With every move to a new generation of gaming, remastered games will arrive, two-a-penny. And since launch of Xbox Series X|S that has certainly been the case with a plethora of games already having taken on the Remastered mantle. Next up, and available right now is that of Polygon Arts’ Beyond Enemy Lines.
First having launched on PC in 2017, with the sequel – Beyond Enemy Lines 2 – having hit Xbox in 2020, it’s now time to revisit the game that started it all as Beyond Enemy Lines – Remastered Edition rolls out onto Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
Priced at £16.74, it is therefore pretty surprising that this doesn’t seem to come with any form of Xbox Series X|S optimisation in place, instead working the Xbox One route and letting Series X|S players embark on a back-compat adventure.
If you’re fine with that, and honestly there shouldn’t really be an issue, Beyond Enemy Lines throws you in to a world that is on the verge of collapse, with a nuclear apocalypse on the agenda. You are the lone wolf though, and pretty much the fate of the world as you know it rests in your hands. It is here where a 10 hour campaign will play out, one taking you through 8 missions in which you’ll be found taking down enemies, completing objectives and pulling off the most daring tactics. Nicely, in Beyond Enemy Lines – Remastered Edition, you’ll have a choice of playstyles too – both all guns blazing the sneaky sneaky routes will work.
Drop in the fact that this Remastered Edition comes with the additional Operation: Arctic Hawk add-on, remastered gunplay, improved AI systems, enhanced effects and processing and more realistic worlds, and the price on offer makes it a bit of a tempter.
We’ll hopefully be able to put those minds at ease in a review of Beyond Enemy Lines – Remastered Edition on Xbox, but in the meantime just make sure you head to the Xbox Store and fire your way swiftly to a download.
The world is near of nuclear apocalypse, a soviet seperatist group captured the control chip of a military satelite. It is your job to recover the chip! Equipped with state of the art weapons and equipment, you operate in absolute secrecy as a lone wolf far beyond enemy lines. Think your way in, observe your enemies, sneak into their base and complete your objective. You have total freedom to choose your path – guns blazing or silent assassin – it’s your choice! Beyond Enemy Lines is an unforgiving, intense experience where skill and tactical decisions matter! Beyond Enemy Lines: Remastered Edition contains a variety of of remastered content.