“Take No Prisoners” is a video game created by Kabaya and is now a PC game. It was created for the PlayStation 2 in 1999. The game originally featured only English voice acting, but it has since expanded to include Japanese and Korean versions as well.
The Japanese version, which can be downloaded from the PlayStation 2 website, comes with all new content. The ability to play the game with two players, which is not possible in the original Japanese version, has also been added. As of this writing, the Korean version, which requires a Korean language program download, is not yet available.
“Take No Prisoners” is about a cop who finds himself facing a situation in which he’s put in handcuffs by an escaped prisoner. The game starts with the cop being held in a restaurant. You are to decide what you want to do at this point, either to flee or help the prisoner find his way out of the hotel. You are given a range of options for how to react, from the simple to the complex.
You can escape with your life or help the prisoner out of the building and escape with the money he has. The options can also be changed between you and your fellow officers if you have the patience to replay the level again to see what will happen next.
Each time you play the level, you will find new power-ups, items, and objectives that will make your choices even more varied. In addition, there are alternate endings for each level as well.
The video game allows you to choose whether you go on your own or as part of a group of officers. You can play alone, or with other players online. All players start the game off with the same starting points, but you can reach higher levels by finding the hidden money, and improving your skills through experience points.
If you want to play the game without the risk of someone catching you cheating, “Take No Prisoners” is available for download. However, keep in mind that many of the features are only available for download, and thus the chance of encountering cheaters is reduced.
The characters in the game are quite realistic in their actions, as they react like humans would in real life. This results in a more realistic game, as opposed to other video games that feature very different settings, such as “Worms,” where human bodies are simply treated as scenery and the protagonist is simply the one controlling a computer.
Even so, you may think that the environments in the game are overly graphic, and long-winded, but the developers took care to make sure that the scenes are actually all “real.” The graphics are well done, and this is apparent from the time you will spend moving from one place to another, watching the setting sun light up the mountains and water.
In order to win, you must go through the game as fast as possible, although this does not mean that you have to beat the game in one day. You may choose to play a few levels in one sitting, or play as long as you wish. When playing a longer game, the experience will become more rewarding, since you will gain some satisfaction from watching the power-ups appear.
Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean that it’s boring. You’ll see an impressive array of options that will allow you to choose how you play. Most of the game play involves trying to escape a building before the timer runs out, a rather standard style of gameplay.
“Take No Prisoners” is an extremely addicting game, in spite of its somewhat complex nature. You will have a lot of fun while playing it but be prepared to play it a number of times in order to obtain all the endings.