• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2013
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Mar 1, 2013
    35
    About what you'd expect from a budget shooter, maybe less.
  2. Feb 16, 2013
    45
    Sometimes, a couple of slight tweaks to a long-standing formula results in something great. Sometimes, like in the case of Special Forces: Team X, that experimentation can cause an otherwise okay third-person shooter to fall flat on its face.
  3. Feb 11, 2013
    30
    Not so much a poor man’s Gears Of War as a tramp’s, which is perhaps why one of the few distinguishing features is playing it with a loyal canine by your side.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 12, 2013
    10
    I can't believe how critics give this game a 30/100 or even a 50/100, the game is EPIC, for me it's the next TF2, im sure it will, it's simple but sweet. Full Review »
  2. Apr 7, 2013
    8
    For those of you yearning for a Rainbow Six Vegas-ish experience, look no further than this $10 gem.

    Is this game perfect? Of course not.
    Are the graphics ultra-realistic? No. BUT Does this game deserve the low-ball scores that the critics have given it? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

    There is something exceedingly likable about STX. The cell-shaded graphics do not make it feel like any less of a military cover shooter, and the camouflage/gear options are nice. Multiplayer matches are easy to find (at least on the west coast) and the variety of customization options and unlocks add a good amount to the entertaining team-based firefights. The game finds an enjoyable balance between the realism of tactical cover-shooters and more casual game types. Generally I lean towards the more realistic games (Operation Flashpoint, etc) but something about this one has really hooked me.

    You will not see 100,000 players on in any given afternoon, but don't expect this game to disappear any time soon. The community of players is team-oriented and consistent. At a minimum give the demo a shot whether it is your type of game or not, you will have a good time.
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