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GF Rating
7.5

5007 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Surprisingly Fun

posted by lukemeister (FARGO, ND) Sep 14, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

13 out of 13 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I didn't know what to expect from this game other than everybody saying "Gears meets Call of Duty". So I went into it expecting that.

It feels way more like Gears than COD to me, that's just my opinion. The gameplay is very similar to Gears, even throwing grenades and shooting from cover feels the same, so if you like those games you'll probably like this one too.

The story is pretty interesting, I ended up with a pretty grim ending to my campaign since I didn't really pay much moral attention to any of the choices. It's hard to tell if you're a good guy or bad guy during the campaign, which was kind of refreshing since many games cast you as the hero regardless of how you conduct yourself.

I thought it was pretty fun, and I beat it in a weekend. It was worth the rent.

Graphics are awesome. Sounds are awesome.

Once I got used to working with the squadmates the strategy can get kind of interesting as well. Sometimes I would get stuck on certain spots but switching up tactics seemed to always help get around these situation, rather than having to just grind through and try to get lucky.

Anybody looking for a shooter with a quick-paced campaign to kill a weekend with should find this to be a pretty good pickup.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Gears meets CoD

posted by biscuits01 (SAN RAMON, CA) Aug 17, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

16 out of 17 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

Spec Ops: The Line is familiarly a 3rd person tactical shooter. Admittedly nothing special about the gameplay, cover mechanics are occasionally faulty but the combat sections are broken up with enough variation that they don't become tedious.
Where Spec Ops truly shines is in it's story. A compelling premise complimented by driving characterization, solid atmosphere and above average writing places Spec Ops: The Line among my favorite shooters of recent years.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

One of the best games of 2012

posted by Irishf3tus (STAYTON, OR) Jan 1, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

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

Hadnt heard about this game until a co worker told me about it, and I am glad he did. From the very beginning of the game you are thrown into the middle of this raging battle. The story finds its way into your heart even though you are faced with tough decisions throughout. All leading up to an epic ending {and epilogue}. I only got 950 of 1000 of the gamerscore {mainly cause I didnt want to do the hardest difficulty} but I will cherish those points cause they were well worth the journey.

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