Spec Ops: The Line is a provocative, cinematic third-person military shooter that challenges players' own morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable depravity where brutal life-or-death choices take them on a journey into the heart of darkness. The setting is Dubai - once a playground for the world's wealthiest elite, it has been reclaimed by Mother Nature, buried underneath the most devastating sandstorm ever recorded. Spec Ops: The Line allows gamers to play as Captain Martin Walker, leader of an elite Delta Force team ordered to infiltrate the treacherous region and bring home U.S. Army Colonel John Konrad. Players must use a variety of combat tactics, authentic military weaponry and the environment to survive. Spec Ops: The Line offers Dynamic Sand that can be used to thwart foes. A well placed shot can cause an avalanche of sand, but sand has no loyalty and can help or hinder the mission. The deep storyline mixed with ferocious combat situations, make Spec Ops: The Line a must-play game.
Elite counter-terrorism agents lead the way, into a modern-military heart of darkness, as the gritty Spec Ops series returns to action in 2012. In the unflinching style of its PC predecessors, The Line challenges players to accomplish missions through third-person squad tactics; surveillance, stealth, and bloody firefights. The narrative poses challenges as well, in a progression of desperate circumstances and lose-lose moral dilemmas. Battles take place in an abandoned desert city, where players' efforts are complicated by sand that covers buildings and blows through the streets. For opulent Dubai, the apocalypse is now, as massive windstorms have buried the city beneath millions of tons of sand. With the assistance of the U.S. Army, most of the metropolis was successfully evacuated, but Colonel John Konrad remained behind with his squad. Konrad's unit has now been isolated by the sandstorms, and is feared lost. The players' objective is to find the missing soldiers and -- if possible -- bring them back home. The sand-filled city poses unusual dangers, but also opportunities, for special operatives who can hide in the obscuring winds, or smother enemies beneath a triggered avalanche.
- June 26, 2012
- PC Games
- Take 2