Your name is Maksim Mikhailovich Rukov and you've been promoted to rank of Captain in the Soviet Military Intelligence elite unit Spetsnaz. Along with the promotion came a transfer to Department P, KGB facilities in Moscow. You're fluent in English, Arabic and Spanish and have probably reached your terminal rank since your profile indicates you don't always think along Party lines.
So begins a tale of political intrigue as your superior officer in Department P gives you an assignment to discover who murdered private detective Golitsin and charges you with finding out why he was killed. But this is just the tip of the iceberg in a story of deceit and political ambition that will have you investigating the KGB itself. There's a conspiracy afoot and it's up to you to ferret out the corruption and hidden agendas running rampant in the fearsome spy agency.
As Rukov, your mission is to run to ground the mystery of this conspiracy that has serious possibilities of reaching the highest echelons in Russia, namely Gorbachev himself. KGB features a point and click, icon driven interface with mouse, keyboard and joystick options.
It is August 1991, the USSR has only a few days left before its tremendous collapse and KGB officer Maksim Rukov has been moved, without explanation, to the newly formed Department P which investigates KGB corruption and roots out possible double-agents and traitors.
Sent to investigate the mysterious death of a private detective, Rukov quickly uncovers a nefarious plot by top-level KGB generals to oust President Gorbachev.
Players take the role of Rukov in 1st person perspective. The game features a Point and Click interface and the ability to rewind to review scenes for important clues.
In the enhanced CD-ROM version: Conspiracy, the famous actor Donald Sutherland stars as Rukov's father and voices the part in the help sections of the game
KGB is not a very famous game, but it is quite compelling and interesting nonetheless. The story is set a few days before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and places you in the role of a KGB secret agent.
You start out in your office, where you get to know your not-so-friendly assistant and even-less-friendly boss. You are given a mission briefing and the length of time you have in which to carry it out, so everything starts out very quickly. There is no time to waste. You'll have to get going the moment the game starts and think of what to do on the way. The time limit makes the game a lot harder than it would normally be. However, the real-world setting adds a lot to the playability.
As opposed to most typical adventure games, this one has a first-person perspective. However unappealing this might seem, it actually gets pulled off quite well. It won't take long before you get completely used to it. The storyline is intriguing and will keep you glued to the screen for many hours.
I won't tell you much, just that it is about drugs, the Russian Mafia, and government conspiracy. That is more than enough to keep the missions diverse and interesting throughout the game. As a bonus, there are alternate solutions and outcomes to various puzzles which will affect the overall gameplay.
Viewed from a technical aspect, the graphics are nice, while the sound and music are satisfactory - no more, no less. They're nothing out of the ordinary, but just good enough so that I can't complain about them. Overall, a pretty good game and certainly worth a try.
This game is set a few days before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. You play a young KGB officer who is mysteriously transferred to a new secret section of the KGB. You are put on a case that will have an effect on the fate of the whole country...
The real world setting helps this game, but the storyline is too confusing at times and it's hard to keep track of all Russian names. But it's good and you want to find out how it all ends. It's a first person adventure, but don't let that scare you off. There have been some quite horrible examples of that genre (myst, atlantis), KGB pulls it off quite good. The puzzles are quite hard and the fact that it's played out in real time just makes it harder. It's also very hard to get stuck in a position you can't get out of, and you have to reload a saved game. The graphics are good but seriously in need of some animation (Everything is drawn in still pictures).
There is a CD version of this game called Conspiracy. It's the same game only with a few hint videos done by Donald Southerland. If you're looking for a hard game that will keep you occupied for many hours, and you like real world adventures this just might be for you.
KGB puts You in role of Soviet secret agent! Your job is to find and arrest drug dealers, but You've got almost nothing to start with. KGB is one of the hardest adventure games I've ever played so expect to stay with it for a long time. First person view, point-and-click.
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