Conclusion: When I read a blurb on the net about Shadow Ops: Red Mercury being the closest thing I could get to BlackHawk Down in a videogame, I was stoked. I searched town for a used copy and brought it home for $19. The game is a very good experience and well worth my twenty bill. Aside from several poor aspects of the game, it maintains a solid footing through most of the single player experience. Exactly what I was after.
Conclusion: Once again, Atari has released a game that could have been great, but isn't. Plagued with bugs, bad AI, and horrible graphics, Shadow Ops is another $50 game that is worth $10 at best. The game plays like Rainbow Six with no AI. It claims to be squad based, but your squad just kind of runs with you and maybe take a few shots here and there.
Conclusion: War games are becoming more popular now days, and it seems every company is throwing out their own army game. Atari wanted to get a piece of the pie, and has published Zombie’s Shadow Ops: Red Mercury. Now, Atari is known for rushing out buggy products, like DRIV3R and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Will Shadow Ops prove that Atari does publish some good games, or will it just add fuel to anti-Atari fire? Find out in my review of Shadow Ops: Red Mercury.
Conclusion: I give it a 8.5 - Good first person shooter with some great scenery. They really should go to a check-point save system, instead of having to play the damn mission all over again (if you screw-up). Just makes for better flow of game play and not so boring. Playing the same thing over and over again just doesn't make sense when all the great games are using a check-point save system already. Why don't these guys?
Conclusion: I'll make this brief. I think Shadow Ops has a fantastic singleplayer game, one of the best FPS available for Xbox. The Xbox Live implementation is iffy, but that's not where the developers focused. If you're looking for a great singleplayer experience, buy this game. On a scale of 0 to 10, I'd give it a 9.3. I am grading the singleplayer experience. p.s.
Summary: This game took me back to the old times of Novalogic's Delta Force, which besides their voxel-shading adventure, wasn't that great of a FPS, only diferent for using special forces equipment. Shadow-Ops is very similar, like an update for the modern times. Throughout the game, the enemies rush you, coming up from the same locations, announcing their positions: often I would just step in an area, know the enemy would be around a corner, throw a grenade, and move on,...
D. R. Silvester "Clandestine Knowledge Seeker", amazon.co.uk
30 May 2006
Summary: Everyone who owns an Xbox is aware of the huge number of First person shooters available. I own quite a few, but have played none better than Shadow Ops Red Mercury. The atmosphere created by the cut scenes and general gameplay is very gritty, if feels like being in a real warzone. Stealth and cunning is the order of the day, go running in all guns blazing and you'll be dead quickly. There is an excellent feature where you can lean around corners to blast enemies.
kick ass fps, woprth every penny watever the price!!!
Dom "Dom", amazon.co.uk
11 August 2005
Summary: i bought this game with mixed expectations and i was overly impressed. i cudnt rip myself away from this game, yeh the story is a bit dated and lets face it sh*t, but the game is incredible. starting off in a black hwak down somalia esque surronding is when u realise that this is not quite your ordinary fps, i slight edge of tactics must be used, if u run in guns blazing ur f*cked.
Summary: I have never written an on line review before, but having purchased this game a month ago i've played nothing else since, and i feel compelled to do so. One of the mysteries about this game is the fact i had never heard of it. It makes nobody's top ten games in listmania and yet i think it just might be the finest FPS ever. Better than Halo? yes i think it is.
Summary: This is a fantastic first person shooter with great atmosphere and loads of action. Many parts are like Black Hawk Down, but there is plenty of diversity in the environments, from Jungle to City, even on a train. The sound is fantastic, often making me jump out of my skin (particularly if I'm using headphones), graphics are detailed and smooth, enemy AI is smart (most of the time) and lifespan - well, many games fob you off with a dozen or so levels - not here - 25 long...