If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Conflict: Blow up Iraq again

You probably think we're being a bit insensitive. Just wait.

Back to the Drawing Board, perhaps.

Apart from a rather dodgy game engine, Conflict: Desert Storm was easily SCI's best game in ages. For some, it was the next Ghost Recon. Not for Ubi Soft, obviously, who are busy working on Tom Clancy's Xtreme Recon 2004, but for some.

Obviously then it was no surprise to see Pivotal's follow-up at E3 - and on many surrounding 'billboards' - but we were a little taken aback by the title. Not because we're prudish, but because SCI were clearly very upset about it. According to UK PR folk, US publisher Take-Two has decided that "Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back To Baghdad" is just what the industry needs. It sounds like just what The Daily Mail needs to us, but hey.

Over here, the game will be called something else. Probably "Conflict: Desert Storm II".

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
Tom Bramwell avatar

Tom Bramwell


Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch