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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, noWhen 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] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 35
  2. Negative: 11 out of 35
  1. While the title lacks a certain quality that is normally associated with next-gen titles, I found that despite its few shortcomings it is a very enjoyable game for the most part.
  2. Conflict is not a terrible game, but there is no hook here to set it apart from the countless other (and better) first-person military shooters already available.
  3. 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.
  4. With a tedious single-player campaign riddled with monotonous action and online play offering a bare-bones experience, the best that players can hope for with Denied Ops may be to simply deny having played it.
  5. Fundamentally, combat feels feeble and insubstantial - partly out of aesthetic failure to convey power, but mostly out of a design choice to limit the effectivness of your weaponry (see 'Gun Damn'). [Mar 2008, p.95]
  6. 45
    Hopefully someone will take the concepts that Conflict gets right and crafts a better game around them. [May 2008, p.81]
  7. Denied Ops suffers from abysmal graphics, awful audio, and incredibly low production values.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. DanS.
    Feb 11, 2008
    10
    Bought the game on Friday and played the online Co-Op Campaign, absolutely fantastic. At last a proper Co-Op FPS.
  2. DouglasB.
    Feb 19, 2008
    8
    Hey, this is a great game, at least in my opinion. I enjoyed all the conflict games by pivotal. The single player is cool, and the split Hey, this is a great game, at least in my opinion. I enjoyed all the conflict games by pivotal. The single player is cool, and the split screen coop is fun. Expand
  3. MichaelB.
    Feb 17, 2008
    6
    Not quite as bad as some of the reviewers are making it out to be, but still nothing to write home about. There are way too many great Not quite as bad as some of the reviewers are making it out to be, but still nothing to write home about. There are way too many great FPS's on 360 to justify buying this... just go get Call of Duty instead. Expand
  4. GrahamW.
    Feb 14, 2008
    1
    Please remove my eyes and flagilate me for playing this. Go on I deserve it although the removal of the eyes is merely to rid myself of the Please remove my eyes and flagilate me for playing this. Go on I deserve it although the removal of the eyes is merely to rid myself of the horror of witnessing the graphics. The flagellation is to treat myself after playing through this debacle. Expand
  5. DaleD
    Apr 26, 2008
    1
    This game just completely fails. I was playing the demo the other night and it had to be the worst thing I've ever played in my life.
  6. Mr.T.
    Mar 2, 2008
    1
    Imagine this everyone imagine resident evil 1 controls on crack and throwing them on a first person shooter. and please don't be drawn Imagine this everyone imagine resident evil 1 controls on crack and throwing them on a first person shooter. and please don't be drawn in with the price, I could make a better game with xna on my 360 i hate this game its a truck load of baby crap. Expand
  7. JosephH
    Mar 19, 2008
    0
    This game is junk. I wish i would have kept forza 2. 007 on N64 is more enjoyable. Even if you can get it for free, Turn it down!!!

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