Death to Spies 3 is the latest in the stealth espionage series by developer Haggard Games. The new game is set during the Cold War era and will follow the three spies — Strogov, Viktor and Olga — as they make their way through America, Cuba and Europe.
The Death to Spies series is known for detailed everything is. For instance, some missions will see you needing to wear the enemy’s clothing. You can easily shoot the target, but other NPCs will notice the blood stains on the outfit and know something’s wrong.
I was shown a level for Death to Spies 3 recently and saw the main character, Strogov, making his way through a police department. Strogov can only make his way into the police station so far in his regular clothing so Strogov first needs to neutralize an officer and take his clothing. Strogov then makes his way upstairs and repeats the process on a detective and a FBI agent. Once he had the FBI agent’s outfit, Strogov was free to make his way into a interrogation room and kill someone that was being held for questioning.
The core mechanics are great, but the controls and enemy AI need a lot of work. Some police officers wouldn’t react when the first officer was being taken out in their view and the aiming system appeared pretty broken.
Let’s hope these issues get fixed by the time Death to Spies 3 is released later this year on the PC and Xbox 360.