WinBack: Covert Operations

aka: Operation WinBack
Moby ID: 3782
Nintendo 64 Specs
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A combination of Metal Gear Solid and Syphon Filter, WinBack has you as part of the Strategic Covert Actions Team (SCAT), who have been called upon to stop a terrorist group called the Crying Lions. Already the enemy has destroyed the Center for Space Research, and have taken over a high-security complex that houses the GULF Strategic Weapons System. You have three hours to take back the complex, before the system lets loose on the world.


  • ウィンバック - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Nintendo 64 version)

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Average score: 73% (based on 26 ratings)


Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 29 ratings with 2 reviews)

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The Good
The N64 cartridge ejected quite easily from the system. That's about all I have to say that is nice, except that I don't remember the graphics suffering from the prevalent N64 haziness. Lots of the fog effect to hide shoddy distance pop-up, though.

The Bad
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA STOP THE PAIN PLEASE OH GOD! Ahem. I was with the press leading up to this release, and I remember the fanboy chant of this being the game to knock down Metal Gear Solid. This already set it up for a fall in my mind. If only I knew how far that was to go. First, the voice acting is worse than most, yet still not QUITE as bad as the Shenmue dubs. Second, the music was rather tired and repetitive. Third, not only is the story a typical "stop the nukes!" hash but the narration is awful and the characters all play out like really flamboyantly gay G.I. Joe rejects. Gameplay is deceptively varied, but in the end it degenerates into a series of endless, repetitive gunfights where you end up using the same tactics over and over and over again.

The Bottom Line
Don't. It's probably about a dollar or two in the bargain bin, but say it with me. Just. Say. No. Let somebody less well-informed open Pandora's Box. And that says a lot, seeing as I hate reviews that go along the lines of "NOBODY SHOULD LIKE THIS GAME EVER BECAUSE I HATE IT BLAH BLAH BLAH"

Nintendo 64 · by Vance (94) · 2003


The Good
Cool story, fun levels, lots of action, cool multiplayer and no annoying voice overs!

The Bad
I guess the voice overs wouldn't necessarily be annoying... but oh well!

The Bottom Line
Great! It's god a lot of fun action and cool levels. The graphics are pretty and you'll love playing multiplayer against your friends!

Nintendo 64 · by Ben Fahy (92) · 2001


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Game added by Kartanym.

Nintendo Switch added by Kam1Kaz3NL77. PlayStation 3 added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: Rascal, DreinIX, Flapco.

Game added April 13, 2001. Last modified January 19, 2024.