Well, its official. The little guy just became a big guy now that Tactical Ops has hit the shelves across North America. For those of you who don’t know, Tactical Ops is a modification for Unreal Tournament that started sometime in 2000. Gameplay is akin to Counter Strike, but the focus is more on the Hollywood style run & gun firefights than hiding behind boxes and waiting for your enemy. Earlier this year it was announced that Infogrames would be picking up the mod and publishing it as a full blown game. The Tactical Ops team formed Kamehan Studios and proceeded to revamp every single aspect of the mod. Personally, i’m a hardcore fan of the game, but I don’t think im too far off when I say this game ROCKS.
Anyways, the game should be available in most major electronic stores by the end of the week, retailing for around $29.99 US. If you live overseas, or just want to try the game first, and own a copy of Unreal Tournament, you can head over to the Official Site and download the free mod for Unreal Tournament. Its basically the same as the retail, although you miss out on a few things like some new maps. Be warned though, the download is a whopping 200mb, so you’ll want to have a speedy connection, or leave it on overnight.
Either way, I highly reccomend the game for anyone who likes realism based first person shooters.