Developer: BlueSky Software
It’s the year 2015. Hi-tech conglomerates rule the world…they already control enough resources and technology to squeeze the government for all it’s worth. But now it’s getting more serious. The MicroKomm corporation is plotting to create a cartel and overthrow the U.S. Government for good.
That’s where you enter this adrenalizing game…as Jack Butcher, a covert operative professionally known as “The Assassin.” Recruited by the failing government and armed only with a powerful M-Tek rifle, you have everything you need to exterminate the mastermind behind this evil scheme of world domination.
Guided by your EVAC crew, all you have to do is shoot-to-kill and then escape. Sounds easy…until all hell breaks loose. Caught in the cross-hairs of an enemy legion of artificial killing machines and the twisted machinations of a deadly plot. You will find yourself with only one option: blasting your way to Escape.
Good luck, Jack, you’ll need it.
“You are Jack Butcher, a former soldier, and now an assassin working for the government. Your contact Sabre has your new assignment: take out Jaques Arnoud, head of Microkomm, and also an associate of the Red Storm Rebellion. They are planning to use Microkomm’s new government contract to fund a rebellion. The government wants him dead. This should have been an easy assignment – hit and run. All you were supposed to do was escape too the roof. But something’s not right. Seconds after you shot Arnoud, a guard bursts through the door. After narrowly avoiding capture by the guard, a bomb blows the stairways to the roof. Someone’s playing games. And now you’re stuck in a building crawling with guards and security drones. All of them are out to get you.
Assassin 2015 mechanics are like your basic 3D shooter, run around and shoot guards and drones. The difference is that Assassin 2015 is very much plot-oriented. Everyone is after you, so you don’t have the time to go exploring rooms and opening doors. Opening the wrong door or going the wrong way will usually in your death, as you will encounter a horde of guards or drones. You are escaping the building, not attacking it. So in Assassin 2015, you listen to the instructions of Jett Jones, your only outside support, and do exactly what she says. This makes the game-play is very linear, going from corridor to corridor and from room to room, sometimes shooting or running away from guards. However the game features some other scenes to break the mold, such running away from a giant robot, and an elevator shoot out.”
The game is really a no-brainer – just point and shoot in most sequences – although it is diverse enough to keep you interested. It’s definitely better than Creature Shock, but not as challenging or as long as Cyberia games. Overall, if you enjoy eclectic FPS that isn’t a straightforward action game, Assassin 2015 is worth a look. It could have been a Top Dog had it been more challenging and long – a pity.
- Transforms the PC into a highly addictive first-person shooter game platform.
- Combines high impact non-stop game play with a riveting storyline.
- Features seamless cutting-edge real-time 3D game play with hi-res AVI graphics.
- Stunning hi-res 8-bit graphics with 4 adjustable settings enhances game experience.
- Use the keyboard, Or, for an even quicker pulse rate, hook-up a joystick.
- No free rides here. Levels of difficulty automatically increase based on your playing ability.
- No waiting for the rush. Windows 95 means plug-n-play.
- System: 486/66
- RAM: 16 MB
- CD-ROM speed: 4X
- Video Mode: SVGA
- Hard Drive Space: 50 MB
- Sound Board: Yes
- Operating System: Windows 95
- System: Pentium-133
- RAM: 16MB
- CD-ROM speed: 4X Toshiba
- Video board: Diamond Stealth with 2MB of video memory
- Sound board: Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16
- Controllers: keyboard
- Operating system: Windows 95