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Conflict: Denied Ops
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Denied from the franchise, indeed.

Protagonist(s): Lincoln Graves
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Release: NA: February 12, 2008
EU: February 8, 2008
Engine: Conflict Engine
Developer(s): Pivotal Games
Publisher(s): Eidos Interactive
Country: United Kingdom
Series: Conflict
Predecessor: Conflict: Global Terror

Conflict: Denied Ops is a first-person shooter developed by Pivotal Games and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released on February 8th, 2008 in Europe and on February 12th, 2008 in North America for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It is the final Conflict game in the series, as well the last game to be developed by Pivotal Games before their shut down in 2008.

Why It's Denied

  1. The game is nothing more than a cash grab that attempts to capitalize on the Call of Duty craze, and abandons everything that made the previous Conflict games unique and good in order to copy Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's style
    • The previous games in the series were third person tactical shooters, while Conflict: Vietnam has first-person shooter camera, while still being a third-person squad-base tactical shooter. This game however, just like Shellshock 2: Blood Trails, it differs from that in favor of a generic modern FPS war game.
  2. As mentioned above, the game abandons every element from the previous Conflict games that made the stand out, and also abandoned the squad-based tactical shooter concept in favor of a generic gunplay that is no different than any other modern shooter at the time.
  3. Shallow and unoriginal gunplay that feels like a typical first-person shooter and does nothing new. In fact, it actually removes some elements from first-person shooters.
  4. The writing in the previous games, while not perfect, were fine enough, and they were quickly mitigated by the gameplay, but even then, they were solid enough on their own. The writing in this game however, is horrifically bad. The main characters are unlikeable, and they hate each other, it's like the movie Rush Hour or the game series Kane & Lynch, except they act like that for the entire game.
  5. Co-op, one of the elements that made the previous games stand out, is completely broken in this game.
  6. The weapons variety is lackluster as there are only 7 to use.
  7. The A.I are way too dumb as they will mostly just stand still and shoot at you.
  8. The enemies will sometimes spawn, directly in front of you.
  9. Overall, just like Medal of Honor: Warfighter, it killed the Conflict franchise with no signs of return.

Reedeming Qualities

  1. The cover art looks cool.
  2. The destructible environments is the best thing the game has to offer.