If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Have You Played... Spycraft: The Great Game?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Before In Memorium, before ARGs, before even a workable internet in most people's homes, came the multimedia thriller Spycraft.

Released on something like 37 CDROMs, Spycraft: The Great Game was an incredibly brave venture from Activision - a complex, totally unique spy simulation that replaced sneaking and shooting with research and forensics. Someone's assassinated a Russian presidential candidate, and as a new recruit for the CIA you're tasked with digging into a deep conspiracy, all from the comfort of your spy-chair.

The game recreated a Windows 3.1-ish desktop, letting you search through archives, view video footage, use special super-spy techniques for calculating angles of fire, searching through audio recordings for vital clues... all that good stuff that games still fail to offer today.

Amazingly, for a game that looks as though it should require a virtual machine running DOSBOX through a time machine, you can absolutely buy it right now via GOG.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
John Walker avatar

John Walker

Contributor

Once one of the original co-founders of Rock Paper Shotgun, they killed me out of jealousy. I now run buried-treasure.org

Comments
Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Buy RPS stuff here
Rock Paper Shotgun Merch