Capturing the intrigue, danger and heroism of Allied escape attempts from POW camps during World War II, Prisoner of War is a new kind of escape adventure. Its gameplay delivers a tense third-person gaming experience where the only weapons are the player’s bravery, stealth and cunning.
This unique adventure begins when Captain Lewis Stone, the game’s lead character, is imprisoned in the German POW camp system after his surveillance aircraft was shot down over enemy territory.
In World War II, the Geneva Convention bound these Luftwaffe-run camps. In general, POW’s were relatively well treated; rations were available and a degree of respect was shown. Stay within the rules and you’d just make it through the war. Step out of line and you risk a German bullet.
However, this is just what Stone has to do in Prisoner of War. Making contact with a cadre of long-term prisoners, Stone becomes involved in the discovery that a mysterious new weapon is being developed in the camp by German scientists to use against the Allies.
Knowing that Prisoner of War camps are the only sites guaranteed safe from Allied attack, the scientists are using the camp as a cover to develop a piece of highly advanced weapons technology.
As Captain Lewis Stone, players use quick wits, information and stealth to uncover further details of the weapon’s development and ultimately change the course of the entire war.