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As a new CIA operative, you've been called to Washington. Apparently a Russian candidate for president was assassinated (read: shot) while giving a public speech. Can you uncover a conspiracy that reaches the highest level of government (both US and Russia)?

Spycraft is an adventure game with simulation elements that involves quite a bit of puzzle-solving. With input from ex-head of KGB and ex-head of CIA, the scenario is frighteningly authentic. You choose your actions from what is available on screen. You will need to collate large amount of information, and pick out certain patterns that will lead you to what you need. You are helped along by your trusty PDA which highlights the areas to be investigated (i.e. puzzles to be solved) and keeps track of relevant facts.


Spycraft: The Great Game DOS CIA headquarters
Spycraft: The Great Game DOS News report
Spycraft: The Great Game Windows CIA headquarters
Spycraft: The Great Game Windows You can't be sure who you can trust, even on your own team

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Spycraft: The Great Game Screenshot
Spycraft: The Great Game Screenshot
Spycraft: The Great Game Screenshot
Spycraft: The Great Game Screenshot


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User Reviews

The great game, indeed DOS Katakis | カタキス (39520)
A serious spy game with some serious problems Windows Jeanne (76599)
A truly great spy game... Windows Chris Martin (1204)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly DOS Mar 22, 1996 A 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 93 out of 100 93
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamezilla Windows Apr 19, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 1996 84 out of 100 84
High Score Windows Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
High Score Macintosh Oct, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Joker Windows Jun, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Just Games Retro Windows Jan 28, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Windows Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59


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Fomer CIA Director William Colby (died on April 28th, 1996 , two months after this game was released, in a canoe accident) and Former Major General of the KGB Oleg Kalugin lent their espionage expertise to Spycraft, and also portray themselves in the game's movies.


When you're at The Farm and in Jeffries's office, if you keep pressing the message button on his phone, you'll hear an interesting James Bond-ish message. When you're in the Washington, D.C. office, try dialing 976-SUCK.


Activision originally planned to release Spycraft under the Infocom label. (Promotional posters showcasing their upcoming releases displayed an alternate cover with the Infocom logo.)


  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Adventure Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
Information also contributed by Daniel Albu, Trixter, William Shawn McDonie and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe

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