Spycraft: The Great Game (DOS)

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As a new CIA operative, you've been called to Washington. Apparently a Russian candidate for president was assassinated (read: shot) while giving a public speech. Can you uncover a conspiracy that reaches the highest level of government (both US and Russia)?

Spycraft is an adventure game with simulation elements that involves quite a bit of puzzle-solving. With input from ex-head of KGB and ex-head of CIA, the scenario is frighteningly authentic. You choose your actions from what is available on screen. You will need to collate large amount of information, and pick out certain patterns that will lead you to what you need. You are helped along by your trusty PDA which highlights the areas to be investigated (i.e. puzzles to be solved) and keeps track of relevant facts.


Spycraft: The Great Game DOS In the field
Spycraft: The Great Game DOS Thorn office
Spycraft: The Great Game DOS CIA newsletter
Spycraft: The Great Game DOS Warhurst, your supervisor

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The great game, indeed *Katakis* (37914) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Mar 22, 1996 A 100
Coming Soon Magazine Apr 15, 1996 97 out of 100 97
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1996 84 out of 100 84
High Score Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Brazil) May, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Jun, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Just Games Retro Jan 28, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania.de 1996 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59


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Fomer CIA Director William Colby (died on April 28th, 1996 , two months after this game was released, in a canoe accident) and Former Major General of the KGB Oleg Kalugin lent their espionage expertise to Spycraft, and also portray themselves in the game's movies.


When you're at The Farm and in Jeffries's office, if you keep pressing the message button on his phone, you'll hear an interesting James Bond-ish message. When you're in the Washington, D.C. office, try dialing 976-SUCK.


Activision originally planned to release Spycraft under the Infocom label. (Promotional posters showcasing their upcoming releases displayed an alternate cover with the Infocom logo.)


  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Adventure Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
Information also contributed by Daniel Albu, Trixter, William Shawn McDonie and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe

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Chris Martin (1094) added Spycraft: The Great Game (DOS) on Mar 05, 2000
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