Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
Buy On
  1. PSM Magazine
    80
    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. Cheat Code Central
    80
    If anything, this game proves that stealth doesn't have to be boring.
  3. A good story, solid controls and graphics, and tons of interesting gadgets. [Feb 2004, p.103]
  4. 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.
  5. Engaging gameplay full of intriguing gadgets and weaponry, a tightly-wound story, and intricate stealth-action. Unfortunately, there are a few problems with the game, mostly graphically, as the framerate varies, unlike the detail, which is consistently mediocre.
  6. Probably isn’t going to satisfy those who are looking for an in-depth stealth game requiring strategy and calculating maneuvers.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. C.Kings
    Nov 30, 2003
    9
    This game rocks.