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Prisoner of War - Key Features

by Thomas on May 2, 2002 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT

Capturing the intrigue, danger and heroism of Allied escape attempts from POW camps during World War II, Prisoner of War is a new kind of escape adventure. Its gameplay delivers a tense third-person gaming experience where the only weapons are the player’s bravery, stealth and cunning.

This unique adventure begins as Captain Lewis Stone, the game’s lead character, is imprisoned in the German POW camp system after his surveillance aircraft was shot down over enemy territory.

Making contact with a cadre of long-term prisoners, Stone becomes involved in the discovery that a mysterious new weapon is being developed in the camp by German scientists to use against the Allies. As Captain Lewis Stone, players use quick wits, information and stealth to uncover further details of the weapon’s development and ultimate change the course of the entire war.

Stone’s adventure sees him making use of disguises, posing as a German guard, stealing cars, sabotaging equipment, escaping Stalag Luft, being ensconced in Colditz Castle, and even calling in Allied air strikes. Fellow prisoners can assist Stone in different ways – possibly for a price – as he works against the fearsome array of German guards, lieutenants, kommandants and the evil General Stahl.


Use ingenuity - there are many ways to outsmart the enemy and escape, but beware: failure could change the course of history.

Experience edge-of-your-seat tension - guards are everywhere; can you find the holes in their security and break out to freedom?

Help or hindrance? Interact with 32 friends, comrades and enemies.

A totally immersive and realistic experience as incredible artificial life technology governs the behaviour of every person in the camp.

Rich, tense soundtrack as environmental algorithms dynamically perform seamless movie-style music that adjusts according to your situation.

Multiple POW prison camps including a realistic recreation of the unbreachable Colditz Castle itself.

Complete with a blockbuster conclusion to the adventure, Prisoner of War is being developed for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC by Wide Games and will be published by Codemasters this summer.


Game Title - Prisoner of War
Format - PS2, Xbox, PC
Genre - Escape Adventure
Developer - Wide Games
Release - Summer 2002

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