Spec Ops: The Line - Preview

No image found Cover Art
Format:
.box_heights { width: 610px; margin-bottom: 30px; }

Release Date: 19/06/2012

We preview Spec Ops The Line on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360

The games market is crammed with outstanding shooters and most of them are huge sellers, too. So any developer looking to bring a new entry to the genre needs to carve its own unique niche. Step out of the shadows Spec Ops The Line, a third-person thriller that brings the true 'horror' of war kicking and screaming to the forefront.

Inspired by the brilliant 1979 movie Apocalypse Now and its source novel, Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness, The Line is a brooding, nerve-shredding shooter that marries tactical gunplay to the raw survival instincts of Resident Evil. But there aren't any ghosts or zombies lurking in its dark and sandy corridors; the terror in this game is of the real, very human kind. Scared? You should be petrified...

Third-person shooter with consequences Spec Ops the Line at GAME

Hello, Dubai

While games like Call Of Duty and Battlefield focus on the chaos of the battlefield, The Line devotes its energies to crafting a terrifying adult story. You star as an army captain who is packed off with two fellow troops to Dubai to investigate the whereabouts of a missing US colonel called Konrad (note the literary reference). A year prior to the narrative, Dubai had been ravaged by a vicious sandstorm, forcing the nation to call America for help. But while Konrad was the man sent in as a saviour, he hasn't been heard of or seen since. Cue one big, scary mystery...

As you enter the ruins of Dubai, it is very clear that Konrad has gone stark raving bonkers and established a violent yet primitive dictatorship over the city's survivors. Lawbreakers are hung from scenery, deadly warnings are scrawled on broken buildings, and opponents are brutally tortured, their screams echoing out of battered speakers that are strewn throughout the dusty environs. It's a far cry from the sunny paradise that's popular with holidaymakers today.

Dubai is the setting for the bleak Spec Ops the Line on PS� Xbox 360 and PC at GAME

War Games

Its developer has already declared this game to "explore the dark realities of war" while placing players "in difficult situations where the line between right and wrong become increasingly blurred". And its many trailers have shown stark and disturbing scenes of hostages being executed, and piles of haggard corpses propped up against decaying walls.

In one gut-wrenching scenario, you encounter two prisoners hanging from a bridge, and with Konrad's menacing tones delivering orders through crackling speakers, you're charged with deciding which of the two men is to die - or, if you're brave (and/or foolish), trying to take out the hidden sniper.

With its battered, sun-scorched setting, eerie locales and realistic fire-fights, Spec Ops The Line is a raw and unflinching experience. Gun ammunition is at a premium, and you can't recharge your health like you do in Call Of Duty. There are hard decisions to make as the story unfolds, and some of its set-pieces are amazing. Just be warned though: Spec Ops The Line is a game that wants to do more than thrill you - it wants to haunt you too.

Show more Show less

Pegi Rating:

Suitable for people aged and over.

Genre

Shooter

Customer Rating:

No rating yet

SKU:

Previews-170596

We offer FREE delivery on all UK orders, plus competitive postage costs on EU and international shipping on orders fulfilled by GAME.

Delivery type Delivery Time Cost
UK Preorders up to £99.99 (Royal Mail 1st Class) 1 to 2 working days FREE
UK Preorders over £100 (DPD Tracked) 1 working day FREE
UK orders up to £74.99 (Royal Mail 1st Class) 1 to 2 working days FREE
UK orders £75 - £149.99 (Hermes Tracked) 2 to 3 working days FREE
UK orders over £150 (DPD Tracked) 1 working day FREE
Next Day (pre 10am* - DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £11.95 per order
Next Day (pre 12pm* - DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £5.95 per order
UK orders Express (Paid Upgrade - DPD Tracked) 1 working day £3.95 per order
UK orders Saturday (Paid Upgrade - DPD Tracked) Order between Thursday 3.30pm and Friday 3pm £9.00 per order
UK orders Sunday (Paid Upgrade - DPD Tracked) Order between Thursday 3.30pm and Friday 3pm £9.00 per order
Click & Reserve (Order online, pick up in store) 2 hours from order FREE
Click & Collect (Order and Pay online, delivered to store) 1 to 2 working days FREE
Order in Store (Home or Store Delivery) 2 to 3 working days FREE
For items ordered from Marketplace sellers, please refer to their specific delivery types, times and cost

Order before 3pm for same day dispatch. Monday to Friday, except on Bank Holidays. Order after 3pm Friday to 1pm Sunday for Sunday dispatch (DPD & Click & Collect>£100 only) except on Bank Holidays, where the order will be dispatched on the next working day.
Digital purchases are excluded from the total order value.
All delivery times are estimated lead times and are not guaranteed

Working day definition: Monday-Friday (Excludes Weekends and Bank Holidays)

To see all of our delivery options click here

Sign up for a GAME Reward Account online for FREE, via the GAME App or in your local store.
Earn points whenever you trade-in or buy at GAME. Use your points to save on the stuff you want in-store.

2% points back

2% points back

On all purchases

1% points back for any game traded in

1% points back

For any game traded in

Extra Points

Earn accolades to

Unlock extra points

Join Today - 12 Months for £36


Join GAME elite today and earn up to five times more Reward points with GAME Elite - Our new and exclusive membership service from GAME. With extra points and more cash to spend, this deal is seriously on point.

Our promise to you - you can’t lose – join today and if you receive less points back from purchases than the fee you have paid for your membership for 12 months, we will give you the difference back in points.

Receive exclusive deals and offers and we will even send you a gift around your birthday.


Key Benefits:
  • 10% points back on all physical games, merchandise and accessories
  • 4% points back on all consoles, PC, VR, phones and tablets
  • 2% points back on trade-in and digital
  • Exclusive deals and offers
  • Birthday gift
  • Our promise to you – you can’t lose


    Terms and conditions apply

    Please note: You will not receive Reward points for your purchase of GAME Elite Membership