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Sid Meier's Covert Action (DOS)

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Written by  :  Andrew Morris (6)
Written on  :  Jul 06, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

The only spy game thats worth coming back to.

The Good

The first thing that attracted me to this game was the unique storyline. I had played very few games like this and so I picked it up. As soon as it was on my hard drive, it refused to come off. I love the excitement of the break-in's. I still get nervous when I know that I am going to have to take out the mastermind. I love the puzzle solving projects, namely, wiretapping and cryptography. I love the challenge of driving and trying to outsmart your opponents. I love the sum of all the parts put together.

The Bad

The game advertised a complicated plot system. I didn't see this happening in a way that was as clear as reported. I also was disappointed that you do not get to cooperate with other intelligence agencies. If anything, you work against them contrary to the back of the box description.

The Bottom Line

It is a modern day, techno-thriller spy game. Most of the action has some amount of realism to it. (It is a Sid Meier game after all.) It is a game that will keep you coming back for more. If you delete it, (shame on you!) you will end up downloading it again. My recommendation is, GET THIS GAME.