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Bureau 13

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
71
3.5
Windows 3.x
...
3.5
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Description

This is a puzzle, adventure game about an ultra-secret organization called Bureau 13, whose operatives investigate paranormal phenomenon. After one member of the organization draws unwanted attention to himself, the Bureau decides to neutralize him by sending two agents on his trail. The game offers many characters to choose from such as thief, priest, mech and vampire etc. Since each character has different skills, each puzzle can be solved in a number of ways, leading to different endings.

Screenshots

Bureau 13 DOS Voila!
Bureau 13 DOS Cellar full of green bins
Bureau 13 DOS Using her divination spells the witch can fetch information that would be otherwise unreachable
Bureau 13 DOS ..as well as providing hints and tips

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User Reviews

The coolest government agency in it's own kickass game. DOS Zovni (9360)
More than just finding an assassin DOS *Katakis* (37810)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
PC Team DOS Apr, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Team Windows 3.x Apr, 1995 80 out of 100 80
High Score DOS Apr, 1995 4 out of 5 80
PC Gamer DOS May, 1995 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Mar, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Quandary DOS Apr, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1995 62 out of 100 62

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Trivia

Covermount release

The full version of this game was released on a cover disc for Computer Game Entertainment magazine.

License

Bureau 13 is actually a pen-and-paper RPG by Richard Tucholka and Tri-Tac Systems. The game was based on that franchise.

Information also contributed by Demian Katz

Related Web Sites

  • Crapshoot (A humorous review on PC Gamer)
  • Tri Tac Games (Authors of the roleplay system Bureau 13 is licensed from.)
Contributed to by Roger Wilco (1113) and PolloDiablo (16614)