Excerpt: The Outfit is a game you can’t just push into a corner. Not only because the three main characters would probably give you a major asskicking but also because THQ wanted to melt together elements from strategy and action games in one explosive whole. The result is without a doubt explosive, but whether it’s a whole is a totally different story.
Excerpt: There seems to be a recurring theme in games these days, destruction is good! The more of the environment the player can trash the better, so with games like Full Auto and even the more recent Outfit now landing onto Xbox 360 consoles near you we are presented with one question. Does this make the game next-gen?
Excerpt: The Outfit was stamped with promise from the offset, boasting unserious storytelling, larger than life characters, and a cocktail of action and strategy. It certainly sounds good on paper, but the end product is an unfortunate and unattractive one that – although fun – doesn’t manage to live up to its true potential and looks like the dogs regurgitated dinner (perhaps that’s a little harsh, although this is the 360).
Excerpt: The single player story mode is your basic 12 missions of shooting goodness. The game does well getting the player used to the controls with the first mission dedicated to allowing the user to set up flanking points, driving around in the vehicles, shooting at your enemies and getting used to their special ordering system called Destruction on Demand which is an ordering system where the player can buy guns, vehicles, call reinforcements, which will all be air-dropped...
Summary: With everything it tries to do, only a few of them were actually done right. The RTS share is fun fun fun! The single-player is inexcusable. The destruction and mayhem is visually decent at the beginning but will wear on the gamer after awhile. The squad-commands are bland and nothing to brag about. The Xbox Live is the best part of The Outfit though I find it that people will stop playing Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter for this.
Pros: 8 Player Multiplayer. Xbox Live is great. Neat idea.
Cons: Bad Character models, boring single player. WW2!
Excerpt: THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions.
Conclusion: Well, quite frankly you either give up and turn it off, or you restart and spend another hour getting back to the same point in the level being more mindful of your expenditure. What's the point in having an all out 'Destruction on Demand' war when the points on offer won't buy you more than two tanks in an hour long level? A serious issue in an already flawed game. Oh, and the achievements? Mostly online (dead community) or just plain time consuming.