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Set in modern day Dubai, massive sandstorms have buried the city. As Capt. Martin Walker, you're sent in to find any survivors and learn what happened to the original rescue and evacuation team led by Lt. Colonel John Konrad.


Richard Pearsey (narrative designer), Walt Williams (narrative designer) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nolan North ... Captain Martin Walker (voice)
Christopher Reid ... First Lieutenant Alphonso Adams (voice)
Omid Abtahi ... Staff Sergeant John Lugo (voice)
Bruce Boxleitner ... Lieutenant Colonel John Konrad (voice)
Jake Busey ... The Radioman / Multiplayer Announcer (voice)
Patrick Quinn Patrick Quinn ... Agent Jeff Riggs (voice)
Chris Cox ... Agent Rick Gould / Exile Gunner (voice)
Rick Pasqualone ... Agent Daniels / Damned Gunner (voice)
Steven Walters ... First Lieutenant John McPherson / Exile Medic (voice)
Richard Epcar ... Interrogator (voice)
Michael Yurchak ... Commando / Exile Sniper (voice)
Brian Bloom ... Marines / Damned Medic (voice)
Liam O'Brien ... Marines / Exile Officer (voice)
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Officers (voice)
John Cygan ... Officers / Damned Officer (voice)


Set in modern day Dubai, massive sandstorms have buried the city. As Capt. Martin Walker, you're sent in to find any survivors and learn what happened to the original rescue and evacuation team led by Lt. Colonel John Konrad.

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Release Date:

26 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spec Ops: The Line See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (all versions)| DTS (playstation 3 version)


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The game was inspired by the novel heart of darkness See more »


Walker is always shown carrying an M4A1 in cutscenes regardless of what weapon(s) the player is actually carrying. See more »


Interrogator: The C.I.A doesn't start what it can't finish.
1st Lt. John McPherson: Well, now's the time to prove it, 'cos i'm not telling you sh*t!
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A rare gem!
9 October 2012 | by klantarselSee all my reviews

I have played video games for ages and played lots of them. I like games a lot but every time someone claims that video games and movies are kindred spirits I laugh. To compare games and movies are, in my humble opinion, to give games way too much credit. The story lines are always juvenile at best, boasting scripts that wouldn't even fit the worst b-movies. Characters are usually shallow if not nonexistent. In order for games to elevate themselves, the developers really really need to dare write mature stories and present plots that engage us on a deeper level.

And along came Spec ops: the line, a seemingly run off the mill shooter with nothing new. The setting was somewhat original though, A recon mission into a Dubai, laid to waste by sandstorms. But I was still expecting the usual macho-soldier patriotism, thinking with your trigger finger-stuff. Boy was I wrong.

Someone at Yager has made some truly bold decisions, slowly, the story turns from the standard crap to a story that haunted me. Some of the visuals seriously shocked me and I both wanted to and did not want to find out what would happen at the end. The story is one of the best i have ever experienced in any video game. Ever.

The voice work is excellent, and does not get worse by the fact that Bruce Boxleitner plays the colonel. I still have a soft spot for him since Babylon 5.

I will not comment on the visuals, except to say that they have used it do present some of the most horrendous scenes i have seen in video gaming. The game play is OK, but seems like an afterthought when compared to the story. The game play mostly serves as a method to get us under captain walker's skin, to connect with him, only to make the second half of the game so much more powerful.

Play this. Its good. Really good.

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