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'Showdown: Scorpion' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST

After several major economical and political crises the world as we know it ceased to exist. Only few major states survived 2020s, while the lesser authorities have collapsed, leaving behind anarchy and pollution. The power vacuum was filled by key international companies who acquired control over derelict territories, forming Free Commerce Areas (FCAs).

In early 2030s ruins of unknown origin were discovered in Sudan. Several artifacts possibly of alien nature were quickly revealed and soon major dig has started. But few month of work as well as bulk of dig team were lost to underground explosion followed by contamination

After several major economical and political crises the world as we know it ceased to exist. Only few major states survived 2020s, while the lesser authorities have collapsed, leaving behind anarchy and pollution. The power vacuum was filled by key international companies who acquired control over derelict territories, forming Free Commerce Areas (FCAs).

In early 2030s ruins of unknown origin were discovered in Sudan. Several artifacts possibly of alien nature were quickly revealed and soon major dig has started. But few month of work as well as bulk of dig team were lost to underground explosion followed by contamination of the region. To prevent disease from spreading series of nuclear strikes were made, completely annihilating the site. These events have caused major resonance and soon treaty limiting the usage of dangerous technologies and weapon systems was signed between FCAs and UN. As a result International Committee of Technology and Warfare Supervision (ICTS) with its own military and intelligence units, was created.

Same time few survivors of Sudan Incident emerged as founders of newly formed Zenith Corporation. This institution with HQ in Zagreb FCA quickly established itself as a notorious player on weapon, pharmaceutics and IT markets. But in 2028 several instances of Zenith weapon systems together with samples of unidentified biological weapons were discovered during the liquidation of the extremists' Albanian group in Kosovo.

ICTS immediately started investigation. It was planned to infiltrate Zenith as a customer with clear ties to one of the terrorists' organization and get a proof of its illegal activity. One of the best ICTS field agents, codename Scorpion, has been assigned to this mission…

Game Key Features

  • Intense action in cyber-punk styled Earth 2028
  • Futuristic storyline supported by multiple cut-scenes
  • Combination of first-person combat and stealth action elements provides unique gaming experience
  • Impressive arsenal of upgradable weapons
  • Character can gain access to several paranormal psychic powers including ability to subdue the will his enemies for short period of time
  • Advanced squad-oriented combat AI creates strong challenging opposition
  • Elite opponents who possess similar to player character supernatural powers
  • Cutting-edge game engine produces detailed realistic picture

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