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A strategic game of espionage and undercover operations with a lot of political undertones. You play a CIA chief sent to the island of Sao Madrigal, which is currently under a dictatorship. This dictatorship is supported by the Chinese government and it seriously jeopardizes the U.S.A.'s interests on the region, thus it is your mission to organize the recuperation of democracy, by any means necessary.

You have at your disposal a series of CIA agents divided in three branches: Political, Propaganda and Military. But the object of the game is not to organize a military uprising, but instead to support and organize the island's many opposing factions (like angry students, guerrillas, political parties,etc.) against the dictatorship (with or without their knowledge of your interventions) via propaganda, bribes, subterfuge, assassinations, blackmails, etc.

The main interface consists of a top-down satelite image of the island from where you can zoom in on any building, and from where you dispatch your agents and access the relevant information on each and every building on the island (provided you spy them).

The game runs against a real-time clock as you have a time limit to depose the dictator, but you can select the speed at which the game counts the hours and days, as well as the overall difficulty of the game, by selecting among a set of options that regulate the population's overall loyalty towards El Dictador.


Central Intelligence DOS Map 2
Central Intelligence DOS Current political alignment of the inhabitants
Central Intelligence DOS Map 6! Notice how much you can zoom in!
Central Intelligence DOS Map 1

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Central Intelligence Screenshot
Central Intelligence Screenshot
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Central Intelligence Screenshot

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User Reviews

Great concept, flawed execution. DOS AtomicHorse (23)

Critic Reviews

MikroBitti DOS Nov, 1994 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1994 8 out of 12 67
High Score DOS Nov, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Play Time DOS Oct, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Mar, 1995 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1994 49 out of 100 49
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Sep, 1994 43 out of 100 43
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1994 41 out of 100 41
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1994 38 out of 100 38
Power Play DOS Oct, 1994 18 out of 100 18


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