||(Win95/98/ME/XP) (Damaged Retail Box) (INCOLDBLPR)
This is our last one and the box is damaged.
Publisher: Revolution Software /
Stealth or Brute Force - The Choice
You play the role of John Cord, an MI6 Secret Service Agent
who has been sent to Volgia, USSR, at the request of the CIA, to help track
down a missing agent.
Enter a world of espionage and conspiracy. Infiltrate, sneak
and shoot your way through increasingly dangerous situations.
Nine missions with approximately 60 total
hours of gameplay.
More than 100 environments to explore and
The latest in spy equipment including
highly-advanced communication computers, electromagnetic pulse-mines, hacking
units, and motion detectors.
Suspenseful gameplay requiring stealth for
A captivating plot delivered through in-game
action and stunning FMV.
Windows 95/98/ME/XP: Pentium 233MHz, 32MB RAM, 8 MB Video
Card, 4x CD-ROM drive.
Eurogamer, by Keith "DMN"
"In Cold Blood is an arcade adventure game set in Volgia, a
former republic of Russia, giving the game an instant grim atmosphere from the
start. You meet up with freedom fighter Gregor Kostov, who helps you at the
beginning of the game, and will pop up again throughout at key moments..."
"It's not just the FMV clips that give the whole film-like
feel though; the voice acting is exceptionally good, making you actually care
about the characters. Cord's English voice is calm but with dark undertones
suggesting you really should not mess with him, and the bad guys really do
sound like they mean business. Every person you come across speaks with their
own individual voice, along with varied personalities. A lot of humour has been
injected into the dialogue too,..."
The pre-rendered backdrops look excellent, and in
most cases include spot animations to give them some added life. The animations
are simple but very effective, like the light fittings juddering on the
land-train, or the soft ripple of water in the mines. Great care has been taken
to make sure you never have your vision obscured by the camera angle or a piece
of scenery, making for trouble-free scuffles with guards."
"The game is not without its faults. A lot of the time you
will find that guiding Cord into narrow gaps in the scenery, or positioning him
such that he will climb a ladder, can be a royal pain in the backside. The
controls are generally clumsy both on keyboard and joypad, with the character
turning far too quickly at times, making collisions with walls and objects a
"But aside from these quirks, In Cold Blood is a splendid
adventure filled with humour and intrigue, challenging puzzles, and a
beautifully scripted story. Thoroughly recommended."
Reviews by Gordon Aplin
"I've played quite a few keyboard-controlled games (more
lately than I'd like) and although it is possible to get used to it to get
through a game it is certainly not my preference as it focuses attention on
navigating your character around obstacles which becomes all the more tricky
when you are being chased by a robot. However, as I mentioned earlier, there
was something about this game that kept me playing when a straight First Person
Shooter, say, would have had me yawning with boredom. There was just enough
strategy required and enough intrigue to make me want to see how it ended and
the action was generally easy enough even for me to get through after just a
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