Operation Winback - PS2

Also known as: WinBack: Covert Operations

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Also for: N64
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Koei Soft. Co.: Midas
Publishers: Midas (GB)
Released: 28 Sept 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 11+
Accessories: Memory Card
Features: Vibration Function Compatible, Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only


Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation was one of the most successful titles of the 1990’s. It spawned a slew of stealth-em-up games. Operation Winback was just one of those games, and it’s now available on PS2.

After being attacked by a hi-tech weapons satellite, you have approximately three hours before the next strike. You take on the role of Jean-Luc Cougar, a member of S.C.A.T. (Strategic Covert Actions Team). It’s your responsibility to regain control of the satellite, currently controlled by the terrorist group Crying Lions, and restore peace.

Before you start Operation Winback, it is advisable to make use of the game’s tutorial, Boot Camp. Here, you will learn how to gain full control of your character, as well as learning strategic stealth manoeuvres. Once you feel confident enough to take on the Crying Lions, you can begin the game proper. You have a plethora of offensive weapons and defensive tools to choose from, but use them wisely; no resource is inexhaustible.

Game modes include team battles and 4-player death matches, in which you must seek out your opponents, obliterate them, and avoid having the same thing happen to you. All in all, Operation Winback proves to be a good learning experience if you’re considering a career in law enforcement. If you’re not a man of the law, you’re gonna have a ball anyway.