Mission: Impossible (PlayStation)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

Good! EboMike (3008) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
A horrible port of a great game MegaMegaMan (2260) 0.86 Stars0.86 Stars0.86 Stars0.86 Stars0.86 Stars
Bad! Ben Fahy (73) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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Power Unlimited
Eigenlijk is Mission: Impossible de eerste echte tegenhanger van Goldeneye. Over de gehele lengte gezien is M:I zeker niet even sterk als die classic, maar wel kan gezegd worden dat ie garant zal staan voor vele uren speelplezier.
Mega Fun
Ob sich das Warten gelohnt hat? Klipp und klar: ja! Im Gegensatz zur Nintendo-Version, die doch grafisch recht mager war, bietet Mission: Impossible auf PlayStation einiges. Neben reichlich dreidimensionaler Action, bei der es Köpfchen zu beweisen gilt, finde ich die Abwechslung der einzelnen Missionsabschnitte sehr gut. Einmal schleicht ihr euch in ein Lager ein, während ihr zu Ende des Spiels ein Kanonenboot übernehmt, um tüchtig aufzuräumen. Die Sprachausgabe und die deutsche Sprache bewerten wir sogar mit Note 1 (mich nerven grottenschlechte Übersetzungen langsam!). Und auch die Steuerung, die anfangs ziemlich gewöhnungsbedürftig ist, sorgt für gute Kontrolle des jeweiligen Agenten. der sich im Einsatz befindet. Alles in allem eine runde Sache.
Super Play
Men trots de små förbättringarna är Mission: Impossible till PlayStation en hopplös satsning. Infogrames var sent ute redan förra året, men nu finns det verkligen ingen större anledning att bry sig om det här spelet längre. Speciellt inte med tanke på att nästa Mission: Impossible-film är tänkt att vara färdig redan nästa år. Dessutom har tekniken gått framåt enormt på senare tid och det spel som Infogrames började att utveckla för tre år sedan står sig definitivt slätt mot dagens spel, trots att X-Ample Architectures har bemödat sig med att finslipa det. Det finns många tredimensionella äventyrsspel i den här stilen som är mer värda pengarna än Mission: Impossible.
Beaucoup de qualités et autant de faiblesses pour Mission Impossible sur PlayStation. D'une part, une trame qui vaut vraiment le coup dans une ambiance crédible et d'autre part un jeu manquant véritablement de souffle dans ses graphismes et dans ses contrôles.
If you're a huge fan of Mission: Impossible, the game is worth a single play through. But, only a single play through. After going through the game once, there's really no need (and you'll likely have no desire) to play the game again.
Mission: Impossible for the Playstation has a few things going for it. It is a long game, with a lot of levels, and has a nice quick save feature during levels. It just can’t come close to the standards set by other console spy games. Even if you’ve liked other games in this genre, you should definitely rent this game before buying it.
I played the Mission Impossible demo last year at the European Computer Trade Show, so I had a good grasp of the handling in the game. At first play I found the whole control system tricky to pick up since, as in Syphon Filter, you use nearly all the buttons, but once memorized, it became quite natural, and I did not have to think about it too much.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
If you’ve played Mission Impossible on the N64, you have no reason whatsoever to play it on the PSX as there is nothing new that impacts the gameplay, but if you missed it on the N64 and are curious about what you’ve lost as a result, let me tell you that you’re not missing much. As well designed as the missions are, they often end up being more of an exercise in frustration than anything else, and while hardcore fans of the television show and movie might be interested in running around in Ethan’s shoes for a while, most others should just stay away.
Visually, while the graphics are crisp, textures range from mundane to horrific, and it has the same fogging as the N64 version - why would that be, exactly? This doesn't necessarily harm the game, but it's one of those things that, were it better, you probably would be more forgiving of some of the other annoyances. As it is, Mission Impossible is a so-so romp through spydom that feels far too much like a missed opportunity.
Overall, Mission Impossible for the PlayStation isn't a bad game, and it's certainly better than its N64 counterpart, but compared with more recent spy games for the PlayStation, it just doesn't stand up. Even if you really enjoy the genre and have already played Syphon Filter, Metal Gear Solid, and Tomorrow Never Dies, you should still consider renting Mission Impossible before buying.