Spec Ops: The Line is an action-packed Third-Person Shooter that delivers heart pounding close combat through a squad-based gameplay mechanic. The provocative and gripping storyline challenges players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made. Players lead a team of three characters, Captain Martin Walker, Lieutenant Adams and Sergeant Lugo. Each character has his own distinct personality and specialized skills, and each plays a role as he explores the dark side of war in a realistic way in which there are no good outcomes, only hard choices. As missions are completed more advanced weapons and equipment are made available. In addition, the desert environment of Dubai that actively effect the level design and which can be used to help or hinder progress. The vertical interiors of Dubai's high rise buildings also provide tactical advantages and risks that can be used by players. Multiplayer campaigns through Game Center bring new modes and unusual situations to expand the single player experience.