Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. With boring missions, unattractive graphics, and a multiplayer mode that no one seems to be playing, this game doesn’t look to be selling many copies any time soon.
  2. 45
    Sticking unwanted attitude onto a couple of characters doesn't create empathy -- developers should've learned that from the '90s.
  3. 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.
  4. Conflict: Denied Ops feels and plays like an early preview version of an inspireless budget game. It looks very suspicious that the devolopers might have intended to make a cheap outdated product in order to make us pay money. Even the coop mode is really unplayable. Now we understand why Eidos waited one month before sending us a review copy.
  5. 40
    There is essentially no merit to Conflict: Denied Ops. 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.
  6. I don't even want to think about the visuals or audio long enough to talk about them. Both are offensively bad, from the Xbox-quality graphics and level detail to the frequent and pointless use of stereotypical comments and ham-fisted injections of "edgy" cussing. Even if the entire game was meant to be taken as satire, it still comes off as shoddily executed. Don't play it. Don't rent it. For the love of all that is good and holy in the world don't buy it.
  7. Denied Ops suffers from abysmal graphics, awful audio, and incredibly low production values.
  8. This game attempts to fill the cookie cutter FPS mold, but uses dough way beyond expiration. I can think of no good reason to recommend this game to any FPS fans.
  9. The machine gun fires with the same "oomph" that you'd expect if you were firing a pellet gun. There's no power to the shots.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 7 out of 8
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    The fact that there are two players, one off which HAS to use a sniper, one with regular guns, breaks the game completely.
    The two players
    are split up constantly but the sniper can't really defend himself from close range, so what's he to do? The sniper rifle isn't very powerful either.
    Apart from that the gameplay is pretty standard and the game has nothing going for it.
    The best thing I can say about this game is that the gameplay/controls work fine.
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  2. Nov 13, 2013
    Split-screen co-op campaign is a blast with each person taking on a specialist role. One person plays as a heavy machine-gunner, and the other, as a weakling sniper, working together to shoot chumps and survive. What more could you ask for in a military-style FPS?

    There is a nice, long, challenging co-op campaign specifically designed for two players, with a satisfying level of gore and excellent graphical effects. The on-screen effects for getting injured present a convincing illusion of receiving pain.

    REALLY enjoyed how the game doesn't immediately force you to end when you kill friendly people with collateral damage. For that reason, this Conflict: Denied Ops is better than any Call of Duty/Modern Warfare game. When killing friendly characters is forbidden by a game engine, it's a sure sign of over-produced, carebear hand-holding that reduces player freedom and truly breaks immersion.

    Since playing Conflict: Denied Ops, I've been desperately seeking more graphic, split-screen co-op FPSs with friendly-fire, like this. Sadly, most FPSs these days are too high budget to allow players to feel like pioneers and do things the designers didn't intend.
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  3. Jan 21, 2013
    WORST GAME EVER.... There is not one single redeeming quality in this piece of utter garbage, I have never actually burned a game before until I was unlucky enough to come into possession of this abomination. The best part was watching it smoulder in the incinerator knowing that at least one gamer would be spared from the evil contained within. Awful, Hideous, Befouled, **** Never buy this game. Full Review »