The Shield (video game)

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The Shield
The Shield game cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s) Point of View, Inc.
Publisher(s) Aspyr Media
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA January 9, 2007
  • EU June 1, 2007[1]
Windows
  • NA January 22, 2007
  • EU June 1, 2007[2]
Genre(s) Action, Stealth
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Optical disc

The Shield (also known as The Shield: The Game) is a video game based on the television show of the same name.[3] The Shield is a third-person shooter where players take on the role of Vic Mackey fighting crime on the streets of Los Angeles.

Overview[edit]

The Shield plants itself firmly post-third season but pre-fourth season. The fallout from the money train robbery has already taken place and Detective Vic Mackey and his strike team of dirty cops are on the verge of disbanding. The game begins with the final episode of the third season, where Vic kills Margos Dezerian. Officials want the team reassigned, members of the team are unhappy with the way things are going and Captain Aceveda tells them it's going to take a major bust to salvage any hope of keeping the team alive. The big bust in question turns out to be an arms race between the Byz-Lat and One-Niner gangs. Mackey is tasked with breaking up the battle, finding the guns, and arresting as many of the thugs in charge as possible.

Critical reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 38.40%[4]
(PS2) 38.10%[5]
Metacritic (PS2) 36/100[6]
(PC) 34/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com D[8]
Eurogamer 3/10[9]
Game Informer 4/10[10]
Game Revolution C−[11]
GameSpot 3.9/10[12][13]
GameSpy 1.5/5 stars[14]
GameZone 3/10[15]
IGN (PS2) 2.2/10[16]
(PC) 2.1/10[17]
PC Gamer US 62%[18]
X-Play 2/5 stars[19]

The game was met with negative reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 38.10% and 36 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[5][6] and 38.40% and 34 out of 100 for the PC version.[4][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/919960-the-shield-the-game/data
  2. ^ http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/936105-the-shield-the-game/data
  3. ^ The Shield for PS2 at GameZone.com
  4. ^ a b "The Shield: The Game for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "The Shield: The Game for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "The Shield: The Game for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "The Shield: The Game for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ Nguyen, Thierry (January 18, 2007). "The Shield (PS2)". 1UP.com. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ Lyon, James (June 23, 2007). "The Shield - The Game (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ Reeves, Ben (March 2007). "The Shield (PS2)". Game Informer (167). Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ Damiano, Greg (February 15, 2007). "The Shield Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ Navarro, Alex (January 19, 2007). "The Shield Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ Navarro, Alex (February 1, 2007). "The Shield Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ Chapman, David (February 8, 2007). "GameSpy: The Shield (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  15. ^ Romano, Natalie (February 4, 2007). "The Shield - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ Onyett, Charles (January 23, 2007). "The Shield Review (PS2)". IGN. Archived from the original on February 28, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  17. ^ Onyett, Charles (January 30, 2007). "The Shield Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  18. ^ "The Shield: The Game". PC Gamer: 55. April 2007. 
  19. ^ Mastrapa, Gus (March 13, 2007). "The Shield: The Game". X-Play. Archived from the original on March 20, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 

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