|In this good stealth action adventure in third-person view, you play
a British spy whose task is to find a missing American agent who is
imprisoned in a uranium mine in the fictional Russian state of Volgia.
While exploring the mine, you find that the Volgians have harnessed
a strange form of energy with unknown intentions which you must further
investigate. The complex and very interesting story takes many unexpected
twists which is the game's strong point. Much of the game is told
in flashback - each mission is framed as one of your character's confessions
during what appears to be a very painful interrogation session. Similarly
to Metal Gear Solid, you can dispatch enemies from behind with a single
blow, but you can just as easily shoot your way through most levels.
Occasionally, remaining unseen will be a key to success. The dialogue
and voices are well done and as well the music and good-looking visuals
both help create an almost relentless atmosphere of suspense and tension.
The puzzles are good but fairly easy as is the action which keeps
the pace brisk.