gamers (86%) found this review helpful
When I first fired up The Outfit I was quite skeptical. Cheesy stereotypes, b-movie cut scene acting and a plot straight out of every bad World War II movie ever made.
Once I started playing, however, there's something strangely addicting and perversely enjoyable in The Outfit. The mechanics are much like Mercenaries but set in World War II. Three Ramboesque characters are selectable between missions (or upon death in a mission) each with their own blend of tactical strengths and weaknesses.
Capturing enemy buildings (through capture-the-flag proximity) and elimination of enemy troops provides the game's currency and unlocks air support drop ins that can range from simple squad reinforcements to rocket equipped main battle tanks. Much of the game is played in frenzied combat and calling in tactically appropriate reinforcements such as machine guns and anti-tank guns that drop from the sky after short delay.
The action is frenzied and, while many of the missions have a puzzle-like "what unit do I need to call in now to get the upper hand" feel, overall the game is enjoyable and the plot just immersive enough to want you to advance past the next mission and get the ultimate villain.
The Outfit is definitely worth considering if you've burned through the other half dozen or so currently available games that make it worthwhile owning an Xbox 360 thus far. As a rental, The Outfit is a no brainer.
gamers (87%) found this review helpful
I've read recent reviews on this new war game for XBOX 360. I just recently purchased this game and wonder now if these people even played the game. Ok, so it's not exactly a hard game to beat. Somehow I really think they did this on purpose. The gameplay turns into more of a fun time blasting people, vehicles, buildings and wiping out everything Naxi..(site won't let me spell it correctly? is it an obscene word?). Add a second player and you can really see how the next gen games are going to be for two players. The higher resolution on the 360 allows for more screen area to be shown, so split screen isn't a burden to players anymore. The physics of the game stay the same for the second player also. Meaning you can also steal vehicles and creatte diversions, and control your own squad of five men. thats a 12 man squad with one and two player connected creating massive destruction in a beatifully rendered landscape. Take the game online and now you have a whole new perspective. Dropping equipment and flanking and all the tactics you can think of become necessary. Online is where the game becomes that almost impossible AI that makes you want to toss your controller. Yeah it's not exactly anything new, you almost get a Mercenaries type feel as the controls are almost identical. AS is with the dropping of supplies as they come barrelling in attached to six parachutes. Overall if your looking for a fun game to play that's not impossible to beat, I recommend trying on the Outfit, one size fits all.
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
if your into fps strategic war games this may not be for you. but it is loads of fun to play when your getting bored of those other shooters out there. there are so many types of weapons and possibilities in this game. destruction and construction are both important in this game. you can build cannons around your bases our call in a tank and roll over your opponents. FUN GAME.