"...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.
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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You really need to play this. Spec Ops: The Line is a good game, a standard third person shooter featuring health recovery and moving from cover to cover like 85 % of the game. Just the average "gears of war" third person shooter. It is not bad, but not perfect either. It is fun, no big problems except some minor bugs from time to time. The thing is, you are not playing this for the gameplay mechanics. It's the story that you are looking for. If you take the time to check some screenshots or playing it for the first hour you'll think this is just another war game with all those cliches from the movies, videogames or anything war related. Of course, this is not. There are lots of good games with bad stories and bad games with great stories, but there are not so many games with deep messages that will touch your pure soul. When you remember Spec Ops you won't remember how cool was to use the shotgun against your enemy soldiers, you will just remember all that emptiness inside of you.
The combat is awesome along with an amazing plot about a soldier (he would end up with PTSD after all of the trauma in the game, probably). The down side of this game is leaving a uncertain feeling for the player at the end, and confusing whether we have been playing an honourable soldier, or just a maniac killer.
Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person tactical shooter that does an excellent job of portraying the grim reality of war in a unique setting that seamlessly mixes desert and concrete jungle. One minute you are fighting through a sandstorm, the next you are hundreds of feet in the air, dangling from a zip line. The visuals are simply breathtaking, and the shooting is very enjoyable. My only gripe with the game is a somewhat cumbersome cover system that was not as smooth as I would have liked. All in all, a fantastic game!
In Spec Ops: The Line, you play as the captain of a squad who needs to find a missing person. The whole story is one of the most interesting for a shooter that I have seen for a while. The sound is good. The combat though is a bit painful. Getting to cover is often a challenge. There are some objects "hidden" here and there. However they are shining, so they are not that hidden. However, they all add a little something to the story. It is most of the time conversation that important people in the story had before the events. The game is not that long, maybe few hours long and there is no replay value, so I would only recommend a rental instead of a buy. But it still worth to be played.
This game has something going for it that you will never be able to put your finger on and when you do, it will hit you hard. Its a good shooter, interesting enough to make you keep playing and as you see the story unfold, a realization sets in, a realization that will either make you feel glad that you picked this game up or the opposite. I would highly recommend this game to everyone who loves a nice story and some twists. The twists will make you question, they will make you discuss this game after its over and in my book, not many games can do that. As a bonus, the game has good graphics, solid gun play and multiple endings. A second playthrough of this game, will make your experience richer. Get out, get shooting and enjoy the ride this has to offer.
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