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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. It faithfully captures the license and delivers a solid action/stealth game that will have many gamers confessing they "had no idea the game was that good". It IS that good.
  2. 80
    On the control side, Hunt mostly handles just fine. It feels a little funky when you try to rotate the direction he’s facing (to deposit a body in the shadows, for instance), and the item switching is a little clumsy, but neither issue is serious.
  3. The gameplay and puzzles are spoon-fed to you in easily swallowed bites, but much like Chinese food, when it’s over you will be full but not terribly satisfied.
  4. 65
    All of this is handled well enough, but there's nothing special to it.
  5. As for the learning curve: think of this game as "Splinter Cell for Dummies." [Mar 2004, p.79]
  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. Diluted, 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: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. BlueFalcon
    Nov 21, 2004
    8
    This was a pleasant surprise for me. While the game is a shameless rip off of splinter cell, the mission impossible theme fits perfectly.
  2. JohnC.
    Mar 5, 2004
    0
    This game sucks.