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  • Summary: The Nazis have constructed the highest-security prisoner of war camp in history. As the Allies' top escape artist you must command your squad of POWs to break through the walls and wreak havoc on the soft underbelly of the Reich. You will command four unique soldiers, each with their ownThe Nazis have constructed the highest-security prisoner of war camp in history. As the Allies' top escape artist you must command your squad of POWs to break through the walls and wreak havoc on the soft underbelly of the Reich. You will command four unique soldiers, each with their own skills, strengths, and stories through their capture, escape, and vengeance in the heart of the evil Nazi empire. Use advanced espionage skills in stealth missions, a wide variety of weapons in combat sorties, and a huge array of authentic vehicles in your fight for freedom. Superstar Steve McQueen is digitally resurrected for the fistfights, shootouts, and vehicular mayhem of this WWII classic. You are the new mastermind in this saga of indomitable spirit and daring heroism, can you pull off The Great Escape? [Gotham Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. The Great Escape is an enjoyable, thrilling and suspenseful accompaniment to the classic film.
  2. Retains the feeling of the film, and should be worth a look if you are a hardcore Steve McQueen fan or a fan of the movie looking for some nostalgia. However, the gameplay doesn’t have enough going for it to warrant a purchase from someone hoping for a deep stealth action title.
  3. This game should really be called "The Rather Mediocre Escape." [Nov 2003, p.116]
  4. Sadly, it's patently obvious that the programmers focused heavily on the stealth elements, leaving the other aspects like combat, weapon balance, and AI inadequately unattended.
  5. Rather than feeling like a mastermind escapologist, your actual role resembles that of an errand boy collecting the pieces of a pre-scripted plan. Yet while nothing here really shines, the overall package is solid enough to counter our gripes. [Oct 2003, p.114]
  6. 50
    Feels unfinished and thrown together.
  7. Even worse is the enemy AI, which either miraculously sees you or remains unaware of your presence even if you're standing right in front of an enemy soldier. [Nov 2003, p.100]

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  1. aidensim
    Feb 6, 2008
    10
    i can only imagine that magazine reviewers don't have the time to devote to a game, to pick out one which really draws you back, time andi can only imagine that magazine reviewers don't have the time to devote to a game, to pick out one which really draws you back, time and time again. the difficulty level is perfect, not too tough to make you give up, but tough enough to make you think: how can i solve this. It's kept me absorbed for weeks. wonderful Expand
  2. TovB.
    Nov 8, 2005
    9
    I don't know about you guys but I really liked this game,it's really fun and scary,the On The Run! level is the scariest when the I don't know about you guys but I really liked this game,it's really fun and scary,the On The Run! level is the scariest when the goons are shooting,but it was Big-X who ran in the streets in the movie. Collapse
  3. BobD.
    Sep 13, 2003
    8
    Poeple don't like the amount of stealth and think there should be more weapons. I have a different opinion.
  4. AdamY.
    Sep 18, 2003
    5
    If you're after a decent WW2 stealth game set in a POW camp, get 'Prisoner of War' instead.