Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.4
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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Absolute Playstation
This is a good game on the merits of the story line and the logical thought process needed to progress through many of the scenarios. It was let down by very sloppy camera angles and the not-so-hot graphics which often made finding crucial items very difficult. At times it can be quite juvenile and makes for a solitary gaming experience due to the lack of any real interaction with other characters, but to be fair, it did give a real sense of accomplishment when each phase was completed. While Chase the Express definitely won't set any new benchmarks in this genre, it is nonetheless a decent game that will keep you occupied for several days.
Mega Fun
Wer denkt, mit Chase the Express endlich wieder einen Hochkaräter zocken zu dürfen, muss leider enttäuscht werden. Letzten Endes ist das virtuelle Agenten-Abenteuer eigentlich nur Genre-Neulingen zu empfehlen, die einen linearen Spielablauf ohne allzu große Rätselkost und Spieltiefe bevorzugen. Dabei hätte der Titel eine wesentlich höhere Wertung erreichen können. Technisch bietet das Game nämlich eine ganze Menge. So wurden die in Echtzeit berechneten Locations mit einer Vielzahl authentischer Details ausgeschmückt und auch das Charakter-Design kann sich sehen lassen, Wer also Syphon Filter 2 und Co bereits durchgezockt hat und sich die Wartezeit auf MGS2 verkürzen will, sollte ruhig mal einen Blick auf Sonys Abenteuer werfen.
Gamer's Pulse
Overall, the game really isn’t that bad, but that doesn’t mean that it's good, either. Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn is short (maybe 15 hours), surprisingly short for 2 discs. I remember finishing the first disc, wondering if I had missed some enormous side quest involving the rural Russian countryside. True, the game had multiple endings, so there is some replayability, I suppose. Had I been a huge fan of Siphon Filter, which I am not, I probably would have enjoyed the game a little more -- either that or really hated it. I didn’t find any unexpected plot twists, original style game play, superb graphics, or anything fresh or interesting. I just didn’t find the game all that fun, and isn’t that what games are supposed to be about?
Gamers' Republic
Chase the Express offers a little something new to the genre, and is worth playing if you want to deal with humans in your survival games.
Super Play (Sweden)
På minuskontot, om man nu ska gnälla lite lver ljudet, är att alla terrorister bara lärt sig att i stort sett säga en fras. Det ekar lite väl mycket av upprepning i ondingarnas snack. En större variation hade kostat så lite att producera, men förhöjt spelkänslan oerhört. Men man kan väl inte få allt här i spelens underbara värld. Eller kan man det? Öööh... en biljett till Blue Harvest, tack!
Power Unlimited
Ondanks de mooie graphics weet deze game niet lang te boeien. De gameplay is stomvervelend en de redelijke actie scènes worden verpest door de gebrekkige besturing. Latertje met deze game!
Un jeu sans relief qui ne restera sans doute pas dans les mémoires. A conseiller seulement aux fans de films d'action musclés qui seront sans aucun doute en terrain connu.
Nuclear Dawn is, basically, Resident Evil in Metal Gear's clothing - effectively deriving elements from the former while failing to deliver the depth of experience of the latter.
Game Revolution
In this age where we have a plethora of gaming choices, we all compare one game to another. Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn has ripped off several good ideas from games like Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid, but seems to have failed at the execution. This leaves a big, frustrating mess that is compelling enough to play, yet has you pulling your hair out and smashing controllers because it is just not user friendly. I would save my pennies and replay any of the other games that this one emulates.
There's not really that much more that needs to be said here that wasn't mentioned in the review above. Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn was a completely unsatisfactory gaming experience from beginning to end. It basically took all of the problems with games like Resident Evil and left out the things that made RE great, such as the engrossing storyline and amazing atmosphere. There's just not that much that can be said about this game that's positive.
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet
En hel serie dåliga idéer förstörde detta spel redan från början. Och då finns det ändå många problem som inte får plats att nämnas här. Ett riktigt dåligt spel.