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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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Publisher:
2K Games
Developer:
Yager Development GmbH
Genres:
Mac
Source:
2K Games
Released:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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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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Reviews for Spec Ops: The Line

100
My review about this game

Playing this game is rather like watching the proverbial train wreck: you'll be horrified, but you can't look away. This is in no way a bad thing. Spec Ops wants to tell a story about soldiers in war. But unlike games such as Call of Duty, it doesn't want you to feel like an awesome, unstoppable killing machine that's fighting terrorism FOR 'MERICA!!! or whatever; it wants you to see that war is not glamorous, awesome, fun, or desirable. It wants you to see the terrible toll that combat can exact on those who experience it. And above all, it wants you to see that in real conflict, there are no "good guys" and "bad guys," and the world is full of gray areas. War is hell, and anyone who goes in will either join the fortunate dead...or have to live with what they've done to survive. The game also offers the clever idea of having drifts of sand piled up on fragile surfaces like windows, which you can shoot out to bury your enemies. It doesn't show up that often, but it's kind of neat when it's there. There's the usual shooter stable of weapons: pistols, heavy pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, etc. They sound good and feel decently punchy, and aiming is never a problem. Most weapons also have an alternate fire mode, which does add a little depth to the combat.

80
Must buy when on sale

Game is highly addictive but short, took me around 4 hours to beat. Enjoyable story, good acting, and fun fast-paced shooting. Choices are mostly not important and don't change the gameplay which I'm not really a fan of, but despite that, the game is highly replayable.

76
Average shooter with an above average story.

I firstly want to say that I recommend this game. Spec Ops: The Line is a third person shooter, and from a gameplay perspective, it is the most average game ever. Nothing stands out. Even the one mechanic they tried using to make it stand out (using sand as an advantage), falls flat on it's face. Really the only redeeming quality of the game is the story. You could maybe argue the events in the story is why the actual gameplay is so average.

95
Better than most movies

Finished this game five times in the past few years. Seen every ending and I'm still enjoying it. The story is not just solid - it's completely original and unpredictable. I doubt there is one single soul that can guess how this game is going to end. What is fascinating is seriousness with which the story is presented. You always have to make tough choices and although not many of them affect the story, being asked to kill or not to kill is something rarely seen in action games. The gameplay is ok, though there is nothing special about it. You just shoot, run and hide, trying not to get killed. Fortunately, great (although totally linear) level design and atmospheric locations always save the game from becoming boring. What is a major flaw, in my opinion, is the fact that the game is very short, and after first playthrough it can be finished in 3-4 hours on the highest difficulty.

90
Extraordinary narrative, but only somewhat fun gameplay

The narrative and plot twist are genuinely incredible. It personally made me see and play videogames in a completely different light, and it's awesome to see a game that truly uses its medium as a way to enhance its narrative. If you're the kind of person who is really into analyzing stories and games in particular, this is a must-buy. However, the gameplay on its own is nothing to write home about. It's fun, surely, and it does (somewhat successfully) attempt to change things up by creating destructable environment, usually in the form of some weak barrier holding sand back. Destroy that barrier, and sand comes pouring in, killing enemies; at certain scripted points, it also changes the geometry of the level. Ultimately, the game shouldn't be bought for its gameplay. It's nothing spectacular, though it is still fun. The narrative, however, is absolutely amazing.

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