Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (Original Xbox) by Atari

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (Xbox) by Atari Box Art

Xbox 360 backwards Compatible

North Amercian Release Date: June 15, 2004.

Region(s) Released: North America, Europe

High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p
Widescreen Supported (16:9): No
System Link Support: Yes

Average Overall Score:
7.20 / 10

If you haven?t seen the film Black Hawk Down do yourself a favor, run, do not walk, to the video store and check that one out (or at least just skip down to the second paragraph of this review). After a Black Hawk helicopter goes down in the middle of war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia several platoons are sent in to rescue the downed troopers and bring them back home safe."

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Set in the near future, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a gritty, real-world first-person shooter (FPS) in which the player fills the combat boots of an elite Delta Force operative. When a female Russian double-agent discovers information on "Red Mercury" - a secret substance that can be used as a nuclear accelerant - the player is hand-picked by the National Security Agency (NSA) to pursue the Red Mercury before it is used to build backpack nuclear devices and sold to terrorist organizations.


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User Reviews

Score: 72
Overall User Average: 7.50 / 10 (72.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 7.50 / 10
Graphics User Average: 7.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.50 / 10
Date reviewed: August 29, 2005.

Overall: This is a good and fun game, you play as Frank Hayden. You have two soldiers on your team that help you along the way. The objective of the game is to disarm the Red Mercury.
Gameplay: The controls are good, nice layout. The AI in the game is bad, most of the time you can just run right up to them and shoot and kill them before they even shoot you. To make up for this problem they put a lot of enemies in each level. The game is also to easy, there are health packs everywhere. Its hard to die because of that and to the fact that you have to get shot like 30 times before you die anyway.
Graphics: The environments are big and have a good amount of detail. The players look nice, good detail put into the faces of the characters. The guns could have looked alot more realistic. This is not the best looking Xbox game.
Sound: The game sounds amazing. This is a THX certified game, sounds real good in surround sound. The weapon sounds are good, but the environment sounds like walking through water or through a bush could have been better.
Suggestions: Fix all the problems!

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 60 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: June 21, 2004.

Overall: Great game although there are several glitchs
in the game and the fact that there is only 8 people max in each game, and u cant kick people,the load time is very long .Other than that it is a great game.The sound is amazing. But they worked to much on the sound but not on the game play.
Gameplay: The team deathmatch is good and all the others but the 8 people max and no download content which means those are the maps forever is a downside.
Graphics: Great graphics stunning for an online multiplayer of its type. The graphics together with the sound are a great combo.
Sound: Some the best sound i've heard on the xbox its just like the big time movie theaters with THX. The sound is so loud and clear u can hear it through others mics in the game.
Suggestions: BETA TEST IT FIRST!!!

Overall: 70 %
Gameplay: 70 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: June 17, 2004.

Overall: This game had a lot of potential. It's a very fun game, but doesnt deserve anything above a four because its very glitchy and there are lots of problems with it. It's a good first person shooter that has lots of replay value.
Gameplay: This is basically a run and gun FPS. No tactics come into play whatsoever. There are tons of enemies. You feel like you are in a movie when playing this game. The single player game is pretty long and fun. There is also a co-op mode, and split screen deathmatch. The live play is fun but there are lots of problems with it. It's very glitchy and laggy. Here are problems with this game: you cant pick up other peoples guns, the hit detection is the worst ever, and you walk very slowly. This game is a fun game, but it's very glitchy and hopefully there will be some patches.
Graphics: Nothin special here. The explosions look like !&%$@#* , but other than that the graphics look ok.
Sound: Awesome sound
Suggestions: Get rid of all the glitches and problems i mentioned.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 60 %
Sound: 100 %

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury News

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury Ships for Xbox
Atari announced today they have shipped Shadow Ops: Red Mercury, a highly anticipated first person action game for Xbox.

Shadow Ops Gets THX Certification
Atari’s upcoming military blockbuster, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury, the highly anticipated cinematic first-person action game for the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft, has earned the coveted THX Certified Game™ status.

New Shadow Ops Screenshot Goodness
Check out these new screenshots for Shadow Ops: Red Mercury.

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury Fact Sheet
Hey look boys and girls another FPS using the Unreal engine.

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