The Shield

Publisher: Aspyr Media

Developer: Point of View

Category: Action

Release Dates

N Amer - 01/16/2007

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    Also available on:
  • PC

News

The Shield for PS2 Trailer Available Now
Developed by Point of View, this third-person action game is a knockdown, drag’em-out brawler that takes place in the gritty inner city streets of Los Angeles

Aspyr Media Announces it will Publish The Shield for the PC and Playstation 2
Action Game Based on FX Network’s Police Drama TV Show to Ship in Winter 2006

Sammy Studios Announces 2004 E3 Line-Up
Sammy Studios, Inc today announced the line-up of videogames it is showcasing at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo

Description

Players take on the role of Mackey, the tough, street-savvy leader of the Elite Strike Team, a special police unit located deep within the crime-riddled trenches of Los Angeles. Vic lives by his own code of ethics, neither bad nor good, and is a different kind of a cop who is willing to do what it takes to clean up the streets.

In The Shield game, players are able to dive into frenetic-paced gameplay and interact with the complex characters and unique locations that are key trademarks of the series. As Vic, the player will engage in perilous, true-to-life police work (busting crack dens, thwarting bank robberies, taking down gang bangers, apprehending serial killers). In order to succeed, they will need to operate outside the rules by intimidating suspects with brute force, accepting bribes, and holding incriminating information over other cops who don’t agree with Vic’s “ends justify the means” approach to fighting crime.

Features

  • Experience a virtual "lost episode" in an authentic extension of the award-winning series, created in close cooperation with The Shield creators, writers and talent
  • Engage in perilous police work in a living recreation of Farmington: thwarting robberies, apprehending killers, intimidating informants and hunting down gangs laying roots in Farmington
  • Exciting gameplay blends precision gunplay, hand-to-hand combat and stealth with police tactics never before seen in a video game
  • Employ questionable tactics such as brute force, bribes and planting incriminating evidence, but manage your "Heat" level to keep Internal Affairs off your trail
  • Innovative elements such as "Intimidation" and "Adrenaline" gauges deliver a unique action game experience

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ESRB Rating

Mature
Sexual Themes
Strong Language
Blood
Drug Reference
Intense Violence
Partial Nudity

GameZone's Review/Preview

3.0

GZ Rating

Gameplay3.2
Graphics4.5
Sound4
DifficultyMed/Hard
Concept3.5
Overall3.0

Reviewer: Natalie Romano

Review Date: 02/05/2007


Sadly, The Shield: The Game plays like a bad episode of the show and there is hardly anything here that will entertain fans of the show or gamers who are looking for a gritty action game

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GZ Preview:

Louis Bedigian - 10/26/2006

The Shield is dark, gritty, and features an incredible polygon adaptation of actor Michael Chiklis

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GZ Preview:

Rob Watkins - 05/17/2004

A game that captures the gritty underground based in the popular TV series.

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