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  • Summary: Smersh is the Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence departments in the Soviet Army formed during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal elements. During the warSmersh is the Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence departments in the Soviet Army formed during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal elements. During the war these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service. The game's main character is a captain in the 4th department of the Soviet counterintelligence service. He is a professional spy trained to execute dangerous operations on his own. During missions he has to complete various tasks in the heart of enemy territory including stealing important documents, eliminating different enemy officers or high-ranking officials, kidnapping and sabotage. Game missions are based on real historical events and operations which were executed by the military intelligence and counterintelligence during the war. [1C Company] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    82
    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. 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!
  5. It may not be easy doing sneaky dirty work in the Second World War, but it is more entertaining than you'd expect.
  6. 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.
  7. Play (Poland)
    40
    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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Aug 25, 2020
    9
    A lot of people tend to buy this game with hitman, but it's actually something different, I think it's a great spy game and deserves moreA lot of people tend to buy this game with hitman, but it's actually something different, I think it's a great spy game and deserves more recognition than it gets. Expand
  2. Jun 1, 2019
    8
    Its not bad i dont know why alot of people are talking about the graphics being awfull its an old game it should be treated like one it doesIts not bad i dont know why alot of people are talking about the graphics being awfull its an old game it should be treated like one it does lokok awfull within todays standarts Gamplay wise it is flipping awesome. Expand
  3. 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
  4. JoachimE
    Mar 13, 2009
    7
    This is one of the best games ever made.
  5. 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. Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2021
    6
    The game relies entirely on covert passage. It is easier to act imperceptibly, due to the terrible shooting model. Besides, the enemies areThe game relies entirely on covert passage. It is easier to act imperceptibly, due to the terrible shooting model. Besides, the enemies are very strong. There are a lot of technical defects and shortcomings. There is no interesting story. We just go through missions one by one. This is not Hitman. The game has its own atmosphere. I recommend stealth fans if you can turn a blind eye to many imperfections. Expand
  7. Feb 13, 2021
    0
    Il s’agit d’un TPS d’infiltration durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et a priori, ça ressemble à un mélange entre Hitman et un Project IGI…Il s’agit d’un TPS d’infiltration durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et a priori, ça ressemble à un mélange entre Hitman et un Project IGI… sauf que l’action éventuelle (comme dans un Project IGI) se révèle totalement nulle à chier ! certes, la furtivité est naturellement fortement recommandée mais tout de même, que c’est mauvais (et nul à chier, putain : on a rarement vu une telle catastrophe en la matière !).

    Alors quid de l’infiltration dans ce cas ? eh bien, c’est encore pire et encore plus nul à chier que le reste, record battu ! ce jeu va donc finir directement au fond des chiottes, sans tambour ni trompette, ni préambule. En effet, bien que les zones soient grandes, n’importe quel garde a des yeux de lynx mais aussi une ouïe incroyablement sensible : se déplacer de 2 cm à plat ventre, planqué derrière un arbre et il te voit direct ! et il te plombe aussi sec.

    Ce qui me fait penser au déplacement « furtif » du personnage… il avance à 0,002 mètre à l’heure, même les limaces fatiguées vont plus vite que lui ! Enfin bref, c’est une daube injouable et bien moche avec ça, surtout pour un jeu de 2007 quand même !
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