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Spycraft: The Great Game (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Spycraft: The Great Game Windows Dealing with an enemy presence in the Zone
Spycraft: The Great Game Windows Title screen and main menu
Spycraft: The Great Game Windows Your work desk
Spycraft: The Great Game Windows Selecting where to go next (only one option on this screen)

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User Reviews

A serious spy game with some serious problems Jeanne (75620) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
A truly great spy game... Chris Martin (1098) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

The Press Says

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamezilla Apr 19, 1999 87 out of 100 87
High Score Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Computer Games Magazine 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Adventure Gamers Mar 06, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania 1996 60 out of 100 60
Just Games Retro Jan 28, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Quandary Aug, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Development

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.

References

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.

Release

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

Awards

  • 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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Chris Martin (1098) added Spycraft: The Great Game (Windows) on Mar 05, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69780) and Chris Martin (1098)