The Outfit is a fantastic game...think Star Wars: Battlefront and Freedom Fighters, but set during World War 2!
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Deuce utilizes the Bazooka and has the ability to give his team the order for deadly hand-to-hand combat, Mac lets loose with his grease gun and can order his squad to release choking amounts of tear gas, while J.D. can tell his men to assault vehicles and as they do, he hones in on the enemy with his trusty sniper rifle.
The actual story falls between a “B” and “C” movie. The script is fairly cheesy due to the laughable yet lovable voice acting (Ron Perlman plays Tommy Mac and Robert “T-1000” Patrick plays Captain Deuce Williams). The Germans speak English (with a German accent), but the script makes them a cliché and foolhardy. The sound design is exceptionally good with gunfire and explosions rocking the speakers. Hopefully you own a good surround sound system.
The game play works like a combination of Star Wars: Battlefront and Freedom Fighters. You enter a level from a third-person/first-person perspective and have to control certain command points on the map until you dominate the entire map and complete your objectives.
Now, while you are attacking the enemy on foot or in a vehicle, you’ll need to protect your flanks by laying down emplacements (including an assortment of machine gun nests and artillery guns). However, if you want these things you have to purchase them from your amazing Destruction On Demand menu, which you do by pressing down the ‘Y’ button. In the heat of battle this can get a little difficult, but it’s fun as…well, you know.
Graphically, this game doesn’t look outstanding; however, it looks really good being a 360 game (it looks much cleaner on HDTV’s). Explosions and gunfire are nicely done. Vehicles look quite detailed and sometimes menacing, especially when they’re chasing you! It is a real treat ordering a howitzer, looking up, watching it fall from the sky and slamming down into the spot you placed it. It’s even better that most of the map is destructible!
Overall, I’d give The Outfit an 8.5 out of 10. You might enjoy it, too. Give it a try.