CounterSpy (video game)

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Cover artwork for Counterspy.
Developer(s) Dynamighty
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Release date(s) PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
  • JP August 21, 2014
  • NA August 19, 2014[1]
  • EU August 20, 2014[1]
iOS, Android
September 5, 2014
Genre(s) Stealth, side-scrolling
Mode(s) Single-player

CounterSpy is a side-scrolling stealth video game developed by Dynamighty[2] and published by Sony Computer Entertainment as a cross-buy and cross-save title for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.[3] Subsequently, the game was released on Android and iOS on September 5, 2014.

The games received a mixture of average and positive reviews. It was mostly praised for the art and soundtrack of the game. According to the IGN review, the "Inconsistent AI" proved to be a noticeable issue for the game.


The game is played as a 2.5D sidescroller with stealth elements.[4]


The game takes place during an alternate history Cold War.[5]


The game is being developed with assistance from SCE Foster City Studio, which has previously worked on games in the Uncharted, Infamous, and Resistance series of video games.[6] While historically known for collaborating with the series' respective large development studios, CounterSpy marks the first time they've teamed up with an indie development team, "Dynamighty".[6] The team, while classified as "indie", comprises past staff from LucasArts and Pixar.[7]


Review scores
Publication Score
Hardcore Gamer 3/5[8]

Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 3/5, saying "CounterSpy '​s awesome improvisational take on stealth can be hindered by both framerate inconsistencies and occasional perspective oddities."[8]


  1. ^ a b Karmali, Luke (July 23, 2014). "Couterspy Gets a PS4, PS3 and Vita Release Date". IGN. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Nottingham, David (May 7, 2013). "CounterSpy Sneaking to PS3, PS Vita". Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Nottingham, David (July 23, 2014). "Begin Transmission: CounterSpy Comes to PS4, PS3, Vita 8/19". Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "CounterSpy Announced For PlayStation 3, PS Vita". IGN. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Dynamighty leaks some more information about upcoming espionage thriller CounterSpy | CounterSpy news | PlayStation Vita". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Race Against The Doomsday Clock In Counterspy - Features -". 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  7. ^ Hinkle, David (2013-05-07). "It's a sabotage: CounterSpy set to infiltrate PS3, PS Vita". Joystiq. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  8. ^ a b Whittaker, Matt (19 August 2014). "Review: Counterspy". Hardcore Gamer. Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 

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