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  • Summary: When the US government needs to act, but can not afford to be associated with the operation, deniable operatives are dispatched. Members of the unit must bear no identity; no objects, papers or clothing that could associate them with the government. Their task is to do anything necessary, no matter how ruthless, to dissolve the threat. Conflict: Denied Ops puts players in control of two of these merciless operatives, each of them highly specialized in both weapons and military tactics. With gameplay focused on accessible two-man tactics, utilize simple commands and switch seamlessly between team mates to lay down covering fire, explore diverging paths, create distractions and pin the enemy under fire. Making full use of Pivotal's Puncture Technology, Conflict: Denied Ops features a highly destructible environment, allowing players to utilize tactics such as shooting through walls to create sniping holes or blasting open new paths to take the enemy by surprise. Fighting for a good cause, does not mean they have to play by the rules. Brutalize the opposition, blast down buildings, and destroy everything in true Hollywood fashion – all throughout politically sensitive areas across South America, Africa and Russia. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Not legendary by any means, this game is a good one to pass the time with. It's intense action should draw you in, even if the less than stellar graphics and the subpar production values do not.
  2. Conflict: Denied Ops goes through the motions of first-person-shootage well, but ultimately feels mechanical and outdated. [Mar 2008, p.102]
  3. With a dearth of co-op shooters, Conflict is a passable alternative to the lonely job of saving the world. [Apr 2008, p.71]
  4. Denied Ops offers the bread and butter of deathmatch, team deathmatch, and conquest, but nothing about this tacked-on feature set stands out. I suppose you could say the same thing about the entire game. [Apr 2008, p.86]
  5. It's doubtful the developers set out to reinvent the FPS wheel, but in even the basic areas-controls, story, co-op-the experience comes off as subpar.
  6. Denied Ops is strictly for those who want big explosions, with no thought required. Pretty much like actually mercenaries. [May 2008, p.60]
  7. 40
    It offers nothing unique and has almost no production value. Shooters are a dime a dozen these days and most have this game beat at every turn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
  1. May 17, 2012
    Even though I might seem inexperienced at gaming, I really liked this game. There was lots of action and a somewhat decent plot, with annoying cut scenes held to a minimum. The ability to change players at will added some entertainment to the game, especially since each player had different weapons. The only problem I had was with the weapons. Does it really take three hits to kill a tank with an RPG? How many head shots do you need with a sniper rifle to make a kill? Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    Conflict: Denied Ops is a somewhat shaky FPS-shooter that should probably only be played with a very good friend that enjoys spending time on imperfect FPS-games and discussing tactics. In order for this co-operation to be succesful, it is imperative that both players spend at least one mission playing as the character they did not want to play as. It is important that the player playing Lang (Support gunner) understands just how gimped Graves (The Sniper) is! The graphics are simplistic but decent, reminiscent of earlier Conflict games. Weapon models are well done and enjoyable to look at but unfortunately, there aren't many weapons and you can't loot any either. Graves and Lang are limited to using their own weapons that come with infinite ammo. As missions progress, you'll unlock a missile launcher (Lang), grenade launcher (Lang), masterkey (Graves) and several types of grenades and other gadgets that improve your firearms. The infinite ammo does not break the game but in fact helps it progress smoothly although there are going to be times where you wish the Sniper could just pick up an assault rifle and stop sucking. (Hint: Learn to use the pistol early on!). For some reason, the developers decided that leaning left and right or turning on night-vision should involve inducing motion-sickness in the player. Other than that, the controls are responsive (Although Graves, unlike Lang, spends way too much time readying his firearms whenever they are selected) and terrain can be scaled not by jumping but by climbing onto objects with the help of the space-bar. Unfortunately, that same key houses the melee-attack AND the use key so you might occasionally go ape on a ladder or beat a friendly NPC to death. However, do not despair; this game doesn't care if you fail mission objectives, you'll simply get an alternate ending to the mission. The only way you can lose this game is by getting both operatives killed; once an operative goes down, you can resurrect him by getting close to him and pressing space. (Within 2 minutes and 30 seconds, or else it's game over.). The storyline is your average run-of-the-mill America-goes-in-to-kill-the-undemocratic-dictator-and-saves-the-world and the acting is so bad that it's good. Good scripted events with lots of explosions. They even threw in a few vehicles for you to drive and blow up here and there! The AI might actually surprise you here and there if you're not careful. It has a habit of sneaking up on you and some of the maps are incredibly well designed for that. Cover your buddy's back and stay focused! Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2013
    Two really mediocre characters which you can switch between with a game mechanic that feels like it was put together with sellotape and string. I think the kindest thing I can say about this game is that it's visually ok. Expand
  4. Jun 17, 2012
    The graphics and the sounds very bad. No have story. Don't play and don't buy this game, it's only a waste of time.

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