Cold Winter for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Cold Winter is a first-person shooter that has players exploring the far corners of the globe as a disavowed British spy captured in the line of duty. After being rescued from the cold confines of a Chinese prison, players will journey to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, the warm climate of Cairo, and other destinations around the world. A total of eight locales are featured, with the single-player game composed of 13 missions. Instead of following one main narrative, Cold Winter weaves together three separate storylines that touch upon the harsh realities of international espionage and politics. Each storyline has a beginning, middle, and end, and features an estimated 6 to 8 hours of play. Players will be able to find approximately 30 weapons for use against the soldiers and guards looking to do them harm. Enemies won't stand idly by, however, and will seek cover whenever possible, whether it's kicking down a table or spinning behind a corner to avoid getting hit. Groups will also coordinate attacks and provide cover fire while other units close in. A spy title wouldn't be complete without a variety of gadgets to use, but in Cold Winter, they must first be created: poison can be applied to innocuous items, Molotov cocktails are made by mixing oil rags with bottles of alcohol, and so forth. Cold Winter also allows would-be agents to don various disguises to help them sneak past the enemy when force is not a viable option.