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Sid Meier's Covert Action (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tony Van (2691)
Written on  :  Jan 10, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

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Summary

An Overlooked Gem

The Good

This game was so original, it was destined to fail on the market. However, it's creativty makes it one of my all time favorite games. My favorite "activities" to solve the cases are the cryptograms, the wire-tapping, and of course, searching the bad-guy's offices. Here, you not only get to "equip" yourself for the job, but you get to do cool things like duck under furniture to avoid being seen. Very Cool.

The Bad

The car chase and ally fight sequences were pretty lame. And its too bad the graphics were only low-res EGA.

The Bottom Line

The only cool spy game I have played on PC. I wish Sid would make another just like this one.