Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. It is definitely a diamond in the rough, as was the original Chrome. SpecForce offers up some intense firefights, great gameplay, awesome visuals, and astonishing voice actors.
  2. If you love the FPS genre then Chrome Specforce is certainly a worthy contender for your time, just do not expect anything vastly different here. Yes, we did enjoy the original, and this prequel is slightly better, however many will justifiably be left disappointed with the lack of progression that Tachland have made in those two years since Chrome.
  3. At the end of the day the experience, despite how crooked it can appear in parts, is absolutely entertaining. From a budget game, that’s about the best you can ask.
  4. Uninspired and unoriginal, but not entirely without merit.
  5. The final "silver lining" to this entire affair is its price: as a low-cost title, it's absolutely worth your money. TopWare has released this far below the current average for a new PC title, a practice I wish more publishers would adopt.
  6. SpecForce isn’t a terrible game, but it isn’t terribly good either. It’s a competent shooter, but the absence of everything that made its predecessor interesting is mysteriously gone. The graphics are virtually the same and the gameplay has been taken down a notch.
  7. Although the levels are pretty big and they’re full of vegetation, they look, well, dated: some of the textures are really low res, the objects are kind of blocky, there’s no AntiAliasing option in the game and I couldn’t force it from the video drivers either (Catalyst 6.2).
  8. There is amusement to be found here, for those with low expectations. [Oct 2005, p.91]
  9. It’s cause is certainly helped by the price tag, relatively low system requirements and the fact you needn’t have even heard of Chrome to enjoy it. Sadly, though, even if the game did take the series to headier heights, it would still be destined to be ignored and forgotten in a world filled with Half-Life 2, Far Cry and so many other top drawer PC first-person shooters.
  10. The level design and AI is monotonous, but there are some elements where the vehicles come into play and dinosaurs enter the picture (haven’t fought one since Turok) that show glimpses of imagination.
  11. Sure, there are plenty of different touches on the gameplay. But how well-realised are they?
  12. If you're going to acquire this game, do it for the offline mode. You can expect to get about 10 hours out of it, but don't expect much more than that. Good luck with the online modes.
  13. Chrome SpecForce manages to avoid going terribly awry, but it also avoids any sort of fun or excitement.
  14. It’s hard to knock Chrome Specforce too heavily simply because of its bargain price, however you have to question whether that’s a reason to invest in such a bland experience that only offers a mediocre interpretation of something we’ve seen on countless occasions. Gameplay flaws, bugs and glitches are one thing, a complete lack of imagination in terms of a videogame however is a distinctly different matter.
  15. If only the story was a more integral part of proceedings, and if only the gunplay was better, with better AI routines displayed by both your teammates and enemies.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 5, 2013
    A continuation of Chrome. Same decent enough graphics and features. Same moderate amount of weapon variety and space to carry diverse weaponry. Long enough quest chain (but not tedious), and cool stealth and vehicle control features.
    Definitely worth $5 or less price tag.
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  2. Oct 20, 2013
    Kind of the original chrome meets Crysis. Still feels older than its release date and sadly not a ton of fun. It's perfectly playable but there's just so many better games out there. Full Review »
  3. Oct 2, 2010
    But wait.The first Chrome was way better.