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IGN (May 23, 2001)
Naturally, there are a few minor grips I have with Confidential Mission though mostly from a gameplay point of view. Obviously it helps that you have a light gun to play this game; more so than HOTD2, playing Confidential Mission is a serious pain. Unfortunately, if you have the Japanese DC light gun, Confidential Mission will only work with US third party light guns. While the game has more longevity than most light gun games, there's only so much to unlock. There are some questionable issues I have with the collision detection of the game; occasionally, I'll clearly hit the enemy dead center but the hit will not register. Despite these complaints, if Confidential Mission is to be the last Dreamcast light gun game that shouldn't be the main reason why you decide to pick it up. Terrific visuals, excellent gameplay features, and lots of style will have Dreamcast "agents" uncovering the secrets of Confidential Mission and loving every minute of it.
Consoles Plus (Jul, 2001)
Comme nombre de shoots, Confidential Mission est trop court. Dommage, car les phases d'action sont excellentes, et la réalisation de très bonne qualité.
80 (Dec 13, 2001)
En definitiva, un muy buen juego, cuyo único defecto es la herencia demasiado arcade que tiene, lo cual le resta algunos enteros.
Planet Dreamcast (Jun 15, 2001)
Face it: If you own a Dreamcast and a gun, then how could you possibly pass up Confidential Mission? Although the length is a bit disappointing, "Another World" and the Agent Academy do help keep things interesting beyond the (very fun) main game. Consider it a very solid sequel to Virtua Cop 2.
80 (Sep 21, 2009)
Auch wenn die Qualität von HotD2 nicht erreicht wird, ist Confidential Mission doch ein überzeugender Lightgun-Shooter. Die Action stimmt und wurde dazu noch schick verpackt. Coole Sprüche verleihen dem Ganzen zudem einen gewissen Charme. Nur an der Langzeitmotivation hätte man unbedingt arbeiten sollen. Wegen fehlender Verzweigungen und relativ wenig Extras, sind die Sessions immer wieder sehr ähnlich und werden schnell langweilig. Die Trainingseinheiten waren außerdem nicht so spannend und eine Highscorejagd reizte mich auch nicht. Zu zweit kann man den Titel aber eigentlich immer wieder zocken, vielleicht gerade weil er so schnell geschafft ist und für viel Kurzweil sorgt. Mehr Alternativen in die Richtung gibt es ja eh nicht.
Gaming Target (Jul 31, 2001)
Confidential Mission is certainly an enjoyable game. It hosts great graphics and exciting shooting gameplay that you can actually use your long lost light-gun with! It won’t take you long to beat, but you can always play it with a buddy as well, although I don’t understand why your game has to end just because your partner dies (usually he can continue and/or you can continue to play alone). Every Dreamcast owner should give this game a chance, and if you already own a light-gun then there is no reason why you shouldn’t own this title, especially since it retails for only $20.
neXGam (2002)
Confidential Mission ist - auch wegen mangelnder Konkurrenz - ein Pflichttitel für jeden Lightgunshooter-Fan mit einer Dreamcast zu Hause. Im Großen und Ganzen kann CM lange vor den Bildschirm bannen. Besonders die Trainingsmissionen sorgen für Motivation ohne Ende.
Defunct Games (Nov 04, 2006)
As mentioned earlier, the game is solid when it comes to its game play which is what matters most; I would recommend picking this up if you're a fan of Sega, into light gun games, or just want to bring the arcade fun home.
76 (Jun 01, 2001)
Lightun-Shooter-Fans dürfen bedenkenlos zugreifen. Confidential Mission bietet die perfekte Action für ein kleines Spielchen zwischendurch - mehr aber auch nicht. Die extrem kurze Spielzeit trübt die Euphorie über einen würdigen House of the Death 2-Nachfolger.
Gamezone (Germany) (May 29, 2001)
Confidential Mission Ist ein recht gelungener 1st-Person-Shooter, welchen sie mit einer Lightgun spielen können. Sie sind natürlich ein Geheimagent, alla 007 und ballern sich durch die Levels. Dies ist doch sehr abwechslungsreich gestaltet. Die Grafik ist gelungen und sehr flüssig. Manchmal wundert man sich doch, von wo die Gegner so herkommen... aber das stört nicht. Neben "The House Of The Dead 2" ist dieser Titel ganz klar zu empfehlen
If you don’t already own them, Confidential Mission isn’t quite worth running out to buy a pair of light guns. By the same token, if you don’t have the light guns, there’s no reason to buy Confidential Mission — meaning this game is best purchased by those who’ve mastered and tired of House of the Dead 2. Essentially, this title is held back from universal appeal by its unwillingness to go beyond the established standards and actually offer anything new. Instead, the same point and shoot action that fueled Duck Hunt‘s popularity so many years ago is recreated here, which makes the action seem slightly dated. Even the several year-old zombie fest featured multiple paths through the game, a mechanic aspired to but never really achieved by this spy thriller. Despite these criticisms, it must be said that for those with the necessary hardware, Confidential Mission is one heck of a good time, and it offers fast-paced and frantically entertaining gameplay.
70 (Jun 27, 2001)
Jeu d'arcade par excellence, CM procurera aux joueurs, et surtout à ceux possédant un Virtua Gun, des sensations immédiates. Parfaitement bien mis en scène, le jeu compte désormais parmi les meilleurs du genre même si sa faible durée de vie le réserve à un public conscient du fait qu'il s'agit d'un jeu d'arcade, destiné uniquement à ceux qui savent qu'ils y rejoueront régulièrement pour améliorer leur score et perfectionner leur technique.
Gamekult (Jun 12, 2001)
Si l'on accepte les défauts inhérents aux jeux de tir (durée de vie faible, pistolet ou au pire, souris, plus que conseillés), Confidential Mission est un bon défoulement qui séduira les amateurs de flingage : réalisation soignée, ennemis nombreux, variation sur le mode de jeu original promettent un bon moment de divertissement. Seul petit regret, l'interactivité avec les décors est minimale. Quitte à jouer du flingue à tout va, on aurait apprécier de pouvoir le faire avec plus de panache.
60 (UK) (May 24, 2001)
You can't escape the feeling that games of this ilk have no real future in the single player arena. Even in multiplayer, unless you own two light guns (and lets face it, who does), you'll rarely get full enjoyment out of it. The final levels are virtually impossible to complete with a gamepad (I managed it only once in nearly a week's solid play), so unless you buy another gun, Confidential Mission will be as short-lived as the voice-acting career of whoever played Howard Gibson. Our recommendation is that you buy a second hand copy of House of the Dead 2 - Confidential Mission is only a mite better than that anyway.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 10, 2001)
Although there's some minor branching, the game is fairly linear and surprisingly short. And like most light gun games, it can get repetitive. It's not a standout game, but if you're looking to get some use out of your Dreamcast light guns, Confidential Mission isn't a bad buy.
GameSpot (May 29, 2001)
If Sega's previous arcade light-gun games still hold appeal for you, this game may be right up your alley. However, those who have grown weary of rail-based light-gun action games will find little of value in Confidential Mission.