STORY / GAMEPLAY
You are a mercenary whose only purpose is to make money so you sign contracts with various organizations and individuals around the world to save captives, kill targets or even destroy multiple military forces. Your soldier is a redneck veteran (much like Rambo) and has all the potential to fight through various terrains (forests, lakes and more) against dozens of armed enemies, tanks and cannons. You have a wide collection of weapons to choose from simple pistols to even anti-tank rocket launchers. In this game nothing's for free. That's why you need to collect monetary rewards by completing your missions and buy your new "toys" and ammunition. It's obvious that Elite made this game having in mind their all time classic Commando 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.
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The graphics on the ST are great, and although they sport 16 colors on-screen they are identical to the Amiga version, except for the loading and main menu screens (where the Amiga has 32 colors stills). The animation stays smooth even when lots of sprites run around your screen, without keeping the CPU busy. The sound effects are sampled from actual guns, giving an extra feeling of "combat" to the experience. Note that each gun you use has its own sound effects. Apart from gunfire, there are additional sampled effects like soldier screams, explosions and more, while the in-game music is a very "vivid" score composed by the famous David Whittaker.
GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below you may watch both the Atari ST and Amiga OCS versions of the game.