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GF Rating
7.5

5002 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Wow.. This story mode will addict you

posted by MetalYuri (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Jul 30, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

18 out of 21 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

This story mode.. was amazing. It puts you in such real war situations that Call of duty misses or over exaggerates.

Though I did die alot in the game, it was still interesting. I think I only died alot because I havent been put in that kind of situation before, even after playing ALL the Call of duty games! It was a new experiece! Its like Gears of War MIXED with Call of Duty!

And I am a biggg Call of duty fan, HUGE. But spec ops story mode was 2 notches above theirs! Spec ops takes you in the MIND of a soldier as well as situations. and the BEST PART OF THIS GAME. ITS REPLAY VALUE!! It has 2 different story mode endings, you basically pick what you want to do, and at the end of the game i can bet that you'll be like.. "Omg" lol.

Thanks to spec ops I feel like Call of duty missed out on being truly deep into the action. it starts in the mind first, not the gun!

BEST army title i have ever played. I lovedddd the story mode and even anyone who watched me play couldnt look away! Please make another following this! lol

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Play. This. Game.

posted by 40kfreak (VIENNA, VA) Aug 5, 2012

Member since Feb 2010

11 out of 13 gamers (85%) found this review helpful

This is a game you NEED to play, too many reviews for this lean towards the "Its not gearz lolol" argument, which is entirely true but doesn't mean it deserves a lower rating at all. Control-wise it's passable, not as polished as gears so I can see where some people are coming from in that regard. However in terms of gameplay and plot Spec Ops: the Line is the thematic antithesis of gear of war, which is the reason I'm giving this game a 10. In gears of war you have one-dimentional characters in a situation where the moral right of the protagonist is assured, regardless of the situation. Spec Ops on the other hand deals with the harsh reality of war, how it strips our romanticized idealization of war and violence and throws the terror, brutality, confusion, and meaninglessness in the player's face. Every single action you take feels as though it carries emotional weight and shocks you out of your comfort zone. I really can't stress how much you should experience this game.

"Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates." -Ernest Hemingway

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Very surprised!!

posted by Tubs12 (TRINIDAD, CO) Jun 29, 2012

Member since Sep 2010

10 out of 12 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

When I first saw the trailer for this game I figured it was another take on killing COD. When I started playing however I soon realized that it was nothing like it. It reminded me alot of Gears Of War but also Ghost Recon:Future Soldier with its feel to the game. What I really enjoyed is its choice of how you want the game to play out. Wether it be killing the prisoner or letting him live both have some consequences and achievements. Overall I am very happy with the game also it's lack of repetition which is refreshing. NOTE!! For all the "achievement hogs" it is a very easy 1000 gamerscore (if you don't mind a little replay for the difficulty achievements)

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