Spec Ops: The Line

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Spec Ops: The Line is an action-packed Third-Person Shooter that delivers heart pounding physically close combat through a squad-based play mechanic.





  • Digital Tribe
  • 11/7/2013
  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese
Blood and Gore
Intense Violence
Strong Language
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 be used by players. Multiplayer campaigns bring new modes and unusual situations and environments to expand the single player experience.
  • 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.
  • Customizable, Class-Based, Cross-Platform Multiplayer on Steam between PC and Mac
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Windows Requirements:
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
Important Notes:
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Windows version.

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  1. Apocalypse yesterday
    by Alleycat, France - Sep 17th 2014

    Every part of me wanted to enjoy THE LINE, and occasionnaly, while blasting enemy defenses with rock'n'roll music in the apocaliptic Dubai I did, but mostly, playing through the game was a chore. A straight look at the horrors of war with horrendous gameplay mechanics (this one reminds why I hate third person shooters) and rather lousy controls (you use the same button to jump or melee, the spacebar to run or cover). It basically plays like 'Frontline commando', yes the free app, and although the scenery is beautiful and many levels feature a lot of verticality within the broken buildings, it's repetitive as hell, and the mac version is a little glitched with weird performance issues and mouse lag.

    The game had great press and reviews, hailed as the mature alternative to Call of Duty, but besides one great moment around the middle of the game, SPEC OPS is totally streamlined and would play exactly like COD if it was first person (and it would probably be a better game thanks to more reactive controls). The game plays on rails and there are no important choices to be made as advertised. You will be forced to commit atrocities and deep down the story (although inspired by Apocalypse Now) doesn't make much sense and the soldiers are rather flat, with no specific characteristics. There are other games out there that bring criticism to the genre itself and a much more subtle mind♥♥♥♥ (like Bioshock Infinite) with better gameplay, so i suggest you only get this if it's on sell or just watch the youtube movie that compiles all the cinematics so that you know what the fuss is all about.

    PS: Coop and MP are virtually unplayable thanks to the controls (the same button does several actions so half the time it won't work, you'll hit an obstacle when you want to jump or execute a soldier when you want to melee the one next to him) and almost no players are online. Also the game is very sentitive to the hot corners on the mac so you have to deactivate them with a script or work around by adding an extra input key if you don't want to force pause the game when aiming through the barrel, breaking down the action and causing many unnecessary deaths.

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