Cold Winter

PS2 - MPN: 72158
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Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that threaten global security.
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ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Game Genre First Person Shooter (FPS)
Maximum Number of Players 8
Expert Reviews
Cold Winter
4 Star Review  GameZone - May 16, 2005

Chinese New Year’s and the last night on Earth for Andrew Sterling. At least, that is the plan on the part of the Chinese who arrested him and are holding him at Chang Prison, a hole in the planet that none leave alive. However, there are others who have plans and that means requiring someone of Sterling’s abilities to see them through. Abilities? But wasn’t he an innocent man accused of espionage unjustly. Not really. Sterling was a note member of MI-6, British intelligence. His cover was blown and he was disavowed, leaving him to the unpleasant hospitality of the prison and its guards.

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Cold Winter
3.5 Star Review  GameSpy - May 13, 2005

Thanks to solid physics and story, Vivendi's spy shooter isn't the throwback it seems.

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Cold Winter
4 Star Review  IGN.com - May 10, 2005

Boy, Cold Winter is terribly brown and boxy. We think we'll just pass on this one and pick up a copy of Rogue Agent, which seems far more color-- Hey now! There's a known murderer in a pink bikini! Let's see if we can't get us a date for tonight.

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Cold Winter
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Cold Winter receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.99 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,707 game of all time, #88 game of 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and #558 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 65 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Cold Winter
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 9, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 7 expert reviews for Cold Winter and the average expert rating is 69 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Basic terrorists/spy action 1st person shooter puts on a pretty good show
4 Star Review   By member kgivens - Mar 15, 2006   

Strengths: Nuts-and-bolts first person action with good weapons. Plenty of action. Some enviornment/object interactivity challenges. Better than average voice acting. Effective cutscenes.

Weakness: Gritty violence a bit strong for younger players. Interactivity with environments could have been deeper. No real innovation as shooters go.

Bought this game without knowing anything about it. Ultimately was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the gameplay. Haven't tried out the online component but, from what I've read, it's decent. Good weapon models, surprisingly graphic violence, nicely done cutscenes and well-paced action all earn this game a solid B+ in my book.

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Cold Winter
3 Star Review   By member trunks982 - Feb 27, 2006   

Strengths: Gameplay, online play

Weakness: Graphics

Cold Winter is another First Person Shooter game. The graphics of this game is pretty bad. It is just out dated. There is rag doll physics, which is nice. The online play extends the game, which makes it fun. The gameplay is pretty good. If you like FPS, you can try this game out.

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Serves its Purpose
3 Star Review   By member headchef - Feb 18, 2006   

Strengths: It has an interesting story. The game has some level/surroundings interaction and the rag doll physics is fun to watch.

Weakness: The graphics are just passable. The game is also over pretty quick.

Cold Winter is fun while it lasts. Good for a rental if you're a fan of first person shooters or as a budget title to keep you busy between releases. The voicework and dialogue work well together to make the story interesting. There's some interaction with the environments like flipping over tables to use as cover but it doesn't get any deeper. Cold Winter's greatest weakness is in the graphics. The textures sometimes look downright horrible while the character models look like they're carried over from an early PS2 game.

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Another rent-by-the-night FPS shooter
3 Star Review   By member chowminglee - Jan 31, 2006   

Strengths: fast, quick, easy

Weakness: too easy, too short

This is another renter for the FPS fans out there. It is short and sweet, lacking the depth of the king of FPS out there. So, do yourself a favor and rent this rather than buy it, and save yourself $30. The graphics is nice, the storyline is okay, the action is quick and packed, but the depth is missing.

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No frills, but some thrills
4 Star Review   By member coldwine - Jan 30, 2006   

Strengths: Gameplay is fun, good story, interactive environments

Weakness: Graphics not the best, about 10 hours long

Straigtforward but enjoyable, Cold Winter is a first-person shooter whose storyline revolves around spies, terrorists, and nuclear weapons. Each level has a series of objectives, and due to some onscreen help, you'll never get lost. Most of the game is average, but the voice work is good, and the game moves along at a decent speed.

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Cold Winter
5 Star Review   By member neudog - Jan 29, 2006   

Strengths: Gameplay, Controls, Gameplay, Weapons

Weakness: Originality, Graphics

If you enjoy the SPY genre, 007 and others, then you will love this game. The game has you playing a secret agent, Andrew Sterling, but the kicker is you are not the typical suave agent. The game opens with you being interrogated/tortured and having your face disfigured and transitions smoothly into what becomes a well put together title. The graphics look like a first gen PS2 title. With tons of action, multiple weapons and the ability to search dead enemies for items makes this game an above average title. If your looking for something refreshing to fill the 007 void in your gaming life this is a definite buy.

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Basic shooter
3 Star Review   By member fever - Dec 14, 2005   

Strengths: Rag Doll Physics, lots of weapons.

Weakness: No outstanding features.

For a first person shooter game, Cold Winter is very generic and does not do anything new, beyond some physics simulation and effects. The game does have good enemy AI and the story is fairly good too, however the graphics and level design are basic. The game does offer on line multiplayer but most players will be playing other, more innovative, titles. This should be a budget title.

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cold winter
3 Star Review   By member dadz - Nov 27, 2005   

Strengths: online play is fun and fast paced.

Weakness: dated graphics and online maps could be larger.

This game is still fun even if the graphics are dated.Weapon selections are great.I wish the online crowd was larger because I get tired of playing Socom.Great game for the bargain basement price.

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Cold Winter (PS2)
3 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Nov 9, 2005   

Strengths: Weapon variety, online play

Weakness: Passable graphics, doesn't stand out much

Cold Winter for the PS2 is a spy-story driven FPS. There are a number of environments to operate in, with a decently wide variety of weapons to pick from. The gameplay goes to single player to online multiplayer. Graphics are okay, though not up to the PS2's normal standards, and there just isn't much to make it stand out among other FPS games. Cold Winter is a decent game, though not a standout game.

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Cold Winter (PS2
3 Star Review   By member ssimp12626 - Oct 29, 2005   

Strengths: online play

Weakness: graphics are lacking

Decent First Person shooter with seven environments. There are lots of weapons to choose from and you can create your own using things you pick up. There is good AI. You can achieve your missions using different routes.

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Product Details
Description
Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that threaten global security.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Game Genre First Person Shooter (FPS)
Maximum Number of Players 8
Summary
Product Title Cold Winter
Manufacturer Vivendi Universal
Lowest Price $200.38 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 3.6 | 17 Reviews
Game Information
Simultaneous Multiplayer Mode: Yes
Memory Space Required: 2079 KB
Release Date: 2005-5-11
Network Compatible: No
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Expert Reviews
Cold Winter
4 Star Review  GameZone - May 16, 2005

Chinese New Year’s and the last night on Earth for Andrew Sterling. At least, that is the plan on the part of the Chinese who arrested him and are holding him at Chang Prison, a hole in the planet that none leave alive. However, there are others who have plans and that means requiring someone of Sterling’s abilities to see them through. Abilities? But wasn’t he an innocent man accused of espionage unjustly. Not really. Sterling was a note member of MI-6, British intelligence. His cover was blown and he was disavowed, leaving him to the unpleasant hospitality of the prison and its guards.

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Cold Winter
3.5 Star Review  GameSpy - May 13, 2005

Thanks to solid physics and story, Vivendi's spy shooter isn't the throwback it seems.

Read the full review »

Cold Winter
4 Star Review  IGN.com - May 10, 2005

Boy, Cold Winter is terribly brown and boxy. We think we'll just pass on this one and pick up a copy of Rogue Agent, which seems far more color-- Hey now! There's a known murderer in a pink bikini! Let's see if we can't get us a date for tonight.

Read the full review »

Cold Winter
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Cold Winter receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.99 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,707 game of all time, #88 game of 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and #558 PlayStation 2 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 65 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Cold Winter
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 9, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 7 expert reviews for Cold Winter and the average expert rating is 69 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Basic terrorists/spy action 1st person shooter puts on a pretty good show
4 Star Review   By member kgivens - Mar 15, 2006   

Strengths: Nuts-and-bolts first person action with good weapons. Plenty of action. Some enviornment/object interactivity challenges. Better than average voice acting. Effective cutscenes.

Weakness: Gritty violence a bit strong for younger players. Interactivity with environments could have been deeper. No real innovation as shooters go.

Bought this game without knowing anything about it. Ultimately was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the gameplay. Haven't tried out the online component but, from what I've read, it's decent. Good weapon models, surprisingly graphic violence, nicely done cutscenes and well-paced action all earn this game a solid B+ in my book.

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Cold Winter
3 Star Review   By member trunks982 - Feb 27, 2006   

Strengths: Gameplay, online play

Weakness: Graphics

Cold Winter is another First Person Shooter game. The graphics of this game is pretty bad. It is just out dated. There is rag doll physics, which is nice. The online play extends the game, which makes it fun. The gameplay is pretty good. If you like FPS, you can try this game out.

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Serves its Purpose
3 Star Review   By member headchef - Feb 18, 2006   

Strengths: It has an interesting story. The game has some level/surroundings interaction and the rag doll physics is fun to watch.

Weakness: The graphics are just passable. The game is also over pretty quick.

Cold Winter is fun while it lasts. Good for a rental if you're a fan of first person shooters or as a budget title to keep you busy between releases. The voicework and dialogue work well together to make the story interesting. There's some interaction with the environments like flipping over tables to use as cover but it doesn't get any deeper. Cold Winter's greatest weakness is in the graphics. The textures sometimes look downright horrible while the character models look like they're carried over from an early PS2 game.

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Another rent-by-the-night FPS shooter
3 Star Review   By member chowminglee - Jan 31, 2006   

Strengths: fast, quick, easy

Weakness: too easy, too short

This is another renter for the FPS fans out there. It is short and sweet, lacking the depth of the king of FPS out there. So, do yourself a favor and rent this rather than buy it, and save yourself $30. The graphics is nice, the storyline is okay, the action is quick and packed, but the depth is missing.

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No frills, but some thrills
4 Star Review   By member coldwine - Jan 30, 2006   

Strengths: Gameplay is fun, good story, interactive environments

Weakness: Graphics not the best, about 10 hours long

Straigtforward but enjoyable, Cold Winter is a first-person shooter whose storyline revolves around spies, terrorists, and nuclear weapons. Each level has a series of objectives, and due to some onscreen help, you'll never get lost. Most of the game is average, but the voice work is good, and the game moves along at a decent speed.

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Cold Winter
5 Star Review   By member neudog - Jan 29, 2006   

Strengths: Gameplay, Controls, Gameplay, Weapons

Weakness: Originality, Graphics

If you enjoy the SPY genre, 007 and others, then you will love this game. The game has you playing a secret agent, Andrew Sterling, but the kicker is you are not the typical suave agent. The game opens with you being interrogated/tortured and having your face disfigured and transitions smoothly into what becomes a well put together title. The graphics look like a first gen PS2 title. With tons of action, multiple weapons and the ability to search dead enemies for items makes this game an above average title. If your looking for something refreshing to fill the 007 void in your gaming life this is a definite buy.

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Basic shooter
3 Star Review   By member fever - Dec 14, 2005   

Strengths: Rag Doll Physics, lots of weapons.

Weakness: No outstanding features.

For a first person shooter game, Cold Winter is very generic and does not do anything new, beyond some physics simulation and effects. The game does have good enemy AI and the story is fairly good too, however the graphics and level design are basic. The game does offer on line multiplayer but most players will be playing other, more innovative, titles. This should be a budget title.

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cold winter
3 Star Review   By member dadz - Nov 27, 2005   

Strengths: online play is fun and fast paced.

Weakness: dated graphics and online maps could be larger.

This game is still fun even if the graphics are dated.Weapon selections are great.I wish the online crowd was larger because I get tired of playing Socom.Great game for the bargain basement price.

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Cold Winter (PS2)
3 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Nov 9, 2005   

Strengths: Weapon variety, online play

Weakness: Passable graphics, doesn't stand out much

Cold Winter for the PS2 is a spy-story driven FPS. There are a number of environments to operate in, with a decently wide variety of weapons to pick from. The gameplay goes to single player to online multiplayer. Graphics are okay, though not up to the PS2's normal standards, and there just isn't much to make it stand out among other FPS games. Cold Winter is a decent game, though not a standout game.

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Cold Winter (PS2
3 Star Review   By member ssimp12626 - Oct 29, 2005   

Strengths: online play

Weakness: graphics are lacking

Decent First Person shooter with seven environments. There are lots of weapons to choose from and you can create your own using things you pick up. There is good AI. You can achieve your missions using different routes.

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A mediocre FPS at best
3 Star Review   By member Warner1281 - Aug 5, 2005   

Strengths: Cool effects, easy to control

Weakness: Storyline is kinda weak, not very challenging

At best, Cold Winter is a mediocre FPS. The graphics aren't anything stellar and the game plays like Half-life. There's nothing that makes the game stand out or fall back, so it just blends in with all the other First person shooters I've played once and never touched again. If you've never played a first person shooter before, then you may enjoy this as an introduction to the genre, but other than that, there's too many other good ones out there to waste your time and money on this.

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2 Star Review   By member road3283 - May 25, 2005   

Strengths: Nice amount of guns and semi-interactive environments.

Weakness: Dated gameplay.

Five years ago Cold Winter might have made for a great fps, but in today's market it comes off as average at best. While playing, I had the feeling of been there and done that. The less than stellar graphics didn't help either. While the gameplay can be somewhat fun at times, most of it felt uninspiring. You won't find much of the free form gameplay prevalent in contemporary games. For the most part it's very linear but tries to mix it up with optional secondary objectives during missions. Basically, it's all run and gun on a set path; never anything more than mildly amusing. Also, with unlimited health packs there is rarely any challenge. There are some nice touches in the design like moving objects for cover and combining objects to make items like lockpicks and explosives. Multiplayer is probably its strongest asset and the game supports 8 online. Its gameplay is reminiscent of the classic Goldeneye. But again, there are just too many better options out there today to recommend spending your hard earned cash on it. There is some fun to be had, but on the whole the experience is very mediocre.

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