Smersh is Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence agencies formed in the Soviet Army during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal cells.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (225 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2007
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"Amazing stealth action. A must play, especially at the price. Almost always on sale. Get it in conjunction with Death to Spies: Moment of truth."

About This Game

Smersh is Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence agencies formed in the Soviet Army during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal cells. During the war these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.
As captain of the 4th department of Smersh, it is your job to execute these operations in the heart of enemy territory. Be prepared to complete various tasks, including stealing important documents, eliminating enemy officers, kidnapping high-ranking officials, and sabotage enemy plans.
  • Third-person stealth action immerses the player into the atmosphere of World War II military intelligence operations.
  • Different types of missions based on real historical intelligence and counterintelligence operations.
  • Freedom to choose the way a mission is completed.
  • Extensive real-life indoor and outdoor locations.
  • A variety of different spy skills at the player's disposal such as sneak, hide, carry dead bodies, change clothes, mine objects, throw knives, sniping, picking locks, setting traps and many others.
  • Authentic weapons and vehicles of World War II.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows® 2000/XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 2.4 GHz+ or higher recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM recommended)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 5200/ATI Radeon 9500 with 128 MB RAM or higher(NVIDIA GeForce 6800/ATI Radeon X800 with 256 MB RAM or higher recommended)*
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 9.0 (included) or higher
    • Sound: DirectX® version 9.0-compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB free space
    * Indicates device should be compatible with DirectX® version 9.0 or higher.
Helpful customer reviews
41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
You are a Soviet counterintelligence agent reliving his memories of sabotage / assassination assignments for SMERSH through flashbacks during an interrogation. The storyline is scattered, as it features select important missions from the spy's CV. Each mission is thus standalone and the main character remains the mysterious strong & silent type. The graphics and controls remind me a lot of Mafia 1 and Max Payne 1 and 2. The shooting accuracy is very messy (not smooth). The game is undemanding and runs smoothly even on older / weaker rigs. Despite it being set in WWII, you won't get that "nazi bashing" feel you get with most games set in that era. DTS is a long enough (will take you 10-12 hours to comlete), stealth-oriented game, so you get lots of rewards for acting qietly - infiltrating enemy compounds, silently disposing of bodies and walking around in enemy uniforms, for the obtainment of which you get a rich array of tools (strangling cord, cloroform, poison, throwing knives, silenced weapons, distraction tools and opportunities, whistling, etc) and you get a rating for your work at the end of each mission.

A lot of people and gaming magazines claim the game is overly difficult, and it is not due to the quality of AI. As a matter of fact, the game is difficult mostly due to their quantity. Some missions are literally spammed with civvies and soldiers (who are immune to spatial awareness) to the point where you can't reach your objective on time. Don't get me wrong, even on the easy difficulty, the AI has excellent sight, hearing and identifying capabilities. The higher up you go in uniform, the less suspicion you arouse. Enemies will also recognize foreign weapons and backpacks. Trigger an alarm and you'll have to redo a whole section. Save, save, save. I normally have around 7-10 saves per mission and each mission is about an hour long, mostly because of unknown variables, such as random civvies / soldiers walking in, or you walking in on an uncomfortable set of enemies. You'll spend a lot of time scheming and waiting for an opportunity to strike and hide a body, or a window to run past a diplomat, pick his safe and replace his documents. Compared to other stealth games like Splinter Cell, Death to Spies is more "wooden" and realistic in terms of the human limitations your character has - get in trouble once and it's over. He can't even climb stuff other than ladders. He's just a regular guy, and that makes fooling an entire enemy base such a rewarding experience.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
This is a third person stealth shooter, where you play as a Soviet spy during the second world war. The graphics of the game are a bit outdated, and the AI isn't the best, but the storyline and the rather difficult gameplay make up for it. I'd definitely reccomend this game if you like stealth games.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
GREAT' game. Like world war 2 hitman. kinda hard tho. i reccomend stealth.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
great if you like hardcore stealth and cool mechanics like changing uniforms, cutting through fences, etc. but not very good at the whole hardcore shooter, but it is hard to find a game like this today with nextgen graphics, infact these kin of games went away hile they are so enjoyable, i would love a remake of this with the next gen consoles, reminds me of the good ol' days.
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
Best 99 cents ive ever spent, similar to Hidden & Dangerous 2
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
Probably the best 99p I ever spent!

Might be a few years old, boxy graphics and wonky physics. But the missions and the story line definatley pay off. I wasn't expecting much from a game this old. I would say it's underrated, some sort of achievement system would be cool. IMO

I'm not into slow paced games, but this is somehow different. 100% worth a try.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
In Soviet Russia, Man-Hit you! This is basically WWII Hitman with GLORIOUS MOTHER RUSSIA as your employer. Plot is irrelevant since it's more than likely the kind of WWII "intrigue" story you've heard, seen, and had forced down your throat umpteen times. But really you'll be hard pressed to find a bigger bang for your buck on Steam. The levels are very large and give you lots of options to complete missions within the parameters you need to work with. Nice to play a game that understands how experimentation and problem solving make for a good stealth game, not just being able to set up several "silent takedowns" with click of a button.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
This game is a must buy/steal for any gamers/spies that like a good combat/stealth game full of germans/nazis and hot 1940's dames, 9/10 germans can see thru thick bushes.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
This is a fantastic game. Of course, it has some bugs and glitches, but this game is now quite old. However, it is still a very, very good game and I would reccommend you buy it. I got it during a sale and I can tell you that it is woth the money you spend on it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
HITMAN 2 meets WWII this game was wonky at first but got the hang of it and turn to give the good old gaming era of stealth combat gaming. This game is a very will done and funny at times game that will give u a diffrent approach to the mission everytime because the A>I is unprediuable in a very funny and good way will recomand any time of the week for those who love hitman 2 and 1
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
la verdad, un juego espectacular, es hitman pero de la segunda guerra mundial, me gusto mucho, para los amantes del sigilo de la vieja escuela, muy recomendado 8.5/10

truth, a spectacular game, but it's hitman World War II, I loved it, for lovers of old school stealth, highly recommended 8.5 / 10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Definitely an enjoyable, and more open-ended take on the formula established with IO Interactive's Hitman series. It can be difficult to gauge how obscured you are, and once the alarms are raised, there's practically no chance of escape or success... Howeverthe levels are large and open, and it's very clear which disguises will work on who. There are none of the clever machinima interstitials that suggest optimal methods to eliminate targets that Himan relies on; instead you're left to figure out the best course of actions through your wits alone, and this can be no easy task. The graphics can be convincing at times, and are above average for a small-studio game from 2009, but everything's rough around the edges, from weather effects, to the ambient noise in rooms. This is definitely a "great for what it is" kind of game, so don't expect a triple-A title.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Simply put, a must play for Hitman series fans, especially since how Hitman: Absolution turned out.

Here's hoping Haggard Games can finish and release Death To Spies 3, despite failing their Kickstarter campaign.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
This is probably one of the best game for this price~!!
Highly recommanded. You won't regred to pay your hard earned money on this one.

It is true, that it's graphics isn't that impressive since this is an old game which released back in 2007.
But the game play is just so awesome~!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Sometimes, this game is stupid hard. Other times, it's just stupid. Also, I'm pretty sure all the voices in the cutscenes of the English localization are done by the same guy. It's a broken game, but I like it. Make sure to buy it when it's on sale though.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
3 Reasons of why this game is awesome:
1) You can kill a guy drag him into a bush and teabag him...
2) You can disguise yourself as a chef and butcher people in the canteen...
3) I like watching nazis get confused and run into my trip mines...

10/10 would troll again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Ratings:

Sound: 8/10
Graphics: 7/10


Features:

Replayability: 7/10
Story: 9/10
Lore: 8/10
Custom Key Bindings: 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
GG!
Just Hitman. (This is just WWII time's Hitman.)
Recommend for Hitman series players.
Very nice & competitive game!! I liked it very much!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Literally the best game I never played!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Just like hitman but instead of the modern time its the WWII time!! You work for a russian agency that normally arrests traitors, deserters, spies and criminal cells but instead of arresting them you must eliminate them. Driveable cars, trucks, and bikes. Ai are really tough. Always in a german base with lieteralyl 60+ enemys. You can take out your targets the loud way or you can kill them in a silent way


If your a steath person and enjoyed the hitman series, than this is the series for you!
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