Spec Ops: The Line

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"...it is a great return to the franchise." - gamingtrend.com

"It does not forget the madness of war." - gamestar.de

It's been 6 months since Dubai was wiped off the map by a cataclysmic sandstorm. Thousands of lives were lost, including those of American soldiers sent to evacuate the city. Today, the city lies buried under sand, the world’s most opulent ruin.

Now, a mysterious radio signal is picked-up from Dubai, and a Delta Recon Team is sent to infiltrate the city. Their mission is simple: Locate survivors and radio for Evac. What they find is a city in the grip of war. To save Dubai, they’ll have to find the man at the heart of its madness—Col. John Konrad.

Key Features:

  • A new portrayal of the military shooter experience with twisting narrative uncertainties.

  • Action packed 3rd Person Shooter gameplay provides an up-close and personal view into the brutality and emotion within the combat.

  • Command an intelligent and powerful squad of Delta-Force soldiers in a dangerous and unpredictable combat zone.

  • Cross “The Line” in a mature story that explores the dark side of war, where there are no bright outcomes, only bad or worse choices.

  • Unique Dubai setting strikes the imagination and transports players to a larger-than-life playground for vertical gameplay and stunning visuals.

  • Sand-filled Dubai provides new gameplay experiences including sand avalanches, and powerful, disorienting sandstorm combat.

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Customer reviews


Never Expected Such Majesty

sycomantis1991 | May 15, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »

The first thing you notice is that, even almost three years later, this game still looks gorgeous. Everything is super detailed and the backgrounds are stunning. That's not what makes this game so amazing though. The controls are some of the smoothest I've experienced in a long time, and its been a wile since a shooter felt fresh and fun to play. The major selling point is the story. As a soldier in a desolate foreign country, you experience intense an gripping events that make you question the validity and even humanity of your mission. You see devastating events, meet war torn families, and it all clashes with the views and goals established at the beginning of your experience. If you want a great playing, gorgeous game with a surprisingly intense and thought-provoking story, this is far beyond being worth the price


Shocking story

PlayTyrant | May 5, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »

Wow, I bought this game on sale and all I have to say is that the story is stunning. As others said, not for the week hearted. It's quite rough in terms of explicit content and violence, but it also has that aspect that I love about games and films: a strong message. The gameplay is nothing new, but it works. Enough to keep you entertained a bunch of hours. I found BioShock Infinite (for example) MUCH more linear and boring than this one, even if both are the 'clear the area and move on' type (most of the time). You have to take decisions, shoot, take cover, think... I think this game is a masterpiece, I've never been so shocked with a videogame for a while. RECCOMENDED!


Apocalypse Now 2.0

KingTed | May 1, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Spec-Ops The Line is an Third Person Shooter where we play a soldier who is sent to Dubaï with his squad. The game is pretty average in the gameplay department. The game is linear. You go from one arena to another. Each battle focuses on cover-based shooting mechanics just like any other shooter. The online multiplayer is also similar to what we see in most of the AAA games The game looks good but that’s all. The story is where Spec-Ops really shines. The game’s scenario delivers a truly dark chain of events where our character and his colleagues are confronted with the horrors of war. At the end of the day, Spec-Ops is a less than stellar game that tries more to be a good story than an original game.


A top game

Verlyn | April 2, 2015 | See all Verlyn's reviews »

Spec Ops is amazing. I didn't know much about it but I decided to buy it since it was on sale. What an excellent surprise. The graphics' are gorgeous. They really looked good, ranging from luxury hotels to sandstorms, shooting your way out of a falling building to shooting from a helicopter, the graphics really helped a lot with the immersion. Gameplay wise, I liked it. Not its strongest feat, but it certainly does the job. For anyone with 3rd person shooter experience, I would suggest playing it on Hard. It can get really hard at times, but it is very rewarding once you complete it. The story is what really sets this game apart from other shooters. I have played several 3rd person shooters and I have to say I like this story way better. It kept surprising me and going places other games don't even get close to. I highly recommend this game.


A masterpiece!

Ho0pz4sho | March 28, 2015 | See all Ho0pz4sho's reviews »

This game is like no other. The graphics are beautiful, taking you from open desert areas to narrow streets, from skyscraper rooftops to war-destroyed buildings. The gameplay might be a little bit clunky from times, since the keys are mapped a bit different from what we're used to, but you'll get the hang of it really fast. But the story. The story is the true masterpiece. Based on a novel, it offers an experience that you'll never forget. You'll have to make choices. And those choices will mark your outcome as an in-game character and as a real life gamer. Trust me when I tell you that this game will change the way you see certain aspects. The game also has a multiplayer option. I only recommend it after you've completed the game several times. Yes, several times, because based on your in-game decisions, the game has different story lines and endings. It's a game that everyone should play.