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Set in the year 1941, during WWII, Prisoner of War sees you in control of 4 Allied Officers imprisoned by Nazis. Help the Officers escape from POW camps and ultimately meet up and break out of the infamous Colditz Castle together using their different skills and strengths. You'll need to devise daring escape plans using bravery and stealth, presented in 3rd person 3D. Uses the Atlas engine.

[edit] Features

  • Hitler's top scientists are working on a new secret weapon which could win them the war - and only you can stop them.
  • Explore three meticulously modeled, fully-3D, historically realistic prisoner of war camps including the infamous Colditz Castle - rich, detail-packed environments brought to life with outstanding lighting, weather and other graphical effects.
  • The immersive game world is made even more vivid by an exceptionally high level of Artificial Intelligence in its population. Sophisticated detection, flocking, socialisation and other artificial life algorithms work together to create a living, breathing world of distinctively-characterised inmates and guards.
  • Uniquely resourceful, your character is able to talk to anyone they meet, pick up and drop objects, climb fences and walls, crouch, crawl, mantle along ledges, peek around corners, tap on walls to distract guards, throw stones, use a telescope, and perform a wide variety of special actions with particular objects. An intelligent "context-sensitive" action button system ensures maximum control intuitiveness at all times.
  • It's possible to replay any completed level, and aim to beat recorded escape times in order to earn new abilities. This substantially increases the longevity of the game.

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User Reviews


Prisoner of War Breaks Into Store Shelves

PC version ships to retail

Oct 02, 2002, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Prisoner of War PC Goes Gold

PC version following hot on the heels of the Xbox game

Sep 13, 2002, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Prisoner of War Ships

Codemaster's great escape released for the Xbox

Aug 21, 2002, by Leo Chan | 0 comments

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Mr Matthews
Jan 30, 03 3:38pm

It was a descent game and it would have been better if it hadn't been so bloody...

Sep 27, 02 2:54pm

I love it because it is a game where you have to figure out puzzles and make the...

Sep 21, 02 9:23pm

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Just the other day I was thinking about what I would...

Aug 27, 02 4:10am

OK so it took me a while to get an opinion of the game, but I finally got one, and its...

Aug 21, 02 7:33pm

Glad that I rented this lousy game first because I won't be buying it. Never heard of...

Aug 08, 02 1:33pm

This game is easily the most original game to come out on the PS2 ever. For what it...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Sep 17, 2002 (PC)
    • Aug 26, 2002 (Xbox)
    • Jun 19, 2002 (PS2)
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