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GF Rating
5.2

1953 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

With much hestitancy...

posted by Cletus (CANTON, GA) Feb 9, 2009

Member since Dec 2006

58 out of 64 gamers (91%) found this review helpful

...I rented this game, mainly due to the fact that its predecessor (quite frankly) sucked. I was pleasantly surprised, though, to find that "Secret Missions" game was a marked improvement over the first game. For one thing, you actually have regenerating health rather than hitpoints, which is something that the first game really screwed up (a health bar in an fps? how 1990's...). Also, the game's difficulty has been more evenly distributed; players who played the first game most likely know that the levels switch between easy and difficult without much of a discernable pattern. "Secret Missions" also includes an uprgrade feature. You earn points which you can spend on increased health, faster regeneration, etc.
The action in the game is fast and frantic; I guarantee that it won't bore you (And may I add parenthetically that the grenades KICKS REAR). I only have three problems with this game, and they are as follows:

1. Length: "Secret Missions" is very short...only ten missions. And that wouldn't even be to bad in itself; the main problem is that some of the missions won't take you more than 5 minutes to complete.

2. In-game physics: there are some graphical errors that some people would ignore, but people like me just can't. The worst one happened on a level where you man a gatling gun on a moving train. Whenever you fire the gun, there is a bright muzzle blast. During the level, the train enters a pitch dark tunnel and your screen goes black. If you fire the gun in the tunnel, you'd expect the room to be lit by the muzzle blast, but its not. the room remains pitch black when you fire, and the muzzle blast is not visible. Not a major problem, of course, but I can't ignore it.

3. Boring gunner levels: occasionally you man cannons or gatling guns on trains or boats. These sequences are normaly frustratin (on the former) or boring (on the latter) .

All things considered, this game makes for a good weekend play; but don't expect much more from it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

very fun game

posted by TheButcher (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Sep 3, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was very good for a budget game I wasn't expecting much at all really. but the achievements were easy, which i wanted from this game, and also the AI isn't too bad expect for the fact they are like wall hackers in MW2, but this game is a very good game to rent if your just looking for some easy achievements and a fun time playing

9/10

graphics: 6/10
story: 5/10
achievements: 10/10
gameplay: 10/10

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

awesome game

posted by delcodude10 (LYNCHBURG, VA) Aug 1, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this game is awesome and really fun rent this game

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