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 hisYour 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. Play as Ethan Hunt, leading your IMF team through a stealth-action Mission: Impossible adventure. Use shadows and stealth to infiltrate enemy fortifications and incapacitate enemies. Utilize classic IMF-style gadgets including scanners, inner-ear communicators and hi-tech IMF disguises. Control gameplay with multiple paths toward completing each mission. Tackle missions in exotic locations. Encounter more than 11 characters within an in-depth storyline. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. The key to Operation Surma is in the challenge and entertainment value that's provided, and that should get you your money's worth. [Feb 2004, p.38]
  2. Not quite as fresh as it would have been if "Splinter Cell" were not already out there, but it is a very solid game in the stealth genre and a really outstanding use of a movie license that just begged for this kind of game.
  3. I just think that if they could have stepped up the difficulty and/or the AI a few notches, this one could have been really good.
  4. 65
    All of this is handled well enough, but there's nothing special to it.
  5. The part of the game that annoyed me the most - long range combat.
  6. While the tough, stealthy game play won’t grip you in a chokehold of novelty and surprise, it flashes a lethal look and feel.
  7. Dilute, disjointed and uninspiring. Feeling more like a staggered set of obstacles than a wholesome game, the action sadly boils down to little more than a tediously dull showcase for your equipment and abilities, which are put into use against some questionable AI stooges. [Jan 2004, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DougB.
    May 23, 2004
    10
    I really enjoy this game. I think it is very under rated. I like it better than Splinter Cell in the sense, when Ethan needs to fight, he I really enjoy this game. I think it is very under rated. I like it better than Splinter Cell in the sense, when Ethan needs to fight, he can, Sam runs around in circles till he's shot dead, bogus! The rest of the stealth stuff and the gadgets are excellent. Expand
  2. C.Kings
    Nov 30, 2003
    9
    This game rocks.
  3. JonathanL.
    Dec 17, 2003
    6
    The beginning of the game is awesome, and some other parts throughout are entertaining, but the game turns sour when it concentrates too The beginning of the game is awesome, and some other parts throughout are entertaining, but the game turns sour when it concentrates too heavily on puzzles and not enough on gameplay and user-friendliness. Even though Ethan has "help" in other characters, they never come around when you need them most. Expand