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GF Rating
7.5

5055 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

eh..its ok

posted by adamgg (SEALY, TX) Sep 10, 2012

Member since Dec 2009

this game is fun but to me really i dont think it lives up to the rep of wajt it says. i dont find this gae any difreent from any other shooter i ever played. but it is a fun game.

good..ok grapics and gameplay is pretty cool i like h ow you can shopot a windown and have sand come flying out to kill someone and i like how he runs and gets into cover so its fater then haveingf to press a button

bad..well this game was lacking realistic play like shooting wood cover and makeng it go down and another thing i didnt like was the ammo you got for a gun was judy horrible.

but overall the game is def worth a rent.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Call of Duty meets Gears of War

posted by luckyberry (BARBOURSVILLE, WV) Aug 31, 2012

Member since Jul 2010

It isn't anything revolutionary, but The Line offers a solid albeit flawed third person shooter. The shooting mechanics are some of the best I've seen in a third person shooter, but the weapons all feel very similar. The Line tries to mimic other Triple-A titles by offering some on the rails segments, but they are easily the weakest parts of the game. The lack of squad commands is disconcerning with the friendly A.I being just plain awful. It may seem as if I have more bad to say then good, but honestly this is a really solid game. The story is suberb, with an excellent twist at the end. The graphics and sound get the job done. Replay value is moderate due to the fact that throughout the game you can make some choices, and you may want to replay to see how something else played out. While not as polished as Gears of War, Spec Ops: The Line is still a solid game.
Gameplay-8
Multiplayer-N/A (didn't play it)
Story-9
Longevity-7.5
Presentation-8
Sound-9
Graphics-9
Overall-8

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A unique masterpiece

posted by DanNaruto1 (CHANNAHON, IL) Aug 29, 2012

Member since Aug 2010

Spec Ops: The Line is one of those rare games where the story nearly eclipses the gameplay. There is some powerful imagery throughout the game that will stay with you long after you’ve played it, and the choices throughout add to the replay factor because you’ll want to go in and see what would have happened if you had made a different decision. There are a couple of helicopter missions that feel a bit tacked on, and it can be difficult to tell friend from foe (probably by design), but for the most part the campaign moves along at a fast clip, driven by dialogue and discoverable narrative intelligence in the form of audio logs.

Disturbing does not necessarily mean bad, as there have been plenty of movies, television shows, and books with disturbing scenes in them (I’m looking squarely at you, Joffrey Baratheon) that while troubling, can still be entertaining. Spec Ops: The Line takes that truly to heart, delivering an experience here that recalls Apocalpyse Now and combines it with our own military troubles in the Middle East and sets it on a backdrop of shifting sand.

While we definitely wouldn’t recommend this game for children, it is a highly provocative and cerebral game. It feels strange to use the word “enjoyable” here, but this is definitely a game worth playing, even if just for the story alone.

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