The Great Escape for Xbox
This true story based on World War II events is based on the Oscar-nominated film of the same name. Like the movie, the game travels through POW camps, castles, a hospital, a moving train and Luftwaffe airfield. The idea is to pull off an impossible escape of massive proportions from the Stalag Luft III POW camp, an impregnable fortress.
To achieve this end, players must counter the German war machine using stealth, combat skills and fast paced action. You are supported by a multitude of vehicles, with the motorbike forming the icing on the cake. This stealth action game is played from a third person perspective. A stealth camera aids in detecting enemy movement behind corners, boxes and even closed doors; however using sneaky tactics could be detrimental too, so be careful how and when you move!
Whether warding off enemy fighter planes in the beginning, ploughing down the opposition, or successfully negotiating enemy bullet fire, there is as much action as there is stealth and then some. Learning evasion methods by repetition dampens the tempo of the game. For hardcore fans of film fan, the main character resembles Steve McQueen adequately enough to give a satisfying experience.