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MAG (PlayStation 3)

Teen
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Perspective
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79
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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91
1UP
It's a sign of the times that the best example of those kinds of games is now a PS3 exclusive that you can't play with a mouse-and-keyboard. Welcome to the battlefield of the future. Now work your way up to squad leader and then be sure to open a chat channel to your platoon leader. MAG needs you.
90
Pelit
Massiivinen virtuaalitaistelukenttä saattaa hyvinkin nousta yhdeksi nettiräiskintöjen virstanpylväistä.
85
Kombo.com
MAG is one of the toughest games to review. A lot of your experience will depend on what kind of squads you get into and what the future holds. Part of what makes MAG so exciting it watching the community form around it. It is also what makes this game so hard to measure. Nothing like this has been attempted on consoles yet and seeing it unfold is fascinating. The groundwork is solid enough that it shouldn't have a problem winning over the hearts and minds of PSN gamers and MAG lives fully up to its name. If you are looking for an action packed, top caliber shooter, consider deploying with MAG.
84
Digital Chumps
MAG is an impressive technical feat wrapped around a solid multiplayer FPS title. For veterans of the genre and newcomers alike, MAG offers a lot of reason to pick up and play for hours at a time. With a growing community and further expansions into the Shadow War on the way, MAG has a great deal of momentum and a strong chance to be around for a long time to come.
83
Peliplaneetta.net
Kokonaisuutena MAG on varsin onnistunut riskinotto Zipperiltä. Pelillä on omat ongelmansa, mutta hyvin yhteen pelaavassa ryhmässä peli tarjoilee jotain sellaista, mihin muut moninpeliräiskinnät eivät pysty. Toisaalta peli käytännössä vaatii muutaman kaverin porukan jossa pelailee, sillä yksin pelaaminen voi välillä olla hyvinkin turhauttavaa. Toivottavasti Zipper ottaa peliyhteisön vakavasti ja tarjoilee tulevina kuukausina lisää sisältöä ja bugikorjauksia peliin. Tulevat kuukaudet tulevatkin näyttelemään tärkeää roolia pelaajayhteisön kehittymisessä. Ne ratkaisevat, tullaanko MAGiä pelaamaan vielä pitkään vai jääkö se vain hetken huviksi.
83
PSX Extreme
In my opinion, this might be something all reviewers should come back to analyze again in one year’s time. The bottom line is that if you’re into the idea of a MMOFPS that requires patience and strategy, there’s no better option, despite the drawbacks (which may only be temporary)
80
PlayFrance
En définitive, ce M.A.G. est bel et bien le petit bijou que l'on attendait. Si certains joueurs reprocheront au soft son manque d'originalité et une réalisation graphique un peu terne en comparaison de certaines autres productions actuelles, la grande majorité des gamers plongera avec joie dans l'un des softs les plus prenants qui soient. On ressent un véritable attachement pour la faction pour laquelle on combat, et grimper les échelons est un véritable plaisir. Quelle sensation plaisante que de voir 128 joueurs exécuter à la lettre ses ordres grâce aux savantes méthodes mises en place par Zipper Interactive ! Un excellent titre que les fans de jeu en ligne se feront un plaisir de découvrir. A noter qu'un bundle comprenant le soft et une oreillette Bluetooth est disponible au prix de 79,90 euros, l'occasion pour ceux qui n'étaient pas encore équipés de se plonger à corps perdu dans la bataille !
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Les amateurs de FPS multijoueurs peuvent se lancer les yeux fermés sur MAG. Le titre de Zipper Interactive ne se contente pas de rassembler bêtement jusqu'à 256 participants, il vous promet surtout des affrontements dynamiques et rythmés. En effet le système d'escouade et la profusion des objectifs secondaires vous permettent de ne pas perdre le nord dans des parties qui ne souffrent pourtant d'aucun temps mort.
80
GamersHell.com
With most of its context, backstory, and updates coming from outside of the game, MAG has the potential for encapsulating players in a rich, ongoing fantasy war that extends beyond their PS3 controller. However, the disconnect between the in-game tug-of-war and alternate reality programming leaves the game less immersive or capable of a die-hard following. Ultimately, it may be a strong package from a technical standpoint, but one that isn't as well rounded or robust as it should be. Playing with 127 allies across a gigantic map is impressive, but its novelty is subject to wear thin without as-unique extra content to back it up.
80
Play.tm
On the surface, MAG appears to be little more than a standard military FPS with a rather special gimmick. And while that is certainly the case to some degree, there's more to MAG than meets the eye. The control system might misfire and it might whiff of 'been there, done that', but when the FPS action is as accomplished and solid as MAG's is, there's plenty of enjoyment to be had especially if you're fortunate enough to assemble a crack team of mates to play with. 255 mates though? That's a bit of a stretch. Better get on Facebook now.
80
GamersGlobal
M.A.G. kopiert vieles vom Multiplayer-Primus Modern Warfare 2 und erhöht die Anzahl der Mitspieler drastisch. In der Theorie klappt der Kampf zwischen zweimal 128 Soldaten dank Befehlsstruktur und Boni prächtig. In der Praxis aber trafen wir auf zu viele Spieler, die planlos oder bewusst ballerwütig agierten. Das halten wir für ein generelles Problem, für das der Hersteller natürlich nichts kann, das aber doch den Spielspaß in "nur" gute Regionen drückt.
80
GameSpot
MAG's core mechanics have a lot in common with other games in its genre, and the fast-paced action is frantic and entertaining. But MAG stands out from the crowd because of its large scope and its unique command structure. Whether you are a soldier following your squad leader's orders to flank the enemy and destroy the antiair battery, or a platoon leader calling in airstrikes to stymie the enemy while your forces push forward, MAG makes you feel like part of a collaborative undertaking and rewards you for your part in it. Though it has some rough edges, MAG's busy battlefields and intense firefights are enough to make any soldier's trigger finger itch.
79
Fragland.net
If you're fed up with the "one army" game Modern Warfare 2 and are looking for some more tactical warfare then MAG will definitely be up your alley.
78
AusGamers
For someone who tends not to play online games, especially shooters, I found MAG to be an addictive and fun title. The ease of joining games and the RPG elements made me want to keep going back into action, so for those like me, who aren't as experienced, MAG is definitely a good starting point to get into online shooters - it's just definitely not the cream of the crop when compared to more experienced PC-based FPS games, and others doing the console rounds, too.
75
Jeux Vidéo Network
MAG plaira indiscutablement aux acharnés du frag à grande échelle. Malgré un sérieux manque de personnalité, le titre de Zipper Interactive séduit grâce à des affrontements massifs, appuyés par un système de jeu qui a fait ses preuves. Un bon titre de transition à caler entre Modern Warfare 2 et Bad Company 2.
70
Thunderbolt Games
MAG rewards the patient and dedicated. Its tactical gameplay will definitely appeal to the hardcore—as will Domination’s unparalleled number of players fighting at once. This isn’t a game players can just jump into. There are some pretty big learning curves to overcome before MAG starts to feel rewarding. There’s certainly some fun to be had once the initial frustration of getting killed as a newbie passes, but there’s a bar to entry that may be too high for some.
70
VideogameUK
For those fed up with the glitching of CoD and the jumping shenanigans of the Halo groupies, this is a good enough alternative to check out. Teamwork is key here, and any game that encourages people to work together, rather than think they’re Rambo and head off only to come back in a body bag is good in my book. If the small problems are ironed out in time for a sequel, should it come, then I reckon this series could well be a major contender in the future.
70
Gamer Limit
Overall, your experience of MAG will vary drastically due to this requirement of team coherence, resulting in a game that is riddled with bipolar disorder. At times it does work, however, so once the “n00bs” have been eradicated and MAG is left with the dedicated community it’s so clearly targeted for, it should come into its own fruition. Time will most certainly tell with this one.
70
GameSpy
This isn't a game for those who want to be an army of one. MAG, much like actual war, is often an ugly, confusing mess that tosses a group of people into extraordinary situations where they can overcome through teamwork or die as frustrated individuals. If you're looking for just another game to see your name on top of a leaderboard then keep on walking. We're not looking for heroes here in Raven, maggot, but we sure could use a few replacement cogs for our war machine.
70
IGN
MAG Does a lot of things right - it's a solid shooter, and has shown that having a large number of players doesn't have to choke up the gameplay. Unfortunately, it didn't show that more players means more fun. Bugs, imbalances, and a lack of content for the price make what could have been an excellent game just decent.