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  • Summary: In 1943, Hitler’s Germany is performing scientific research on nuclear fission intending to produce nuclear energy as well as nuclear weaponry. In Undercover: Operation Wintersun players slip into the role of British scientist Dr. John Russell. Hired by Britain's Secret Service MI6, you must serve your country, the Crown, and the world by investigating this dangerous mission to prevent the Nazis from building a devastating bomb. Best described as an enthralling point & click adventure set in WWII, Undercover features a powerful spy-thriller theme with suspenseful situations. Although the story is purely fictitious, historical "Second World War" facts remain highly authentic establishing a compelling gameplay experience. [Lighthouse Interactive] Expand
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  1. Undercover: Operation Wintersun may have its flaws, but that doesn’t prevent it from being a very satisfying exercise in espionage. Besides, with so many games being dumbed down to accommodate gamer’s allergic to a healthy challenge, it’s hard not to appreciate a title that demands more of players than simple blind clickery.
  2. U:OW is worth a buy for those seeking to use brain over brawn to dash the hopes of the Nazis. In order to get the most out of the game, however, gamers will likely have to overlook the spotty voice acting and a generally uninteresting protagonist and focus more on the larger goal of disrupting the Nazis’ plans.
  3. A fine example of a traditional adventure game, with an engaging storyline, challenging puzzles and visuals and sound that combine for a good atmosphere. It's without a doubt the best point and click game I've played in a long time, despite its flaws.
  4. Also, the stability of the mission is precarious--it may crash abruptly and cause you to restart from your most recently saved information. [Mar 2008, p.78]
  5. 65
    Enjoyable. Still, lots more could have been done with this setting, particularly in terms of adding in more types and settings that reinforce the War. The story, though brief, is definitely enjoyable but the voice actors just can't manage to work up enough energy to really get things going.
  6. It’s just so frustrating. Not only the puzzles, for all the wrong reasons, but the fact that what could have been a perfectly decent adventure has been yet again held back by the same old ridiculously common mistakes.
  7. Spy-story noir meets ridiculous adventure-game puzzles in this misguided tale of Nazis and nukes.

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