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  • Summary: Synthesizing the spy mythology and unique aesthetics of the 50's and 60's and set during the Cold War, CounterSpy highlights the rogue third spy agency, C.O.U.N.T.E.R., which keeps the globe's superpowers at bay. As each side of the ongoing conflict nears the unleashing of a blow ofSynthesizing the spy mythology and unique aesthetics of the 50's and 60's and set during the Cold War, CounterSpy highlights the rogue third spy agency, C.O.U.N.T.E.R., which keeps the globe's superpowers at bay. As each side of the ongoing conflict nears the unleashing of a blow of earthshaking proportions, C.O.U.N.T.E.R. takes action, furtively subverting their plans and maintaining world peace with subterfuge. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. 95
    Save the Moon in Counterspy, a title created by a team of incredibly talented developers and creators from many different mediums. Experience Bond-esque style in a brand new way.
  2. Sep 2, 2014
    80
    It's a short game and the 3D perspective is lacking at times. However, those are the only flaws in an otherwise highly enjoyable title in a well-designed Cold War setting. Recommended.
  3. Sep 1, 2014
    77
    CounterSpy is a nicely designed and presented game with a lot of appeal. You’ll have a lot of fun sneaking through these challenging military installations, and you’ll appreciate the character customization and relative depth.
  4. Aug 25, 2014
    68
    When the stakes are low, the incongruity between CounterSpy’s stealth and action components matters little, but at DEFCON 1, you’re looking at mutual assured destruction. It’s a bit ironic that a game about escalating international tensions stumbles when it comes to its own escalating action.
  5. Sep 16, 2014
    60
    The game taper[s] off into mediocrity after a few hours. [Issue#152, p.118]
  6. Aug 24, 2014
    60
    It has all the elements to be a success, but if fails to mix them properly. The concept is original and we think it deserves a try, but it's a shame it doesn't get it right.
  7. Aug 29, 2014
    40
    The draw of the Cold War setting, the visual aesthetic, and the soundtrack only last so long. And all too quickly, Counterspy gets left out in the cold.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Feb 27, 2015
    10
    icked up this little gem at a discount, which should run through the holiday season of 2014. Good, simple fun. I love the art direction and aticked up this little gem at a discount, which should run through the holiday season of 2014. Good, simple fun. I love the art direction and at no time does it seem like the game is trying to achieve more than it sets out to achieve initially. A fun spin on the espionage/stealth system made popular in games like Arkham City or Assassins Creed. Mind you, this game is not those games, rather… Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2015
    9
    Very fun and addictive game.
    Graphics are nice, almost reminded me about that lost PC game XIII that was cartoon-ish.
    Level design is simple
    Very fun and addictive game.
    Graphics are nice, almost reminded me about that lost PC game XIII that was cartoon-ish.
    Level design is simple yet effective. Has the level is getting harder, you have to work on your infiltration skills, weapon use (ammo can go fast) and logic.
    It would be nice if more level (ie "rooms" where offered) but as a free-bee on ps4, it is worth it.
    I also like the fact you can find other players agent corpses as you make more points than them.
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  3. Aug 19, 2014
    9
    I wouldn't listen to the majority of the mainstream reviews for this game. Granted, the shooting mechanic isn't quite as good or precise asI wouldn't listen to the majority of the mainstream reviews for this game. Granted, the shooting mechanic isn't quite as good or precise as you would like it to be, but by the same token, it's just as good as Uncharted or Last of Us. In fact the mechanics may even be better than those games. Give it a try, definitely worth the purchase to beef up your PS4 collection (since you don't have any games to play as it is), and a very worthy addition to any PS3 game collection. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2014
    8
    Picked up this little gem at a discount, which should run through the holiday season of 2014. Good, simple fun. I love the art direction andPicked up this little gem at a discount, which should run through the holiday season of 2014. Good, simple fun. I love the art direction and at no time does it seem like the game is trying to achieve more than it sets out to achieve initially. A fun spin on the espionage/stealth system made popular in games like Arkham City or Assassins Creed. Mind you, this game is not those games, rather it emulates the stealth sequences of those games in a 2D playing field. Graphics are reminiscent of games like XIII, cel-shaded and easy to look at. I never lost interest throughout the initial campaign, mostly due to the procedural generated levels that keeps action fresh. I genuinely felt like a bad-ass spy a couple of times as I shot my out of a bad situation or crept past 10 guards without notice. There are a good amount of weapons that have a broad range of uses as to let the player decide whether or not they want to stealth it out or go in guns blazing (however the nifty DEFCON system warrants a little hesitation on the "guns blazing" action). All in all, for the 8$ I bought it for, this was a solid game. The sound is iffy, a lot of the puns in Russian probably flew right over my head and I had one bad experience with my entire save file being deleted without prompt just because I decided to discontinue a mission, but overall very pleased. For the sale price I'm giving this an 8/10, but if you have to pay more than 10$, I'd consider it more like a 7/10. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2015
    8
    This is a nice 3rd person stealth/action game with a neat background and a decent amount of things to do. The gameplay could use alot of work,This is a nice 3rd person stealth/action game with a neat background and a decent amount of things to do. The gameplay could use alot of work, including the shooting mechanics and the cover system. But this is free on the PS+ this month and, for free, it's one of the better games they put on the service in awhile. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2015
    7
    I picked up this game for free with my PS+ membership.It is a fun side scrolling game that isn't serious, just entertaining to play aroundI picked up this game for free with my PS+ membership.It is a fun side scrolling game that isn't serious, just entertaining to play around with. It has some decent graphics for an indie game; the depth is actually pretty good. Expand
  7. Mar 8, 2015
    0
    Dull, frustrating, boring little game. What a waste. The things that could be done with a spy game. Firstly the whole thing should have been aDull, frustrating, boring little game. What a waste. The things that could be done with a spy game. Firstly the whole thing should have been a 3D cover shooter, second there should have been no random generation,3rd no buying bullets, 4th just why even make this crap to begin with?

    No fun to be had here people, ps+ has given us more utter sh@t this month.
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