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Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.3
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 2.7

The Press Says

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Hier bekommt der Spieler wirklich Action pur geboten. Wer dachte ein Spezialagent wurde sich nur im Dunkeln zu Hause fühlen wird in Shadow Ops eines besseren belehrt. Bis auf die Gegner-KI inszeniert Zombie Entertainment hier einen perfekten, klassischen Shooter-Einsatz. Wer auf Spannung und Action steht sollte Shadow Ops zocken.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Shadow Ops is only going to pull the hardcore action fans that are tired of complicated shooters. This is a good game if it goes on sale, or as a gift to someone who's big into action movies and isn't much of a gamer. The idea is that the movie Commando wasn't complicated, and neither is Shadow Ops: Red Mercury. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other.
GameStar (Germany)
Endlich mal wieder ein Titel, der sich vom Taktik-Shooter-Einerlei durch turbulente und auf Action getrimmte Ballereien abhebt. Zudem bietet Shadow Ops filmreife Atmospähre, die nicht zuletzt durch eine spannende Geschichte und die grandiose Sound-Kulisse erzeugt wird. Da stört mich auch die mangelnde KI wenig. Unverständlich ist die fehlende Speicherfunktion in den langen, schweren Gefechten
Game Vortex
Even with its flaws, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury does provide a few fun moments. As I said before, these moments are few and far between. When the action picks up, the game is cooking. But during the down times, when little is going on, the game’s flaws become more and more apparent, dragging the entire game down with it.
To summarise, I did have some minor moans but I haven’t come across a perfect game yet, I don’t think it’s been made. There is nothing in Shadow Ops that will spoil the fun, I think it is an excellent game. If you like a challenge with objectives to achieve, rather than just running around killing everything that moves, give Shadow Ops Red Mercury a go.
At first glance, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury offers everything you could want from an action filled first person shooter, but it's shortcomings tend to hinder the overall experience. Shadow Ops isn't a horrible game, but I can't help but feel that the game could have been much better. The total package feels a bit slapped together, and overly derivative of titles that do the same thing better.
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury won't be remembered as the seminal first-person shooter. Heck, it probably won't even be remembered after next month, but it's not a bad shooter overall. Yes, it has some glaring AI problems, some repetitive and overly simplistic gameplay aspects. And yeah, one of the final cut-scenes, where our hero lands on a speeding train, is about as PlayStation One graphics as it gets. Most people who get ShOps and make it through the first few levels (which I personally have much disdain for), will probably go on to finish the game.
PC Games (Germany)
Das sind ja trübe Aussichten: Red Mercury ist in die Hände von Terroristen gefallen. Diese Atomwaffe im Handtaschenformat besitzt ein Vielfaches der Sprengkraft der Hiroshima-bombe. Man stelle sich nur vor, Red Mercury würde in einer Metropole gezündet. Damit es gar nicht erst so weit kommt, beauftragt die US-Regierung den Delta-Force-Soldaten Frank Hayden mit der Suche nach dem Schreckens-instrument. Die Jagd wird alles andere als ein gemütlicher Spaziergang. Gleich zu Spielbeginn schießen die Bösewichter Ihren Helikopter ab.
PC Action
Heute für Sie im Programm: bürgerkriegs-artige Zustände in Syrien, Rebellenkämpfe im kongolesischen Dschungel, Terroristenjagd in Tsche-tschenien und Bombenan-schläge auf die Pariser Metro. Nein, PC ACTION ist kein Nachrichtenmagazin geworden. Dort arbeitende Journalisten müssen ja Deutsch können. Diesen krassen Szenarios begegnen Sie aber auch im Ego-Shooter Shadow Ops: Red Mercury. Aber seien Sie ganz unbesorgt, liebe Leser. Es handelt sich um ein Spiel, also alles reine Fiktion hier. Erleichtert, was? Es kommt halt vor, dass auch Spieleentwickler mal heikle Themen aufgreifen. Und wer hart gesotten ist, kann mit Shadow Ops sogar seinen Spaß haben.
If only everything about Shadow Ops was as good as its audio. The game initially seems to offer everything you'd want out of an action-packed military-themed shooter. However, online multiplayer features are of little value when the action itself isn't good. Luckily, Shadow Ops' campaign isn't a total wash if you're not easily frustrated and aren't expecting anything out of the ordinary.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Twee jaar geleden was dit nog een redelijke topper geweest, maar nu stelt dit spel ons redelijk teleur.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Shadow Ops is just so very average. It does nothing spectacular, nor does it do anything truly grievous. For every time you encounter dumb A.I. or lame scripting, there’s an equal chance of seeing decent-looking explosions or engaging in fast-paced shooting action. There are much better games to spend your money on, but there are much worse games to waste your money on.
Shadows Ops aurait pu être un bon jeu. Seulement avec son IA débile et ses ennemis qu'on liquide en soufflant dessus, difficile de se prendre au jeu. La mise en scène n'a rien d'exceptionnel et fatalement, se promener dans un niveau en forme de couloir rempli de cibles en carton, ça n'a rien de très passionna.
Shadow Ops is just so very average. It does nothing spectacular, nor does it do anything truly grievous. For every time you encounter dumb A.I. or lame scripting, there's an equal chance of seeing decent-looking explosions or engaging in fast-paced shooting action. There are much better games to spend your money on, but there are much worse games to waste your money on.
Joystick (French)
Un jeu bancal, très inégal, avec un côté "hollywood" plutôt sympa mais des niveaux qui vont du passable au très frustrant. Un concept marketing vendeur ne remplace pas un gameplay cohérent, la preuve.
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is just a first-person shooter with all the markings of mediocrity. It's got linear levels, an unimpressive arsenal, and simplistic shooter gameplay for both the single-player and multiplayer games. On top of that, it's got no in-game saves and a rather harsh difficulty level. The cutscenes and story are decent, but it's not enough to outweigh the faults.