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GF Rating
5.6

5902 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

not really a review just a comment on the item

posted by Calistyle (ANAHEIM, CA) Apr 10, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

When I received the game it had a paint like substance around the disk and I was skepital to put it into my 360. So I did my best to clean it but it was still on there after, I ended up playing it through and the game is fine and my 360 seems to working fine aswell...just a heads up

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Not the best FPS ever, but Far from the Worst

posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Feb 28, 2010

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Member since Jun 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Overall, this was a solid FPS game with a mediocre story line. Everything about this game was...AVERAGE. It's not a Call of Duty or Medal of Honor Franchise so give this game a break. I hate reading all of the 1 ratings on this game; what did you possibly expect? This is a perfect rental game, fly through the campaign, and stay away from the MP. It needed more time to program, and work out the kinks, since it's very unpolished and unrefined. If you're an achievement hunter, you can get 75% fairly easily, having to beat on highest difficulty can give you some headaches. It will be very hard to unlock most of them since they are tied to MP matches though.

PROS------ - Good AI for the different difficulty settings.
- I enjoyed being able to command my teammates in battle, as well as the concept of Team Morale (new idea not often seen)
- Decent story, combining both alien and human enemies to kill

CONS-------- NO SPRINT BUTTON... or am I missing something here?? How do you possibly skip adding a Sprint button. It was a slow torture for me not having that.
- No in game map, HUD, or COMPASS. NO COMPASS??? Are you kidding me? To me, i rely on the compass to backtrack if necessary and to tell where I came from and need to go. Wow.. no compass, nice work there.
- Very blurry when moving screen left and right. I have HD tv with HDMI cable and nice setup, and this still was VERY blurry.
- Choppy aiming and very poor weapon selection
- No direction on current mission or objective. You can spend a good time roaming around like an idiot in this game because it never tells you where to go. Oh yea, it'll tell you WHAT you need to do, but not how to get there at all.

This is a solid rent. It should take you 6 hours for the average player to beat the campaign. Multiplayer is poor since the game is old and everyone plays COD MW2 now, so don't expect anything there.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Very good game

posted by Stoopid (KINGSTON, NY) Jan 13, 2010

Member since Sep 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I don not know why this got such a low rating. sure, it may not be as good as games like Call of Duty or Halo, but does that make it a bad game?

I really enjoyed this game. Maybe not enough to buy, but definitely to rent.

The graphics were good, gameplay was fun and interesting, and it had a bunch of little touches that really made this game, such as, when the people talk to you, they really look at you. They don't just stare in your direction like in Call of Duty 4.

Overall, I give this game a 8.5/10, and highly recommend it as a rental, but not so much as a keeper.

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