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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

  • Rating: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

  • Rating:8.5

    You'll definitely be hooked once you engage yourself in the campaigns and get used to the strategic gameplay.

    Released shortly after the Gulf-war, this politically correct action game sees the player in the shape of an Apache helicopter pilot, fighting terrorism. Needless to say, this was released on multiple formats but the Seg... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating:9.2

    Phenominal game for it's time! Many hours of my youth were consumed by this title!

    Ok, I can tell you the exact time and place that I first played this title! And from then on it became an instant classic! I gave this a high rating based on the time that it was released! Compared to the graphics ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating: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
  • Rating:8.2

    CooL HeLicopter game!

    Desert Strike was an outstanding game on the SNES consoLe, as you get to controL a heLicopter in the desert and its your mission to stop a mad dictator man from winning the war against your army. You get to heLp your soL... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating: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
  • Rating: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
  • Rating:7.6

    desert strike

    This game was an awesome game back when it came out. Flying around in your sweet helicopter and showing those bad guys who is boss. Desert Strike and Jungle Strike were two very good games. They both should be release... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating: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
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