As a highly trained Russian assassin during the height of the Cold War you take on an unsanctioned covert mission that could erase the looming threat of nuclear war – or ignite the very fuse that’s threatening global extermination.
The game is named after Russian chess grandmaster Alexander Alekhine, in a nod to your need to stay one step ahead of your opponents at all times. You’ll have to use all your guile to pull off the most advanced missions without being detected.
Alekhine’s Gun, published by Maximum Games, is available for purchase in the GeForce NOW store for the special promotional price of $33.99, which is a 15% savings. This price is good for one week and includes a digital download code for Steam that you can use to install a local copy of the game.
Possessed with a moral compass that leads you to go rogue, you quickly become embroiled in the midst of a massive conspiracy during the Cold War era that threatens the world. To stop it, you’ll need to work alongside your former rivals, the American Central Intelligence Agency, even when this means going against the wishes of the country you previously served.
A third-person action-adventure shooter game with a heavy focus on stealth, Alekhine’s Gun has much in common with hits like Sniper Elite V2 (also on GeForce NOW) and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. You’ll crawl, run, sneak and fight your way through 11 massive, non-linear levels set in both military and civilian locations in Europe, America and Cuba.
Each level in i>Alekhine’s Gun features multiple paths to complete objectives and will often reward players that take the time to explore them fully. These rewards come in the form of the discovery of hidden rooms and paths that will increase your stealth rankings, unlock more weapons and provide more stealthy approaches to the mission at hand.
Use disguises and stage “accidents” to keep your hands clean, or use poisons, garrotes and knifes to do your dirty work quiet-like. Prefer the more straightforward Rambo-style approach? Then go in with guns blazing and try to mow down your opposition. How you get past each hurdle is completely up to you!
Regardless of which method you choose, you’ll also gain access to detailed film noir-style cutscenes as you progress that disclose potentially game-changing character secrets, as well as real historical context, that will help you unravel the game’s purposely murky plotline.
To play, navigate to the GeForce NOW menu within SHIELD Hub on your SHIELD Android TV, portable or tablet. You’ll find Alekhine’s Gun in the Buy and Play Instantly category.
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