Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. 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.
  2. Unfortunately, Conflict: Denied Ops is a clear example of how not to make a game for a platform where players are more demanding than ever, especially after recent releases like Crysis or Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
  3. If you're a fan of Conflict and/or shooters in general, you're likely to find Denied Ops shallow and dull. The two-man control system doesn't work properly. The visuals are ugly. The script is sub-Armageddon. Yes, it's easy to pick up and play. But if you're after an experience with real challenge and depth, you won't want to.
  4. I don’t see it being on the top of anybody’s list as the best for any one reason, since most of the “cool” features are things that you can find in many of the recent titles, but it is an enjoyable game.
  5. 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]
  6. Conflict: Denied Ops is a little dumb and a lot dated, yet it's surprisingly enjoyable if you're into retro shooters with lots of kabooms.
  7. It will scratch that itch if you’re looking for nothing more than some mindless gunplay mixed with dangerous doses of testosterone, but there’s nothing going on upstairs. And for a tactical shooter, that’s not going to cut it.
  8. Conflict: Denied Ops is not a thinking man’s title. It’s a game where you can just play and run and shoot things and grunt.
  9. 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.
  10. This could, and indeed should, have been a market leading game, blowing people away with clever tactical shooting action. Instead, it’s flawed and with the exception of the co-op mode, has nothing to make it shine.
  11. Conflict: Denied Ops goes through the motions of first-person-shootage well, but ultimately feels mechanical and outdated. [Mar 2008, p.102]
  12. With a dearth of co-op shooters, Conflict is a passable alternative to the lonely job of saving the world. [Apr 2008, p.71]
  13. Surprisingly competent and fun. [Mar 2008, p.76]
  14. 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.
  15. Denied Ops is strictly for those who want big explosions, with no thought required. Pretty much like actually mercenaries. [May 2008, p.60]
  16. This game fails to bring anything of any lasting substance to the standing-room only tactical shooter party. [Apr 2006, p.82]
  17. It's hard to make a winning shooter these days, because it's so easy to make an average one. If you don't have anything original to show, you are lost in a crowd. And that's what happened to this really decent game. The weapons and the graphics are nothing to write home about, the heroes are a bit cliched, the cooperation between them is the best part, but that's just not enough. [Apr 2008]
  18. A mess of a game in all senses of the term. Its gameplay is at least one generation behind the competition, its presentation is like a collection of every graphical effect thrown into a mixing pot and poured onto the screen and the online implementation leaves a lot to be desired.
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
  1. DonW
    Apr 6, 2009
    0
    The Conflict games were always my favorite and I always looked forward to new ones, until now. Denied Ops is nothing like past Conflict The Conflict games were always my favorite and I always looked forward to new ones, until now. Denied Ops is nothing like past Conflict games. In the future I'll have to research any new Conflict games before I purchase them. If there anything like this one I won't be buying anymore. Full Review »
  2. NowotnikA
    Feb 25, 2009
    0
    Terrible. As already mentioned, the graphics are atrocious. The gameplay is, too. This is the most buggy and boring game I have played in a Terrible. As already mentioned, the graphics are atrocious. The gameplay is, too. This is the most buggy and boring game I have played in a LONG time. L( Full Review »
  3. MahmoodA
    Feb 12, 2009
    0
    This is game made me cry. It is terrible. Please avoid this game even if they give it to you for free.