The Shield review

  • Great authenticity, with the show's cast
  • Menial tasks are must-play minigames
  • Obscenely, deliciously violent
  • Repetitive objectives
  • Possibly offensive stereotypes
  • Punching a wall when trying to use cover

The show is not about law-enforcement commandos with high body counts, and the game reflects this by requiring a little more restraint than most run-and-gunners. You'll find that stealth and nonviolent - okay, less violent - methods of subdual are preferable in most cases.

Unfortunately the missions become repetitive, and something that Vic does in one particular episode will become your signature Mack-Attack, used over and over again. The Shield has some unique things going for it, but the spotty enemy (and friend) intelligence and monotony keep it from achieving anything close to greatness.

More Info

Available Platforms: PS2, PC
Genre: Action
Published by: Aspyr
Developed by: Point of View
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language


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