10 Cult Gaming Classics That Deserved Mainstream Success

3. Spec Ops: The Line

Spec-Ops-TheLine-Release-600x300 Military shooters are all the rave nowadays seeing as Call of Duty and Battlefield duke it out in sales regularly, so it naturally disappoints me that gamers skipped out on this one. The Line may not boast a complex and addicting myriad of online modes but it has one of the darkest, twisted, satirically smart, and mind bending stories in all of gaming. As Private Martin Walker your goal is to investigate Dubai from a natural disaster and rogue infantry squad. Whereas most military shooters go the ooh-rah macho hero route, The Line succeeds at making the player feel like garbage for their actions and drives their morals to the figurative line the title speaks of. Its gameplay is rote and generic, but its story is unforgettable and can only be described as Apocalypse Now marrying Fight Club.

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