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Spec Ops: The Line
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
June 26th, 2012
Release Date (UK):
June 29th, 2012
Online Players:
2K Games
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on PC and 360;

About Spec Ops: The Line

2K and German developer Yager are resurrecting the Tom Clancy-like series with this military shooter set in a near-future Dubai.



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A deeply engaging narrative set in a unique sand-dusted Dubai, Spec Ops: The Line is a terrific adventure that lacks a bit in the gameplay department. It's certainly worth a spot in your summer playlist.

We like

  • Terrific narrative
  • Excellent level design
  • Solid ally and enemy A.I.

We dislike

  • Mediocre controls
  • Cover system is hit or miss
  • Graphics feel a bit dated

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Have you ever wanted to play a military shooter with a heart? Well, Spec Ops: The Line’s heart is a bloody mess and players are rewarded with an intense, often squeamish adventure that is all about the fight for human survival. It’s safe to say that the gameplay won’t win any awards, and it certainly feels like any number of shooters. But it’s effective enough, and luckily the story—more impo...

Spec Ops: The Line News

  • E3 2014 to feature new IP from Spec Ops developer

    A recent tweet from Germany-based developer Yager indicates that the company will be showcasing a brand new game at E3 2014. We're showing a new game/IP with Grey Box @E3 If you want to see it, please contact shaun [@] Boy, are we excited ;) — YAGER Development (@YA...

  • Spec Ops developer working on AAA free-to-play military shooter

    Several job listings have cropped up on Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager’s website, affirming that the studio is indeed working on a new free-to-play military shooter. Spotted by CVG, the job listings pertain to a multitude of positions, ranging from senior 3D artist to senior multiplay...

  • Spec Ops: The Line goes free for PS Plus members this week

    A new month means PlayStation Plus members can add some new free games to their Instant Game Collection. To kick things off right, one of last year's most critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 titles, Spec Ops: The Line, will be available as a free download this week for PS Plus subscribers in the Unit...

  • Spec Ops: The Line now featuring co-op modes

    Spec Ops: The Line featured a full single-player and multiplayer experience, but it now includes a  two-player cooperative game mode free of charge. 2K Games intends to complement the already-existing single-player experience with the addition of this co-op mode. This mode includes four missio...

  • Spec Ops: The Line launch trailer released

    2K Games today released the launch trailer for Spec Ops: The Line, the third-person military shooter hitting store shelves on Tuesday, June 26. The trailers shows off the powerful and maddening experience players can expect as they battle their way through a sandstorm-ravaged Dubai. The trailer ...

  • Spec Ops: The Line multiplayer trailer

    2K Games has unwrapped a new multiplayer-centric trailer for Spec Ops: The Line, showcasing a four-on-four gunfight between two factions: The Damned and The Exiles. Check it out below. Spec Ops: The Line hits PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in the U.S. on June 26, and hits Europe on...

  • Spec Ops: The Line gets story trailer

    2K Games has unveiled a new, story-centric trailer for upcoming shooter Spec Ops: The Line. Check it out below. Spec Ops: The Line hits PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in the U.S. on June 26, and hits Europe on June 29. Players hop into the boots of Captain Martin Walker, who al...

  • Spec Ops: The Line release date announced

    2K Games has slapped a June 26 U.S. release date on Spec Ops: The Line, as well as confirming the game will show up internationally on June 29. In addition, the publisher has confirmed a slew of in-game bonus content for those who pre-order the game from participating retailers. The extra cont...

  • Spec Ops: The Line gameplay trailer

    2K Games has released a new gameplay trailer for Spec Ops: The Line. The new trailer was created in response to community requests for more gameplay footage of the upcoming modern military shooter. Check it out below: ...

  • Spec Ops: The Line dated

    Spec Ops: The Line will be released in spring 2012 for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360, 2K has announced. The game has been out of the limelight for well over a year now, and sees players hopping into the shoes of soldier Captain Walker of the U.S. Delta Squad.  Walker’s on a mission to ...

Spec Ops: The Line Features

  • Community Opinion: Spec Ops: The Line is as subtle as a sandstorm, and far from a thoughtful critique

    The surreal ruins of a contemporary Dubai is reason to at least give Spec Ops: The Line a shot. An oasis of modernity and cosmopolitan civilization completely ravaged by a violent turn of sandstorms and war - it’s a captivating piece of fiction. Repelling down Dubai's glass skyscrapers in glin...

  • PS3 Game of the Month: June 2012

    We don’t know how things are across the pond right now, but over here in good ‘ol Blighty, it’s been the wettest June on record, flash floods are sweeping the region, and if you have a butcher’s outside your window the sky is coated in a perpetual grey blanket. Ah, the Britis...

  • 2K Games interview: Nolan North 'flexes his muscles' in Spec Ops: The Line

    In our most recent interview, Joseph Fait spoke with Cory Davis, the Lead Designer at 2K Games, about what players have to look forward to in Spec Ops: the Line. Davis also touches on the inspirations of the story and what Nolan North brought to the table in his voice acting performance. PlayStat...

  • Review Roundup: Spec Ops: The Line

    Can a new IP step into a modern militaristic, brown and gray environment and still feel new and fresh? These are the problems -- or perceptions, at least -- that 2K’s Spec Ops: The Line was up against, and by the looks of it, has overcome. In our review, we said that Spec Ops: The Line might ...

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