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The Paranoia Complex

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Description

The Paranoia Complex takes place in a city controlled by a rogue computer which has its dictatorial grasp over it. The player takes the role of a citizen who has the dirty job to hunt down terrorist rebels. This simply plays out that the computer gives instructions, the player walks to the terrorist in the top-down city and shoots him. After collecting a disk from the body and bringing it to a special terminal, money and promotions wait as reward.

Money is essential because it is used to buy things like weapons, ammo or food. In regular intervals, the player has to take a personality test with yes/no answers and questions like "Are you a fascist pig?". Failing to answer correctly causes the player to become the hunted instead of the hunter.

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The Paranoia Complex ZX Spectrum Are you happy?
The Paranoia Complex ZX Spectrum Life as an Undercover Agent
The Paranoia Complex ZX Spectrum Taken by a tank
The Paranoia Complex Commodore 64 Captured

Alternate Titles

  • "Cyber World" -- Re-release title

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 6.4 out of 12 53
Power Play Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 21 out of 100 21
Génération 4 Amiga Apr, 1990 20 out of 100 20

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Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (115735)