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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.


KGB DOS Verb menu
KGB DOS Uncle Vanya
KGB DOS Golitisin's office
KGB DOS Your bedroom

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 (269) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Spy on your own comrades and get away with it *Katakis* (37914) 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

Critic Reviews

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1993 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1994 9 out of 12 75
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
High Score Apr 16, 1994 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1994 59 out of 100 59
Przygodoskop May 03, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Adventure Classic Gaming Nov 15, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Adventure Gamers Aug 06, 2010 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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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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