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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 Amiga Inventory screen
KGB DOS A militia officer guards the crime scene
KGB DOS Interrogating the victim's sister
KGB Amiga Intro picture

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* (37844)
Proof that it's not just LucasArts who could do great graphic adventures Amiga Martin Smith (63136)
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

PC Joker DOS Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Power Amiga Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 79 out of 100 79
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
Adventure Gamers DOS Aug 06, 2010 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

Engine

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.)
Contributed to by POMAH (35030) and Blackie (112)