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In this game you play the role of an American fighter pilot who is captured by the Germans during the second World War. The game is based on the film of the same name which was also based on true events. Your character is a computer generated version of Steve McQueen as are all the other actors for their characters.

The game play involves sneaking about the prison camp and interacting with other prisoners to obtain various items to aid you in your escape. The physics are identical to Conflict: Desert Storm. The game play shifts to all-out combat as well as the infamous motorbike chase.


The Great Escape Windows We're playing as an American airman who's been shot down so naturally a cut scene is in order ....
The Great Escape Windows The Options tab on the main menu allows the player to adjust the sound. The Control button on this screen takes the player to the key assignment and gamepad configuration screens
The Great Escape Windows This isn't good
The Great Escape Windows The game loads to a small window. In the Settings option the player can set the screen resolution, the colour depth and choose their preferred 3D GFX device

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Alternate Titles

  • "二战风云:胜利大逃亡" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Великий побег" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Great Escape: Gesprengte Ketten" -- German title
  • "La Gran Evasion" -- Spanish title
  • "La grande évasion" -- French title

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User Reviews

Good story, with the gameplay letting down PlayStation 2 Gamer User (434)

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 11, 2003 78 out of 100 78
Game Freaks 365 Xbox Jul 29, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Aug 04, 2003 62 out of 100 62
GameSpot Xbox Jul 28, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61
ActionTrip Windows Jul 30, 2003 52 out of 100 52
IGN Xbox Jul 25, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Sep, 2003 5 out of 10 50 Xbox Sep 16, 2003 10 out of 20 50
Computer Active Windows Sep 18, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Player1 PlayStation 2 Oct, 2003 3 out of 10 30


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