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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)

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  • User Rating 8.3

    Please EA, re-release the Strike series!

    Rated on July 14, 2006 by jemlyn

    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...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8

    Rated on June 13, 2004 by BigBaderXIII

    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 so...

    0 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Desert Strike, the mother of all carts!

    Rated on August 03, 2006 by sirbargearse

    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 ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 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.

    Rated on February 20, 2005 by FireBot

    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 ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9

    Probably one of the best Genesis games ever made.

    Rated on October 15, 2006 by Turisman4

    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. W...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3

    Old school!

    Rated on February 27, 2006 by KomariVosa

    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 yo...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Revolutionary and worth playing

    Rated on September 08, 2008 by Neloy

    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 di...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    I miss this game!

    Rated on March 23, 2006 by don_vito06

    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,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    Isometric helicopter action...

    Rated on May 15, 2006 by eberkain_basic

    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 win...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Near perfect, except for extreme difficulty...

    Rated on February 25, 2008 by Gary-W

    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 onl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.