Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way (Windows)

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Spec Ops is the first in a series of realistic, action-oriented, real-time 3D third-person games based on elite warfare units - with the emphasis on action and realism.

Using custom-built, proprietary technology (Viper), the first title is based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Your main objective is to control your team of Rangers and eliminate opponent targets while completing mission sub-tasks in the time allotted. Choose between stealth or all out war - it's up to you.


Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way Windows Mission screen
Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way Windows Normal view (in Software Render mode)
Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way Windows Main menu
Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way Windows Night vision view (in OpenGL mode)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Spec Ops: Ranger Assault" -- European title

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If these Rangers are the best, we are in deep, deep trouble... Evil-Jim (181) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Games (Germany) May 06, 1998 83 out of 100 83
PC Action May 20, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Privat Computer PC 1998 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania.de 1998 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) May, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Power Play May, 1998 72 out of 100 72
GameStar (Germany) May, 1998 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot May 21, 1998 6.8 out of 10 68


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Cromaa (550) added Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way (Windows) on May 15, 2001