Conflict: Denied Ops Reviews (Xbox 360)
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Game Chronicles (Mar 11, 2008)
All in all, I was fairly impressed with Conflict: Denied Ops. I’ve always been a fan of the series and this one isn’t any different. While the title lacks a certain quality that is normally associated with next-gen titles, I found that despite its few shortcomings it is a very enjoyable game for the most part. Darn you tank!! If you are a fan of FPS title then this one is should be a welcome addition to your collection. Just because the characters have only one gun doesn’t always mean the title sucks. This title is definitely not walk in the park. I would recommend buying this title if you are a FPS fan like me. If you’re still iffy you can download a free demo via Xbox Live to give it a try.
GameCell UK (Apr, 2008)
I have to say I enjoyed C:DO’s campaign, despite some gripes with the partner AI going AWOL or wandering out in the open unordered and getting dead when I was trying to sneakily snipe. Playing co-op with a friend either split screen or online is a much happier option, and the sheer amount of havoc you can create is always fun. I think it’s kind of a shame that Pivotal have gone down the first person route, and an even bigger shame that they didn’t squeeze a 4-player co-op out of the game engine - all 4 previous Conflicts had this – it’s what made them unique, but the game engine struggles occasionally with just 2, so you can see why. Still, whilst it might not be the best looking or original game out there, it certainly entertains, gives you plenty of ‘bang for your buck’ and most of the time it plays well, and that’s what counts, right?
Fragland.net (Mar 16, 2008)
Conflict: Denied Ops is not an easy game to give a conclusion about. On one side the well-known approach of gameplay will bring back nostalgic feelings to certain people, but this will be quite a negative point for others. The game does have a pretty long single player mode but this is necessary due to the lack of life in multiplay. If you don't mind the oldfashioned gameplay combined with beautifully scripted events and cruel endfights you might want to give this one a try
GBase - The Gamer's Base (Mar 02, 2008)
Trotz des interessanten, neuartigen Koop-Gameplays vermag sich Conflict: Denied Ops leider nicht von der durchschnittlichen Shooter-Masse abzusetzen. Dafür ist die Story einfach zu belanglos und die KI zu schwach. Ausserdem wird die veraltete Grafik trotz ansehnlicher Effekte und abwechslungsreicher Schauplätze ihrem Next-Gen-Anspruch in keinster Weise gerecht. Zu frühen PS2-Zeiten wäre eine solche Optik vielleicht noch annehmbar gewesen. Heutzutage, wo eine Auflösung von 720p gerade gut genug ist, darf man hingegen schon etwas mehr erwarten. Gleiches gilt für die Spieldauer, welche mit knapp acht Stunden ebenfalls nicht besonders üppig ausgefallen ist. Daran ändert auch der spassige Koopmodus, den man sowohl on- als auch offline via Splitscreen spielen kann, nichts. Selbst Genrefans sollten sich den Kauf daher besser zweimal überlegen.
4Players.de (Feb 15, 2008)
Ja, ich habe einige schöne Feuergefechte beim Testen von Conflict erlebt. Und ja: Wenn ich mit Schüssen auf Ölfässer eine hochexplosive Kettenreaktion auslöse, die alles in Schutt und Asche legt, dann ist das ein tolles Gefühl! Doch davon abgesehen bietet Denied Ops zu wenig, um bei den Hochkarätern wie Call of Duty 4 oder auch dem kommenden Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 mitzuspielen. Dafür bewegt sich der Titel trotz abwechslungsreicher Schauplätze vor allem technisch mit matschigen Texturen, Slowdowns und Clippingfehlern in zu schlechten Bereichen. Hinzu kommt, dass auch die Gegner-KI nicht gerade mit ausgefuchsten Taktiken glänzt und euch auch der eigene Kamerad manchmal hängen lässt. Von der miesen deutschen Synchro mit Dialogen jenseits des guten Geschmacks oder einer Dramaturgie in der durchweg flachen sowie vorhersehbaren Story fange ich besser erst gar nicht mehr an...
Gamesmania.de (Feb 25, 2008)
In Zeiten, in denen es immer mehr gute bis sehr gute Spiele gibt, bleibt für belanglose Durchschnittsware einfach kein Platz mehr. Sicherlich könnt ihr euch mit Conflict: Denied Ops ein paar Stunden unterhalten, doch warum solltet ihr das machen, wenn ihr stattdessen lieber nochmals Call of Duty 4 oder Uncharted durchspielen könnt? Einzig der Koop-Modus spielt sich einigermaßen gut und macht mit einem Freund zusammen Spaß, ansonsten ist die actionreiche Neuausrichtung der Conflict-Reihe einfach nicht gut bekommen.
Gameswelt (Feb 21, 2008)
Die 'Conflict'-Reihe tummelt sich seit Jahren irgendwo im brauchbaren Mittelmaß der Taktik-Shooter – nie begeisternd, aber immer solide. Wozu also die Konzeptänderung? Vor allem wenn in vielen Bereichen arg viel in den Sand gesetzt wird. Die Story ist öde, die Charaktere sind wandelnde Klischees, die Levels ansehnlich, aber letztendlich langweilig, und die KI gehört zum Dümmsten, was ich in den letzten Monaten gesehen habe. Wäre da nicht der anspruchslose, aber immerhin spaßige Kooperativmodus, würde die DVD eigentlich nur als Bierdeckel taugen. In Summe ganz nett für zwischendurch, aber als Gesamtpaket gibt es einfach zu viele bessere Shooter.
Planet Xbox 360 (Feb 26, 2008)
Just because the 360 is known as the 'shooter console' does not mean gamers want every plain-Jane shooter you can throw at them. Conflict is not a terrible game, but there is no hook here to set it apart from the countless other (and better) first-person military shooters already available.
Totally Gaming Network (Feb 26, 2008)
You will like Denied Ops or you will hate it… I had fun with it, but kept that fun to a one time play through with a smattering of LIVE gaming. I did what I wanted to do with the game and will now consider that done and dusted. If you do want to play this game, then one, maybe better suited as a rental.
Game Informer Magazine (Apr, 2008)
Gamers in need of another run-of-the-mill terrorist hunt won't curse Conflict for sucking away their money and time, but at the same time I can't think of a single person I'd recommend this to. Nobody talks about those serviceable pancakes they made for breakfast the other day, and nobody will be talking about Conflict either.
XboxAchievements (Mar 14, 2008)
The announcement of a next generation Conflict game excited the masses, but will unfortunately disappoint the majority of people who are unlucky enough to purchase a copy of this game. Pivotal Games decided to take the Conflict series into a First-Person perspective for the first time, but in all honesty, they should have stuck with their roots and produced another solid Third-Person Shooter for us to revel in. The disadvantages greatly outweigh the positive points in the 5th and hopefully final instalment of the Conflict series, but could be worth a rent purely for some co-op goodness with a friend on a drunken evening. Save your $60/£40 for a highly anticipated title coming out this year, there are plenty to choose from; they are likely to be far superior than Conflict: Denied Ops.
Game Informer Magazine (Apr, 2008)
Don't expect anything special from the multiplayer, either. Denied Ops offers the bread and butter of deathmatch, team deathmatch, and conquest, but nothing about this tacked-on feature set stands out. I suppose you could say the same thing about the entire game.
Armchair Empire, The (Mar 27, 2008)
Conflict: Denied Ops isn’t a very good game, but it’s hard to actively dislike because the co-op mode can be a lot of fun, even better than the Playstation 3 version, even if you have to cope with the game’s other failings.
Game Over Online (Mar 07, 2008)
With Denied Ops, the fifth installment in the Conflict series, Pivotal Games chose to focus their attention on co-operative gameplay, and while there are some interesting elements found within the game, they’re overshadowed by a series of poor design choices. Playing through the campaign with a buddy co-operatively is a passable experience and might be worth a rental, but with so many excellent shooters on the market and so many promising ones on the horizon, even that might be pushing it.
Xboxdynasty (XD) (Feb 24, 2008)
Conflict: Denied Ops ist zwar ein solider, nicht sehr anspruchsvoller und kurzweiliger Shooter für zwischendurch, kann aber als Taktik - Shooter nicht überzeugen und sticht auch nicht aus der Masse heraus.
Jeuxvideo.com (Feb 11, 2008)
En solo, Conflict : Denied Ops n'est qu'un FPS de plus perdu dans la masse d'autres productions de meilleure qualité, et ce malgré des niveaux parfois intelligemment construits et quelques bonnes idées. Au fond, le titre nous fait miroiter de multiples possibilités, mais ne nous laisse finalement que les toucher du doigt. A deux, il se rattrape un peu et délivre même une bonne dose de fun. Malgré tout, on aura du mal à pardonner à Denied Ops ses contrôles rigides issus d'un autre âge et sa faiblesse technique. Décevant oui, mais pas totalement dénué d'intérêt.
Worth Playing (Feb 27, 2008)
It's honestly difficult to recommend Conflict: Denied Ops to anyone, when shelves are stocked with better titles that pack a decent amount of military action and co-op enjoyment. With a tedious single-player campaign riddled with monotonous action and online play offering a bare-bones experience, the best that players can hope for with Denied Ops may be to simply deny having played it.
Cheat Code Central (Feb, 2008)
Conflict: Denied Ops is a lesson in imitation. The goal for any imitator is relatively simple: if you're going to copy someone or something, make sure you at least meet the pre-established bar; even better, leap over that bar and set a new one of your own. It's doubtful the developers set out to reinvent the FPS wheel, but in even the basic areas-controls, story, co-op-the experience comes off as subpar.
Gamer 2.0 (Mar 04, 2008)
Conflict: Denied Ops could have been a huge step in the right direction for the series. With so many years spent on one series, it’s a shame to see Pivotal Games at a lost of how to enhance the future of the franchise. With broken gameplay, dull levels, and bad visuals and sound, the game is an all-around letdown and only diehard fans should warrant picking this game up…perhaps when it hits the bargain bin.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Feb 15, 2008)
However, if you're a fan of Conflict and/or shooters in general, you're likely to find Denied Ops shallow and dull. The two-man control system doesn't work properly. The visuals are ugly. The script is sub-Armageddon. Yes, it's easy to pick up and play. But if you're after an experience with real challenge and depth, you won't want to.
1UP (Feb 25, 2008)
The fundamental mechanics of Denied Ops are passable, and enjoyable with a friend. It's just a shame that, while Pivotal Games' shooters are improving with each installment, they have yet to abandon their "America, f*** yeah!" mentality. Rent it to scoff at the absurdities, and play through it with a friend for some fun co-op.
GamePro (US) (May, 2008)
In the end, Conflict: Denied Ops' partnership mechanics, solid physics-based mayhem and pretty explosions aren't enough to make this title worth your time and money, let alone your sweat and tears. Hopefully, someone will take the concepts that Conflict gets right and crafts a better game around them.
Kombo.com (Mar 18, 2008)
Denied Ops is a perfect example of biting off more than you can chew. The result is a less than average game that does very few things right. The lack of focus is painfully apparent. Conflict: Denied Ops a game you should steer clear of and pay attention to much better games in the genre.
UOL Jogos (Feb 19, 2008)
Mesmo sendo um título econômico, com o preço um pouco menor do que o habitual, "Conflict: Denied Ops" não consegue se destacar no mercado atual, não por causa de seus competidores, mas pela total falta de competência da desenvolvedora, que mesmo não adicionando nada de novo ao gênero, não conseguiu entregar o básico de maneira convincente.
videogamer.com (Feb 19, 2008)
Nothing in the game seems to sit well in its environment. This is made all the worse when the frame rate starts to chug when anything of interest happens on screen. As an Xbox 360 launch title we'd have been questioning the console's power, but now you can only question the developer.
IGN (Feb 18, 2008)
Do yourself a favor and ignore this game. The appeal of a co-op experience is oftentimes strong, but there is essentially no merit to Conflict: Denied Ops. It offers nothing unique and has almost no production value. Shooters are a dime a dozen these days and most have this game beat at every turn.
GameAlmighty.com (Feb 20, 2008)
So, unsurprisingly, this game is a big flop. There was never much indication that this was going to be any good. What surprises me though, is how much this game makes me want to put down my controller and walk away from my system. You don’t feel like playing any sort of game after engaging in this one, which is just a dangerous enough side-effect for me to recommend that you don’t even look at the box this game comes in. Just go back and play some more Call of Duty 4, you know you want to.
GamingExcellence (Mar 24, 2008)
Why Pivotal Games would switch their mildly enjoyable third-person series to the over saturated first-person market is anyone’s guess. Denied Ops suffers from abysmal graphics, awful audio, and incredibly low production values. I’m running out of ways to describe just how awful this one is. Not even worth a look if it’s in the budget bin.
MS Xbox World (Feb 13, 2008)
Conflict Denied Ops is a bad game, there I said it. No amount of glossing over or hyping the game is going to change that. There are just too many things to dislike here; unimaginatively designed lead characters,terrible AI, bland locations, poor graphics and dire sound, add up to make a rather monotonous playing experience. There really is very little fun here, and when you couple this factor with some truly cheap moments that will make you cuss and scream with anger, this certainly looks like a game that is frisby or mug mat fodder. Ok, maybe I am being a little harsh, heck no I'm not - but I'm sure some gamers will find a little enjoyment from what is on offer here (like those gamers who just have to like a game simply because they spent money on it).