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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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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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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 8
8.0

Spec Ops: The Line Review (PS3)

PlayStation LifeStyle
26 June 2012
  • Summary: The summer is here, but before the drought can start, Spec Ops: The Line is the last game you should buy before the heaviest hitters arrive this holiday season.
  • Pros: +Dubai setting and lighting are outstanding., +Sand can be both obstacle and an opportunity.
  • Cons: -Story is all over the place.
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Overall 7
6.6
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 6
6.3
Sound 7
7.1
Multiplayer 6
6.0
Control 7
6.9
Addiction 7
6.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
26 June 2012
  • Excerpt: , the more you realize what developer Yager was trying to do. However, although interesting and even stimulating, the concepts broached within this hectic adventure are mostly missed opportunities.
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Overall 8
7.8

A Powerful But Uneven Descent Into Madness

Game Informer
26 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Concept: Shoot your way into the dark heart of a storm-ravaged Dubai Graphics: The desert setting gives Spec Ops a unique look amongst modern shooters Sound: Though it brings Apocalypse Now to mind, the Vietnam War-era rock is an ill fit for this modern drama Playability: The shooting controls are...
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Overall 8
8.0

Review — Spec Ops: The Line

Techtree
13 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Most modern-day war shooters seem to be caught in a power struggle between innovative gameplay and stellar visuals, while narrative and emotional connect take a backseat. Many gamers seem to be content with settling for satisfying combat with a lacklustre storyline.
  • Pros: Fantastic storyline; Brilliantly captures brutality of war; Looks gorgeous; Co-op DLC to come.
  • Cons: Idiotic control scheme; Multiplayer is almost non-existent; AI is rather dumb.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.4
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 9
8.8

Spec Ops: The Line

Futuregamez.net
12 August 2012
  • Summary: Spec Ops: The Line isn't the best shooter technically, but a thought-provoking storyline and decent multiplayer will have you coming back for more.
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