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  • Summary: After less-than spectacular sales on its N64 version of the game, Koe's anti-terrorist action/adventure WinBack has returned on the PS2 to help make waiting for "Metal Gear Solid 2" a little easier.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The new multi-player options and superb gameplay could actually keep you playing until MGS 2 in October. I've played precious few PS2 titles that are better, and Winback is certainly one of those games that will seem impossible to put down.
  2. 80
    Despite its averageness, WinBack: CO is fun, satisfying stealth/action fare. If it were the only game you had, it’d be great.
  3. 73
    This is a pretty good cake, albeit of a flavor you've probably never tried...I'd put Winback ahead of "X-Squad," on the strength of its better-thought-out gameplay and far longer mission (not to mention the replay value all the multiplayer modes add).
  4. An above average effort on the PS2. Basically an enhanced port of the N64 sleeper.
  5. There is a feeling of tension derived from negotiating through the bee's nest of enemies, regardless of how stupid the AI may be at times or how bad the voice acting.
  6. Sheesh, this clunker might as well be subtitled "Interactive Espionage Game Design Basics for Dummies." How retailers can live with such rubbish polluting their shelves isn't apparent.
  7. Neat gameplay is marred by a tough camera system and the lack of interesting toys is a letdown, but the game is a solid appetizer for another certain espionage game that's on the way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. VinhT.
    Jul 4, 2001
    Spectacular!! Best game I have played yet! Quenches your thirst for action-espionage
  2. JasonT.
    Jul 4, 2001
    Everything... it was a masterpiece... a work of art!!
  3. May 27, 2012
    One of my favorite games of all time. I played the 64 version. Put so many hours into this game.
  4. VinhT.
    Jul 4, 2001
    Spectacular!! Best game I have played yet! Quenches your thirst for action-espionage
  5. Serge
    Aug 18, 2001
    Umm..can i rate it 11?
  6. P.O.
    Jul 27, 2002
    Great game. I can't stop playing it.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jul 4, 2001
    Terrible! I can't believe I spent $50 on this game!

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