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  • Summary: It's a race against time as a member of the elite Delta Force. A terrorist overlord threatens the world with a nuclear device, and you, along with other elite fighting units, must hunt him down. From the hostile streets of the Middle East to the landmarks of a major European city, your missions require a mix of all-out assault with stealth infiltration. Prevent disaster in single-player mode or wreak havoc online in multiplayer modes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 45
  2. Negative: 11 out of 45
  1. One of the best values when considering that it fully supports Live and System Link play, has HD graphics support, and one of the best audio tracks ever laid down in a video game.
  2. The lack of detail and setup options may annoy the hardcore FPS fans, but the arcade approach will appease most players.
  3. While it doesn't have the style of "Halo" or the myriad of gameplay choices like "Splinter Cell," Shadow Ops is a decent throwback to simpler shooter times when running and gunning was all that is to be expected. [Aug 2004, p.77]
  4. A linear approach to design and the tired reliance on ubiquitously placed exploding barrels will raise red flags for some, but I'm always down for an intense march through a shooting gallery. [July 2004, p.73]
  5. While the action is intense the first time you take control, this coolness becomes a novelty after a while. The missions are real basic and offer little flavor once you've played through the first few levels.
  6. An average single-player game with competent but not brilliant multiplayer modes tacked onto the side. [Aug 2004, p.106]
  7. Frustrating, boring, and poorly executed, this is a game that is destined for the dustbin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11