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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.


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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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XBox Solution (XBS) Sep 19, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 Apr 19, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
GamersMark Oct 09, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Worth Playing Sep 26, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN Aug 21, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
GameZone Sep 19, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Chronicles Sep 15, 2002 6.7 out of 10 67
Just Adventure Dec 12, 2002 C- 42
Netjak Sep 17, 2002 4 out of 10 40
The Next Level Dec 02, 2002 D 25


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Prisoner of War had two obvious sources of inspiration. One is the Hollywood classic The Great Escape (1963), where Steve McQueen & Co flee a German POW camp. The other is the ZX Spectrum game The Great Escape (1986), which is in turn based on the movie. Prisoner of War recycles many of this classic's key gameplay elements.
Unicorn Lynx (181676) added World War II: Prisoner of War (Xbox) on Sep 11, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Unicorn Lynx (181676) and JPaterson (9544)