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In the beginning of the 21st century, Earth is experiencing a global oil shortage. Surprisingly, Tunisia remains one of the few countries still in possession of large quantities of high-quality oil. USA and Soviet governments race each other in their attempts to purchase as much oil as possible. Finally, the Soviets take a step further and kidnap the US ambassador, hoping to provoke an international incident. Naval Officer Johnny Westland is sent to Tunisia with the order of rescuing the ambassador and preventing further escalation of the conflict.

Code-Name: Iceman is primarily an adventure game similar to Sierra's other works in that genre. The player navigates the protagonist in eight different directions from third-person view, and types text commands to interact with the environment. The command "Look" may be typed separately and lead to different text descriptions depending on where on screen the protagonist is positioned. The game is similar to Police Quest series in that it relies on realistic procedures, in this case military instructions, first aid, etc. The player may reach dead ends and resort to restoring an earlier save if some of these procedures are not followed properly. In addition, a considerable portion of the game consists of submarine simulation, requiring the player to navigate a submarine and fight enemy craft.


Code-Name: Iceman DOS Decoding a secret message with your computer.
Code-Name: Iceman Amiga Near cabins.
Code-Name: Iceman Atari ST Getting my room key from the receptionist
Code-Name: Iceman DOS Starting on a beach. (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 Color Mode)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Code Name: Iceman" -- In-game title
  • "Codename: Iceman" -- Media title

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User Reviews

So Jim Walls was also a submarine captain as well, eh? DOS Katakis | カタキス (41931)
Codename: ICEMAN is a foray into techno-thriller fiction by Jim Walls. DOS vni VIC (23)
A ridiculous failiure? Not even. DOS Eurythmic (2694)
Interesting, varied, but also terribly hard DOS Nowhere Girl (7664)
Police Quest meets Military Quest? Pretty fun game, somewhat of a let down. DOS OlSkool_Gamer (102)
A ridiculous Sierra failure. DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)
A brave, innovative Sierra adventure that ultimately doesn't accomplish much. DOS Lucas Schippers (59)
Great promise, good begining, and terrible everything else DOS William Shawn McDonie (1180)
2 hours, Bull! DOS C W (6)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Amiga User International Amiga Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Computing Amiga Nov, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Jun, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Zero Amiga Nov, 1990 70 out of 100 70
The Retro Spirit DOS Dec 18, 2009 4 out of 6 67
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 6 out of 10 60
Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1990 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1991 4.6 out of 12 38
Adventure Gamers DOS Oct 19, 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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Cancelled sequel

A sequel was mentioned as forthcoming in Sierra's news magazine, but it was never released.


There was a comic based on the game published in Sierra's magazine. A page of it can be seen at SierraPlanet.

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