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  • Summary: STX is a team-centered Third-Person cover-based shooter. The game features a map selection system with the ability to shape the battlefield by selecting individual environmental pieces, resulting in over 100 map variations. STX allows for asymmetric game play with two to four teams and 5STX is a team-centered Third-Person cover-based shooter. The game features a map selection system with the ability to shape the battlefield by selecting individual environmental pieces, resulting in over 100 map variations. STX allows for asymmetric game play with two to four teams and 5 frenetic game modes. Cooperative play between team members is rewarded. Customize your skills, weapons and character to tailor your tactics and performance in battle. STX brings you the brutality of war as you take on the role of an elite soldier in a Special Forces squad. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Feb 15, 2013
    80
    Overall, I find that this game is enjoyable for what it is, and it’s fair to say that it doesn’t try to be anything else than what it is: essentially only a multiplayer game. It’s a fun one at that, so I do indeed recommend you play it if you’re into this type of gaming.
  2. Feb 20, 2013
    70
    Special Forces Team X can whet the curiosity of fans, thanks to a well-balanced gameplay, but for a couple of reasons (lack in style and innovation) is not the revelation many expected.
  3. Feb 26, 2013
    70
    Behind the boring and average title, there is actually a surprisingly deep shooter. The new way of voting on a map and the different ways the game encourages you to work together with your team are refreshing and smart. There is a lot to unlock, but Special Forces: Team X is bad at showing what you just unlocked, which makes it hard to find new gear.
  4. Feb 12, 2013
    60
    If you’re looking for cheap multiplayer, buy an older Call of Duty or Gears game. As is, there’s really no reason for Special Forces: Team X to be a must-have for any shooter fan.
  5. Feb 20, 2013
    60
    For someone looking for a new shooter, Special Forces Team X fits that description. For 15 dollars, the price point is a low enough point of entry that you should feel you’ve gotten what its worth out of it by the time its lack of character becomes all emcompasing. As sad as it is to say, the liberal application of glitter might have gone a long way. Or tanks. Nothing wrong with some tanks.
  6. 50
    Not as special as it thinks it is. [Apr 2013, p.89]
  7. 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.

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  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'sI 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. Expand
  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.
    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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