Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Great Escape, The'

Rating:5 User: Matt_B

Taking their inspiration from Ultimate's earlier isometric games such as Knight Lore, Denton Designs took a few different directions here. Rather than just have a series of what were essentially single room puzzles, they built up the atmosphere of an extensive prisoner of war camp where actions taken in one place can have a drastic outcome on what happens elsewhere.

This builds up a rather different atmosphere to the game where it gives you the impression, probably mostly illusory should anyone go so far as to look at the code, that even where you weren't looking there were still things going on.

There are a number of ways to solve the game, and you're free to follow any of them, picking up clues as you explore the camp whilst keeping on the right side of the guards.

Overall it's an excellent game; the links to the movie tie-in are tenuous, but one thing that they've both got in common is that they've stood the test of time well.