Platform(s): PS3, XBOX360
Genre: 1st Person Shooter, Co-Op
Those rascals in the CIA are at it again. Not content with the ways of the world, two covert operatives are sent into battlegrounds in South America, Africa and Siberia to tip the balance in the way of democracy. "But isn't forced democracy an oxymoron?", I hear you yell above the sound of an M60 recoil action. Well, as Uncle Jack says: When you're staring down the barrel of a gun, what's the difference?
That aside, Graves and Lang are the two (and I use the word loosely) 'covert' ops you can switch between. Graves is older, wiser and favours silence. Lang is young and brash, and tends towards shooting the hell out of everything. So that limits you to a sniper rifle with Graves, and an M60 with Lang. As the levels continue, these weapons are very unrealistically augmented with attachments, but you are still left with very little choice of weapons. What the game lacks is well thought-out uses for either character. There is no sense of co-operation between them, and no tactics to be used.
They tried to make 'Smoke On the Water' but what we got was 'Fog On the Tyne!'.
Replay Value: 2/5
Overall rating: 2.5/5
Review by Eamonn Cleary