Excerpt: Some games are going to get kicked around in the press like a hacky-sack, and honestly, it's through no real fault of their own. Cold Winter is a first-person shooter in a period of time where it can often seem like every other game that comes in for review is a first-person shooter.
Excerpt: If I ever found myself trapped alone in a sinister abandoned lab, with scary noises and creepy messages lurking in every room, I think I’d curl into a ball, stick my thumb in my mouth and weep pathetically until help arrived.
Pros: Chilling story, Plenty of creepiness, Addictive exploration
Excerpt: The PS2 continues to produce a wealth of quality FPS titles, from the recent Project Snowblind , Area 51 and now Cold Winter . Early on though, PS2 was fairly devoid of FPS action -- as were most consoles -- but with these recent titles (*cough HALO ), the console FPS realm has bolstered it’s ranks...
Excerpt: Cold Winter is by no means a graphical powerhouse, nor is it too original in any way whether it’s story or gameplay we’re talking about. It is, however, a great game that doesn’t require thinking and pretty much allows you sit back and kill things while gently pushing you to the next goal.
Excerpt: , SierraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s latest first person shooter, delivers a solid single-player campaign with an immense replay value. Instead of focusing on complex objectives and time-consuming puzzles, you can simply expect a straightforward action packed game right from the beginning.
Summary: Cold Winter is set in a dark world of global espionage, full of international intrigue, action and suspense. This story of a disavowed secret agent unfolds through three different threads and takes place in eight distinct environments that are as gritty as they are beautiful.
Conclusion: Unfortunately the game is too linear and the graphics and sound departments did as much wrong as they did right. The multiplayer isn�t much to speak of when compared to other games on the market, but the single player experience offers an intriguing story.