Secret Agent HD Review (Steam)

Our Secret Agent HD Review has us return to the remote island classic world of rewards and traps in the HD remake of Secret Agent! Guide 006 through puzzles & arcade challenges of your favorite missions, then uncover the whole new Episode loaded with all-new puzzles, enemies, challenges, hazards & help 006 finally defeat DVS!

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Secret Agent HD Review:

  • Decent pixel art graphics.
  • 149.9MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Steam Workshop support.
  • Graphics – fullscreen.
  • Four campaigns – The hunt for Red Rock rover, Kill again island, Dr. No body, and The spy who dumped me.
  • You can play any campaign and in any order.
  • Rebind controls.
  • Three difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • SPY – collect the letters for bonus score.
  • Solid platforming goodness.
  • Feels nostalgic but modern.
  • Holds up well.
  • A good fair challenge.
  • You can get hit a few times before death (difficulty dependant).
  • Many Collectibles for bonus score.
  • Tombstones – when an enemy dies he leaves a tombstone behind that you can collect (for more score) or shoot (for less score).
  • Collect colored keys for the colored doors.
  • Slight puzzle elements to the level design.
  • You can save on the world map.
  • Autosaves after finishing a level.
  • World map allows you to freely walk around and pick which level to play.

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Secret Agent HD Review Cons:

  • Have to use a mouse for the level editor.
  • A bad description of the save game implies you can save either in-game or whenever you want but that’s not the case.
  • Hard to tell what can kill you.
  • Little replay value.
  • It’s going to appeal to fans more than new players.
  • Difficult.

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Secret Agent HD:

Official website.

Developer: Emberheart Games

Publisher: Apogee Entertainment

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Steam

GOG

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.2/10

Summary

Always love to play games I missed the first time around, Secret Agent is one I had heard of in a positive way but just never got to it back in the day. I must say playing an old game today can always be a mixed bag, happy to report that Secret Agent is not a bad one of those and indeed is a good one of those, it boasts solid gameplay coupled with razor-sharp responsive controls. The game itself is a platformer at heart with slight puzzle elements thrown in, you collect keys to open doors and pick up the many items for extra score. The game doesn’t really have a Gimmick and instead hones in on solid gameplay. I like how you can walk around the world map and pick which level you want to do, the music, sound effects, and general style. A true old game feeling modern moment happens early on and within minutes you will love the challenge of it all. It doesn’t have any real modern features though so don’t expect to save states or cheats or anything, while it does boast a better save system where it will autosave after a level, the wording is very confusing surrounding this and I thought it meant you could save whenever but that’s not the case. Fine, luckily Secret Agent is a brilliant little game and I highly recommend it.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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