Spec Ops: The Line on sale for a limited time for Linux, Mac and Windows PC


Spec Ops: The Line, third-person modern #military #shooter was original released by #2K Games in 2012 and on Linux back in mid-May. Now the title has received an 80% discount on Steam for a short time. Not bad for a great game that has been so well received by the community.

Spec Ops: The Line is an action-packed Third-Person Shooter that delivers heart pounding physically close combat through a squad-based play mechanic. Players lead a team of three characters, Captain Martin Walker, Lieutenant Adams and Sergeant Lugo. Each character has his own distinct personality and specialized skills, and the mature story they each play a role in explores the dark side of war in a realistic way, in which there are no good outcomes, only hard choices. As missions are completed more advanced weapons and equipment are made available. In addition, the desert environment of Dubai is brought into the game in a unique way with stunning visuals, and dynamic sandstorms that actively effect level designs, and which can be used to help and hinder progress. The vertical interiors of Dubai high rise buildings also provide tactical advantages and risks that can used be by players. Multiplayer campaigns bring new modes and unusual situations and environments to expand the single player experience.

Spec Ops: The Line is not a native port, but uses a wrapper called eON from Virtual Programming. The same technology used for The Witcher 2, which received a lot of negative feedback upon release and has gotten a great deal better. The developers at Virtual Programming have made some solid improvements to the wrapper, with a smaller footprint on hardware. While not a native port, the game runs quite well.

“It’s been 6 months since Dubai was wiped off the map by a cataclysmic sandstorm. Thousands of lives were lost, including those of American soldiers sent to evacuate the city. Today, the city lies buried under sand, the world’s most opulent ruin. Now, a mysterious radio signal is picked-up from Dubai, and a Delta Recon Team is sent to infiltrate the city. Their mission is simple: Locate survivors and radio for Evac. What they find is a city in the grip of war. To save Dubai, they’ll have to find the man at the heart of its madness—Col. John Konrad.”


  • A new portrayal of the military shooter experience with twisting narrative uncertainties.
  • Action packed 3rd Person Shooter gameplay provides an up-close and personal view into the brutality and emotion within the combat.
  • Command an intelligent and powerful squad of Delta-Force soldiers in a dangerous and unpredictable combat zone.
  • Cross “The Line” in a mature story that explores the dark side of war, where there are no bright outcomes, only bad or worse choices.
  • Unique Dubai setting strikes the imagination and transports players to a larger-than-life playground for vertical gameplay and stunning visuals.
  • Sand-filled Dubai provides new gameplay experiences including sand avalanches, and powerful, disorienting sandstorm combat.
  • Customisable, Class-Based, Blazing Multiplayer

System Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.10, Mint 17.1 or similar Linux Distribution
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB Free
  • Video Card: NVidia/AMD OpenGL 4.1/OpenGL level 3.2 compatible Video RAM: 512Mb
  • Sound: ALSA/PulseAudio compatible
  • Recommended Graphics Drivers
    • nVidia: NVidia 340.65 or better. 331 series are unsupported.
    • AMD: AMD Catalyst (aka fglrx) 14.12 or better

Spec Ops: The Line  is on sale for Linux, Mac and Windows PC for roughly another 20 hours with an 80% discount on Steam.


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