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KGB

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Description

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.

Screenshots

KGB DOS The colonel commends you on your work
KGB DOS Title screen
KGB Amiga Dialog options
KGB DOS Chapter 1 - Moscow

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. DOS Joakim Kihlman (270)
Spy on your own comrades and get away with it DOS *Katakis* (37494)
Proof that it's not just LucasArts who could do great graphic adventures Amiga Martin Smith (63197)
Play for the Motherland, Comrade DOS Open_Sights (380)
A game like this comes only once in a lifetime... DOS ThE oNe (6)
Fun to play, too hard, bad ending DOS slapyjoe (19)
Very complex game, a real brain melter DOS Jonathan Jones (3)

The Press Says

CU Amiga Amiga Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 85 out of 100 85
Pelit DOS Jun, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1992 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Just Games Retro DOS Jan 07, 2007 78 out of 100 78
High Score DOS Apr 16, 1994 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1994 59 out of 100 59
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Nov 15, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Remade in 1994 as CONSPIRACY with the addition of video sequences starring Donald Sutherland as Rukov's dead father who helps explain the plot.

Related Web Sites

  • The KGB File (Comprehensive analysis of the game's plot and characters.)
Contributed to by POMAH (31330) and Blackie (124)