Editors' reviewWhile we were impressed with this game's great graphics, issues with stability and missing in-game tutorials forced us to throw a bit of cold water on this firefighter adventure. As Fire Captain, you command a brigade of fire fighters, medics, and vehicles to contain fires and protect the city. We were impressed with the game's many features and game scenarios. There's quite an assortment of fires you'll face, from electrical fires to overwhelming infernos. Break doors, save victims: there are plenty of challenges for even the most seasoned adventure fan. Yet don't expect to download this game and start saving lives immediately. Even the beginning levels of Fire Captain are very challenging, and the lack of in-game help option is a serious drawback. We also were disappointed, given the level of difficulty, that there's no option to save a game; if you fail a mission, you'll have to start from the beginning. Great graphics and impressive detail make Fire Captain visually stimulating, yet it also slows down gameplay. Even when we adjusted the screen resolution to its lowest setting (and running a Pentium 4, with a Radeon 300 video card) we still experienced long lags and delays. Overall, if you're a fan of action and have the patience of a saint, Fire Captain might just light your fire.
Fire Captain: Bay Area Inferno builds on the critically acclaimed Emergency Fire Response, which developed a considerable buzz in the European fire-fighting community for its realistic simulation of real-life emergencies. The new release takes the accurate portrayal of the fire fighter's realm to the next level thanks to a new technological platform that allows for an incomparably rich and realistic game experience. New features include additional types of vehicles and units, enhanced artificial intelligence, improved realism through enhanced fire and smoke physics, and more detailed animations. Larger maps with greater detail, richer missions with a captivating story line, and more ways to successfully battle situations that change with every play session will plunge players into the fascinating realities of a fire fighter's job.
This English demo for Fire Captain: Bay Area Inferno includes the "Shopping Mall" mission from the "Urban Terror" campaign.