Mission: Impossible: Operation Surma Image
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  • Summary: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to save the free world from certain doom. Ethan Hunt is back in Mission: Impossible Operation Surma, a stealth action adventure featuring an incredible arsenal of the latest weaponry, hi-tech gadgets, and mind-blowing disguises. Ethan and his IMF team travel to exotic international locations in an effort to thwart the Surma Corporation's diabolical plans for global domination. Throughout your mission, you'll be called upon to use your brains and brawn to get the job done. Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. For sneaky spy maneuvers, go to "Splinter Cell" for the same over-the-top fun and much better example of gadgetry, espionage, storytelling, control, and graphics. [Mar 2004, p.114]
  2. A mild diversion rather than the full-blown, stealth, spy-thriller it could have been. At times I had fun, but most of the time I was turned off by the frustrating gameplay and slow pacing of the action.
  3. The frustrating and sluggish gameplay is only marred further by some completely uninspiring visuals.
  4. It would be cool to have a Splinter Cell or Metal Gear type game on the GBA, but Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma isn't it. Decline the mission and disavow any knowledge of this game's existence.
  5. 30
    Since the controls are so clunky, you'll be wobbling to align properly with the criminal in question; so while he's nailing you with bullets, your sole concern is landing one shot.
  6. I would have had more fun gluing spray-painted macaroni to my ass than playing Mission Impossible: Operation Surma on the GBA.
  7. 20
    An aggravating save system makes the game almost completely unsuitable for taking on the go, and popping Surma in your Game Boy only amplifies the game's audiovisual ugliness.

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