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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. Conflict: Denied Ops offers many of the best features that you’ll find in today’s first person shooters, and combines it with an excellent co-op mode and a nice variety of online game modes.
  2. 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.
  3. Conflict: Denied Ops really feels like a game that was thrown together hastily.
  4. This game could've used another few months in development so as to iron out the flaws and little glitches, because this entire production feels rushed.
  5. 50
    Whichever path you choose, Conflict: Denied Ops still leads to a primitive set of cliched objectives. [Issue#164, p.92]
  6. 45
    Sticking unwanted attitude onto a couple of characters doesn't create empathy -- developers should've learned that from the '90s.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 7 out of 8
  1. 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.
  2. MVeal
    Feb 9, 2008
    Awful, no fun to play, weak graphics, a real shot in the foot for the Conflict series.
  3. JohnM.
    Feb 14, 2008
    This game is really really really bad. I bought it on a whim and luckily for me my friend works at Gamestop so I was able to return it. I think this game would have been below average on last gen console and the fact its supposed to be current/next gen is a disgrace. Eidos has completely fallen off and now they really aren't even an average developer. The whole mechanic of this game was awful, switching back and forth between a sneaky faster player and a stronger rock. Also, the story, voice acting, character models and weak gameplay makes this the number 1 bomb thus far in 2008. Collapse
  4. R.Renk
    Feb 25, 2008
    Simply abysmal all around. I wonder why they did not just took the very good (and very underrated) Conflict Global as a template. A different design team must have created this one - probably as a bad joke or user test or something. Afterwards they just released it as part of the Conflict-Series which is nothing less than an insult. Expand
  5. 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.
  6. the
    Sep 19, 2008
    What happened to the unique squad gameplay? Having 2 guys isn't enough, it's stupid to play, the A.I is atrocious, and it's just grating to even look at, let alone play. The previous 3 Conflict games were excellent, and required you to think and plan ahead. This is just a brash, crap shooter. Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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