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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 Main screen
The Great Escape Windows The main menu. While waiting for the player to do something the camera zooms around the camp watching guards on patrol etc
The Great Escape Windows Starting a new game. There are three difficulty levels
The Great Escape Windows Here we are taking the role of the tail gunner defending our plane

Promo Images

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The Great Escape Screenshot
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The Great Escape Screenshot

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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Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Aug, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Action (Germany) Aug 28, 2003 77 out of 100 77 Oct 05, 2003 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2003 66 out of 100 66
PC Gamer UK Oct, 2003 63 out of 100 63
Factornews Aug 28, 2003 6 out of 10 60
ActionTrip Jul 30, 2003 52 out of 100 52
Shooterplanet Feb 12, 2008 52 out of 100 52
Computer Active Sep 18, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 3 out of 10 30


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festershinetop (9633) added The Great Escape (Windows) on Apr 09, 2004
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