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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.

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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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  • 76

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Publisher:
2K Games
Developer:
Yager Development GmbH
Genres:
Action, Mac
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Released:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements

PC:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB free
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600XT (256 MB memory)
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include: STEAM Client, Microsoft Direct X, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, Visual C++ 2005 SP1 RedistributableCompatible

Mac:

  • OSX: 10.7.5
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB free
  • Video Card: Radeon HD 4670/4850/4870
  • Sound: Stereo Compatible
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game). Two button Mouse recommended.
Recommended Requirements

PC:

  • OS: Windows Vista/7
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB free
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512+ MB memory)
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include: STEAM Client, Microsoft Direct X, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, Visual C++ 2005 SP1 RedistributableCompatible

Mac:

  • Maverick OSX: 10.7.5
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB free
  • Video Card: - Radeon HD 5670/5750/5770/5870/6630/6750/6770/6970, GeForce 8800/9600/120/130/Quadro FX 5600, GeForce 9400/285/320/330/Quadro FX 4800, GeForce 640/650/660/675/680
  • Sound: Stereo Compatible
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game). Two button Mouse recommended.
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100
War never changes

Gameplay is not so boring or trivial as someone can think: firefights can be quite intensive and enemies will grow aggressive as long as you stay too much behind cover, you can also tell your friends to engage them while you move and flank, ammo and carried weapons are limited so you have to think fast. The story ? Awesome, with some very brutal moments that not everyone will appreciate. Oh and look at the soldier in main menu how he changes as the story unfolds... A must buy !

100
Great Game

Pros: + Amazing story that will immerse you + Great pacing and character development + Gameplay is fun + Graphics are pretty good (not amazing, but you can't really complain) + Nice voice acting + Has multiple endings which makes multiple playthroughs worthwhile Neutral: +/- The AI isn't the best, but it works +/- The gameplay can be a little repetitive and doesn't add anything new to the genre. You take cover, shoot, and maybe throw a grenade Cons: - It's pretty short (Average is around 7 hours. My one playthrough was 5 hours on normal) - [MINOR SPOILER] Some of the choices you make in the game don't actually affect the ending - Not a fan of the controls - Multiplayer is dead for the most part - $30 is kind of overpriced considering what you get Conclusion: Highly recommended game but only on sale. The story is really the main selling point of the game. It is gritty and will have you emotionally invested. Those aspects alone make the game worth buying. However, the gameplay is very generic. It is uninspired and plays no differently from any other third-person shooter. The game does try to use the environment to add variety to the gameplay through things such as sandstorms or allowing sand to fall on enemies. While indeed a nice feature, they are not common or grand enough in order to call the gameplay outstanding. That is not to say playing it is boring but rather that it won't be anything to new to most people. Nonetheless, I enjoyed my time playing the game. I would recommend the getting it for $20 or less.

100
Good Game

Right now, think of the "BEST" war movies that you can, just off the top of your head. You probably got "Apocalypse Now", "Saving Private Ryan", "Full Metal Jacket", maybe even "Come and See". It's weird that all the "fingerquotes" GOOD war movies are decisively anti-war (which, really, any realistic portrayal of the horrors of war will be seen as "anti-war", it's our natural human reaction) - and yet, all of the "fingerquotes" GOOD war video games are Michael Bay-level masturbatory murder-fests that run in the completely opposite direction... Spec Ops: The Line is the kind of game I've been waiting for, for a long time. It is a "GOOD" war game in the sense that "Apocalypse Now" and "Saving Private Ryan" are good war movies. It uses the video game medium to convey the horrors of war and a soldier's descent into madness in a way no movie ever could. Admittedly, it's not the best gameplay you'll ever see... And yet this game has challenged every preconception I had about war crimes, and has completely changed my understanding of the difference between "what is right" and "what is necessary".

90
Great third person shooter. Constant action, and underrated story.

This game is incredible. It's essentially a dissection and satire of video games themselves under the guise of a spunkgargleweewee dudebro action couch shooter. While playing the game, you see a group of gruff, hardened soldiers (stereotypical of those that you would see in CoD or Battlefield) deal with the harsh realities of combat. The combat and story all seem generic, but you will learn that this is intentional. This game really makes you consider the repercussions of your actions, and it forces you to make difficult choices. Make no mistake, however, there are no 'right' choices here... not even 'good' choices. Only bad choices and good choices. Sometimes, you aren't even given a choice. People, for lack of understanding most likely, think that this reduces the impact of the results. If you think this way, you are really missing the point. Go into this game with an open mind and no expectations. I pity anyone who fails to realize this game as the masterpiece that it truly is. If video games were treated as serious forms of media like books or movies, it would be called a must-play, like how The Great Gatsby and 1984, for example, are considered some of the must-reads of literature, and Citizen Kane and 2001: A Space Odyssey are considered some of the must-watches of film. This game is on a level of brilliance only shared by the likes of Half-Life 2 and other landmark games, and is criminally underrated. Although it may be short, with me beating it in 5.3 hours on hard mode, it is well worth it. There is probably also some replay value if you want to see how much your choices don't matter. Don't bother with the multiplayer, it's some tacked on garbage that is dead anyway. I actually feel that the inclusion of multiplayer at all is actually satire that wasn't really intended to be played. Anyway, get this game because it is good.

85
Spec Ops: The Line

Well... It took me only 7 hours to finish the game. Here's what I have to say about Spec Ops The Line: It is what it is... a bloody good Third-Person Shooter game, with a horrifying story/twist of events, nicely made environment/graphics & simple mechanics. I wasn't sure if I was gonna like the game, but I changed my mind later after playing. It was actually good. You go through some serious moments with those two pals you got throughout the whole game (no spoilers!). A lot of shooting, sometimes there are some choices to be made, a somehow big variety of guns, 'scary' environments, a bit of difficulty here and there, a bit of replaybility (due to the choices you can make in the game or for achievements) online CO OP, and there you go... Spec Ops: The Line with a few words. Don't expect spoilers from this review, I'm not gonna ruin it for others that haven't played. For me, the length of the storyline is big factor for every game. This one got less than 8 hours. As you see at the title of my review, it took me only 7 hours and for other people even less. Not impressed by this. Overall, it's a very good game, and you can get some friends to play with you for the Online CO OP part. My rating for Spec Ops The Line: 85/100

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