Slick and suspenseful spy thriller
Anyone who has played and enjoyed the likes of President is Missing should find Spycraft to be right up their alley as it offers an inventive mix of conspiracy-laden excitement and puzzle solving that combine to create a top-notch spy thriller. The game boasts the involvement of top-ranking members of the CIA and the KGB and so its twist-filled plot is filled with authentic details that really bring the world of espionage to life. After a presidential candidate is assassinated, players find themselves on the investigation and while to say too much of the ensuing plot would be to spoil a lot of the game's appeal, rest assured it has all the makings of a classic globe-trotting James Bond or Jason Bourne adventure. The game itself is a mixture of puzzle solving, information gathering and good old-fashioned investigation, with players following leads and questioning subjects as they try to piece together all the various parts of the mystery. Spycraft really is a great little game. It offers some nice variations on the typical adventure games, with a tightly written plot that keeps you guessing throughout its myriad twists, turns and double crosses, while the game's authentic feel really does pull you into the dark world of undercover spy work. While it's not all glamorous and exciting, the investigative aspects are well handled and compelling enough to keep you hooked for the game's duration, with puzzles that are inventive and challenging and plenty of detail for you to wade through. If you are the kind of gamer that values story over action, brains instead of brawn, then this makes for a highly enjoyable and suspenseful experience.