Cold Winter shold get 5 gory stars out of 5.

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