Review: G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout – Bland, Forgettable Saturday Morning Fare

G.I. No.

There was a huge red flag right from the off, when G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout had not been accurately renamed Action Force: Operation Blackout for a British audience. We don’t want to be reminded of the incredibly crap films, we want to be reminded of the brilliant IPC comic Battle, and its Action Force strips that eventually spun off into their own publication. Give us that, somehow, Hasbro!

We have no affection for G.I Joe. Maybe that isn’t the case for you – maybe G.I Joe is your favourite thing ever. Somehow, even if that’s the case, we doubt you’ll find much to get excited about here. G.I Joe: Operation Blackout is the most bog-standard third-person shooter we’ve ever seen. It most reminded us of Volition’s all-but-forgotten Agents of Mayhem, but rather than inheriting that game’s character, Operation Blackout has elected to simply ‘borrow’ its bland, forgettable gameplay.

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