Having relieved Telstar of their games publishing duties, Take 2 have taken over the reins with Codename: Eagle, a game that looked like a simple WWI Quake-style shooter when we first saw it a year ago, but that now looks a lot more promising.
The year is 1900, the place pre-revolution Russia. You play Red, an operative with Shadow Command, and your task is to halt the plans of the young Tsar who has plans to invade Western Europe with his big burly army of vodka-swilling Bolsheviks.
Although Codename: Eagle is essentially a Quake-style action game, it boasts a number of vehicles that can be driven across the 12 missions. You'll be able to drive around in biplanes, airships and boats, and there'll be the usual range of weapons to pick up and fire indiscriminately. To progress you'll have to use many objects (hundreds, apparently) over and above the usual coloured keys to complete a number of puzzles, as well as talk to various characters. While the graphics are hardly cutting edge, Codename: Eagle promises a hell of a lot more than its contemporaries. Whether it lives up to those expectations, - we shall see come September.
Download Codename: Eagle
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP