Shadow Ops: Red Mercury Xbox

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2004
  • Also On: PC
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
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  1. Shadow
    Jul 2, 2004
    7
    This game starts out very well with a real sense of war like in Full Spectrum Warrior. After the first few levels it becomes a Medol of Honor 1 clone as it has you running through factories and labs taking any sense of war away from it. It looks like the developers put everything into the first levels to get you hooked then they got lazy. As far as graphics and sound go, the sound is This game starts out very well with a real sense of war like in Full Spectrum Warrior. After the first few levels it becomes a Medol of Honor 1 clone as it has you running through factories and labs taking any sense of war away from it. It looks like the developers put everything into the first levels to get you hooked then they got lazy. As far as graphics and sound go, the sound is amazing at first then it kind of dumbs down as there is no real war after the first few levels. The graphics are better than some people are saying, at least during parts of the game. I would have to say they look like they are in between Ghost Recon's and R63's. A solid rental, but be warned, the only fun part of the game is the first few levels! Expand
  2. GaryC.
    Jun 20, 2004
    5
    The single player mode is quite fun to play,although it should have had more save points,better ai and the graphics could have been better.the game plays very much like sof2 but is better.live players should avoid though as the multiplayer is terrible.
  3. SamJ.
    May 13, 2007
    6
    Good game, but damn guys, how bout some checkpoints?? im what some might call a hardcore fps fan (like all i play is shooters) easy is too easy, medium is challenging enough, but no save points! hard is insane! difficulty levels are not balanced! a good weekender, but dont buy it, there is never ANYONE online anyway.

Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#40 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 45
  2. Negative: 11 out of 45
  1. An average shooter through and through. The gameplay is average and so are the graphics. There isn't anything new or exciting happening in this game, but mostly things we have seen done better in other titles.
  2. games(TM)
    50
    An average single-player game with competent but not brilliant multiplayer modes tacked onto the side. [Aug 2004, p.106]
  3. This wonky A.I., coupled with an online component that falls flat on its face, makes Mercury hard to recommend for shooter fans. Just like Hollywood, rote imitation works for a short time only.