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Game Reviews 2 - Der Cluo 2 / The Sting
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This game is probably the most unknown and underrated game of the early 2000's!

Der Clou (The Sting) was originally a movie from 1973 that was filmed in USA. The movie was in the 1930, and it had a story about Johhny Hooker, who robbed patrolmen, but one day he accidentally robbed one of the money truck of the maffia, which resulted the death of one of his friend. Johhny then goes to his influential friend, Henry Gondorff. He told him that he wants revenge on the killer of his friend. The two then goes ahead to create a great plan.

The first Der Cluo game was released in 1994 for Amiga, MS-DOS, DOS and AmigaOS. I never played the first one, but the second one is legendary.

Der Cluo 2 was released in 2001, and it was about the story of Matt Tucker, who just came out of prison to earn back his glory by doing bulglaries.

It was the first 3D 3RD person game game that included a fully explorable city with traffic, transportation, many interactable items, people, and buildings, where you could buy stuff for the night. This was the "Live" mode. The other gamemode is called "Plan". Here you can play out how you will do all the bulglaries at different locations. The big goal is to rob a bank called "Ministry of Light". I never got as far into the game to rob it, but im really close.

You could buy many things, including:
- Weapons
- Items
- Vehicles

Every item and weapon has many stats, how fast can they preform or how noisy they are on various materials. They cost money of course, you can earn that by completing any bulglaries.
The game is a real good strategy/adventure game mixed in with pretty cartoonish visuals and beautiful sonds and music that fit the game so much! Its still fun to play! Sadly the game is a bit outdated, so the resolution of the screen might not be even close to the resolution of your monitor, but thats common with every game being 15+  years old. But here, it doesnt matter how old it is. Its just so much fun going around town buying all the stuff you need to get a lot of money! Its just real good. Also i still have the original disc, but i have the version with Hungarian translations (of course because i live there DUH, also it was named "A Nagy Balhé"). But i wasnt actually me who bought it, it was my dad many years ago. He really enjoyed it, me too, mainly because we love the same genre of games.

If I had to give this game a score, i would give it: 8.5/10
If you just wanna have some late night fun of robbing bank and petrol stations, and love strategy games, then go ahead and pick this one up! Its insane, it is!

EDIT: The 5TH pic says: "A Betörés Szimulátor" meaning: "The Robbery Simulator". Yeah i know, SOO COOOOL!!!
Created on: 04 Jun, 2018 (16:41)
Edited on: 3 years ago
465 Posts

So @doomer022 so this isn't the movie you're talking about ?
Created on: 04 Jun, 2018 (17:30)
Edited on: 04 Jun, 2018 (17:30)
263 Posts

@TinSoldier That IS the movie i was talking about! Never watched it, but surely its great! "Der Cluo" is just another name for it, maybe the german and australian, just like "A Nagy Balhé" is the hungarian title.
Created on: 04 Jun, 2018 (17:34)
Edited on: 04 Jun, 2018 (17:35)
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i asked because the discription you  gave isnt what the movie was about..

In that link there is a description of the movie that differs from yours.
Created on: 04 Jun, 2018 (17:42)
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Hmm...interesting! I just went to a hungarian site searched for the movie an then used the description to tell the story, but then i felt like that "lets check other sites, maybe those ones have more info"...they had the same info on them. I thought that what i wrote about the film was right.
Created on: 04 Jun, 2018 (17:52)
Edited on: 04 Jun, 2018 (17:53)
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