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Death to Spies (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.3
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.6
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 4.3


The Press Says

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81
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Death to Spies is een leuke Stealth Game die herinneringen oproept aan het verslavende Hidden & Dangerous en Commandos.
80
Game Vortex
The Cold War might actually be over, but it is well kindled in this game. The look and the animation could use some serious work, specifically the animations. The design came through and showed great care to really cover many aspects of the genre that are lacking in other stealth titles. The game is pretty hard, and they could do some things to make it a little easier, especially on the Normal setting, but I felt that attempting to do so may take away from the game as a whole. Death to Spies currently feels like a very niche end of the genre for those who really enjoy stealth games. I look forward to seeing titles from this team as this is a good move for the genre as a whole.
80
IGN
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. We need more solid, thoughtful games from independent sources, and this Russian import capably proves why.
78
Game Over Online
I had a reasonable amount of fun while playing Death to Spies. It’s not a game that I’d normally play (I basically received it by mistake), and I have no idea how derivative it might be of other titles, but I can say that 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.
77
Game Chronicles
While it's not a revolutionary game, Death To Spies delivers a compelling stealth experience and is well worth a try for genre fans. It's great fun to play a WW II shooter on the Eastern Front instead of Normandy. This game invites you to slip behind the Iron Curtain and see if you can survive in the brutal Motherland.
75
GameZone
Visually the game looks pretty good. There is plenty of blood to be spilled which is why it carries a M-17 rating. The sound effects and musical score were nicely done and add realism to the game. The game itself is quite a challenge because though guards are predictable they seem to know something is up. You can tell where there looking and the distance they can see by the helpful mini map.
74
GamingExcellence
In all, Death to Spies would be a pretty good title if it just had a little more to it beyond the standard sneak, eliminate and impersonate formula that’s repeated too often. The mechanics of the game make it decent, but with a few irritating aspects like some non-interactive levels and a map you can’t live with or without, show that it could’ve done a lot better. The poor voice-overs and general blandness of the storyline doesn’t help it either. People who’ve enjoyed titles like Hitman are likely to enjoy this title, but the problem is that Death to Spies could’ve been a lot better, and this fact is just a little too obvious. Nonetheless, the game still manages to play well and provide an average, though not great, experience.
70
Games Radar
Still, Death to Spies 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. And even though there's not much in terms of replay value (no multiplayer), the campaign mode is lengthy enough to satisfy for awhile.
70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Ondanks de kleine mankementjes is Haggard Games erin geslaagd een degelijk stealth-game af te leveren met Death to Spies. De hoge moeilijkheidsgraad en grimmige sfeer maken het wel niet voor iedereen geschikt, maar wij hebben er in ieder geval toch veel plezier aan beleefd.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
Extrêmement classique sur le fond comme sur la forme, Death To Spies n'en reste pas moins agréable à parcourir. Etonnamment exigeant, le bébé d'Haggard Games saura se faire apprécier par les fans du genre. Les néophytes en revanche, préféreront sans doute se faire les dents sur un autre jeu du genre avant de tenter l'aventure.
70
Game Captain
Death to Spies ist ein technisch solides Schleichactionspiel, welches zwar gewisse KI-Macken hat, alles in allem aber durchaus überzeugen kann. Allerdings werden wohl nur absolute Genrefans und Hardcorespieler wegen des sehr hohen Schwierigkeitsgrades mit dem Spiel richtig glücklich werden.
70
Chief
Het design is sfeervol maar op grafisch gebied hinkt het wat achterop. Sommige animaties zijn stroef en de begroeiing oogt ergerlijk blokkerig als je erdoor sluipt. Niets om Death to Spies aan de schandpaal de nagelen, maar we zijn al wat meer gewend. Dat geldt eigenlijk voor het hele spel: degelijk, met frisse ideeën, maar geen topper.
70
GameSpot
Even with some missteps, Haggard Games accomplishes a lot with Death to Spies. Deeply difficult and absolutely remorseless, this game isn't for the faint of heart. But it is definitely worth the struggle, as long as you've got the patience to appreciate such a rigorous design.
68
PC Action
Ui, ui, ui, das ist wirklich mal eine harte Nuss. Obwohl man nach einem Weilchen den Dreh raus hat und weiß, wie man am besten vorgeht, verwandeln einen die Feinde regelmäßig in den Sieb - und das im niedrigsten Schwierigkeitsgrad. Hinzu kommt, dass Death to Spies eine derartig komplexe Steuerung hat, dass man fast schon Abitur braucht, um die Möglichkeiten zu überblicken. Masochisten finden mit dem Titel die Erfüllung ihrer qualvollen Träume, normale Spieler werfen gefrustet die Flinte ins Korn.
63
Shooterplanet
Jedem Spiel kann man vorwerfen es würde nicht „realistisch“ genug sein. Aber wie ist es, wenn ein Spiel durch einen zu hohen Realismus unspielbar wird? Dieser Frage musste ich mich beim Spielen von Death to Spies aussetzen. Einerseits mag es schon verdammt nah an das Leben eines Agenten/Spions angelehnt sein, andererseits ist es dadurch so schwierig, dass ich es auf einfachster Stufe nicht mal über den ersten Level geschafft habe! Darüber hinaus unterstelle ich den Entwicklern einfach mal Ideenmangel. Denn ich als alter Hitman-Fan erkenne schon beim Ersten hingucken, dass der Ladebalken beim Starten des Spiels sowie das im Spiel integrierte Aktionsmenu haargenau dasselbe ist, wie ich es schon in meinem geliebten Hitman 2: Silent Assassin vorgefunden habe. Alles andere wurde wohl eher dilettantisch aus der Commandos Serie entwendet.
42
Gaming Nexus
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!
42
Worth Playing
I like the stealth-action genre. Every game mentioned in this review is on my shelf and has been played through and thoroughly enjoyed. I even had high hopes for Death to Spies for bringing a new approach to the well-worn WWII setting. Alas, it fails at everything it sets out to do, and it can't even manage to adequately imitate genre progenitors from nearly a decade before it, let alone do anything to surpass them. Stick to your Assassin's Creed, Hitman, Splinter Cell and Thief, and forget you ever heard of Death to Spies.
41
GameStar (Germany)
Als russischer Spion im Zweiten Weltkrieg sollen Sie im Schleich-Shooter Death to Spies deutsche Militärbasen infiltrieren, wichtige Personen retten oder eliminieren und Unterlagen sicherstellen. Dass das kein Spaß ist, liegt an der unkomfortablen Steuerung, am teils unfairen und oft einfallslosen Leveldesign und an der unzeitgemäßen Grafik.
40
Armchair Empire, The
The idea of WWII espionage and sabotage efforts on the Eastern Front is ripe with possibilities for a game, but Death to Spies bungled the execution on this one.