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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.


KGB DOS Yeltsin in the intro movie
KGB DOS Verb menu
KGB DOS Interrogating the victim's sister
KGB DOS Your inventory and a view of yourself

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 (269)
Spy on your own comrades and get away with it DOS *Katakis* (37904)
Proof that it's not just LucasArts who could do great graphic adventures Amiga Martin Smith (63030)
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)

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1993 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1992 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Apr, 1994 9 out of 12 75
Power Play DOS Nov, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Just Games Retro DOS Jan 07, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
High Score DOS Apr 16, 1994 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1994 59 out of 100 59
Just Adventure DOS Jun 18, 2004 C+ 58
Przygodoskop DOS May 03, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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KGB uses the same adventure system that drove Dune, Cryo's previous and most famous game, but without the strategy elements.

Related Web Sites

  • The KGB File (Comprehensive analysis of the game's plot and characters.)
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