Summary

Our Score

3/10

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Chrome Specforce - PC FPS - Chrome Specforce

Point Seven: Use your imagination.

There are times when I quite enjoyed playing Chrome Specforce – moments of tense confrontation or sneaky, pick-em-off gameplay – but for the most part it’s terribly bland. The plotline is fiendishly predictable, the action repetitive, the set-pieces so frequently come down to “watch it, there’s a load of guys coming your way.” We might be getting a bit bored of the standard FPS now, but from Half-Life 2’s epic dystopian narrative to Brothers in Arms meticulous WWII accuracy to Doom 3’s survival horror leanings, it’s clear that this is a genre that can take different paths and bring different pleasures – if only developers exercise a little imagination. Chrome Specforce’s damp forests and constant drizzle could have provided the background for an interesting story and some great moments of adventure, but instead we have a dry, overly-technical tactical shooter in which you spend far too much time searching bodies and managing your inventory. How about some fun?

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So developers, unless you have something better than this to offer, please don’t bother. As for anyone in the market for a new first-person shooter? Well, Chrome Specforce is cheap and has its moments, but there must be something better out there that you haven’t played. Try Doom 3, Half-Life 2, Halo, Far Cry, Chronicles of Riddick, Call of Duty, Painkiller, Medal of Honor, Brothers in Arms, Star Wars: Republic Commando, SWAT 4, and Deus Ex: Invisible War before you even think of trying this.
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Verdict

Chrome Specforce doesn’t look half-bad. If only it played half-good. Developing a decent engine is one thing, but Techland really needs to learn how to build a better game.

Our Score

3/10
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