It’s Not Counter-Strike. Actually, It’s Better.

Leo and I decided to try out this free-to-play game called Tactical Intervention as a fallback when another game wasn’t working. We didn’t have very high hopes for it, but we gave it a try. Now it might be my new favourite multiplayer game.

The video above might be a little confusing, but that’s because it captures the feeling of playing Tactical Intervention. You’re dropped into something similar to, but not the same as, Counter-Strike, you die a bunch and then fall in love. Let me see if I can break down the stages of Tactical Intervention using this video as a guide.

Stage 1 (0:00 – 0:40): This game has a horrible interface, what am I looking at?

Stage 2 (0:40-2:00): Why are there floating arrows? Why are the hostages swarming around in the open? Why am I rappelling? Why are all of these things in the game?

Stage 3 (2:05-3:00): This is the weirdest free-to-play scheme I’ve ever seen. More random features. Maybe we should stop playing this.

Stage 4 (3:00-forever): This is the best game ever and I love it, I want to marry it, I want to tell all my friends about it, why doesn’t every game have insane car chases like this.

Tactical Intervention is free to play on Steam right now.

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  • you guys sound drunk while playing.
    also another question how frikking drunk were you when editing the video for youtube? cause its totally un watchable. and cuts off mid action.
    but yes I wanted to try this game so I d/l the 4gb worth of Shite. got ot the screen interface laughed and exited, uninstalled loaded up COD Blops Duece (which I love to hate) and breathed a sigh of relief

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