User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Gaming Target (May 25, 2001)
The game is fun, and does last long. The single player consists of around 25-30 missions and the multiplayer will have you playing for quite awhile. There are many modes, Free play, practice, story, versus, multiplayer etc. All in all Winback is not a horrible rehashed N64 title. Winback is a game that will allow hours of playing, and after it’s been beaten, it’s one of those games you can pick up for a quick fix.
GamePro (US) (Mar 20, 2001)
WinBack on the Nintendo 64 was a good, not great, game, and it hasn?t been changed enough to warrant a reappraisal of that status--not even the mega-force of the PlayStation 2 helps much. Nevertheless, if you're in need of worthwhile stealth/action, WinBack: Covert Operations will satisfy.
79 (Oct 16, 2001)
Operation Winback ist ein ambitioniertes Projekt, das versucht, sich ein paar Spielelement-Rosinen aus dem großen Action-Kuchen zu nehmen und diese in einem kleinen unkomplizierten Scheibchen für zwischendurch portionsgerecht an den Mann zu bringen. Grafisch um Klassen besser als die N64-Version hat Winback jedoch eine große Schwäche des Familienangehörigen übernommen: Das Trial-And-Error-Prinzip, das wirklich nicht jedermanns Sache ist. Auch wenn es kein Metal Gear Solid ist (und auch nicht sein will), können Fans von Stealth-Action (Betonung auf Action) ruhigen Gewissens auch einen längeren Blick auf Operation Winback werfen. Denn hinter der nicht ganz zeitgemäßen Grafik schlummert eine interessante Mischung, die vor allem durch den Taktik-Einschlag zu gefallen weiß.
There's lots of fun to be had in Winback, despite the lack of innovation. A little more variety in its missions would've been nice, but stealthily busting caps in asses never loses its charm. Mr. Rogers sang, "Let's think of something to do while we're waiting," and Winback will fit the bill until Metal Gear Solid 2 comes out.
GameSpot (Apr 04, 2001)
Anyone who has played WinBack on the Nintendo 64 has little reason to check out this graphically upgraded edition. For those who are new to WinBack, it will be a nice, stealthy diversion until Metal Gear Solid 2 is released later this year. Once mastered, the inventive gameplay mechanics have a way of becoming addictive, and the no-frills graphics get the job done.
PSM (Apr, 2001)
Winback is a fun game with seemingly realistic combat situations. Although it's lacking in a couple of areas, gamers that enjoy covert operations should give it a try. While Winback may not be on par with MGS, it's good enough to satisfy our appetite until MGS 2 arrives.
Gamezone (Germany) (Sep 21, 2001)
Unbedingt schlecht ist dieser Titel nicht, taktisches heranschleichen und nette Waffen werden ja geboten. Die Grafik beeindruckt leider nicht sonderlich, auch die Sprachausgabe ist eher lästig. So sieht es ziemlich blöde aus, wenn sich die Gegner, kurz nach der Überwältigung, auflösen. Wenn man über die etwas negativen Punkte hinweg sieht, kann dieses Antiterror-Spiel irgend wie schon begeistern, aber das ist eher Geschmackssache. Nette Story und viel Geballere ist auf jeden Fall geboten. Fazit: Kann schon mal ausprobiert werden, aber ist bestimmt kein Highlight.
Consoles Plus (Dec, 2001)
Si Operation Winback peut sembler intéressant de prime abord, on déchante vite après quelques minutes. Un bon exemple de jeu bâclé.
Game Revolution (May, 2001)
Winback: Covert Operations turns out to be a decent game. Neat gameplay is marred by a tough camera system and the lack of interesting toys is a letdown, but the game is a solid appetizer for another certain espionage game that's on the way.
Even though there are probably a lot of you who didn't get a chance to play the N64 version of Winback, you PS2 owners out there will now have the chance to play it on your new Sony machines. It sounds strange, but this game has the same quirky controls and strange camera system as the original. With the N64 version I could overlook some of the inadequacies, as it was a nice change from the overabundance of N64 racing games. On the PS2, it's a different story. With some meager graphical enhancements and a couple game modes, the PS2 version is quite sad. There have been no visible changes to the computer AI or game structure. There is really no reason to struggle with the goofy control system – unless you enjoy frustration. I did have some fun with the N64 version over a year ago, but I didn't want to relive the experience on the PS2.
Gamekult (Feb 08, 2001)
Attendu comme le messie par les fans de GoldenEye 007, Opération Winback fait plus que de décevoir en proposant un gameplay bâclé sur fond de graphismes indignes d'une PlayStation 2. La linéarité de son scénario, couplée à une redondance omniprésente dans les décors et l'action, fait de ce titre un total échec dans son genre. Seuls les irréductibles trouveront un intérêt relatif à exécuter un à un les pantins débiles qui se dressent sur votre chemin. Pour cela, encore faudrait-il arriver à viser...