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  • Summary: 2026: The Post WW3 political climate forces the world's superpowers to eliminate their military and turn to Private Military Corporation. The three largest PMCs engage in a Shadow War to control the global, paramilitary contract market. Enlist and enter the world of MAG. Join a Private Military Corporation and begin your paramilitary career. Intense 256 player FPS battles are fueled by a simple Command & Control system. Gain a personal advantage by working as a team. Enlist and pursue the career of your choosing with one of three different PMCs (Private Military Corporations). Customize your look and select your skills and equipment to create your own custom warrior. Each victory will strengthen your PMC’s standing with the Global Superpowers; resulting in faction and player benefits. Your contributions matter. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  1. 91
    MAG is unlike anything else on PS3. In fact, it's unlike anything else on any console system.
  2. Mag inaugurates MMO shooters, focusing completely on massive online gameplay. It is a very attractive alternative for those looking for something different or those who always wanted to participate in an immersive global battle instead of separate skirmishes.
  3. MAG places a strong emphasis on teamwork with an intelligent command structure that brings order to battles of enormous scale. It could use more map variety, better balancing, and ways to decrease player downtime, but overall, it's a strong foundation for an ambitious new franchise.
  4. It may not be perfect on all fronts, but MAG certainly lives up to its name as a massive action game that caters towards those who want to experience tactical battles larger than those found almost anywhere else.
  5. The question MAG makes us ask is, does this title herald the approach of massively multiplayer online games for next-gen consoles? It's a bit rough around the edges, but with any luck we'll look back on MAG and admire it for its ambition, and consider it a step in the right direction.
  6. Kudos to Zipper for being trailblazers in terms of how many people you can cram into a game but beyond this USP, MAG is a fairly generic affair. It all works well but it isn't mind-blowing. And with a full-price tag, minus an offline campaign, it's hard to see where the value for money lies here.
  7. A lot of bugs and lack of content soils a game with a fascinating concept of vast online battles. Maybe something for the real war enthusiasts, otherwise we advise you to stay away from this.

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  1. Negative: 16 out of 176
  1. NickC.
    Jan 28, 2010
    10
    This is really incomparable to games like MW2. If you play call of duty style you will hate this game die a lot. If you at least attempt to work along with your teammates and form strategies it becomes one of the best experiences you can get from a FPS. Even if your not the best FPS player, you can still do decent and have fun in this game. Expand
  2. WilliamB.
    Jan 27, 2010
    10
    this game is fantastic i havent had this much fun with an fps since cs1.6
  3. DanN
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    This is got to be my favorite shooter of all time. What more can you ask for from a game. Sure it doesnt have the polish of some games, but it certainly makes up from it from the unparralled scale of combat and just the sheer amount of hours you you will pour into this game. Seriously if you love your life as is don't play this game! Expand
  4. Spenok
    Jan 28, 2010
    9
    After playing the beta for this game my hype level for this game dropped from a 9 to about a 6.5. It could have been much better with less issues. Even still i went out and bought it day one (midnight actually) and i couldnt have been more wrong about this game. Though the graphics (could) be better, i know they aren't because of the massive levels and player count. The objective based modes are where this game shines. From attacking an enemy base to defending your home turf this game is solid. When you get a team working together this game easily becomes an 11! (to bad that doesnt happen as often as it should) All in all this game is a must own for all fps fans who own a ps3 Expand
  5. JeffF
    Feb 3, 2010
    9
    Anyone else find it strange how practically everyone who has played the game is giving it 8 -10s? The only thing bringing this review score down are two-year old fanboys giving it ones and twos, well, and IGN... It's hard to tell the difference between the two anymore though. Expand
  6. ChaseF
    Feb 1, 2010
    8
    My vote says it all. If you like tactical and strategic based FPS's, this is your game. If you like to run and gun and play individually on a game like COD MW2, this is not your game. Expand
  7. davidshepard
    Jan 28, 2010
    0
    best game ever

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