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.
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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.)
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- Computer Gaming World
- May 1997 (Issue #154) – Adventure Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)