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Countdown

DOS - 1990

Alt name Countdown: An Interactive Movie of Intrigue, Espionage and Suspense.
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Amnesia, Detective / Mystery, Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements
Publisher Access Software, Inc.
Developer Access Software, Inc.
Perspective 3rd-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.63 / 5 - 30 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

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Comments and reviews

CarlV 2023-08-16 0 point

I played this game as kid, it was difficult and there was always one part in the asylum I never got past.
Is it time to load it up again, after all these years?

Blergh 2023-04-22 -4 points

Nearly as bad as Harvester. Just like most of those 90s adventures from the U.S. with digitized graphics, it features massive amounts of pointless violence and a protagonist wearing typical casual U.S. attire from that time.

forberteer 2020-03-19 3 points

Addictive, impressive, unforgettable.

Blikskim 2014-01-29 5 points 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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