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GF Rating
7.5

3042 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

An Excellent Deconstruction of the Modern Shooter

posted by Jesse96 (FAYETTEVILLE, AR) Mar 24, 2013

Member since Jan 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game. Oh man, this game. This is probably the only military shooter I have played that actually caused me to experience emotions besides "America, woo!".

This game starts out like that, for the first few minutes. Then, after killing the only generic foreigner soldiers in the game, you find out that things have gone horribly wrong in Dubai. Horribly wrong, in addition to the giant sandstorms and failed evacuations leading to the deaths of a lot of people.

The strongpoint of this game is its story, how Walker and his team adjust to the horrible world that is Dubai, tracking a man's descent into insanity.

The gameplay is pretty standard for a cover-based third person shooter, but this fits the theme of the game, letting you be immersed in the fast-paced gun battles before yanking you back into the narrative.

The multiplayer doesn't matter, as it was tacked on by the publisher because they thought the game wouldn't sell without it. Like, the developpers had finished the game, and the publishers outsourced the creation of the multiplayer to another studio who made it bland, generic multiplayer. Stay away from this, it holds no appeal.

The appeal comes from the amazing and cinematic story of the game. This game crosses a lot of lines, it has quite a few very disturbing scenarios and images. But these are not just there for no reason, everything that happens here has a reason and this is a very mature storyline.

Anyway, this game is fantastic, play it soon, you can beat it in an afternoon or evening and it is definitely worth your time.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Exceptional TPS

posted by Jman329 (DOUGLASVILLE, GA) Jul 5, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Lets get the negatives out first. There is a LOT of sand. Alright, well this game is a smooth, fluid control and gameplay game. Also, mostly every chapter you are forced to make a decision that alters the path of your story. To Uncharted fans, Nolan North does a great job in here. It was a sleeper for shooters in 2012. Multiplayer is good but could be better. I give this game a 9.0/10.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Must Play Game

posted by Trini_Versity (BROOKLYN, NY) Jun 28, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Story Line and emotional content portrayed in this game is amazing. From being on your own to command your two man squad. Its a game that has a very interesting story line. Play on!

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