Smersh is Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence agencies formed in the Soviet Army during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal cells. During the war these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.Read full description
Smersh is Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence agencies formed in the Soviet Army during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal cells. During the war these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.
As captain of the 4th department of Smersh, it is your job to execute these operations in the heart of enemy territory. Be prepared to complete various tasks, including stealing important documents, eliminating enemy officers, kidnapping high-ranking officials, and sabotage enemy plans.
Third-person stealth action immerses the player into the atmosphere of World War II military intelligence operations.
Different types of missions based on real historical intelligence and counterintelligence operations.
Freedom to choose the way a mission is completed.
Extensive real-life indoor and outdoor locations.
A variety of different spy skills at the player's disposal such as sneak, hide, carry dead bodies, change clothes, mine objects, throw knives, sniping, picking locks, setting traps and many others.
Authentic weapons and vehicles of World War II.
A Hitman-esque game with some interesting stealth concepts and different levels to play. Death to Spies may take a lot of time for the player to get used to the controls and gameplay mechanics, but the stealth gameplay is well polished and the IA is really good. The problem is, the IA is too realistic for my taste, almost making it quite random at some points and spoiling the fun in some way. Be ready to press the quick save key as you've never done before -there is no saving limit like in Hitman series- and be ready to restart a level from the beginning because your quick save led you to the nazis sounding the alarm. If you can deal with all those kind of things, Death to Spies is your kind of game. The game lacks some creativity when it comes to level design. The last mission is the only one in which you actually do something different than what you've done in the previous missions. 90 % of the time Death to Spies is about finding the highest ranked officer to put him to sleep and put on his clothes to get access to restricted areas where your main target is located. Death to Spies is a pretty good game overall, but Hitman series are just better. If you really like the genre I'm sure you will enjoy this one as the stealth parts are well done, but don't expect anything revolutionary.
In Death To Spies you control Semion Strogov. He is an agent of Smersh. His tasks are stealing documents from the enemy, sabotage, eliminating the enemy, etc. This game like Hitman in WWII. But unfortunately, it isn't as good. The main concept is interesting, I like to play this kind of video games. When i played Death To Spies I felt mixed feelings about it. I said again the main concept is good and interesting, but the execution isn't. There are a lot of tiresome bugs and glitches. The graphics are not quite as good as it needs to be. The enemy AI is terrible. Sometime the enemy just walking calmly when the bullets raining between their ears. In an other situations they are the most skilled soldiers who are eliminate you in a moment. The story isn't interesting but the gameplay and the main situation compensate that, but unfortunately not in every situations. All in all, Death To Spies is a funny game if you are playing in the right way and the bugs and glitches don't bother you.
This is honestly the only game that's ever come close to the Hitman series. For anyone familiar with the Hitman series, this is kind of between Hitman 2 and Hitman Contracts in terms of gameplay and visuals. In some aspects, the game even surpasses Hitman. For example, disguises aren't just about killing someone and stealing their clothes: if you kill them in a bloody way, or damage their uniform, you'll not be able to use it at all. There's also great abilities like booby trapping corpses or doors, or being able to cut a hole in a fence to get through to the other side (rather than the fence being some kind of permanent, impassable barrier). The story isn't particularly good, and neither is the voice acting, but the game world makes up for that being being quite big (especially on certain levels), and there's usually a good amount of variety in terms of things to do on the map. The game can be pretty glitchy, however: a few times i found myself trapped in the gameworld, and once managed to fall out of the map while trying to climb over a fence. One of the levels actually became impossible to complete (at the very end, no less), and since this is a slow-paced game, that meant a good 2 hours of stealthing around had gone completely to waste because of a bug. For the most part, though, the bugs aren't too much of an issue. If you enjoyed Hitman, and like me, can't find anything else to fill the void (or just want a good challenge), Death to Spies is a great choice -- and just about the only choice, too.
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