Spec Ops: The Line [Download]
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Spec Ops: The Line is a new original title from 2K Games that features provocative and gripping Third-Person modern military Shooter gameplay designed to challenge players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made. Features include, a gripping, storyline reminiscent of Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness but set in a ruined Dubai, tactical squad-based Delta Force gameplay throughout a horizontally and vertically oriented world, devastating sandstorms which can be used in combat, a variety of multiplayer modes and maps, and deep support featuring two factions.
Make Your Choices in the Face Cataclysm and War
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 evacuation. 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.
Spec Ops: The Line is an action-packed Third-Person Shooter that delivers heart pounding physically close combat through a squad-based play mechanic. Players lead a team of three characters, Captain Martin Walker, Lieutenant Adams and Sergeant Lugo. Each character has his own distinct personality and specialized skills, and the mature story they each play a role in explores the dark side of war in a realistic way, in which there are no good outcomes, only hard choices. As missions are completed more advanced weapons and equipment are made available. In addition, the desert environment of Dubai is brought into the game in a unique way with stunning visuals, and dynamic sandstorms that actively effect level designs, and which can be used to help and hinder progress. The vertical interiors of Dubai high rise buildings also provide tactical advantages and risks that can used be by players. Multiplayer campaigns bring new modes and unusual situations and environments to expand the single player experience.
Key Game Features
- A new portrayal of the Military Shooter experience with twisting narrative uncertainties.
- Action packed third-person oriented 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.
- A destructive sand element provides new gameplay experiences including sand avalanches, and powerful, disorienting sandstorm combat.
- Deep and addictive team-focused multiplayer experience
- Experience a variety of game modes such as classic deathmatch, team deathmatch, and "Rally Point", as well as a unique new mode called "Buried"
- Featuring sandstorms and sand avalanches - you must utilize both to your advantage to succeed. Take out opponents unable to find cover during the storms. Shoot out sand deposits to bury your opponent alive.
- Class-based progression system split across two unique factions: The Damned and The Exiles.
- Each faction has four classes and one unique class. Unique classes provide important gameplay bonus for the player's team.
- Unlock new perks, weapons, gear and challenges, and more as you progress up the ranks.
- Play across a variety of Dubai-based maps. Experience intense vertical combat in the world's most opulent ruins.
Command a Delta Force team.
Devastating sand elements.
Weapons, gear & challenges.
Faction based multiplayer action.
|Minimum Specifications:||Recommended Specifications:|
|OS:||Win 7, Vista and XP|
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 equivalent||2.4 GHz Quad Core processor|
|RAM:||2 GB||3 GB|
|Hard Drive:||6 GB|
|Video Card:||nVidia GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600XT||nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX / ATI Radeon HD 4850|
|Additional Info:||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 Redistributable|
Steam account required for game activation and installation.
"Product only available for US distribution. Quantity limits may apply."
|Hard Disk:||none specified|
Platform: PC Download
Top Customer Reviews
But do not let all that fool you. This game is amazing.
I was lured into reading more about it after I saw amazon had it on sale for 50% off. After hearing glowing reviews of the games story, I grew high expectations for the game.
They were exceeded in every way.
The games graphics are lovely, only marred by slightly off talking animations (they seem slightly rigid). The detail on the pc version outshines the ps3 and xbox versions by miles. The game is running the Unreal 3 engine, and it is the best use of the engine I have seen yet (to the point where I did not actually recognize the engine for the first half of the game). Your character looks excellent (which is good considering you will be staring at him for the entire game), full of small details you only notice if you look closely. As the game goes on, your character becomes more and more beat up, wounds covering him and sand caking onto his blood. It is very impressive visually.
Also helping the wonderful graphics along is the art style. Normally I would not expect a realistic modern shooter to have any kind of an art style at all, but this game does. It takes place in a sand-flooded almost vacant Dubai, letting the designers create beautiful landscapes with contrasting colors that give the entire area a surreal feeling.Read more ›
If you're tired of the Call of Duty and Battlefield-esque Hollywood blockbuster games and like good stories, look no further. This game is a must play, simply put.
1. Story: 10/10
The story is highly original by video game standards (although it has been seen in a very popular movie and a classic book). The writers, however, did an amazing job at adapting it for a modern day combat situation, the pace is perfect, the tone is extremely dark. Overall, it's just extremely thought provoking: as a soldier in Delta Force, it's up to you and your squad to evacuate the city of Dubai after it has been pummeled by monstrous sandstorms for the past six months. However, as you get deeper into the city, you realize the situation isn't as cut-and-dry as you thought, and it will come down to you to make some tough decisions. The story primarily unfolds as you progress through the game, giving you no additional information outside of what your character sees and hears. However, there are a few "intelligence items" scattered throughout each level, ranging from tape recordings to dolls, which provide additional (often chilling) narration and back story to the already emotionally charged atmosphere.
2. Gameplay: 7/10
Unfortunately, the Gameplay is the weakest part of this Game. It's just generic compared to other titles in the genre; run behind cover, take shots at the enemy, find your next cover position, etc. You're limited to two weapons, with an available assortment of P90's, UMP-45's, Scout Sniper Rifles, M249's, SCAR-H's, etc, which you'll need to loot from your dead enemies. You're teamed up with two squadmates, but only have very limited control over them, which reduces any strategic element the game may have had.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this game, but keep getting shoot etc. a lot. Sure it's my fault.Published 17 days ago by David A. Bower
Wow, what a great game. I thought this was going to be some generic shooter. Turned out to be a game I will remember for many, many years.Published 1 month ago by Eric
Damn this a dark and compelling game. Definitely worth a play through!Published 2 months ago by Dudercheeto
On a rail the whole time. Poor AI. Gets very boring quickly. Not sure if I can force myself to finish.Published 5 months ago by J. Reese
Some parts of the game are hard to understand but, it is definitely worth buying if you are interested in the modern war genre of video games.Published 5 months ago by James
Rather boring after a few hours. Neat story but the game play just gets repetitive and boring. Play it if you like the CoD games.Published 5 months ago by JRLloyd