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KGB (DOS)

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Description

It is August 1991, the USSR has only a few days left before its tremendous collapse and KGB officer Maksim Rukov has been moved, without explanation, to the newly formed Department P which investigates KGB corruption and roots out possible double-agents and traitors.

The game's interface and engine is based heavily on Cryo's previous game, Dune, using the same point-and-click system, and a pseudo first-person perspective. The game also allowed players to rewind to the beginning of chapters to correct mistakes they had made.

KGB was later re-released in an "enhanced" CD-ROM version featuring new video sections of actor Donald Sutherland as Rukov's father, giving hints and clues whenever needed. The game was also re-titled Conspiracy for this re-release.

Screenshots

KGB DOS Map
KGB DOS The colonel commends you on your work
KGB DOS Verb menu
KGB DOS Vovlov's office

Alternate Titles

  • "Conspiracy" -- Enhanced CD-ROM release title

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User Reviews

Stupendously difficult and arbitrary gameplay but in the end rewarding and original. Joakim Kihlman (270) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Spy on your own comrades and get away with it *Katakis* (37818) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Play for the Motherland, Comrade Open_Sights (380) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A game like this comes only once in a lifetime... ThE oNe (6) unrated
Fun to play, too hard, bad ending slapyjoe (19) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
Very complex game, a real brain melter Jonathan Jones (3) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

PC Joker Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 85 out of 100 85
Pelit Jun, 1992 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Nov, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Just Games Retro Jan 07, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure's Planet Feb 08, 2006 70 out of 100 70
High Score Apr 16, 1994 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1994 59 out of 100 59
Adventure Gamers Aug 06, 2010 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

Engine

KGB uses the same adventure system that drove Dune, Cryo's previous and most famous game, but without the strategy elements.

Related Web Sites

  • The KGB File (Comprehensive analysis of the game's plot and characters.)
Blackie (112) added KGB (DOS) on Dec 31, 2000
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