DescriptionAs 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.
Part of the Following Groups
|The great game, indeed||*Katakis* (38333)|
|Entertainment Weekly||Mar 22, 1996||A||100|
|Coming Soon Magazine||Apr 15, 1996||97 out of 100||97|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jul, 1996||90|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Jun, 1996||84 out of 100||84|
|PC Player (Brazil)||May, 1996||80|
|High Score||Jul, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|PC Player (Germany)||Apr, 1996||80|
|PC Joker||Jun, 1996||79 out of 100||79|
|GameSpot||May 01, 1996||7.1 out of 10||71|
|PC Games (Germany)||Apr, 1996||65 out of 100||65|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|For Sale - Unopened New Product||1||Dan Brown
Nov 28, 2007
DevelopmentFomer 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.
ReferencesWhen 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.
ReleaseActivision 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)
Related Web Sites
- Crapshoot (A humorous review on PC Gamer)
- Spycraft Hints (Hints to help you solve Spycraft: The Great Game)
- Spycraft: The Great Game @ iMDb (the International Movie Database listing for Spycraft)
- Spycraft: The Great Game @ Wikipedia (article about the game in the open encyclopedia)