Spec Ops (series)

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Spec Ops
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Boxart for Spec Ops:Stealth Patrol
Basic Information
Type(s)
Series
Yager Development, Zombie Studios, Runecraft, Big Grub
2K Games, Ripcord Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, Gotham Games
Tactical Shooter
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Dreamcast, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
PlayStation Network
Retail Features
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Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes | Codex
Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
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Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

Spec Ops is an ongoing military video game franchise, created by Zombie Studios executives. The games have primarily been launched on the PC, PlayStation and Dreamcast systems. The first few titles in the series were developed by Zombie Studios, and later titles by Runecraft Ltd. The same goes for publishers: initially the games were published by Ripcord Games, and later by Take-Two Interactive. Other developers and publishers have since been brought in for spin-off titles and ports.[1][2]

History[edit | edit source]

The Spec Ops franchise was intended to be a realistic first/third person shooter experience and immerse the player in the world of international terrorists and the like with the player trying to stop them in a two man team, originally developed by Zombie Studios and published by Ripcord Games for the PC. The first two games were well received; and the PlayStation and Dreamcast sequels (developed by Runecraft) were more of a budget priced shooter experience, giving them lower review scores.[3]

Series[edit | edit source]

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Screen shot of Spec Ops II: Green Berets for the PC, the second and last in the series to be developed by Zombie Games.
Name Year of Release Developer Publisher Original Platforms
Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way 1998 Zombie Studios Ripcord Games PC
Spec Ops: Ranger Team Bravo 1998 Zombie Studios Ripcord Games PC
Spec Ops II: Green Berets 1999 Zombie Studios Ripcord games PC
Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol 2000 Runecraft Ltd. Take-Two Interactive PlayStation
Spec Ops II: Omega Squad 2000 Zombie Studios Ripcord Games Dreamcast
Spec Ops: Ranger Elite 2001 Runecraft Take-Two Interactive PlayStation
Spec Ops: Covert Assault 2001 Runecraft Take-Two Interactive PlayStation
Spec Ops: Airborne Commando 2002 Big Grub Gotham Games PlayStation
Spec Ops: The Line 2011 Yager Development 2K Games (Take-Two Interactive subsidiary) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

References[edit | edit source]

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