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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: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  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. Aug 26, 2014
    8
    I was worried by the low reviews but on the whole I am enjoying the game very much. As a casual gamer, the 10-15 minute sections are perfectI was worried by the low reviews but on the whole I am enjoying the game very much. As a casual gamer, the 10-15 minute sections are perfect for dropping in and out. As most have pointed out, the art style is superb and really makes the game what it is.
    The gameplay is mostly rewarding - allowing a range of stealth kills, shooting explosive barrels and going all out with more powerful weapons. It is a satisfying mixture of good timing and good aim. The cover mechanic can be slightly irritating at times but pressing cover usually does what I want it to do. The only annoyance I found was never knowing when the enemies would start calling for backup. Sometimes they see you, sometimes they don't and then call anyway, forcing you to break cover to take them out before the defcon counter moves one notch closer to Armageddon. However I did find this Defcon mechanic really increased the tension making the game feel more rewarding when I finally get to the end of each level.
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  5. Feb 27, 2015
    8
    Counterspy is a very interesting 2D stealth game. The randomly generated levels help with making each run feel different from the last. The 3DCounterspy is a very interesting 2D stealth game. The randomly generated levels help with making each run feel different from the last. The 3D shooting takes a little bit to get used to but it works well. 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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