Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. The best game in the series since the original. Online or off, the game has plenty of replay value, tons of weapons and cool levels and a player customization feature that rules. Don't be put off by the controls because they actually rock.
  2. 95
    A chunky online component will keep you coming back for more than just the 40 or so hours of solo game play.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Jul 15, 2013
    In Omega Strain you are some kind of Virus cop. You navigate the map, shoot, collect ammo, and find action stations that advance the plot to your next way-point. The music is awesome. The controls are fluid. The graphics are amazing with lots of particle and lighting effects. The gameplay is pretty straight forward, but very very exciting. The levels might be too long with too much back tracking. Its a disappointment to fail the final objective and play the level again. That might be enough to quit playing actually. The rest of the time you can regenerate to a checkpoint if you die. Your character is mostly a cardboard cut out, that you create, and the story is some kind of Die-hard movie. The production value is high and graphics are good with progressive scan. Super exciting but definitely missing something that could have made it more fun. Its definitely cinematic. I suppose it was meant to be played online and I guess that would have been fun. They should have made the levels shorter with less backtracking. They probably should have made it more cinematic with pauses in the level. It really is run and blast. If you are close enough you don't even have to aim. Pretty fun 3rd person shooter. Not the greatest game. Worth trying out. Full Review »