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In Cold Blood (PlayStation)

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Description

In the near future, Cold War has reignited between USA and People's Republic of China. CIA has requested assistance of British MI6 to send an agent into Volgia, a fictional state under control of General Nagarov which he founded after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The player takes control of John Cord, MI6 agent chosen for the assignment. His investigation turns out to be anything but simple.

In Cold Blood has characteristics of an adventure game, a stealth game, and a shooter. It relies on puzzle-solving but also includes action segments. Progress in the game is mostly achieved by collecting items and talking to various characters to find clues. Many conversations consist of multiple-choice dialogues. At certain points it is necessary to use stealth to proceed undetected, or attempt to solve the situation violently. Combat is fairly simple and consists of melee fighting (punches) or shooting.

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In Cold Blood PlayStation Intro. Main character infiltrating enemy base
In Cold Blood PlayStation Turns out he's unarmed, and quite a helpful fellow, if a little gullible
In Cold Blood PlayStation This level only has workers, who are listening to some football match on radio.
In Cold Blood PlayStation Dialogue. Selecting a topic to ask the informant

Alternate Titles

  • "Не зная страха" -- Russian spelling
  • "ICB" -- Abbreviated title
  • "De Sang Froid" -- French title
  • "Cold Blood" -- German title
  • "A Sangue Frio" -- Brazilian title
  • "A Sangue Freddo" -- Italian title
  • "A Sangre Fría" -- Spanish title

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The Press Says

NowGamer Jul 14, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
Gameplay RPG Aug, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Absolute Playstation 2000 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 02, 2000 17 out of 20 85
4Players.de Jul 31, 2000 76 out of 100 76
Power Unlimited Aug, 2000 7.2 out of 10 72
Super Play Aug, 2000 3 out of 10 30
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 15, 2001 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Development

Charles Cecil, interviewed in PC Review of November 1997, in conjunction with the release of Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror:

At the moment 3D games tend to look very samey. If we use the 3Dfx card then they tend to look like every other 3Dfx game. At the moment this is the very thing we're trying to decide - whether or not we'll be using 3D graphics in what we do next.

Plot

The plot of the game strangely resembles Andrew Plotkin's text adventure Spider and Web (1998). Whether or not Revolution Software nicked plot elements remains unknown.

Mobile version

In October 2000, In Cold Blood was the first popular commercial PC game to get a simultaneous release as a mobile phone game, stripped down in graphics and gameplay at hand-held standards. The game used WAP technology and was published by Ludiwap. The first episode was available for a free trial.

Information also contributed by Mo and Ola Sverre Bauge.

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Grant McLellan (545) added In Cold Blood (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kasey Chang (3653)