Story and Presentation
We follow the story of Captain Martin Walker who is leading a team of elite delta force operatives who are sent to the storm devastated city of Dubai to find out about Colonel John Konrad and his 33rd Battalion. But the simple recon and rescue mission turns into a mission filled with insanity and total mayhem filled with deteriorating mental and moral conditions and judgments of the delta force operatives.
Now let’s have some talk about the backstory, Dubai was devastated in a series of storms due to environmental changes and a storm wall has been formed obstructing air travel road travel and any means of satellite/radio contact. US forces, specifically the 33rd Battalion was sent in to provide support and evacuation of the entire civilian population of Dubai, but due to the rapid deteriorating conditions US officials ordered the 33rd
Battalion to retreat but Colonel John Konrad opposed that order in order to help the people and complete his recue and evacuation mission no matter the cost. Due to this the 33rd battalion is charged with treason and left to rot in Dubai.
But here begins our story when the protagonist is sent in to find out what is going on in Dubai. As soon as the delta operatives reach Dubai they are met with heavy local resistance, seeing this they are shocked as they are being attacked by people whom they
thought of rescuing, but this is not the end to the plot twists, as it turns out the US military is also involved in all this chaos and this makes Martin Walker wonder if he is doing the right thing or not.
The whole game basically depicts the horrors of war and in a sense conveys a very important message that nobody is a “hero” in a war, there’s no good side to a war, wars always end up being bloody, inhumane and psychotic. Martin Walker will eventually discover really dark and disturbing things about Dubai making him doubt himself and his conscience.
Now about the presentation part, game is very well depicted, it has showcased the desert environment very well and how the locals have adapted to the environment. The misery of living in a deserted and devastated city is very well showcased, kind of makes you sympathetic to the people ingame. The game actually feels pretty heavily story driven and i would say story is the biggest plus point of this game and at every corner there are conspiracies to be unfold and mysteries to solved, you have to play and experience it to believe me(no spoilers here).