The Most Mysterious Secret Service Agency of WWII This is a third-person stealth-action game describing the activities of the SMERSH, the most mysterious secret service agency of World War II. Moment of Truth is a sequel to the popular stealth action title Death to Spies.
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Release Date: Aug 7, 2009
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The Most Mysterious Secret Service Agency of WWII
This is a third-person stealth-action game describing the activities of the SMERSH, the most mysterious secret service agency of World War II.
Moment of Truth is a sequel to the popular stealth action title Death to Spies. The game's main character is Semion Strogov, a captain in the 4th department of the Soviet counterintelligence service called SMERSH (a Russian acronym meaning "Death to Spies").
The hero possesses the skills to accomplish dangerous missions that include gathering information on the location of hostile military and civil units and assassinating enemy agents, including the Wehrmacht's high-ranking officers. His task is to capture spies and saboteurs and gather information about their actions using unique technologies and devices.
  • Brand new missions located in Western and Eastern Europe, USA, in the UK and the territory of the former USSR
  • New vehicles and weapons
  • Enhanced animation and visuals
  • New graphic effects: new landscape texturing with higher resolution and bump mapping effects, updated rendering with HDR and dithered shadows
  • Improved interface
  • Moment of Truth contains a lot of improvements based on the game community's requests

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 4000+
    • Memory: XP – 1 GB RAM, Vista – 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required – 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 256 MB Video Memory. ATI Radeon X800, Nvidia Geforce 6800
    • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB + 1 GB Swap File
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon Dual Core 5200+
    • Memory:2 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB 3D Hardware Accelerator Card with Shader 3.0 support. ATI Radeon HD 3870, Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT
    NOTICE: Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Death to Spies. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX compatibility.
    Supported Chipsets
    • ATI RADEON X800, ATI RADEON X1300, ATI RADEON X1600, ATI RADEON X1900, ATI RADEON X1950, ATI RADEON HD 2400, ATI RADEON HD 2600, ATI RADEON HD 2900, ATI RADEON HD 3450, ATI RADEON HD 3850, ATI RADEON HD 3870, ATI RADEON HD 4850, NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800, NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300, NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600, NVIDIA GEFORCE 7800, NVIDIA GEFORCE 7900, NVIDIA GEFORCE 8400, NVIDIA GEFORCE 8500, NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600, NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800, NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600, NVIDIA GEFORCE 260
    Supported Mobile Chipsets
    • NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7600 (XP Only), NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7900, NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7950, NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 8400
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
World War 2 Hitman
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
if you like the hitman games, metal gear solid, splinter cell or any other stealth game, then youll have fun with this game. it has similiar mechanics to hitman (especially blood money) disguises, stealth, assassinations, but i feel they do them better. disguises work well and are alot of fun to use. sneaking around works great too and the gunplay is pretty good.

this game however has a very high difficulty curve, and can be tough at times, but fair. once you learn more about the game, it becomes a blast to play!

PROS:
good stealth
good disguise system
tough but fair
big open levels
neat graphics (especially outdoors)

CONS:
buggy enemy pathfinding

THANK YOU HAGGARD GAMES!
9.5/10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
2x shorter and easier than its predecessor, you can cut through this game in 5-6 hours, as opposed to 12-13 hours for Death to Spies 1. It's a bit more graphically demanding. AI has decreased in quantity and increased in quality - there isn't that spamming of enemies and civvies on a tiny map that you got with DtS 1.

The fewer AI require more "fooling" though - you won't get by with just dressing up as an officer. You will have to dress up as several different character types throughout each level (civvie, worker, butler, soldier, officer, scientist, cop, FBI agent) and have the relevant paperwork in order to be granted access to various sections of the map. The levels and challenges are much more unique, so you won't be doing the same thing over and over again, but instead complete different tasks each mission (reconnaissance, assassination, kidnapping, sabotage, counterintelligence, intel theft).

Overall, DtS: MoT is a shorter, higher-quality version of DtS 1 and is definitely worth playing.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
+++++

+you can stealth kill enemies (with knife pressing "e")
+you can throw knife
+you can carry more knifes
+you can stun enemies (not recommended fast knockdown but does a lot sound)
+you can interact with some objects
+you can ...I think I write so many "you can" but yeah you can do in this game
+third person is good in some parts
+you can climb up small objects like bed or fence or boxes

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-you can throw stones but it is hard because you have to be not seen by the target or else it doesnt work
-if someone sawyou they were not trying to look else where it also make throwing stones harder
-third person is a little bad with weapon aiming when you try to shot down you are seeing your body but solution is so simple dont use weapons instead of knife
-knife throwing is a just a little bad I think
-there is no name in clothes you have to watch and find correct uniform to get in or just save and try all the clothes you find
-this game is something like a spy or assasins missions why did I say that cause there is nothing, like epilogue mission or save your lover, save princess, save the world,or get your revenge from soldier who killed your whole family it's just simple spy game for this reason this game finishes so early and you will say something like that "what? why is the a credits this must be the half of game

but you can see I recommend it.. even I write this review with my bad english
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Hitman in WW2 but much better with opitions even thought the graphics are not so good te gameplay makes you forget it : 8.5 / 10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Let me lead off with this: This is an amazing stealth game HOWEVER, its almost required to play the prequel first as it comes with no tutorial, a story that almost certainly only makes sense with the last games context (i never paid much attention to the story) and the difficulty, while not being impossible, is certainly higher when you compare the difficulty of the first level of its prequel to its first level. So far, i have not noticed many improvements upon the first game, although ive only played the first level of it. so in short it feels like a really long dlc to the first game with a few small improvements, only one ive noticed has been a slightly different disguise mechanic than the last game.

Edit: started paying attention to the story, makes no sense whatsoever even though ive played the prequel, also evidently they added random backpack searches which, while not particularly dangerous are stressful when you are carrying something such as top secret merchandise that you just stole.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Fantastic game if you like stealth!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Excellent espionage/hitman game with great atmosphere.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Awesome and Hardcore Game, like/better than Hitman series.
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
Death to Spies: Moment of Truth is a WWII-era stealth game in which you play as a Russian agent named Semion Strogov, a man tasked with eliminating espionage-related threats to the Soviet Union. The missions that you must accomplish range anywhere from gathering intel to assassination, with the locations in which you will be inserted range from German military camps to an English hospital. The areas are varied, and you never feel like the developers ran out of ideas.

The gameplay of Death to Spies is very similar to the Hitman games, with most of the stealth revolving around disguises. While crawling through bushes and vents are a viable way to play the game, using the game's disguise system is the most reliable way to play. The disguise system in this game is usually pretty realistic, and the AI is consistent when it comes to detecting you (I'm looking at you, Hitman 2 Japan levels), so you always know why your disguise did not work, and what you can do to improve it. Certain disguises don't work in certain areas, and if you take the clothes of a high-ranking officer, the guards will recognize that you aren't the person you claim to be. Adding to that, in the higher difficulty settings, blood-stained clothes and clothes with bullet holes are unusable, so stabbing and shooting is a no-no. Much more reliable weapons are the garrotte and chloroform if you prefer a non-lethal approach. The game doesn't seem to punish you for taking the lethal approach (as long as you are merciful to civilians), unlike many other stealth games out there.

I can't speak much for the graphics of the game, since it doesn't seem to like my graphics card, washing out all the colors. This made the game look like an old movie, which in my opinion added to the atmosphere. The animations are nothing special, but they do their job and you can always tell what's going on. The music was mostly forgettable, but it always fits what's going on.

One thing I did not mention earlier is that this game is very difficult, and the poor shooting mechanics don't do anything to help it. Unfortunately, there's no tutorial in this game, so some of the more nuanced parts of the game must be learned through experience. I personally enjoy when games give me a challenge and didn't mind the lack of a tutorial that much. As for the shooting mechanics, this is a stealth game, so you shouldn't be shooting much anways. This game really shines when you're walking down the corridor of a German military base, doing your best to remain inconspicuous.

The thing that really sets this game apart from other games in this genre, and indeed, from other games period, is the amount of realism in this game. As I said earlier, if you stab people or shoot people, it renders their disguise useless, and people may recognize you if you take a unique disguise anyways. One of the options in the game is to make everyone speak their native language, adding to the atmosphere. Being a German speaker really helped me here, as most of the enemies in this game are German, and certain small hints can be drawn from their chatter. Strogov himself is, obviously, a Russian speaker, making all of the briefings and cutscenes in Russian with English subtitles. Death to Spies itself was a Soviet anti-espionage program during WWII, which I did not know originally.

Overall, I really enjoyed Death to Spies: Moment of Truth. People calling it a rip-off of Hitman obviously didn't see the game for what it is: a realistic spy game set during WWII. A disguise system and assassination missions don't make a game a Hitman clone. Though the story is mostly nonexistent, and the game's soundtrack is mostly forgettable, Death to Spies: Moment of Truth is a fun stealth game that, as long as they iron out some of the wrinkles in (hopefully) future installments, could become one of my favorite games. This game is a definite recommendation, as long as you don't mind a difficult game.
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
If you like the Hitman series, have an interest in espionage or WW2 this game is for you. It is a bit dated now, and you can see this by the graphics and the UI however that doesn't harm the game in anyway as even now it is very playable.

WEAPONS

The first reason I liked this game was the detail in terms of authenticity and gameplay. There is a large amount of historically accurate 'spy' weapons availiable including a Nagant silenced revolver and the classic silenced sten gun however if you are looking for a shooter this is not for you. Most of the weapons feel fairly weak - mostly because they are silenced but even the machine guns feel a bit 'odd' for example the STG 44 doesn't sound right and doesn't give a real kickback it should do, by affecting you physically, it instead just seems to tilt up when you fire. The guns are hardly the main meat of the game but for an authentic game such as this they could have done better.

VEHICLES!

Moving onto a positive note there are vehicles in the game, and correct me if i am wrong, but i do not think hitman or any other simular stealth games include the ability to drive vehicles whilst useing them as a tool to hide bodies or escape. Sure they don't drive very well but it is not a racing game and they are slow, but it is nice to have the option to hide a german officers corpse in the back of your bad-♥♥♥ opel blitz.

AI

The AI is competant at what it does, the detection system is good - the sense bullet noises, if you are near them or in their line of sight and yet still allows you to use morphine or take out a guard from behind. There is always problems though-AI can be a bit stupid sometimes by repeatably charging into a room you are camping in whilst you gun 20 of them down, you cannot just walse through missions like this though as in the end they will pull back and wait for you, or 'lob' a grenade into your hiding spot.

STEALTH/TOOLS

The main component of any game of this genre is stealth i.e the ability to have to avoid, usually enemies, without being noticed. In Death to Spies moment of truth there is a variet of ways to do this...

You can go in quiet using morphine, silenced weapons, diversions and patience to outwit the enemy or you can play it on easy and run-and-gun, but the latter doesn't work often and why would you want to anyway? The stealth is statisfying but you don't have the ability to do much in the way of interesting tactics. The interactions you are given throughout missions are good but they can be hard to find sometime, I spent ages trying to work out how to get passed a party of german officers only to find that the plumbing had to the solution.

Good points:

-A Completely solid game, I have had no problems with running it and the aesthetic and the gameplay complement each other perfectly (although the art direction is nothing to write home about- but the normal 'trying for realism' graphics suite it well).

- Authentic levels, objectives, weapons, uniform (there is disguises in the game).

-Up to you in how you complete the mission, big level design with choices of which way to go and what you do and (I think) sometimes even say.

Bad points:

-Lack of direction, doesn't really tell you the options you have to complete missions, and figuring it out as you go along on harder difficulties ends in death.

-Boring mission objectives (Blow A up, kill B officer, find C secret documents - very cliche)

-Bad gunplay

Overall I had some fun with it, I would recommend it if you are remotely interested in this period of history (late WW2, early cold war), stealth games or simply a challenge (saboteur mode is hard - no disguises).

If you would like to learn more about this game message me on steam or if you have any possible ideas or improvements I could make to my reviews also message me.
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45 of 57 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
russians make the best hitman games
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2014
This is essentially Hitman in WW II, but it's done so much better! You are a russian agent operating behind German lines and accomplishing all sorts of tasks, ranging from killing high-ranked officers to sabotaging entire U-Boats. The graphics arent't up to date, but the game looks very nice. There's so much detail in everything and the game manages to create an extremely realistic and tense atmosphere! The Uniforms, the guard routines, the Nazi hierarchy and the layout of the levels... The 40s march music sounding from the radio and the Nazis themselves chatting in German (The German is perfect by the way, they hired native speakers). Not so perfect are the German signs and Book texts, but that won't bother you unless you're a native German speaker.

Death to Spies isn't your average shooter, it's a stealth game at it's finest. Simply drawing a weapon at the wrong time will get you killed in an instant.

I would not recommend it for impatient people, because in some levels you may have to sit around for quite some time to figure out what you're supposed to do.

I honestly don't understand why this game got so little attention when it was released...
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
60.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
A really good stealth game, where you play as a spy better yet a Russian spy during World War II, the graphics are not up to speed but good for a game made in 2009, but gameplay is all that matters, i still have yet to get past the first mission i am playing on the hardest difficulty but played the first game
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2013
Ohhhoooo boy THIS GAME. After a couple of years I could finaly play it again, and it has aged well. Like a fine wine, Death to Spies: Moment of Truth is best enjoyed in short sips. Take your time with it and feel how its taste brings you into another world.

Set in WW2 and the early days of the cold war, you play as a Russian spy and infiltrate German bases and camps. There are also 3 missions in the USA, the UK and a Soviet base (with a bunch of filthy traitors! hrrrng!). The levels (except for the USA level) are AMAZING. Even tough the "objective zone" isn't always that huge, you have the feeling that you could travel the whole world from your current location. Detailed bases and vehicles decorate a realistic, living world that really sucks you into the game. There are tons of weapons, uniforms, driveable vehicles and many different ways to solve a problem.

Tiny minus point is the German writting and speech in some of the levels, but this shouldn't bother anyone too much.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
This is a very hard stealth game, but highly realistic and time consuming. If you require a good game which involves planning, thinking, observing and acting at the right moment this game is for you. You really need to play the first one before hand which is now really cheap and just as good! The first one has a boot camp which introduces you to the franchise and gives you all the basic controls. This one just throws you in to continue the story! It has driveable vehicles, many weapons and objects to use at your disposal. You can use, steal and loot enemy weapons, uniforms (and get away with wearing them) and the enemy are none the wiser unless you pass SS personelle or an Wehrmacht officer. This is a modern version of "Hidden and Dangerous" series which is my all time favourite but no longer obtainable or playable on recent versions of Windows. You choose your weapons, kit, equipment and even a backpack to carry extra things to help such as wire cutters, explosives and compass/binoculars ect ect.

Takes forever to play and even longer to complete but at the end it's deffinitely worth it! Replayability is good and each mission has hours of different approaches. It's not a run and gun (although you can do this if you choose) if you wish to survive minutes or create a party conga line of enemies in a bunker doorway. Personally I give this game a 9/10 purely because the concept is genius, but the 1 it missed out on was because they have not made another one which is disappointing! No DLC or future anouncements of further franchise expantions which is a shame but does not cull the name of these two little beauties which are Death to Spies and Death to Spies - Moment Of Truth.

Go on....make a party conga line of Nazis in a submarine base....you know you want to ;-)
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Awesome Stealth game set in WW2. Good for players who like HITMAN games. Maybe this game is little bit harder, in missions and also in controls. But u will get use to it very quickly. Thispart is way better then first part of this game. Which was little bit too much quiet. This game is more action then first one. Anyway for me another Awesome Stealth game.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
Death to Spies. Many of you have never heard of this underrated Russian game. If you haven't, you've been missing out on one of the greatest stealth games ever next to Hitman!

Death to Spies/Moment of Truth takes place in areas in/around Germany, Russia, Pragu, Britian, and even the United States in top-secret mission assaigned by World War II's most secret organization, S.M.E.R.S.H..

It includes authentic weapons, vehicles, and uniforms from the 1930's-1940's.

Stealth and all-out action meet in one place: Death to Spies.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Awesomely fun as a stealth game.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
A Solid Stealth Game for only the Most Diehard Stealth Fans

Death to Spies 2 is much like the original game nothing has been drastically changed, only minor tweaks, the game is still extremely hard and the focus is on disguising yourself as the enemy. There as several tweaks incuding the ability to carry a disguise in your backpack, the addition of yellow enemies whom get suspicious only if you get close.

The biggest change is the disguise system where its more about getting the right disguise for the task as opposed to going straight for the officer disguise, for example in the second mission the officer disguise is good for the 3rd floor however in the shipyard most enemies are suspicious towards the officer. However most of the time getting the officer disguise will do the job.

Some negatives about the game are its length, there are only seven missions, a lack of tutorial, leaving players confused and struggling unless they played the first game, there is a visiual filter that gives the game a sepia filter, which looks extremely ugly in my opinion however you can get rid of it by disabling depth of feild also vehicles are not well utilised, they can be used in 3 missions only and are not too useful.

The biggest flaw was that the game didn't give you as much help as it should, sometimes I would get stuck and have to go to a guide to work out what to do. For example in one mission I needed to kick a bucket of water on my target to get him to a secluded location, however the bucket looked just like a normal prop and the map didn't highlight the location of the bucket leading to frustration.

Overall if you liked the first game or enjoyed the brutal difficulty of Hitman 2 and Contracts you will enjoy this one, the game is just as unforgiving. Your freedom to choose how to acheive your objectives is less than the extent in hitman but more or less the same as the first game.

Pros:
-Graphics are better.
-You have some freedom to choose how to acheive your objectives.
-Unique Disguise gameplay is excellent, this and hitman are the only games that utilise this feature effectively.
Cons:
-Can be confusing
-Quite short
-No Tutorial

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