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Countdown

DOS - 1990

Alt names
Countdown: An Interactive Movie of Intrigue, Espionage and Suspense.
Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Adventure
Theme
Detective / Mystery, Puzzle-Solving
Publisher
Access Software, Inc.
Developer
Access Software, Inc.
Perspective
3rd-Person
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.72
4 / 5 - 8 votes

Description of Countdown

Similar to Access' early Tex Murphy adventures, Countdown has an incredible amount of "pixel-hunt" puzzles and several pointless "arcade" sequences. The plot of this game is quite interesting, though (although they might have borrowed it from Asylum, a Commodore 64 classic): you are an amnesiac trying to escape the asylum and find your true identity.

Overall, a fun game that's been overlooked by many people, despite frustrating puzzles, time limit, and some downright bad dialogues.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Blikskim 2014-01-29 0 point DOS version

Played this game for weeks over lunchtimes. Sometimes difficult to advance, sometimes really easy but never boring. Totally worth another try after 20 years.

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