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Undercover: Operation Wintersun (Windows)

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Set during World War II, scientist Dr. John Russell is sent to Berlin on an undercover mission to investigate the Nazi's interest in an experimental uranium bomb project. He is no trained spy however, so he is accompanied by British MI6 agent Peter Graham, and later Anne Taylor. Next to the main storyline, Russell will also need to find out if his companions are pursuing their own agenda.

This 3D adventure with pre-rendered backgrounds is entirely mouse-driven with a point-and-click interface. The left mouse button moves Russell around and is used to examine objects. The right mouse button is used to pick up or use items. Pressing the latter twice makes the character run. Puzzles consist of researching articles, item combinations, but also mechanical systems and broader puzzles, such as piecing a torn letter together. The game includes a beginner's mode, where pressing a key highlights all important objects in the area.

Optionally, the player can choose to play the entire game with a sepia filter, rendering the images a more authentic and historical feel.

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Undercover: Operation Wintersun Windows Von Pressnitz, the bad guy
Undercover: Operation Wintersun Windows But first you have to find the right key to the right locker.
Undercover: Operation Wintersun Windows How can you sneak past these soldiers without being spotted?
Undercover: Operation Wintersun Windows 1943: Anne Taylor and Professor John Russell investigate an uranium bomb project in Germany.

Alternate Titles

  • "Совершенно секретно: Операция Wintersonne" -- Russian spelling
  • "Undercover: Operation Wintersonne" -- German title
  • "Undercover: Operación Wintersun" -- Spanish title
  • "Berlin 1943: Les secrets de l'opération Wintersun " -- French title

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The Press Says

Adventure Corner Sep 25, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Adventures - Kompakt 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania Oct 06, 2006 77 out of 100 77
PC Action Oct 30, 2006 76 out of 100 76
PC Powerplay Oct 25, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Adventure Gamers Sep 21, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure Advocate Oct 13, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Sep 28, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
GameBoomers Oct, 2007 C 50
Gamer.nl Oct 09, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Sciere (249752) added Undercover: Operation Wintersun (Windows) on Dec 31, 2006