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Shellshock 2: Blood Trails

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
33
1.0
Windows
44
2.7
Xbox 360
32
1.0

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 1 1.0
Windows 5 2.7
Xbox 360 1 1.0
Combined MobyScore 7 2.2


The Press Says

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Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Sicher ist die Grafik nicht auf dem höchsten Xbox 360 Niveau und die Einzelspielerkampagne ist nach knapp 8 bis 10 Stunden beendet. Davon habt ihr aber mindestens 6 Stunden ein atmosphärisches Kriegserlebnis das Seinesgleichen sucht. Nur wenige Spiele haben eine so heftige Atmosphäre und fesseln euch so dermaßen an den Controller. Hätten die Entwickler noch ein bisschen mehr Inhalt integriert und mehr mit der Polierwatte hantiert, hätte es hier Höchstnoten geben können. Zwar müsst ihr im Spiel einige Abstriche in Punkto Grafik, Umsetzung und Umfang machen, wen das aber nicht abschrecken kann, der sollte sich von diesem Spiel in seinen Bann ziehen lassen. Wir waren häufig total gefangen, schockiert und mussten uns wirklich vor Angst oft zwingen weiterzuspielen! Danke Eidos für dieses packende Spielerlebnis.
70
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Geen greintje humor maar de sfeer en de afwerking maken van deze game een aardige horrorshooter voor de liefhebbers.
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WindowsGameSpot
Chances are good that you won't hate ShellShock 2: Blood Trails. But odds are also high that you won't particularly enjoy it, either, and will likely forget playing the game in less time than it took to blast your way to its conclusion. Even if you're interested in the Vietnam War and have a zombie fetish, you can likely find a better use for your $30.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Die ersten paar Minuten von Shellshock 2 waren gar nicht mal so verkehrt. Doch sobald ich eine Waffe in der Hand hatte, wurde es schlagartig anders. Lahmes Leveldesign, blöde Gegner, übertriebene Splatter-Effekte und diese Grafik aus dem letzten Jahrhundert ließen den eigentlich schnurgeraden Weg zum Finale erstaunlich mühselig werden. Meine Motivation befand sich die ganze Zeit über im Keller. Was gar nicht mal so schlimm war, wenn ich es recht bedenke: Jeder durchschnittliche Keller dürfte nämlich spannender sein als Shellshock 2.
50
PlayStation 3Meristation
Shellshock2 es un juego scriptado totalmente. Pero además, los diseñadores se han molestado muy poco en disimularlo. Totalmente pasillero (incluso en la selva, lo que tiene su dificultad conseguir), no hay dos opciones para llegar a un sitio, una sola puerta abierta o una sola que podamos abrir, un solo camino por la selva que no esté cortado por vehículos ardiendo o por alambradas... el juego nos va llevando siempre por donde él quiere, pero lo peor es que no se molesta en disimularlo. Un diseño de niveles muy pobre. En la selva se salvan los momentos en que tenemos que sortear las trampas del Vietcong, bien implementadas y que veremos si andamos "atentos".
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Er bestaat een realistische kans dat je ShellShock 2: Blood Trails niet zal haten. Er bestaat een even realistische kans dat je er geen plezier aan zal beleven. Desondanks zal je merken dat de frustrerende bediening en het saaie leveldesign veel afbreuk doen aan de spelervaring. Zelfs als je een oorlogsfan bent en een combinatie wel ziet zitten van zombies en Vietcong, kun je betere doeleinden vinden voor je geld.
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Xbox 360IGN
Shellshock 2 is a budget title and it shows. The visuals, level design, AI, and just about anything else you can think of can't match up with the top-tier first-person shooters. On top of that, you only get 10 brief stages and no multiplayer options. This attempt at a Vietnam, zombie thriller is about as bad as that concept sounds on paper.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Shellshock 2 is a budget title and it shows. The visuals, level design, AI, and just about anything else you can think of can't match up with the top-tier first-person shooters. On top of that, you only get 10 brief stages and no multiplayer options. This attempt at a Vietnam, zombie thriller is about as bad as that concept sounds on paper.
46
WindowsIGN
Shellshock 2 is a budget title and it shows. The visuals, level design, AI, and just about anything else you can think of can't match up with the top-tier first-person shooters. On top of that, you only get 10 brief stages and no multiplayer options. This attempt at a Vietnam, zombie thriller is about as bad as that concept sounds on paper.
40
Xbox 360Gamervision
Aside from the ridiculously terrible story, the 6 year-old graphics, broken AI, and lack of replay value, ShellShock 2: Blood Trails doesn’t sound too bad does it? Take the horrors of Vietnam, add in some zany zombie mayhem, plop it all in a game that shouldn’t have ever been made, then take out all the horrors of Vietnam, and you’ve got yourself ShellShock 2. I wish writing this review was as cathartic as I thought it would be, but instead it just made me mad that I had to waste even more time thinking about this stupid game.
40
Xbox 360GameSpot
Chances are good that you won't hate ShellShock 2: Blood Trails. But odds are also high that you won't particularly enjoy it, either, due to the frustrating controls and the forgettable game design. Even if you're interested in the Vietnam War and have a zombie fetish, you can likely find a better use for your money.
40
Xbox 360MS Xbox World
Horror and shooter fans alike may find some cheap thrills within Blood Trails, but ultimately the majority of the game is quite simply a very unsatisfying experience. On a more positive note it does, on the rarest of occasions reminds me more of Monolith's outings with Condemned and F.E.A.R., in regards to the more claustrophobic environments and use of sound, but this is heavily outweighed by Shellshock 2's clumsy enemy A.I. and poor attention to detail. Shellshock 2: Blood Trails is sadly best to be avoid like the plague.
40
Xbox 360XGN
Een gefaald concept wat best goed kon uitpakken. De ontwikkelaar probeert echter zoveel verschillende concepten in één game te stoppen dat het gedoemd was om te mislukken. Het is dat de game enigszins lekker speelt, maar verder is het geen aanrader.
40
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Chances are good that you won't hate ShellShock 2: Blood Trails. But odds are also high that you won't particularly enjoy it, either, due to the frustrating controls and the forgettable game design. Even if you're interested in the Vietnam War and have a zombie fetish, you can likely find a better use for your money.
40
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Shellshock 2: Blood Trails" é uma continuação tardia de um jogo de tiro que não deixou saudades. E segue o mesmo caminho ao apresentar uma história confusa, apoiada sobre uma mecânica genérica e design frustrante, repleta de situações repetitivas. Como agravante, a falta de modos multiplayer coloca o game bem abaixo de competidores bem mais robustos no gênero.
40
PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"Shellshock 2: Blood Trails" é uma continuação tardia de um jogo de tiro que não deixou saudades. E segue o mesmo caminho ao apresentar uma história confusa, apoiada sobre uma mecânica genérica e design frustrante, repleta de situações repetitivas. Como agravante, a falta de modos multiplayer coloca o game bem abaixo de competidores bem mais robustos no gênero.
40
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Shellshock 2: Blood Trails" é uma continuação tardia de um jogo de tiro que não deixou saudades. E segue o mesmo caminho ao apresentar uma história confusa, apoiada sobre uma mecânica genérica e design frustrante, repleta de situações repetitivas. Como agravante, a falta de modos multiplayer coloca o game bem abaixo de competidores bem mais robustos no gênero.
40
PlayStation 3Play.tm
Somewhat ironically, the original Shellshock Nam '67 from Eidos was developed by Guerrilla Games, which, as pretty much everyone now knows, has gone on to more than redeem itself of past indiscretions with the truly excellent Killzone 2. Rebellion, on the other hand, is yet to rise above largely forgettable prior offerings such as Rogue Trooper, Miami Vice and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. Sadly, Rebellion's staid middle-of-the-road performance continues with Shellshock 2: Blood Trails, which, although not unequivocally broken, is so thoroughly unappealing and 'last generation' that it's all-but guaranteed a well-deserved place amid the lower echelons of gaming mediocrity.
38
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
If you are looking for a shooter, you would be much better served picking up one from the multitude of better shooters that are already available. There are plenty of better options out there, no matter what your system of choice may be. With its iffy gunplay, often frustrating gameplay, linear level design, short completion time (four to six hours max), clichéd and uninteresting story, and complete lack of multiplayer, only the most desperate of players should attempt to squeeze any enjoyment out of this lemon. While I would've loved to have played a great survival horror/ shooter based around the Vietnam War, Shellshock 2 simply felt like it hadn't quite fully ripened yet.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
If you are looking for a shooter, you would be much better served picking up one from the multitude of better shooters that are already available. There are plenty of better options out there, no matter what your system of choice may be. With its iffy gunplay, often frustrating gameplay, linear level design, short completion time (four to six hours max), clichéd and uninteresting story, and complete lack of multiplayer, only the most desperate of players should attempt to squeeze any enjoyment out of this lemon. While I would've loved to have played a great survival horror/ shooter based around the Vietnam War, Shellshock 2 simply felt like it hadn't quite fully ripened yet.
36
WindowsGry OnLine
ShellShock 2 zawodzi na całej linii. Sprzedawanie tej krótkiej i praktycznie niegrywalnej strzelaniny w cenie pełnoprawnego produktu z wyższej półki zakrawa na kpinę, tym bardziej, że recenzowaną strzelaninę sklasyfikowałbym jedynie oczko wyżej od koszmarków pokroju Land of the Dead i The Hell in Vietnam. Oby był to jednorazowy wypadek przy pracy, gdyż w przeciwnym razie trzeba zacząć obawiać się o powodzenie innych projektów studia Rebellion, jak choćby niedawno zapowiedzianej nowej odsłony serii Aliens vs. Predator.
35
Xbox 360Imperium Gier
Po co owijać w bawełnę? Czy polski gracz ma się zastanawiać, czy wydać te 200 zł na grę, która w rzeczy samej jest słaba jak nie wiem co? Odpowiadam od razu – nie. Zapomnijcie, że ShellShock 2 w ogóle kiedykolwiek powstał. Lepiej zainwestować w inny ciekawszy tytuł, bo tych na Xboksa 360 całe mnóstwo.
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Xbox 360Game Critics
I almost wish the game had been as nakedly offensive as its predecessor, that way I'd have at least been disgusted, and felt something other than tedium with the violent mediocrity the game had to offer. This minor disaster is a huge step down for the developers, Rebellion, after their fun-but-flawed Sniper Elite, and the "people-would-acknowledge-as-better-than-Gears-of-War-had-anyone-actually-played-it" Rogue Trooper.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com
Without any multiplayer to speak of the single-player campaign is all there is to consider when wondering whether to hand over your cash. To put it simply: do not buy this game. Had this been released five years ago it would still have stood out as a poorly made FPS, so released into a market with the likes of Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 sitting pretty on store shelves, and Killzone 2 due any day now, it's hard to see any reason to add this to your collection.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Without any multiplayer to speak of the single-player campaign is all there is to consider when wondering whether to hand over your cash. To put it simply: do not buy this game. Had this been released five years ago it would still have stood out as a poorly made FPS, so released into a market with the likes of Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 sitting pretty on store shelves, and Killzone 2 due any day now, it's hard to see any reason to add this to your collection.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
Shellshock 2 really goes downhill after the first level. It starts off being like a cross between Wolfenstein and F.E.A.R., and lures you into the premise that it will be a exciting psychological experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat. However, it falls short of making the grade that you'd expect from any PS3 first person shooter. From the lackluster audio and uninspiring visuals, right through to technical issues, such as the weapon targeting and A.I., Shellshock 2 is certainly shocking in many respects, but not in a good way. Steer clear of this stinker.
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Xbox 360engarde
Dla mnie to przykład na to, jak NIE powinno się robić gry w dzisiejszych czasach. Kiepski sequel, który najpewniej kończy serię.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Зомби в джунглях и заброшенных храмах — из такой закваски могла бы получиться неплохая кампания для Left 4 Dead. Увы, Rebellion — не Valve. «Быстро нажимайте указанную клавишу, чтобы пережить пытку», — советует подсказка перед одной из интерактивных сценок. Ах, найти бы кнопку, стирающую из памяти ShellShock 2!
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Ultimately, it’s difficult to find anything positive to say about Shellshock 2. As a half-way point between two busy and successful genres it’s up against some tremendous competition, and given that it can’t get either the basic horror elements right, nor create a compelling shooting engine, it really has nothing going for it. Avoid like you would a vicious infection.
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl
ShellShock 2 geeft inspiratieloos een nieuwe betekenis. Het is nergens memorabel, nergens origineel, maar ook nooit ‘gewoon leuk knallen’. Vijf belabberde uurtjes voor het volle pond. ShellShock 2 is entertainment van het allerlaagste niveau dat nog entertainment mag heten.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
With no multiplayer, and only ten levels, the game isn't even very long, but I still couldn't bring myself to finish it. It's no surprise that Eidos has been very quiet about it in the run-up to its launch today: had it been released on PS2, Shellshock 2 would have struggled to live up to the original's 6/10 legacy. Up against World at War, Killzone 2 and Halo 3, it's a complete joke. The worst FPS I've played since Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.
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Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
Throw in a bunch of QTE events, terrible voice-acting, some of the worst AI we have ever seen and a total running time that would merely be a fart in The Orange Box's world and Shellshock 2 truly is shocking stuff. The idea of mixing survival horror alongside warfare has potential but, on this evidence, we hope it's a while before anyone dares try it again.
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Xbox 360Console Monster
All in all, I cannot recommend this game at all unless you are looking for some easy achievements. Which seems to be the games only blessing. Some of you will buy it for the achievements, just like Avatar, and you're going to get around 900 Gamer score for finishing it on hard. The game was just so bad, I could just about get halfway through. Unless you are desperate for a few miserable hours to waste then I would steer well clear. As I said before - try Bioshock, F.E.A.R 2 or Left 4 Dead instead.
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Xbox 360D+PAD Magazine
Another day, another game about the horrors of conflict. For the six of you that still care about wanting to trudge through a true Vietnam War setting, the choice is simple – you either play Shellshock 2, or sit through the four hour cut of Apocalypse Now whilst daubed in body paint and playing The Doors on the stereo. Here’s your last clue – it’s not the first suggestion.
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PlayStation 3Boomtown
Shellshock 2 is truly a bad game. It's short, it's ugly and it's uninspiring. Just what Rebellion was thinking before releasing this travesty is beyond me, because it doesn't have a leg to stand on in comparison to most PS2 FPSs, let alone anything the current-gen consoles have to offer. Leave this one alone.
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PlayStation 3Teletext
The Vietnam War has never seemed so horrific in this shockingly poor first person shooter.
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PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
ShellShock 2 geeft inspiratieloos een nieuwe betekenis. Het is nergens memorabel, nergens origineel, maar ook nooit ‘gewoon leuk knallen’. Vijf belabberde uurtjes voor het volle pond. ShellShock 2 is entertainment van het allerlaagste niveau dat nog entertainment mag heten.
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PlayStation 3InsideGamer
Shellshock 2 ziet eruit alsof de game in de vorige generatie is blijven hangen en speelt alsof er geen enkele aandacht aan de controls zijn besteed. De setting en het uitgangspunt zijn nog het minst problematisch in deze aanfluiting van een game die ik werkelijk niemand aanraad om te spelen, tenzij je kickt op frustratie, strontlelijke omgevingen en tegenstanders, en horrorelementen die totaal niet eng zijn.
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WindowsGamer.nl
Tegen een groot aantal tegenstanders wordt ShellShock irritant doordat je direct geraakt wordt nadat je je hoofd achter je schuilplaats vandaan steekt. Ren je als een kip zonder kop door het level heen, dan raken ze je ineens veel moeilijker. Soms ren je zo eenvoudigweg een checkpoint voorbij of de volgende cutscene binnen, waarbij je een heel vuurgevecht uit de weg loopt. Wederom een teken van slecht spelontwerp en slecht testen. Maar ShellShock 2 is vooral bijzonder kort. De singleplayercampagne kun je vijf uurtjes uitspelen en daarna is er niets meer. Geen multiplayer, geen geheimen, geen vrij te spelen voorwerpen. Alleen een Achievement: “Speel het spel voor de tweede keer uit”.
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Xbox 360Blend Games
The only possible way I can see someone trying to defend this skidmark of a game is by saying, "Hey, it's only $40 - that's $20 cheaper than most new games!" I'm glad Eidos realizes this game's shit and isn't going to bilk you for the full $60 but frankly, you're not getting your money's worth no matter what you pay for this game. Even if it was free, it's certainly not worth the five or so hours it'll take you to blow through it. If you have the slightest inclination to play this game, please e-mail me and I will gladly provide you with a list of action games that are not only cheaper but leagues better than this game. If I see you holding this at Blockbuster or Gamestop, I will slap it out of your hand.
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Xbox 360Bordersdown
Save yourself some money and at the same time see how a game is really put together, by downloading something off Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network or WiiWare. Even the poorest of titles there shows more promise than what’s on display here. It’s a recommendation for Rebellion, too, because it should go some way in teaching their staff the basics of how to make a game.