Outfit demo sent to front lines

THQ gives Xbox 360 gamers a chance to satisfy their appetite for destruction with free sampling of multiplayer portion of WWII shooter.

Most people who get a taste of war never want to go back. THQ hopes that gamers who step behind enemy lines will want to go back so badly, they'll shell out $60. The latest downloadable demo for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is for THQ's The Outfit, and is now available over Xbox Live.

The 440.89MB file previews what's in store for the game's multiplayer mode when The Outfit hits shelves next week. Included in the demo is the Estate Assault map, a countryside romp through a European village with streams and rivers. The available gametype is Strategic Victory, which tasks competing sides with controlling important landmarks.

Up to six players can participate over Xbox Live in teams of three. Xbox Live Silver members will be limited to playing one-on-one battles locally via a split screen.

On the battlefield, gamers can blow up just about anything onscreen, as they jockey for control over the map. As more landmarks are secured, teams will accrue Field Units, which can be instantly used to purchase items such as tanks, additional infantry, and air-strikes.

The Outfit is rated M for Mature and will have a price tag of $59.99. For more details on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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59 comments
sikboy41
sikboy41

Have no fear. I had to send mine off and they got it back really quickly

sikboy41
sikboy41

I think this game looks and plays horrible. I have told my friends not to even bother downloading it.

xrmotodude13
xrmotodude13

wow this demo is horrible...after putting this crap out on the marketplace i dont see how this game will sell more than 6 copies haha stupid ppl who pre ordered this crap

mikekare79
mikekare79

No idea what he's talking about. No lag and plenty of fun. I can't wait to get this game!

Sandman100
Sandman100

It a rently. But I'm pretty sure it is fun to play online.

MasterSparky
MasterSparky

I Have to say I wasnt gonna get this, but now im def. getting this, its brilliant. OK graghics arent pushing 360 too much but the gameplay is amazing!! very stragic, defending your base and captured buildings. calling in tanks and armored vans. Im loving it, this is one level, one game mode and Ive played it for hours, cant wait to get stuck in to the main game. Its bright and great fun. Its got that one more go factor and Im off to play some more. peace:)

urpabo
urpabo

people are such critics these days. Sorry, the PS2 could never come close to running this. The did a lot of stuff well. Tons of AI in online play, the ground is all mapped, draw distances are just fine. This has a lot more strategy game in it that just shooter. I thought it was a lot of fun to get out there a make strategic gun placements. Everyone is just getting used to it, I think there will be a lot of depth of gameplay when you get used to the simple stuff first.

sikboy41
sikboy41

I think I wasted my time downloading this game. It is hardly playable.

skitzocyko
skitzocyko

It ok nothing next-gen about it though...

hollywood5000
hollywood5000

After playing this demo, I am impressed. Before, I wasn't really interested in this game. After playing the demo, I am considering purchasing. The graphics are good, not great. The real strength of the game is how much action is going on at once. With 8 people in one game it gets intense with all the squads and turrets and such. Pretty cool IMO.

juvinwo1
juvinwo1

I played it, I AM SO NOT IMPRESSED, THIS BELONGS ON THE PS2 or PS1 LOL. very disappointed!!!! it may be just a demo, but its still pretty close to what the game will be like....BLAH!!

xDiesel9x
xDiesel9x

The demo is HOT!!! It is a lot of fun!! No lag, great graphics and gameplay!! It shows a lot of promise and I plan on getting it!!

xDiesel9x
xDiesel9x

The demo is HOT!!! It is a lot of fun!! No lag, great graphics and gameplay!! It shows a lot of promise and I plan on getting it!!

paradyme777
paradyme777

I didn't think this game was going to do very well, even before they released the demo.

ufopuller
ufopuller

440.89MB file previews. Least it is not toooo hugh

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

shell out $50 for live for a free demo......

David11Byers
David11Byers

excellent gameplay, fantastic game. will definantly be buying this when released on the 17th March in the UK.

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

Comparing this game to GRAW is like comparing Return to Castle Wolfenstein to Rainbow Six. One is based in realism with 1 shot kills and the like, and the other is based around all out fun, realism be damned. Now if you fall into the camp of diehards who want realism then sure you will like the realistic game better. But if you dont prefer realism and just want to run around shooting stuff and having a blast without having to hide all the time then The Outfit demo seems to fit the bill as far as I can tell from the demo. I agree with the position that the graphics arent that great, but the whole level is destructible. That has to account for at least part of it.

paulust2002
paulust2002

Don't worry about lag, its basically a beta, had the same problem and when i turned off my pc sharing the connection it was fine, it was playing like a psone game before that. Really jerky, Just a real dissapointment, stop rushing games and demos, please Ps 3 forever tempting.

_wrecks_
_wrecks_

eh... pretty unimpressive. Gameplay seems alright, a although a little frantic. I just refuse to accept old n busted graphics on a next-gen system. With FarCry, Graw, and Elder Scrolls around the corner, all with candy-colored goodness.. why blow 60 bux on this??

bedoo
bedoo

I have tried the game its good not perfect, but nice to play .I will buy it but not now with GRAW out .......sorry dudes you choose the wrong time and the wrong game to play with

cmichael16
cmichael16

Hosted the game for 6 hours... no lag... Also its 8 Players not 6 Not gonna buy it at release...duh GRAW is out tomorrow. Will buy it after a price drop.

arkangelsa
arkangelsa

i have had no lag online, this game is a ton of fun and it feels like a rts but your in a fight. you have to think out your game, its fun and i will buy this game as i had more fun online with this game then halo in a long time

samekila
samekila

had a lag problem but its alright. All of you are right though with the bigger name titles coming out it might not sell that well but i will get it sooner or later

SoralinkGS
SoralinkGS

This game is good, you just have to figure out what to do. I loved the demo after I figured out stragedies.

Rossdaboss777
Rossdaboss777

sombody said bad lag a it is as smoth as pdz and GRAW F U

longhairbilly
longhairbilly

Lucky me.. I've been waiting for this demo for some time now.. Now that it's out, of course my 360 bit the dust yesterday and will be shipped for repair tomorrow.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Its very admirable how die hard playstation fans can continue depriving themselves of this amazing experience (better demos will show up for better games later), but to be able to do what we can with the 360 by means of a network cable send wallpaper to our 360 which we can use for the background on the 360 dashboard or the ability to also play music from the pc on our 360 via this same network cable connection with the pc in addition to all the other media capabilities. Downloadable demos, movie trailers, game trailers, ghost recon development diaries, a full fledged action scene from the upcoming avengers cartoon with incredible hulk and all sorts of other nice things. Upcoming directv service with downloadable hd tv episodes, watch live television, dvr functions pause rewind record live television, downloadable hd movies, friends list to compare how you are doing in a certain game compared to your friend or see who has the best stats in a game worldwide or between you and your friends. Play with people from all over europe and japan with no lag via xbox live. Connect ipod to listen to listen to any music we please on the 360 and how the music from our pc or ipod that we decide to play on the 360 AUTOMATICALLY becomes the music for the game we are playing it just turns off the original music that was being played for whatever game we were playing. The achievements so that we take advantage of every aspect of the game the developers wanted us to experience. Online co-op imagine playing ghost recon with some guy in the uk. The 360 is a really good investment I was going to wait for the ps3 too and decided I'll take a chance with the 360 and I must say this is the best experience with a console ever. I don't expect ipod support on the ps3 since ipod took over a business sony really prided themselves in and howard stringer even says it angers him everytime he sees an ipod and they'll be trying to unseat the ipod with their digital walkman. I don't think we can expect integration with any windows xp or vista pc since microsoft probably wont allow that. Microsoft has alot of help via these things. If they are slow on content the user can provide it themselves, but in sony's case they will have to be much more active with their online service than microsoft is currently to even compete (and microsoft is EXTREMELY aggressive with xbox live)

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Meh, another WWII shooter.... pass.

Adada2011
Adada2011

THis looks like a game that was just like mercanereid is it only going to be out for xbox 360 if so that kinda sucks a lil bit cause some people dont even ahve them yet and probaly wont till next year the way im seeing it

Languish
Languish

Whilst the demo is good i'm now not so sure about purchasing it when it comes out in a couple of weeks. Multiplayer, whilst fun, is just chaotic... but i guess that's the way it should be. It seems to be dividing opinion amongst the community. People either seem to love it or hate it...

twolves1105
twolves1105

The game is ok, nothing good enough to take away 60 bux from GRAW or Oblivion.

hirushubi2
hirushubi2

Judging from playing the demo it is an ok game. It reminds me of the armymen games that where from 3DO. (and thats not a good thing)

wmassie21
wmassie21

I want a single player demo!!! Please??/ And when the GRAW demo comes out, everyones gonna forget about this game and buy GRAW. Its a failure in the making...

BIGDeVriendt
BIGDeVriendt

and it only took four hours to download!!! YAYYY!

TheJuggla17
TheJuggla17

Still downloading....I hate Comcast...

Chip5541
Chip5541

Since I could only play against myself I only note a few things. The graphics are clean although the water looked off to me. Nice destructible environments with good explosions. The sound is really good with solid sounding weapons. The aircraft that fly overhead gave me a startle at first. There is a great use of sound on that big boy. Having small children I was not prepared to hear the "F" bomb used so just a word of warning if you have small children. The controls seem to be pretty good although they could use a little tightening. Mercenaries had it perfect for my taste but I found it a little on the loose side with the Outfit. Not game breaking but it could cause it to lose some review points in the end. The bottom line is that this is a fun game but for those looking for a deep game with strategy you will be disappointed (based on the demo). Will I buy this game? you betcha! It just falls short of the tight controls of Mercenaries and the Team strategy of SOCOM.

jonas__5
jonas__5

I look forward to the game...

CheatRZ
CheatRZ

I think it's pretty fun. At first I was a little disappointed that it was an online only demo, but after a couple of games I got used to how a lot of things worked.. It's a lot different than I expected it to be, and a huge plus is that anything and everything is destructible.. and I love that =D

jmartinez1983
jmartinez1983

Its decent, that;s all. like a 7.5 normally on gamespot, but with how they have been rating games lately it'll get at least an 8

Racerchops
Racerchops

ya, i dont understand why (minus its the end of a fiscal quarter or something) you would not sell anything on the x360 for 2 months and then try to put this out at the same time as GRAW and all the other hyped AAA games coming in march. Its probably a good game that will worse than it should. whatever, i know i'll be playing the demo for sure.

quietinacorner
quietinacorner

THQ needs to hire a new marketing director because whoever decided to release this in the same window as GRAW deserves to lose their job.

thavon
thavon

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