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


Worth it for the storyline alone

slavakoy | July 18, 2015 | See all slavakoy's reviews »

The shooting mechanics are serviceable but not great, and no gameplay mechanic sets this apart from any other modern war shooter. The highlight, and focal point, of this game is the storyline, and this one. is. brilliant. It builds up beautifully to deliver a spectacular 1-2 punch straight to your stomach, while also managing to deliver an overarching point in a way few games have ever managed. And without giving too much away, in a way even the generic shooter mechanics are a spectacular part of the narrative. I've played and replayed this game on the strength of its story alone. The gameplay is good enough to carry you through the emotional roller-coaster the narrative successfully creates.


This game is....bad

Kane987245 | June 19, 2015 | See all Kane987245's reviews »

I know it is not the best shooter in the world but this game STILL had a bunch of bugs and glitches the ruins experience for me. Overall feels like a generic shooter with little to not replay value. Once you are done, it is not a game that gives you much to go back to or explore. I am sure some effort went into the game, but it is not something i would be proud of playing.


Intriguingly Different

ph03n1x_sa | June 10, 2015 | See all ph03n1x_sa's reviews »

I'm not sure how I ended up buying Spec Ops: The Line, but right before I did, I stumbled upon numerous positive reviews. When I started the game, however, I was a little disappointed in the fact that it played like a generic 3PS/military-based game with a fairly linear storyline. Thankfully, after sticking it out, it took on a much different feel, with you, the antagonist, making decisions that would ultimately influence the game's ending. While the graphics at certain points are on par with what you'd expect, you won't care too much about it once you've become fully engrossed in your choices on each following mission. I would thoroughly recommend this game, it's both exciting and thought-provoking.


Not what you'd expect

gamma_rad | June 10, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »

A great game, While it starts out, and plays mostly as a generic third person shooter, the game excels at one thing most games in the genre have left behind - Storyline. I wont spoil the plot for you, but suffice to say this is great. the little details, the conversations between NPCs, the subtle hints which are made apparent at second throughways, this game has masterfully executed its story. Other than the amazing storyline, this game is fairly generic, especially in terms of mechanics - but its all part of the story.


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