Part Worms and Part CS:GO, Soldat is a game that most people will probably take one look at and decide that it is just some kind of basic, hipster game that is not worth their time. The truth is even though this game as I write this is the better part of 20 years old, this is a game that holds up very well and is just all about having a fun time.
War 2D Style
The best way to look at Soldat is as an over the top shooter. If this game was in 3D people would be all over it, but it manages to be just as frantic, fast-paced, and crazy as any 3D shooter is. The fact this is played from a 2D point of view does nothing to take away from the fun at all. The game has a very basic look to it, but that to be fair is by design. I like the more basic style as it makes the game stand out from the other shooters not just of the time it was released, but also even now. It has a great soundtrack that fits the game perfectly and it pumps you up as you play.
Game Modes Galore
One of the most impressive aspects of Soldat is that it is packed with game modes, the kind of game modes that you would expect to find in any 3D or first-person shooter. The game modes on offer here are, capture the flag, deathmatches, infiltration, and Rambo matches which are my favorite. Each game mode offers something kind of different, but the fun is always very high. You can play with bots and the bots do actually put up a fair challenge or if you can find a server you can play with other people which is even more fun.
How Is This Possible?
The gameplay sees you taking control of a one-man badass and you traverse the 2D map trying to kill as many as you can before you are killed. You have these rockets that you can use which allow you to zoom around the map. Getting the hang of these is key as you may be vulnerable when you are in the air, but it also can get you out of trouble and also makes you feel awesome when you zoom around, land, and blast some dude in the back.
Soldat is one of those games that you really do need to play for yourself in order to see just how much fun it is. It is the kind of game that really will take you by surprise and before you know it a couple of hours have passed and you have wondered where all of the time has gone. If you like shooters, you are going to have an awesome time with this.
- It is a fun shooter
- It is very fast-paced and action-packed
- Plenty of game modes to enjoy
- A nice arsenal of weapons
- It is awesome in single and multiplayer
- I do wish it had some kind of campaign
- Some folks may not be able to see past the graphics
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP