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  • Summary: THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all-new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat with the freedom of total destruction, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions. Choose from three playable squad leaders - each with their own skills and abilities, as you lead a squad of battle-forged soldiers on missions ranging from reconnaissance and rescue to search and destroy. With interactive and fully destructible environments, you have the freedom to shoot, blow up or demolish anything in your path. As you complete mission objectives, you'll gain Field Units (FUs), a currency that can be used to order "Destruction on Demand" - air-dropped into the action at any time. With "Destruction On Demand" (D.O.D.) you can order in everything from tanks, jeeps, half-tracks and other combat vehicles to machinegun nests and anti-tank emplacements, or call in for squad reinforcements, air-strikes or artillery strikes. Experience the cinematic intensity of WWII combat through 12 epic Single-player missions or go online for a variety of Multiplayer modes, including Co-Op and Versus. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 100
    Wrapped up with gorgeous presentation all round, with sumptuous 360 visuals and booming, atmospheric sound and music, the gameplay never fails to be anything less than engaging and enjoyable, both throughout the single player campaign and in the fantastic and fully online multiplayer modes.
  2. A simplistic, but solid, light WW2 strategy game with fierce action. The clunky vehicles are annoying, but the destructible scenery and the furious net play make it worth a try. [June 2006]
  3. While the single player is definitely below average, the multiplayer in the game is well-balanced, requires a new style of strategy, and is most of all fun.
  4. If you’re on the look out for ‘the next big thing’ then keep looking, but if you quite fancy a laid-back shooter that’s best enjoyed with friends, then you might want to give this a shot.
  5. 69
    Neither attractive looking, nor is it as arcade-like and fun to play as it should be. The single-player game is repetitive and plodding. There is tons of potential to be explored here that isn't.
  6. There is definitely a market for The Outfit, with its fast action and (initially) interesting premise, but it has neither the raw staying power nor the type of epic presence needed to grab and keep the average gamer for long periods of time.
  7. 50
    Everything The Outfit does has been done better on lesser hardware.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. AdamD.
    Apr 30, 2007
    For only $20 new and $17.99 used, you can torch Nazis, drive cool vehicles, and enjoy a top notch action strategy game. The most important thing about any game is the "Fun" factor. This game is incredibly fun!!! Expand
  2. Roco
    Mar 14, 2006
    It may have cartoony graphics and may not redefine the gaming industry, but this game is FUN to play. It is very ADDICTIVE once you get into it. Some of the low reviews have to be from folks who didn't give the game a chance to grow on them. a must-have Xbox 360 title. Expand
  3. MattyB.
    Mar 16, 2006
    Graphics are good (not great), but the gameplay is so addictive, especially in multiplayer, that hours tick away like minutes. The split screen is fantastic. Nothing like trash talking your buddy who's sitting right beside you! Expand
  4. PaulL.
    Mar 15, 2006
    A refreshingly new take on WW2. I love the not-so-serious style of gameplay and Destruction On Demand. The Single Player is a little linear, but the Multi-Player makes up for it. I am not as bothered by the graphics as some critics, just check out all the leaves on those trees. Expand
  5. BrerR.
    Mar 15, 2006
    imagine Mercenaries, but linear and boring know what happens when you run over a guy with a half-track? well... if it's you, you die. if it's a badguy, he gets up and reloads. Expand
  6. JohnL.
    Mar 23, 2006
    This is a fun game, but clearly a rental and not a 60$ investment. Graphics aren't great, but could not have been done on the old XBOX. The weapon aiming in this game is AWFUL. This cannot be understated. This problem is at its worst during online play, which should be the most fun element of any game. Just wait for Modern Combat and be MUCH happier. Expand
  7. BartH.
    Mar 17, 2006
    Behind Call of Duty 2 and Condemned: Criminal Origins, this is only the third title I've played on the XBOX 360. Call of Duty and Condemned were absolutely beautiful to look at, challenging to play and really seemed to be the legitimate upgrade I expected from pre-360 games. Taking this into account, The Outfit is a complete waste. I expected a next generation Mercenaries, and had read editorials making similar remarks. So, that's what I had in mind when I pre-ordered The Outfit. But, much to my dismay, I found out exactly what a sub-par title looks and plays like once I took this piece of crap home with me. I know, Metacritics tried to warn me. But, I went ahead and bought The Outfit anyway. What I've learned from all this is not to trust name recognition, i.e., THQ and Relic. And, to go with the devil you do know instead; namely, Ubisoft. I went right back to EB Games and swapped The Outfit for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter the very next day. I thought I'd had my fill of Tom Clancy plot lines and the semi-incompetent AI of Ghost Recon. But, GRAW is a whole new ball of wax. Expand

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