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Spec Ops: The Line
8.6 out of 10

Spec Ops: The Line

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Overall 8
8.0

Spec Ops: The Line

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: After all the door kicking, screaming, blindfire, grenade tossing, and turret handling, a soldier always walks away from battle alive with a strong moral compass intact. This last detail is the most disparate departure from reality that modern military shooters make.
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30 Reviews in 30 Days, Day 1 – Spec Ops: The Line

Everyday Gamers
18 September 2012
  • Excerpt: So, the day has finally come. For the second time since joining the Everyday Gamers, I have challenged myself to do 30 Reviews in 30 Days. As I have done this before, I know it can be done, but it is still a challenge.
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Overall 8
8.0

Spec Ops: The Line Review

GamerNode
17 August 2012
  • Summary: There were moments when I'd laugh not out of humor, but discomfort.
  • Pros: Troubling, heavy themes and narrative
  • Cons: Troubling, heavy themes and narrative
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Overall 8
8.0

Spec Ops: The Line review

GamesRadar
14 August 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s nothing wrong with violence in video games. It is, after all, pretend. You’re not killing someone; you’re firing if/then statements out of texture-wrapped polygons into skeletal meshes until the in-game physics kick in. There’s no reason to feel bad or reflect; it’s all a puppet show.
  • Pros: Interesting, well-developed characters, The engaging narrative is bold, and flies in the face of its contemporaries, Beautiful locations and fantastic set piece battles
  • Cons: The spotty cover system, Sand amounts to being nothing more than an explosive barrel, Controls aren’t strong enough to make multiplayer worthwhile
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Overall 8
8.3
Design 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.3
Storyline 8
8.0

Spec Ops: The Line

GameTrailers
8 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Spec Ops: The Line is technically a continuation of a tactical shooter series that started on the PC platform in the late ‘90s, but this sequel significantly deviates from standard operating procedure.
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Spec Ops: The Line Review

VideoGamer.com
1 August 2012
  • Excerpt: It's pretty fitting that Spec Ops: The Line borrows both fonts and HUD decals from Gears of War. After a sexy menu that bleats out a whiny Hendrix-esque version of The Star Spangled Banner, the game's first sequence is a turret section that looks, sounds and feels exactly like Epic's chunky...
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Spec Ops: The Line

NZGamer.com
9 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Dubai? It's toast. Buried under tonnes of sand. There are people still there, though, and their story is..
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Overall 8
8.0

Spec Ops: The Line Review: An Earnest Take on the Depravity of Man

1UP
3 July 2012
  • Summary: An anti-war experience in the guise of an action game.
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Overall 9
9.0

Spec Ops: The Line

DarkStation
27 June 2012
  • Conclusion: You could be forgiven for thinking that Spec Ops was released two or three years ago, but one thing that can’t be misconstrued is that if it had, we’d all still be talking about it today.
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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
27 June 2012
  • Summary: Spec Ops: The Line is a game rife with contrast. In the sandstorm-wracked city of Dubai, refugees huddle in crude shanties erected in the opulent atriums of luxury hotels, and soldiers construct rough outposts in swanky rooftop clubs.
  • Pros: Engrossing amalgam of art and architecture, Memorable moments, both humorous and shocking
  • Cons: Stiff movement mechanics, Relentless killing overrides moral dilemmas
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