World War II: Prisoner of War

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
75
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Windows
67
3.6
Xbox
63
0.0
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Description

It is World War II, and the player takes the role of an American pilot, Captain Lewis Stone, who is thrown into a prison camp of the Nazis. While attempting to escape the camp, Captain Stone discovers that the Germans are developing a secret weapon they intend to use against the Allies. Soon his personal wish of escape turns into a desire to save the world from the destruction the Nazis are planning.

Prisoner of War can be described as a stealth game. Unlike most other games of its kind (e.g. the Thief series), the game relies on stealth entirely, without offering violent options. The protagonist is helpless in the prison camp, and his only weapon is his wit. Sneaking past guards to deliver an important object to a fellow prisoner, hiding items, staying in shadows to avoid being recognized, and other stealth-based activities occupy the largest portion of the game.

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Alternate Titles

  • "战俘" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Побег" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

And where's Steve McQueen?? Windows Zovni (9330)

Critic Reviews

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 02, 2002 85 out of 100 85
ActionTrip Windows Sep 25, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Game Freaks 365 Xbox Apr 19, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 27, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 10, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Xbox Aug 21, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot Xbox Aug 30, 2002 6.8 out of 10 68
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox Aug 16, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PCG Windows Nov, 2002 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

A limited edition promotional release for the Playstation 2 was specially packaged with "Colditz Castle" on the front cover, which is one of the later levels in the game.
Contributed to by Cor 13 (173752) and JPaterson (9134)