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Sid Meier's Covert Action

6 years ago

Feature: As Good As Arrest

Why Sid Meier Is Wrong About Sid Meier’s Covert Action

Spies! They're kind of dicks®. If they're not seducing us or gambling away our taxes, they're shoving microphones into cats or jabbing us with umbrellas. It's hardly surprising that so many games about them veer into cartoonish James Bond territory, or cartoonish parody of cartoonish James Bond territory, or some kind of recursive humour vacuum that threatens to make Miranda Harts of us all.But there's…

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Spy Hard: Sid Meier’s Covert Action

I love it when a plan comes together. On the surface, Covert Action is a game about minigames, each acting as an optional node in a procedurally generated tale of espionage and infiltration, but it's really about the metagame. Covert Action is one of those games that bloody well deserves a remake - even Meier said it had tried to do too much on its…

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