Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. A nice change of pace from the normal fast-paced action games of late. Observing the environment and enemies before making the right choices is good fun, even if the clumsy interface and slow-moving character try to mess the experience up. Not everyone's cup of tea, but fans of Hitman should be right at home here. [Nov 2007]
  2. 80
    Even with its quirks, Death to Spies is an entertaining, varied, and highly addictive pastime for those who enjoy exercising their brain as much as their trigger finger. It's intelligently delivered, credibly presented, and anything but easy.
  3. The missions are challenging, you get lots of options for how to play through them, and the 10-mission campaign takes about 20-30 hours to complete, which, all-in-all makes Death to Spies a pretty worthwhile purchase at its $30 suggested retail price.
  4. While it's not a revolutionary game, Death To Spies delivers a compelling stealth experience and is well worth a try for genre fans.
  5. In all, Death to Spies would be a pretty good title if it just had a little more to it beyond the standard sneak, eliminate and impersonate formula that’s repeated too often.
  6. Death to Spie's dry technical approach isn't for everybody, but its 10 challenging missions will still put sweat on your brow and a pounding pulse in your ears for under $30. [Jan 2008, p.90]
  7. It may not be easy doing sneaky dirty work in the Second World War, but it is more entertaining than you'd expect.
  8. Offers a rather refreshing take on war-status games. It's nowhere near the excellence of other established stealth games, but it does offer enough innovation and open-endedness to get enough entertainment out of.
  9. All in all, Death to Spies is well done, but it will require the right type of player to truly enjoy it. It has a few quirks (particularly in the user interface) that can drive you nuts, but as I said at the beginning: you were warned. Death comes very easily to spies!
  10. Relies on trial and error over good intelligence. [June 2008, p.108]
  11. Alas, it fails at everything it sets out to do, and it can't even manage to adequately imitate genre progenitors from nearly a decade before it, let alone do anything to surpass them.
  12. The idea of WWII espionage and sabotage efforts on the Eastern Front is ripe with possibilities for a game, but Death to Spies bungled the execution on this one.
  13. The Soviet spy uses Hitman techniques and changes as often as him, but his moves aren’t half as cool. Sneaking past legions of suspicious Gestapo thugs soon becomes tedious and boring, and while the armory is full of things that go boom, using them is pure suicide precisely because said boom brings the whole damned Wehrmacht on your head. [Dec 2007]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 23, 2012
    8
    Nice game. Story and the sounds are okay, the graphics a bit old. One of the best spy game and a bit hard. You can save, so no para. :D
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    5
    This is an horrible game. Yes, the idea is good because you are a soviet spy in Germany and other places, but the AI is absolutly horrible! IfThis is an horrible game. Yes, the idea is good because you are a soviet spy in Germany and other places, but the AI is absolutly horrible! If you make yourself seen even the soldiers from the other side of the map can see you and you are dead in 2 seconds. It seems that the soldiers has a common mind: if one identifies you, than all the German army knows where you are and what is your desguise.
    And the weapons are a lot, but what you really need is more silenced guns! And you can bring principal weapons only if they are german, so when you ever used english weapons like the Springfield '03? And there are only the MP 40 and the K 98 you can bring without being uncovered!
    And there is NO story, only a mission after the other! And nobody tell you who you are, why you are fighting... Nothing!
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  3. JaredJ
    Mar 21, 2008
    6
    Horrifying graphics, night-mareish controls, and incredibly stupid game-play. Yet, the story-line seems to hold on to you making you want to Horrifying graphics, night-mareish controls, and incredibly stupid game-play. Yet, the story-line seems to hold on to you making you want to play the next level. The armory has lots of weapons to choose from, and you get a knife. I like the idea, and concept but the game itself is broken. A six would just be for the story-line and armory, nothing else. The A.I. is horrified! You can be seen with a disguise from the other side of the map! The detail of maps, and characters is laughable. This feels more like a beta stage demo than a full game. It at least deserves a weekend rent or the playable demo, but for you who are looking for a game to play just when you are incredibly bored, then this is for you. Full Review »