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Description

This is a puzzle, adventure game about an ultra-secret organization called Bureau 13, whose operatives investigate paranormal phenomenon. After one member of the organization draws unwanted attention to himself, the Bureau decides to neutralize him by sending two agents on his trail. The game offers many characters to choose from such as thief, priest, mech and vampire etc. Since each character has different skills, each puzzle can be solved in a number of ways, leading to different endings.

Screenshots

Bureau 13 DOS RV lot
Bureau 13 DOS The wounded sheriff in the hospital surely has some clues for us.
Bureau 13 DOS Cash box full of money
Bureau 13 DOS Using her divination spells the witch can fetch information that would be otherwise unreachable

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User Reviews

The coolest government agency in it's own kickass game. DOS Zovni (9318)
More than just finding an assassin DOS *Katakis* (38149)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Apr, 1995 82 out of 100 82
PC Team DOS Apr, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Team Windows 3.x Apr, 1995 80 out of 100 80
High Score DOS Apr, 1995 4 out of 5 80
PC Gamer DOS May, 1995 76 out of 100 76
Quandary DOS Apr, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Play Time DOS Mar, 1995 55 out of 100 55
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1995 42 out of 100 42

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Trivia

Covermount release

The full version of this game was released on a cover disc for Computer Game Entertainment magazine.

License

Bureau 13 is actually a pen-and-paper RPG by Richard Tucholka and Tri-Tac Systems. The game was based on that franchise.

Information also contributed by Demian Katz

Related Web Sites

  • Crapshoot (A humorous review on PC Gamer)
  • Tri Tac Games (Authors of the roleplay system Bureau 13 is licensed from.)
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