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GF Rating
7.5

443 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

It keeps you busy until a better shooter comes out

posted by CaptColon (SHIRLEY, NY) Mar 22, 2012

Member since Sep 2005

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I pretty much got this because good or bad I just desperately wanted a shooter on the PS Vita. Thankfully it turned out good. I didn't actually expect to like it this much since I didn't care for the developers' previous games (SOCOM series and MAG).

I like the whole Daily Challenges stuff, but once you beat the level you aren't given the ability to replay it to try to better your score. Also if for some reason you have to quit in the middle of the mission and want to try it again later, you can't because once you quit you just blew your chance for the day (I just learned this the hard way).

It uses the Near app, but I can't tell what it does because apparently nobody around me is playing this.

The online co-op is kinda a missed opportunity imo. They were really pushing the online co-op mode, but to play a new level in co-op you will have had to unlocked it in single player first. I was hoping you could go through it all in co-op and not even worry about playing single player.

The stealth parts are not always so easy. I have a silencer on my pistol, yet when I shoot an enemy in the head and he drops dead his buddies will always hear it and will swarm me. When given the chance you're better off just stabbing them.

I think the game could have used more modes, and I have no clue if they have any future DLC planned for it, but the game as it is, is enough to hold me over until a more full-featured shooter comes out on this thing (which I guess is going to be the new Resistance game in May)

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

My "two cents" review of Unit 13

posted by MacUser (FULLERTON, CA) Apr 3, 2012

Member since May 2006

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Overall, Unit 13 is an above average shooter for the newly released SONY Vita. The graphics, game play, and sound effects are good. There is no real storyline since each mission seems independent of each other. The things that bothered me about Unit 13 were: it takes forever to upgrade your weapons; you have limited weapons customization options; limited weapon loadouts; the game doesn't take advantage of all the Vita's buttons; and the enemy AL seem to score easy hits on you even behind cover. It's a good start for future shooters on the Vita.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Grew on me over time

posted by chuck74 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Mar 11, 2012

Member since Dec 2009

10 out of 11 gamers (91%) found this review helpful

Overview
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This game is from the makers of Socom and Mag so you've got a good idea going in. I played the demo and it was just okay for me. However, I rented the complete game and it really grew on me. It isn't the best thing since sliced bread...but it keeps you entertained. I even decided to keep it.

Pros
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1) first shooter for Vita (cover based 3rd person)
2) missions are bite sized so perfect for portable
3) controls fairly well (still prefer 1st person myself)

Cons
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1) see my comment about prefer 1st person
2) no competitve multiplayer
3) graphics are just okay

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