Kotaku: "Spec Ops: The Line takes place beneath a sea of sand, deep within the Arabian Desert. In the game's fiction, the once-opulent city of Dubai lays in ruins, stripped and wrecked by the wrath of nature. (And I mean: The hubris of this place! Maybe Dubai kind of had it coming.)
This evocative, provocative setting isn't the only thing that sets Spec Ops apart from the globe-trotting, timeline-jumping antics of its militaristic video game peers. The game also tells a bold and often subversive story that is in many ways a deconstruction of the modern war video game."