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Cold War

MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
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4.5
Macintosh
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5.0
Xbox
64
4.0

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Linux 5 4.5
Macintosh 2 5.0
Windows 7 3.3
Xbox 3 4.0
Combined MobyScore 17 4.0


The Press Says

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80
XboxGaming Age
For $19.99, Cold War gives stealth fans something to do until Snake or Sam come out of hiding. If anything this may be the last stealth/action title on this generation's Xbox, so soak it up. Even with the laughable A.I., the game is under a twenty spot, and is quite enjoyable if you love stealth, action, and gadgets. If you want the game for the PC on the other hand, it'll cost you forty dollars, which is a little harder to swallow. Get it for the Xbox.
80
WindowsTTGamer
Much of Cold War is not exactly new - it feels a lot like Splinter Cell in many regards - but where Cold War separates itself is the execution. At first, controlling a reporter with a stronger emphasis on stealth than action may not appeal to everyone, but the gameplay does grow on you, and it is quite addictive and challenging. While the storyline and voice acting do feel a little cliche, and the AI isn't perfect, Cold War is still very enjoyable for the gamers out there who look for stealth mixed in with a little action, although be warned, this is most certainly a stealth first game.
80
Windows3DAvenue
Much of Cold War is not exactly new - it feels a lot like Splinter Cell in many regards - but where Cold War separates itself is the execution. At first, controlling a reporter with a stronger emphasis on stealth than action may not appeal to everyone, but the gameplay does grow on you, and it is quite addictive and challenging. While the storyline and voice acting do feel a little cliche, and the AI isn't perfect, Cold War is still very enjoyable for the gamers out there who look for stealth mixed in with a little action, although be warned, this is most certainly a stealth first game.
79
MacintoshGames4Mac
Gut, aber nicht gut genug! Zumindest nicht um den König der Schleichspiele Splinter Cell von seinem Thron zu vertreiben. Fans derartiger Spiele werden mit dem auf PCs von der Fachpresse zu Unrecht vielgescholtenen Titel jedenfalls ihre Freude haben und können sich im Kalten Krieg schon gern mal für ein paar Stunden verlieren. Schade nur, dass man keine Multiplayerfunktion eingebaut hat. Die neueren Splinter Cell Teile für PC & Konsolen machen vor, was da alles so möglich ist.
78
WindowsPC Powerplay
Nüchtern betrachtet machen die Entwickler kaum etwas falsch. Die Verschwörungsgeschichte fügt sich wunderbar in das Kalter-Krieg-Szenario, der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist für meinen Geschmack genau richtig. Dankenswerterweise lassen mir die Leveldesigner genug Handlungsfreiheit, die Aufgaben auf meine Art zu lösen. Aber irgendwie hat Cold War abgesehen von den Basteleien so gar nichts Eigenes. Mit anderen Worten: Warum sollte ich Cold War spielen, wenn Splinter Cell fast alles besser macht? Gut, der günstige Preis ist ein Argument. Auch, dass Schleich-Fans seit Pandora Tomorrow bereits ein halbes Jahr darben müssen. Ausgehungerte können Sam ruhig mit Matt betrügen.
75
WindowsGamezoom
Cold War machte anfangs richtig Spaß, doch schon nach zwei Stunden langweilten uns die dummen Gegner und der öde Levelaufbau. Für Leute die wenig Erfahrung mit Stealth-Action-Games haben können wir Cold War ans Herz legen, Fortgeschrittene und Profis hingegen sollten zum guten, alten Sam Fisher greifen.
73
WindowsPlayback
"Cold War - samotnie za żelazną kurtyną" jest grą skierowaną szczególnie do miłośników wszelkich "sneakerów" czyli skradanek, o raczej mocno liberalnym podejściu do logiki, a prawdy historycznej w szczególności. Od gier oczekuję dobrej, ale i rozumnej rozrywki, niestety tutaj proporcje te zostały zachwiane, a szkoda. Ja zaliczam tą pozycję do klasy "wyższej średniej" i na tym najlepiej poprzestanę, bo inaczej znowu coś znajdę.
73
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Matt Carter ist für mich keine echte Alternative zu Sam Fisher und Splinter Cell, dafür ist der Spielablauf zu unausgegoren. Klar gefallen mir die Basteleien, mit denen ich Widersacher auf mannigfaltige Weise los werde: Eine Falle hier, ein Ablenkungsmanöver da, Gegner am Boden - und ich reibe mir ob meiner eigenen Genialität die Hände. Schlecht nur, dass meine Pläne häufig aus unvorhersehbaren Gründen scheitern. Der Spielablauf ist bei Mr. Fisher ausgeklügelter und eher nachvollziehbar. Egal, dann zücke ich halt häufiger die Pistole und ziehe mit der famosen Röntgenkamera durch die Gänge. So verlebe ich hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang ein paar fetzige Stunden.
72
WindowsPC Action
Als gebürtiger Weißrusse finde ich die abgedroschenen Sowjet-Klischees im Spiel nur bedingt lustig. Schlägertypen kloppen sich wegen einer Zigarette krankenhausreif, Wodkaflaschen überall. Haha. Das macht jedem "Guter Westen gegen bösen Osten"-Film Konkurrenz. Okay, immerhin arbeiten die Gegner im Spiel schön im Team zusammen. Ja, es war mir eine wahre Freude, wie mich die Schergen durch enge Gänge jagten. Nein, Cold War ist kein Innovationswunder, macht aber zeitweise Laune.
70
XboxFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Cold War may not be revolutionary, but it is fun at times. If you're a big fan of the stealth genre and you've already played all the Metal Gear and Splinter Cell games, then you may want to check this out. Otherwise, I would recommend getting one of the aforementioned games first.
70
XboxThe Next Level
Just like your average summer blockbuster, Cold War doesn't last long and doesn't leave much of an impression when it's all over and done with. All of its good ideas, the retro conspiracy, the homemade gadgets, the X-ray camera, wow you at first, but end up just wearing thin by the time its over, and the multiple difficulty levels really don't alter the game enough to justify another run. If it were a full priced title my expectations would have been higher, but for $20, Cold War a fun romp through a bygone era of espionage. Just don't expect the next Splinter Cell.
70
WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
The bottom line is that while Cold War does offer an exciting new twist to the stealth/espionage genre of game, it is at best a generic clone of a former hit title. It's a very cleverly put together clone, but none the less a clone indeed. One simply can't ignore the lack of “innovation” over such excessive “renovation.” This game is ALMOST worthy of 4 GiN gems, but even with a very cool item creation system there's just not enough original content there and we all know “almost” doesn't count. An above average 3 + GiN gems is my final say.
70
XboxGame industry News (GiN)
The bottom line is that while Cold War does offer an exciting new twist to the stealth/espionage genre of game, it is at best a generic clone of a former hit title. It's a very cleverly put together clone, but none the less a clone indeed. One simply can't ignore the lack of “innovation” over such excessive “renovation.” This game is ALMOST worthy of 4 GiN gems, but even with a very cool item creation system there's just not enough original content there and we all know “almost” doesn't count. An above average 3 + GiN gems is my final say.
70
XboxChrist Centered Game Reviews
I didn’t expect much from Cold War, but it surprised me with some innovative ideas and a compelling story. You might like this game if you're a fan of games such as Splinter Cell. Just take heed of the coarse language and thematic violence.
70
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Cold War, an offering from Mindware Studios, is a stealth espionage action game for the Mac. The game is quite clearly a Splinter Cell knock-off, but it has a lot going for it that makes it worth a look for fans of the genre. For one, I’m just glad I didn’t have to match any jewels to play the game, but that's beside the point.
68
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Cold War slaagt erin om enkele standaardelementen van stealth games aardig te mixen met een paar extra's en een meer dan degelijk verhaal. Het is echter net iets te makkelijk om juist dit stealth gegeven te omzeilen met geweld. Cold War is leuk genoeg om het helemaal uit te spelen, maar na dat achttal uurtjes ga je waarschijnlijk niet meer terug.
68
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Splinter Cell uitgespeeld en op zoek naar iets anders? Dan kan Cold War in afwachting van Splinter Cell 4 even wat variatie brengen. Heel even!
65
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Cold War lässt mich kalt. Zwar ist die Vertonung erstklassig und auch die Comic-Happen gefallen mir ausnehmend gut, aber spielerisch ist es nur ein schlechtes Splinter Cell. Wo Sam Fisher butterweich durch gut designte Levels tobt, bewegt sich Matthew hölzern schwerfällig auf langweiligen Geradeaus-Pfaden. Da nützt es auch nichts, wenn ich mir aus einem Lappen und Äther ein Betäubungswerkzeug basteln darf. Für so was bräuchte nämlich nicht mal ein Pavian einen Bauplan.
65
WindowsGameSpot
Cold War does a reasonable job of copying conventional stealth action gameplay while presenting a few twists and a story that's got some payoff at the end. If this style of tactical trial-and-error gameplay is what you're into, then Cold War can be worth the eight-or-so hours it takes to play from start to finish for the first time. But there are much better stealth games available, making this one suitable mostly for those who've played them all and want more.
65
XboxGameSpot
Cold War does a reasonable job of copying conventional stealth action gameplay while presenting a few twists and a story that's got some payoff at the end. If this style of tactical trial-and-error gameplay is what you're into, then Cold War can be worth the eight-or-so hours it takes to play from start to finish for the first time. But there are much better stealth games available, making this one suitable mostly for those who've played them all and want more.
60
WindowsCanardPC
Cold War est sympa, plutôt bien fait et légèrement original. C'est pas mal pour un jeu vendu d'office à 30 €. Mais la trop grande facilité le rend bourrin pour de l'infiltration, et pas assez pêchu pour un shoot. La présence de différents modes pour jouer en temps chronométré, sans tuer personne ou sans trop déclencher d'alarmes, pourrait sauver le tout, mais cela ne fait que varier légèrement le style de jeu (la création de balles en caoutchouc remplaçant par exemple l'exécution des ennemis). Pas mauvais donc, mais malheureusement pas captivant.
60
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
Believe it or not, this isn’t quite the adventure of a lifetime. The fact that the game feels it necessary to explicitly tell the player such obvious advice as "don’t step into the red beam coming off of the security camera" is a good indicator of the quality here. Cold War’s third-person stealth/action gameplay manages to meet a minimum bar of competency, and the hero’s MacGyver-esque ability to make useful gadgets out of cans, plastic bottles, and rags serves to add a bit of spice. However, your astonishingly slow movement speed and the lack of a checkpoint system (although you can save at any time, it gets annoying nonetheless), along with the merely mediocre action, clearly destines this title for the bargain bin.
60
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Believe it or not, this isn’t quite the adventure of a lifetime. The fact that the game feels it necessary to explicitly tell the player such obvious advice as "don’t step into the red beam coming off of the security camera" is a good indicator of the quality here. Cold War’s third-person stealth/action gameplay manages to meet a minimum bar of competency, and the hero’s MacGyver-esque ability to make useful gadgets out of cans, plastic bottles, and rags serves to add a bit of spice. However, your astonishingly slow movement speed and the lack of a checkpoint system (although you can save at any time, it gets annoying nonetheless), along with the merely mediocre action, clearly destines this title for the bargain bin.
60
XboxGame Over Online
Of course the thing to remember here is that Cold War is a value-priced title. At $19.99 USD, it's the equivalent of a poor man's Splinter Cell, though the first title in that series can be bought now at the same price point, and it's still a much better game. The gadget creation system in Cold War is by far it's best feature, with the X-ray camera coming a close second, but the game can be frustrating at times, repetitve at others, and there's just not enough tension to drive the story to its conclusion. Unless you prefer the MacGyver approach to your stealth affairs, I recommend you stick with Sam Fisher.
60
XboxExtreme Gamer
Cold War is a clear rental unless you a dedicated freak for stealth games. It's really too bad Cold War falls short in the actually gameplay because everything else in concept is rocking. Curious minds will be enticed by the cool features in the game, just lower your expectations because you won't find a Fisher here.
58
WindowsIGN
If my assessment of Cold War sounds harsh it’s mostly due to the game’s resemblance to a top tier franchise like Splinter Cell. This title can provide a certain amount of fun for very patient gamers but it often serves up equal amounts of frustration.
58
XboxGamingExcellence
Is Cold War a bad game? No. It just tries too hard to be Splinter Cell (with all SC’s meters, gadgets, sprawling story-line, authenticity, etc) and fails to be original on its own merits. When Cold War is trying to be something it’s not; the game is terrible. When Cold War tries new things (gadget building, x-ray camera, etc) it’s hard to deny how fun it can be. If you’re a fan of stealth action and want to try something new, Cold War is at the very least worth a rental. Just know what to expect from it.
58
WindowsGamingExcellence
Is Cold War a bad game? No. It just tries too hard to be Splinter Cell (with all SC’s meters, gadgets, sprawling story-line, authenticity, etc) and fails to be original on its own merits. When Cold War is trying to be something it’s not; the game is terrible. When Cold War tries new things (gadget building, x-ray camera, etc) it’s hard to deny how fun it can be. If you’re a fan of stealth action and want to try something new, Cold War is at the very least worth a rental. Just know what to expect from it.
57
WindowsStrategy Informer
Cold War is an interesting form of stealth action, but by basing the game on the Splinter Cell Series, the game is definitely lacking in comparison. Graphics are difficult and the enemy artificial intelligence isn’t worth much, but the game does have decent stealth mechanics, has some interesting gadgets to play around with, and a story-line that occasionally throws in surprises to keep you on your toes. While the game offers interesting and fun play, it is just as frustrating as it is fun.
50
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Sam Fisher peut dormir sur ses deux oreilles car Matt Carter ne risque pas de lui voler la vedette. Cold War est en effet inférieur à Splinter Cell sur tous les plans : l'IA, la réalisation, les possibilités offertes par le gameplay, le scénario... Au final, le soft de Mindware Studios est un titre moyen, trop moyen pour faire face à la concurrence féroce dans le domaine des jeux d'infiltration.
50
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Sam Fisher peut dormir sur ses deux oreilles car Matt Carter ne risque pas de lui voler la vedette. Cold War est en effet inférieur à Splinter Cell sur tous les plans : l'IA, la réalisation, les possibilités offertes par le gameplay, le scénario... Au final, le soft de Mindware Studios est un titre moyen, trop moyen pour faire face à la concurrence féroce dans le domaine des jeux d'infiltration.
40
WindowsGameSpy
It's such a shame that Cold War is subject to crashes and often won't even load; otherwise, it would be worth a much stronger recommendation. Cold War doesn't break a lot of new ground -- its indebtedness to other games is obvious -- but it makes great use of an existing formula. Ultimately, however, the huge technical problems make this a game you should approach with extreme caution.