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Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is a 2006 Real-Time Strategy game made by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ. They're published for the Xbox, Microsoft Windows and the PlayStation 2. It serves as the sequel to Full Spectrum Warrior.

The games takes place six months a coalition of nations invade Zekistan to depose of Al-Afad's government, a pro-democratic Zekistani government was installed with backing from the United Nations and friendly countries. However, Zekistan is entering into a sectarian war, comprising of pro-Al-Afad groups including Mujahideen Al-Zeki and Anser Al-Ra’id, an ethnic militia group from the north trying to seek independence for the province of Tien Hamir. While American and British-led multinational troops engage Al-Zeki and later on, Al-Ra'id, Sergeant Eric Daniels is later involved in the campaign to halt the civil war while trying to make things right from his past mistakes...


This game contains examples of:

  • A-Team Firing: The rifleman (or team leader when he doesn't call airstrikes) can do precise rifle fire, a single highly-accurate shot that takes out an enemy (unless the bullet strikes cover that's blocking). While aiming, this causes the soldier to be treated as out-of-cover, and vulnerable to attack. It only misses if you fire too early, or if the enemy ducks behind cover rather than popping out.
  • Countrystan: The game takes place in Zekistan once again. Although the events of the game has some shades of what happened in Iraq during the civil war from 2003 to 2011.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Ten Hammers has this as the ultimate fate of Sgt. Eric Daniels, who was found dead after calling for backup in Chapter 1. At the end of Chapter 4, he killed an insurgent with an RPG from taking down the evac chopper filled with wounded soldiers and ordered it to leave without him while other insurgents are overrunning him.
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  • How We Got Here: Ten Hammers has Sgt. Eric Daniels found dead in the first chapter, with the remaining three chapters following up on how he got involved in the first place.
  • Market-Based Title: The game is known in Japan as Full Spectrum Warrior 2: Ten Hammers.
  • Multinational Team: The coalition force is made up of American and British-led forces into Zekistan, similar to the Coaltion makeups of multinational forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Save Point: There are auto-save points before some dangerous areas, provided "authentic" difficulty isn't used.
  • Sudden Name Change: Some of the teammates' first names from the original game were changed in Ten Hammers, with Sgt. Chago Mendez to Santiago, Cpl. Andre Devereux to Andrew, and Pfc. Alexander Silverman shortened to Alex.
  • The Medic: Ten Hammers has the medic drag incapacitated teammates from the field, and has a replacement arrive. There's a limited number of replacements, if too many are lost, you need to wait until the end of the level to get more.
  • Title Drop: Ten Hammers is an allusion to the chapter title The Tien Hamir Bridge.