The Fourth Protocol (Amstrad CPC)

The Fourth Protocol Amstrad CPC Loading screen and credits


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


This interactive fiction computer game is based on the bestselling Cold War spy novel by Frederick Forsyth released in 1984 by Hutchinson publishing. As the novel's hero John Preston, you have been appointed head of the C1(A), an agency of the British Secret Intelligence Service. You uncover a plot, named AURORA, to take power in the Soviet Union hatched by a secret faction of high-level minds. In order to stop their plan you read a lot of info found in Top Secret folders, set wiretaps, monitor and interrogate suspects and informants, and gather facts and clues.

The game has three main sections - The NATO Documents, The Bomb and The SAS Assault. A secret code must be gained in order to proceed from one to the next. Unique icon-based graphics provide the means to conduct your investigation though they're not mouse-clickable (you have to browse the icons using the space bar). Plot twists and developments happen during the game and are communicated to you with text-only descriptions.


The Fourth Protocol Amstrad CPC Loading screen and credits
The Fourth Protocol Amstrad CPC Welcome message
The Fourth Protocol Amstrad CPC Main menu
The Fourth Protocol Amstrad CPC Keep an eye on it

Alternate Titles

  • "Frederick Forsyth's The Fourth Protocol: The Game" -- In-Game Title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

Computer Gamer Oct, 1986 19 out of 20 95
Amstrad Action Oct, 1986 84 out of 100 84


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Martin Smith (63029) added The Fourth Protocol (Amstrad CPC) on Mar 07, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (144023) and Scaryfun (12736)