Sid Meier's Covert Action
DOS - 1990
Also released on: Amiga
Description of Sid Meier's Covert Action
Have you ever wanted to work for the CIA? Infiltrate the KGB? Black-mailpeople into becoming double agents? If you answered yes to any of the preceding then Covert Action is a game for you. Combining strategic thinking with action, Covert Action puts you in the role of Max/Maxine Remington, expert agent for the CIA. National security is threatened by terrorists and it's your job to stop them. Covert Action weaves an engrossing plot each time you play, randomly generating terrorist "wires" and Interpol reports. To accomplish your task you will have to place wiretaps, decode messages, break into strongholds and interrogate prisoners. Following is a list of some of the game's features:Random plot. Each game is original, adding to replay value.
Random game play. Every wiretap, every floor layout is randomPerform numerous espionage activities, from wiretapping to turning double agents.
Travel between over a dozen cities in your quest for justice.
Encounter over a dozen criminal organizationsVarying difficulty levels -- from local crisis to global disturbanceLimited time -- Everything you do takes time, so you must choose your moves wiselyAgent score -- once crisis is averted (or not) you are rated on your performanceThis is not to say that Covert Action is perfect. The plot, while random, can become tedious after numerous games and I often find myself not paying much attention to the details. Also, while there may be varying difficulties, don't expect to pass this game the first timethrough, make no mistake, it is a difficult game. That said, difficult or not, Covert Action is a game that will have you coming back for more. The world holds its breath. Do you have what it takes to save it?
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
LibertyToad 2020-09-11 0 point DOS version
A great, very unique game that is different every time you play. I used to love breaking into offices sneaking around opening file cabinets and getting information while trying not to get caught by the guards. There is really nothing like this and it is executed perfectly. Best spy game ever made.
MonkeysEyebrow 2015-06-10 1 point DOS version
still one of the best games ever.
don´t forget to have pen and paper ready aside !
Alex 2014-07-18 1 point DOS version
Great game. Another Sid Meier classic. Shame this doesn't get a proper remake, as it so definitely deserves!
Nogungbu 2014-06-19 2 points DOS version
f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 f6 f7 f8 f9 f10 don't work in the game and do other stuff in windows. For example I press f2 and it changes lighting not taking the photo in game. I have windows 8.\
Aru 2012-11-24 1 point DOS version
Shifty, you need to run the game through DOSBox, assuming you unzipped the game already.
shifty 2012-07-16 0 point DOS version
when i download this game and save it into a folder , i cant run it . any help would be appreciated
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