5 is a first person 3D shoot-em-up where you play a Cyberneer with a mission to
roam the vast colony of MRP-6F, tap into the main computer terminal and then
repair the automated defence system. Suddenly a fleet of alien ships appears
and begins to launch an assault.
Defcon 5 is a race against the clock
as you search each level of the complex for software pads and access codes. You
must avoid the threat of enemy droids that are programmed to attack anything, or
anybody that stands in their way.
The enemies AI is set quite high and
each time you replay a level they will attack and land at different locations.
the use of the computer, doors can be sealed, communications may be made,
archives accessed and defence software tweaked. So much to do, so little time
game is presented using tidy graphics, many stunning FMV sequences and accurate
5 is a mixture of action, adventure and strategy. Unfortunately you may find
yourself wandering aimlessly around the levels hoping to find something
interesting and this can quickly become frustrating. The shoot-em-up side is
fast, frantic and relatively straightforward.