The Great Escape
DOS - 1987
Also released on: Commodore 64 - Amstrad CPC
Description of The Great Escape
One of the most gripping "realistic" adventures ever produced, The Great Escape puts you in the role of a World War II pilot who is captured by the Germans and must --what else?-- escape from the prison.
The puzzles are standard find-everything-that-isn't-nailed-down affair, but there are may scripted events and characters you must take advantage of. For example, figuring out the daily routine of prison life and the guards' patrol routes are essential to plotting your escape. Puzzles are obvious (e.g. use poison on guard dog), but the truly affective adrenaline rush you'll feel when implementing your plan is the best thing about this game.
Overall, it's a fun but forgotten classic, and the graphics was good for its time. Thumbs up!
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Mr Vampire 2019-02-17 0 point Commodore 64 version
Great game that makes you think, but I never managed to actually escape.
Tito 2018-04-15 1 point Amstrad CPC version
Played the Amstrad version growing up in Spain. Quite difficult game, we has theese 'English Sheep Shaggers' in our neighbourhood who use to steal games and this was one of them.
adam 2018-02-13 2 points DOS version
I liked playing this it was a lot of fun but some things I could never get to work like the poison one of the three keys if I could get those two things to work to it would have been even better
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