“ Publisher: DreamCatcher Interactive / Genre: Shooter / ESRB Rating: T - (Teen) / ESRB Descriptor: Violence / ESRB Descriptor: Language / ESRB Descriptor: Use of Tobacco / Platform: Windows / Control Elements: Mouse / Control Elements: Keyboard / Distribution Media: CD-ROM / Release Date: September, 2005 „
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Not a bad little stealth\action\war game, even if it is a bit of a Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell clone. The plot is gripping, with some cool twists, despite being a bit thin and very unrealistic, and certain tasks can be a bit cumbersome, e.g. carrying the body of an unconscious woman around a nuclear plant for what seems like an eternity. The graphics are stimulating without trying to be too impressive. There's some amusing voice-acting in there too. The game is very non-linear, giving the player the choice of how to play the mission, Stealth, brute force or a combination of the two. It is also a nice little feature in that the recreations of the mission areas (e.g. the Kremlin and Lubyanka prison) are very authentic. The need to combine items to make gadgets is a little dry and sciencey, but can be forgiven for such a nice game. The X-Ray camera is an exception to this however, due to it is genuinely innovative implementation into the game. All in all, it is a lot of fun and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Cold War for the PC is a stealth action game similar to Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell game series in game play style
You play as a freelance journalist Matthew Carter, who manages to find himself in the middle of an international conspiracy that is trying to take to control of the U.S.S.R and is set in the mid 1980's.
The game starts with you arriving in Moscow and being arrested by the KGB, interviewed and tortured you have to escape and try to evade the Russians whilst trying to uncover and stop the plot before you are killed or sent to a Siberian prison camp.
The game is set in real locations and areas in Russia and uses a wide array of different weapons and gadgets to help you move stealthy through the missions.
The controls are pretty hard to learn and use although over time they come easy enough. The graphics are not bad but nothing special and the levels are pretty detailed.
The game itself is fairly hard to complete as some of the actions to keep hidden are quite hard to do at times. Althought the AI is nowhere near as good as it is in similiar games.
Value for Money -
The game has a good story line and is well written, the cut scenes are not bad and it takes and with the game not being completely linear you can play it again choosing different options if you wish so plenty of game play available/
My rating 7 out of 10