A terrorist group know as The Crying Lions takes control of the GULF complex, a military command center that controls a weapon of mass destruction. The Secretary of Defense responds to the threat by tasking the unfortunately named Special Covert Action Team (S.C.A.T.) to reclaim it. Winback was released as Operation: Winback in Australia and Europe.
The ending of the game depends entirely on the time it took the player to complete the game. A good and a bad ending result in either the success or failure of 'operation winback' and the survival of the main characters.
The Crying Lions
- Kenneth Coleman (leader)
- Bad Luck Lila
- Sergeant Thunder
- Cecile Newcastle
- The Traitor (a.k.a Daniel Stewart)