You are a mercenary whose only purpose is to make money, so you sign contracts with various organizations and individuals around the world in order to save captives, to kill targets or even destroy whole armies. Your soldier is a red-neck veteran (much like Rambo) and has all the potential to fight through various terrains (forests, lakes and more) against dozens of enemy forces, tanks and cannons. You have a large collection of weapons to choose from, starting from simple pistols to even rocket launchers. In this game nothing's for free. That's why you need to collect the rewards by completing your missions and buy new 'toys' and ammunition. It's obvious that Elite created this game having in mind their all-time-classic Commando video game. You can enjoy this game either alone or with the aid of a friend in 2-players mode. Surely, Dogs of War is one of the best shoot em up games for the Atari ST computers.
The graphics are great although sporting 16 colors on screen only! Graphics are identical to the Amiga version, except for the loading and main menu screens (Amiga offers 32 colored stills). The animation stays fluid even when lots of sprites run around your screen, without keeping the CPU busy.
The sound FX are pure digitized samples from real guns, giving an extra feeling of 'combat'. Note that each gun you use has its own sound FX. Apart from gunfire, there are additional FX like soldier screaming, explosions and more, while the in-game music is a very 'vivid' score composed by the famous David Whittaker.