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GF Rating
7.5

5031 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Not your average shooter

posted by RogueWRX (LONE TREE, CO) Jun 28, 2012

Member since Jan 2010

9 out of 11 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

Spec Ops: The Line is the shooter many of us have been waiting for. It isn't just a copycat of the Modern Warfare games, it is definitely original. The game mechanics are very creative, allowing you to use your environment to your advantage through the campaign, such as shooting windows to bury the enemies in sand.

Something different about this game, is that you aren't back shooting Nazis, or Russians or some foreign, faceless enemy. You are against other American soldiers, which has an odd feeling right from the start.

Where The Line really comes to shine, is with the moral choices you have to make along the way. There are multiple times when you have a choice of how to handle a situation, but unlike many games that give you the choice, The Line will show you the consequences of your choices, which makes the story a lot more mature of a concept. It makes you realize what you have done, and there have been a couple choices I've made through the campaign that left me wondering, "What have I done?".

I can't tell how the multiplayer is, because I have not tried it yet, but what I can tell you is that this is a great game, and it should be at the top of your Q.
If you have any doubts about it, try the demo, it gives you a basic feel of how the game is.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

ORIGINALITY SHINES LIKE A GEM!

posted by marshall420 (LEICESTER, NC) Aug 21, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

First off, I had not been able to find many reviews and feedback of this game. Either it didn't want to be found or the company didn't know how well it would launch after its release.

First things first. The story. It is very original! I do not want to give anything away. I will say.. the characters actions and how it plays out, there are consequences to a point of what you do and do not do. Be tactful and strategic in situations, Talk about an emotional connection this game brings to the gamer behind the conroller.

As you progress the game brings and keeps you in the entire time. There's an emotional and psychological connection that keeps me playing and wanting more with a more-than satisfying thirst quencher.

The gameplay, controls, surroundings, environments, scenery, cutscenes, dialogue, voice-acting and textures are all superb.

I have nothing bad to say! This is one of the most intensive-driven and in-depth emotional/psychological character connections I've played in a videogame in the past year at least. It's like nothing I've played as far as a war-related game is concerned too. I cannot compare it to Gears franchise, it just doesn't fit there. I cannot compare it to Modern Warfare, it's on a new level of creativty, imagination and depth all around.

There is level to level, moment after moment of very intense shooting, massive amounts of blood and with each enemy shot and taken down, there is a large amount of blood misting-like that comes gushing out of their bodies.

If you want a new change from the day to day games, I highly recommend this game! I enjoyed it that much! I appreciate you taking the time to read this review. Rate thumps up for positive feedback please.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

SPEC OPS:The Line

posted by jerZhed (FLANDERS, NJ) Jun 27, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

12 out of 16 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Spec Ops is worth a rent. Cool game mechanics, decent story. I have not tried the multiplayer yet. Keep in mind they are planning to release a FREE DLC which is coop version of the campaign. If your still on the fence just play the demo. It will give you a good feel for the game.

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