Spec Ops: The Line

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Gory military shooter tackles difficult questions about war.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Incredible Narrative

This game puts violence at the forefront but rather than glorify it as most shooters tend to, it quickly condemns it. The more you play the more it becomes clear that you and your squad mates are not the "good guys." The game has you wishing for the violence to stop but only continues to ramp it up as the protagonist begins to crack and lose his grip on reality. The game is a retelling of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." It doesn't hit all the same beats, but still tells a story where foreigners, go into a distant land under the guise of making things better only to reveal that they, not the natives, are the savages. It is a violent game with horrifying and heavy themes that should only be played by the most mature individuals, but remains a powerful learning tool that can force players to wrestle with the horrors of war and the hubris of imperialism.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 15+

SPEC OPS: THE LINE

REALLY GGOD GAME PLAY IS ALOT WITH MY MATE ALOT OF SWEARING. GRAPHIC IS NOT EXTREME I WOULD ADVISE AGES 15 AND UP

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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