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IGN: Twin Strike: Operation Thunder Review

IGN writes: "For some gamers, merely uttering the words "budget" and "title" in the same sentence is enough to set off a violent chemical reaction within the brain. Their skin boils, their eyes burn and sometimes – just sometimes – their head explodes. If this sounds at all familiar to you, brace yourself for what I'm about to say. Twin Strike: Operation Thunder is a budget title. Those of you with your heads still firmly intact will be happy to know that Twin Strike is actually a relatively decent game, providing a cheap, enjoyable experience for less than half the price of its competitors.

Twin Strike is a helicopter combat title in the vein of the old Electronic Arts Strike series. Players take on the role of two pilots (hence the "twin" part of the name) as they attempt to take down a shadowy enemy organization across twenty distinct missions, each with numerous objectives and enemies. There's a story in there if you have the patience to dig deep enough, but the narrative you're rewarded with isn't really worth the effort. There's a romance subplot between the protagonist James and his superior officer Colonel Sanders (yes, you read that correctly) and something about a "secret unknown military weapon," but in the end the story provides nothing more than context for the missions themselves."

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