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A futuristic first-person shooter starring a top Delta Force operative, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury has players on a sensitive mission to find a nuclear accelerant called Red Mercury. In the wrong hands, the substance could be used to build portable nuclear weapons stashed away in innocuous places. Players must avoid this at all costs, which means traveling to Middle Eastern cities, Russian military bases, the Philippines, Bosnia, and Western Europe in an effort to track and then immobilize the deadly chemical agent.
Shadow Ops spans an estimated 20 single-player missions set indoors and outdoors, where players can fight alongside special forces hailing from the United States, Russia, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Missions range from hostage rescues to demolition attempts to guarding important people or items. The real-world locales were photographed and digitally recreated using Epic Games' Unreal technology, and characters possess facial animation and motion-captured movement recorded by actual Special Forces teams.
Players can also challenge friends to a variety of multiplayer games apart from the single-player campaign. Up to 16 players can compete on Xbox Live with optional voice support, or up to four can lock-and-load via split screen on a single system. Supported multiplayer modes include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Plant the Bomb, Capture the Flag, and Escort. Players will arm themselves with over 20 authentic weapons used by the military and Special Forces. Sound effects were created by Soundelux, a Hollywood effects studio whose previous credits include Charlie's Angels 2 and Black Hawk Down. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide