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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: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  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. Nov 15, 2014
    9
    Loved this game, just got the final trophy from it. The cold war cartoon aesthetic is really well done along with the audio. Dropping aLoved this game, just got the final trophy from it. The cold war cartoon aesthetic is really well done along with the audio. Dropping a point off because the final level can sometime suffer from a bug that causes enemies to fall through the floor. Otherwise very polished. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2014
    9
    How the mainstream got the review so far off the mark is beyond me. For the money it offers far more than some of the utter dross coming fromHow the mainstream got the review so far off the mark is beyond me. For the money it offers far more than some of the utter dross coming from the bigger studios. Great art style, simple mechanics and terrific concept make CounterSpy worth every penny you will pay for it. 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. Apr 26, 2015
    7
    CounterSpy is a Great downloadable game available for PS4/PS3/Vita, It was also included in Sony's Playstation Plus Games for March. If youCounterSpy is a Great downloadable game available for PS4/PS3/Vita, It was also included in Sony's Playstation Plus Games for March. If you haven't picked it up yet I highly recommend it, It's simple but addictive game-play with very stylized art-style mixes for a great combination. The game-play is easy to get into and very smooth, CounterSpy is laid out as a 2D stealth game at first but once you take cover it gives you a over the shoulder view for a better perspective on the action. I find this makes the gunfights a lot more manageable compared to other 2D types games witch can get confusing. The story is also entertaining with humors quips thrown in from time to time to make your character feel a bit more human. The overall plot is you are trying to stop 2 different super power country's from blowing up the moon...yes...the moon.
    There is also a Defcon system you must be careful of, If you alert the guards enough they will start the missile's launch sequence, Then it becomes a race against the clock to stop the countdown.
    If you a fan of Spy/Espionage or Stylized 2D games like "Mark of the Ninja" Or "Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate" you should find lots of enjoyment here.
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  6. Mar 14, 2015
    6
    CounterSpy is not a great game, but it surely is nice. Despite the not so great graphics (even though it is an indie game) and the fact thatCounterSpy is not a great game, but it surely is nice. Despite the not so great graphics (even though it is an indie game) and the fact that the story was not that interesting, it was a fun game to play... This game is good for killing time. 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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