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It is World War II, and the player takes the role of an American pilot, Captain Lewis Stone, who is thrown into a prison camp of the Nazis. While attempting to escape the camp, Captain Stone discovers that the Germans are developing a secret weapon they intend to use against the Allies. Soon his personal wish of escape turns into a desire to save the world from the destruction the Nazis are planning.

Prisoner of War can be described as a stealth game. Unlike most other games of its kind (e.g. the Thief series), the game relies on stealth entirely, without offering violent options. The protagonist is helpless in the prison camp, and his only weapon is his wit. Sneaking past guards to deliver an important object to a fellow prisoner, hiding items, staying in shadows to avoid being recognized, and other stealth-based activities occupy the largest portion of the game.


World War II: Prisoner of War PlayStation 2 Captured.
World War II: Prisoner of War PlayStation 2 Loading screen.
World War II: Prisoner of War PlayStation 2 Main menu.

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World War II: Prisoner of War Magazine Advertisement
World War II: Prisoner of War Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "战俘" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Побег" -- Russian spelling

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And where's Steve McQueen?? Windows Zovni (10648)

Critic Reviews

GamersMark Xbox Oct 09, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 2002 76 out of 100 76 Xbox Jul 04, 2002 15 out of 20 75 PlayStation 2 Jul 10, 2002 15 out of 20 75
GameZone Windows Oct 24, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Oct 02, 2002 74 out of 100 74
Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone Xbox Sep 19, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox Aug 16, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Netjak Xbox Sep 17, 2002 4 out of 10 40


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A limited edition promotional release for the Playstation 2 was specially packaged with "Colditz Castle" on the front cover, which is one of the later levels in the game.
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