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Somewhere in Russia in a deserted underground KGB bunker, Gleb Ivanovich Nikolayev wakes up with no knowledge of his surroundings or how he came to be there. He must piece together information he finds throughout the underground complex as he attempts to make his way out to freedom. As his journey progresses, some of his memories start to return and a complex scenario involving espionage and paranormal activities begins to develop.

1953: KGB Unleashed was initially released to a Russian audience in 2010 as Phobos 1953 and later renamed and released to an international audience. It is a first-person adventure game with a realistic graphical style. The interface features an inventory and a passport which stores all documents that are collected during the adventure. There are a combination of environmental and inventory-based puzzles that must be completed to reach new areas of the underground complex. Voice acting, background music and sound effects are present throughout.


1953: KGB Unleashed Windows Main menu (Polish edition)
1953: KGB Unleashed Windows Army manual for chemical warfare agents
1953: KGB Unleashed Windows Secret office room
1953: KGB Unleashed Windows Receipt for a shipment of chemicals

Promo Images

1953: KGB Unleashed Screenshot
1953: KGB Unleashed Screenshot
1953: KGB Unleashed Screenshot
1953: KGB Unleashed Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Phobos 1953" -- Russian title
  • "1953: Im Netz des KGB" -- German title

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Calm Down Tom Jul 14, 2012 8 out of 10 80


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The game was released as a promo for the Russian horror film The Phobos aka Phobos. Club of Fear (Фобос. клуб страха).

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benito255 (1026) added 1953: KGB Unleashed (Windows) on Sep 17, 2014