Haze (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Haze is a first-person shooter centered around Shane Carpenter, a young soldier in Mantel's army. The game is set in the year 2048. By this time the UN, NATO and many national armies have been disbanded. A company called Mantel Global Industries controls the world's largest and most powerful military organisation, supplying all of their soldiers with a drug known as Nectar, boosting their combat abilities. Mantel's army is tasked with all peacekeeping operations which arise.

After sending out Carpenter and his squad to the Boa Region of South America, in order to neutralize The Promise Hand, a group of rebels inhabiting the region, Carpenter soon finds out his mission is not what it appears to be. After an unexpected twist of events, Carpenter finds himself on the rebels' side, fighting against his former comrades.

The two factions fight differently: as a Mantel soldier the player has the option of using Nectar, thus making targeting and aiming more precise and powering the player's melee attacks. After realizing that the Mantel army's goal of achieving peace is only a lie fed to the brainwashed soldiers, the player has different fighting abilities among the rebels, like playing dead, laying grenade traps and being able to cause Nectar overdoses on Mantel troops. These overdoses make the soldiers berserk, disorientate them and make them unable to distinguish friend from foe.

The single-player campaign also features a cooperative option to play along with three friends. The multi-player features deathmatch, team deathmatch and an objective based assault mode.

Screenshots

Haze PlayStation 3 Mantel reinforcements incoming.
Haze PlayStation 3 Landing in a jungle on a mission to look for a shot down plane, rescue the pilot and retrieve the nectar.
Haze PlayStation 3 Main title.
Haze PlayStation 3 Dashing through the Mantel occupied territory.

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Critic Reviews

VicioJuegos.com May 20, 2008 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 22, 2008 72 out of 100 72
GamingExcellence Jul 04, 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
GamesFire Jun 08, 2008 63 out of 100 63
Play.tm Jun 08, 2008 62 out of 100 62
Gamereactor (Finland) May 20, 2008 6 out of 10 60
games xtreme Jul 10, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameZone May 22, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Co-Optimus Jun 01, 2008 2.5 out of 5 50
Game Shark Jun 18, 2008 D 25

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Trivia

Cancelled versions

Originally Windows and Xbox 360 versions were announced, but eventually cancelled.

Demake

In September 2008 the game was "demade" for the TIGSource Bootleg Demakes competition as Smaze.

German version

There are a few changes in the German version:
  • Corpses no longer have ragdoll effects or bleed when shooting them
  • When throwing a knife at an enemy, it does not stick in the body
  • Special dead animations were removed. Additionally, in the original version enemies scream and cease combat when are at fire - in the German version they keep fighting.
  • There are also a few smaller changes in the manual which remove a nectar marketing picture and reword sentences about killing.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichter.com (German).

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Spenot (8429) added Haze (PlayStation 3) on May 23, 2008