The Last Game Trailer: Tactical Intervention

I honestly think he's just riding a forklift.

This is it, this is the one. The game trailer the aliens will find when studying our radio waves fourteen million light years away. The one hard drive to survive the Guardian-bot uprising will contain it. When the rats rule this world they’ll scuttle around our carcasses as decaying monitors play it on endless repeat. It’s not the last game trailer we want, but it’s the last game trailer we deserve. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages Rock, Paper, Shotgun proudly brings to you the trailer champion of the WHUUUURRRRLLLD: Tactical Intervention.

Just play it again, one more time, I’ll wait. Soak it in, soak it all in.

“But,” you scream, body uncontrollably throbbing to the sickening bass, “what the hell is it?!” Well, the mentioned “Minh ‘Gooseman’ Le” is one of the original developers of Counter-Strike, a team-based tactics mod for Half-Life that you may have heard of. In his time he’s worked at Valve on the eventually shelved (and presumably replaced) Counter-Strike 2. After leaving the company he dropped off the grid as work began on new projects,¬†aiming for a spiritual successor to his previous work. Tactical Intervention is the eventual offspring adding attack dogs, riot shields and apparently cars to the already well defined CS formula.¬†It was achieved with the help of South Korean investment, where they’re quite into this sort of thing.

Unlike its counter-parts in that region this one’s getting a full Steam release in coming months. It’s actually playable right now if you’re lucky enough to have a closed beta key. Everyone else will have to wait for open beta on the 29th of August. Even if you miss that window, it’ll be free to play when it eventually launches on September 12th. Get more info on the official website or Facebook. Info like the publishers being called “1337 Games”. Perfect.


  1. mikmanner says:

    I’m pretty sure, pretty sure that trailer was terrible, but I want to play the stage with the cars, so I can drive and shoot which seems like a step up from drink driving.

    • NefariousRainbows says:

      Yea, Im not going to lie the driving bit actually looks rather fun

  2. swubb says:

    It would be hilarious if the game actually played like this. Helicopters glitching trough the air!

  3. BryanTrysers says:

    It looks like the intro for a gaming segment on Brasseye.

  4. phelix says:


    Sigh. Just sigh.

    • Tendentieus says:

      There was a time that killing your opponents was the reward on its own, possibly with an scoreboard as throw-in at the end. It’s a shame that most games these days aim at long-term investments in unlocking content. Even if you can bribe the system, it’s still sad that gameplay must be adjusted for elements outside of the actual game.

      More on-topic, wasn’t Tactical Intervention gone bust?

      • Monkeh says:

        At least most games now-a-days also give you the option to switch off the scores popping up. Though I agree that it still shouldn’t be there in the first place, but as others seem to enjoy it, so as long as I can turn it off, it’s fine by me.

  5. nillenille says:

    And I thought RPS had decided to never post game trailers again.. That would be an interesting move, that’s for sure..

  6. demicanadian says:

    Dubstep – check
    Time-cuts – check

    All this trailer needs is an one note WHOOM-style intro.

  7. Niko says:


    • methodology says:

      The first time I’ve ever felt physically ill after watching a game trailer…

    • Drayk says:

      I am pretty sure this is in fact a commercial for painkillers…

    • Shadowcat says:


    • IonTichy says:

      I thought everybody is overreacting, I mean we all know enough LOUD’n’HEAVY trailers by now…
      but holy shit, this was really really painful!

      also: “From the Genius of….” yeah, screw you…

  8. BobbyDylan says:

    Great… now I have a headache.

  9. EPICTHEFAIL says:

    Dear RPS,

    Next time you post a trailer like this, please put up one of those epilepsy warning stickers that infest DVD cases the world over. And Ben is paying for the pack of aspirins I just burned through to get rid of the damned headache.

  10. Prolar Bear says:

    I can’t even come up with a pun. This is the scientific confirmation that trailers like this one have adverse effects on the human brain.

  11. Smion says:

    One of the ways to win is by directly assaulting the inner workings of your opponents brain.


  12. Alexander says:

    Yes, but can a trailer be more idiotic? That’s what I’d like to know.

  13. LordMidas says:

    Looks like it was make 13 years ago. But worse.

  14. bstard says:

    The trailer had to compensate for the genius of the game’s title.

  15. Kollega says:

    I thought that “FARMING SIMULATOR NO PLOW 360 CROP ROTATION” was supposed to be a parody, not a faithful recreation of anything.

  16. tumbleworld says:

    Here’s hoping they fix that nasty anaglyph glitch in the graphics before launch, eh? Also, I suspect SR4 wants its dubstep gun back.

  17. Keyrock says:

    This trailer has it all:

    Stuff spliced together a mile a second so you can’t really tell what’s going on
    Seizure inducing screen flashing

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    Qazinsky says:

    So, eh, were I the only one that saw that first picture and saw a first person view of a forklift dualwielding a revolver and a hammer?

  19. Perjoss says:

    It could be the best game in the history of mankind, but that trailer makes it look rubbish. so many things wrong with that trailer, its almost like a joke.

  20. El_MUERkO says:



  21. eldwl says:

    That trailer has all the wubs…

  22. lowprices says:

    I imagine this is what Michael Bay sees and hears when he orgasms.

  23. JFS says:

    The nouvelle vague of combat (and seizure induction).

  24. Howard says:

    People are actually handing over money for this shit? It is 2013, right? I didn’t slip into an alcohol fuelled coma in the 90’s and someone is now playing a very elaborate practical joke on me?

  25. Freud says:

    advertise: to call public attention to especially by emphasizing desirable qualities so as to arouse a desire to buy or patronize

  26. TheBarringGaffner says:


  27. Bullitt says:

    I thought this game came out already, fell on its face and died? Or was I dreaming? I swear this got closed down.

    • Bull0 says:

      You’re confusing it with a raft of other shitty shooters. Easy mistake to make as they’re all the same.

  28. PopeRatzo says:

    I’m not sure why, but that trailer gave me an erection.

    • analydilatedcorporatestyle says:

      Where do you bury your victims I freeze mine and then slowly grate them after I have tried the remote control automnatom with the screw driver in the head never works any tips?

  29. Stevostin says:

    I think it’s ok. At least it shows gameplay, and it makes it really clear what it does differently. You see cars, dogs, shooting from cover with gun at an angle, you see it’s fast paced and personnally while not a CS player I felt like I could play this (which I really can’t say of CoD for instance. I get it it’s hyped and everyone think your cool if you bitch about dubstep and fast cuts, and that they would have had better reception with slow motions, long take and piano (and if it goes backward and a kid dies, they may be in for the jackpot), but really that’s gimmick vs gimmick. The game I see behind may be good.

    That being said it tells something about how to get kicked in your com. Don’t do the thing that was hot 2 years ago, and don’t tell you’re a genius. Pisses people off :P

    • Shadowcat says:

      how to get kicked in your com

      Is that an oblique Seinfeld reference?

  30. Frank says:

    Clicked through just to downvote it.

  31. jonahcutter says:

    The vehicle sections look like they could be fun.

  32. Amstrad says:

    I played some of the closed beta for this.. and it was pretty terrible. Some of the gameplay choices they’ve gone for are horrendous. They’ve certainly added a lot of new elements to the Counter Strike formula, but I can’t say the additions are for the better.

    • Scare Tactics says:

      Just finished derping around in the beta a bit. Not judging any bugs etc, because of course there are some during beta phase. I just don’t grasp the general concept of the game. They try to cram a bit of CoD-style gameplay into the old Counter-Strike formula and chose a 13 year old engine as method of delivery (with negligible vehicular physics, that never kinda worked out with source). I just honestly don’t know who would want to play that, let alone pay. I’m sure there are better F2P FPS on the market.

  33. Bull0 says:

    Doesn’t look desperately tactical.

    Although I guess “Shooting people” is a tactic of sorts

  34. jonfitt says:

    Great, now I had a seizure and died. Thanks Ben.

  35. Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    Here’s a trailer for my upcoming comment.

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    “I felt things (felt things fel-fel-fel-fel-felt things) no man should feel.”
    Bwong bwong bwong bwong
    “The money (money money money money) was just resting in my account!”
    “Earl Grey? Yes. He’s (he’s he-he-he-he-he) my cat.”
    Wubba-ba wubba-ba wubba-ba wubba-ba
    “And that was how I got my OBE (E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E)”
    COMING Q4 2013

    • darkChozo says:

      Man, that money thing doesn’t even show up in the actual comment. Fucking lying trailers.

      • Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

        Yeah sorry, the trailer was running a few seconds short so I padded it with some clips from Father Ted. Please sign this non disclosure form or my solicitor will kill your puppies.

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  36. Sir Buildbot Winslave says:

    I knew my portable defibrillator would come in handy one day. CHARGE!

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    Phasma Felis says:

    re: “body uncontrollably throbbing to the sickening bass:” link to

    (Curse your lack of video embedding for thwarting my punchy comeback)

  38. QuartzParchmentBlunderbuss says:

    insert /NOT SURE IF MEME

  39. Highstorm says:

    So it’s a seizure simulator. Ok.

  40. cptgone says:

    having watched the commercial, i’m disappointed it’s for a game, not a drug :(

  41. Sharza says:

    Apart from the trailer being a pile of manure I think that game could be fun – for a short while. It just looks sooooo ridiculous that it should be rather amusing to mess around with it. Maybe. And since there is no pay-gate, initially, nothing stops me from doing so.