Death to Spies
Description official description
Death to Spies is a third-person shooter with a focus on stealth. The story is told as a series of flashbacks by captain Semion Strogov during an interrogation in the early fifties. He used to be part of SMERSH, a counterespionage group in the Soviet Union, set up to counter German infiltration and to track down traitors during World War II. The missions are largely based on real operations.
Prior to each mission, the player assembles a kit of weapons, grenades, chloroform, a choke cord, a health kit, ammo and other items. Semion can also search dead bodies during the game for new weapons. It is possible to play the game as a regular shooter, but that course is hardly ever rewarded. Instead, Semion has to sneak around, take out enemies silently and remain undetected. Enemies react to sounds and what they see. There are different states of alertness and the player can watch their viewing direction on an overlay map to plan the actions. One of the safest ways to move around is to take the clothes of an enemy officer. To have the disguise work, Semion must be sure the body cannot be found, there can't be blood on the uniform, he has to carry the correct weapon, and he can't walk to close to other officers or they recognize he's not a colleague.
Missions are set in locations such as villages, cities, a prison, a hotel, ... with different objectives such as stealing documents, freeing a prisoner of war, or killing a traitor. Almost any vehicle can be driven and these include motorcycles, jeeps and trucks.
- Смерть шпионам - Russian spelling
Credits (Windows version)
123 People (116 developers, 7 thanks) · View all
|[ full credits ]|
Average score: 67% (based on 21 ratings)
Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 0 reviews)
Be the first to review this game!
|Help at mission 9||Havoc Crow (28548)||Feb 21st, 2009|
|No vision cones?||Havoc Crow (28548)||Feb 13th, 2009|
The missions and their background are largely based on real historical events of WW2. For example, one of the target persons in mission #5 (Paycheck), Major Andreas Meyer-Mader and the reason he should be killed.
The English localized version is censored. There are no pictures of real Nazi leaders and no swastikas, although this is not forbidden in the USA or the UK.
One of the target persons in mission #6 (Project Y) is Professor Charles Brown. This might be a reference to the famous cartoon character Charlie Brown from Peanuts.
Related Sites +
Death to Spies - Wikipedia
article about the game in the open encyclopedia
This mod combines the "Death to Spies" and its sequel "Death to Spies: Moment of Truth". So you can play all 17 missions from both games under the enhanced version of the engine from the sequel.
The official forums for the game, hosted by the publisher, 1C.
Unofficial Death to Spies Enhancement Addon
The Death to Spies Enhancement Addon is a hybrid of an unofficial patch and an improvement mod. The goal of the addon is to improve gameplay, ambiance, and atmosphere. Improvements include decensoring the game (textures and blood), bugfixes (texts, textures, scripts), optimization (visual, aural, textual, and gameplay/scripting), simplification (gameplay).
Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history!
Contributors to this Entry
Game added by Sciere.
Game added September 18th, 2007. Last modified November 14th, 2023.