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GF Rating
7.5

4991 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

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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GF Rating
1

Horrible

What were they thinking

posted by Ffmech17 (CASHMERE, WA) Aug 23, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

This has potential to be a great game, but the developer had to go and ruin it by making it 3rd person.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

run of the mil shooter

posted by HonestGun (DUNKIRK, NY) Aug 8, 2012

Member since Jun 2011

same as any other shooter. take over, shoot, run to over, shoot, order team to attack. rinse and repeat. Story doesn't make much sense. Rent don't buy. hope the info helped.

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