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Score Breakdown Based on 598 ratings
  1. 10 (72)
  2. 9 (175)
  3. 8 (221)
  4. 7 (84)
  5. 6 (25)
  6. 5 (8)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (6)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (1)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.5

    Semper Fi MoFo's

    I remember spending countless hours playing this game with my dad when i was 6 years old. I wish I could find a SNES and a Desert Strike to play again. I remember trying to rescue those little guys and bringing them back... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf

  • Review Score:8.3

    Please EA, re-release the Strike series!

    Good, good memories of this one. Probably the best series on Mega Drive next to the Sonic games, Desert Strike offered up excellent playability and an interesting mix of combat and mission objectives. The action took p... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    Desert Strike is one of the simplest games that I ever played. While it was simple, it still presented a challenge. The graphics for this game were great for the time, and still are marginally. The sound got a little rep... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Desert Strike, the mother of all carts!

    Now that all the hype is over about the Middle East crisis we can now forget about it right? According to Electronic Arts it's worth a memory and it's a good cart to remind us! Desert Strike features Saddam Huss... hang ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.6

    This game had me hooked for a very long time when I had a Genesis, and I still break out the ROM to this day.

    This is a helicopter sim in third person view, which is actually better then first person view of some of the 'better' sims today. The first mission drops you right into the combat, you must destroy to radar towers and ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    Probably one of the best Genesis games ever made.

    Desert Strike was simple: shove you in an attack helicopter and send you off to blow stuff up. The formula worked up until the late nineties, but this is still pure classic gaming at it's finest. Where do I start? You... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    Old school!

    This is a very fun game. I love the way that they made the combat system. You eventually run out of gas in you helicopter, forcing you into getting more gas for the chopper. You can move all around your target and get ne... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Revolutionary and worth playing

    The Strike series did not contribute financially but it created a strong fanbase since the introduction of Desert Strike. The first game in the series lets to drive a Apache helicopter and carry on different mission, des... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

    I miss this game!

    I remember playing this game for hours on my old genesis, and this I think is the first ea games franchise i loved, along with urban strike. The graphics was great back then on the 32bit era of games, and the gameplay wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    Isometric helicopter action...

    All these games were great. Shooting and gunning across the globe in a helicopter armed to the gills. Gameplay is pretty simple, you fly around in an isometric view and collect ammunition with a winch while picking up ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Near perfect, except for extreme difficulty...

    Game: Desert Strike System: Sega Genesis Overall, I'd have to say that this game is pretty amazing. I've played several times over the past decade or so, and have loved every second of it. The only quarrel that I act... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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