Mission Impossible RogueNation Review

Mission Impossible RogueNation Review

Jul 22, 2015

Now, now… before you get mad and start ranting at the proliferation of endless sequels to action movies — Terminator, Rocky, Die Hard, and yes, Mission Impossible — remember one thing: in today’s age, we tend to get at least one possibly great byproduct in companion games.

They tend to be simple, and may or may not follow the franchise canon very closely. In any case, such games can be fun to get into, even for casual fans of said movies.

Hopefully, such is the case with Mission Impossible RogueNation… a Glu joint.

Backstory? Well, it should be somewhat familiar to folks who have watched any of the movies. The player takes on the persona of Trent Kane, who is described as “IMF Agent Extraordinaire.” As in the movies, IMF can’t catch a break and seems to always to be in the middle of palace intrigue — this time, in the CIA’s crosshairs. When it’s all said and done, it boils down to first person shooter that is broken into leveled missions.


The controls are virtual; one gets to fire equipped guns, and move to predetermined spots, use sights and even use secondry weapons. The controls are spaced well, and are fairly intuitive, and make sense together. The idea is to take the mission, complete it (which usually entails taking out a target) and profiting from the earned goodies. The missions increase in difficulty as one goes on, and one does need to upgrade weapons and level up to progress. The action sequences are easy to get into, with a bit of gore and familiar touches (salute to exploding glasses cutscenes). There are some nice angles thrown in, like silent kills, and the in-app purchasing system isn’t too intrusive.

I think the stealth aspect could be a bit more intricate, and the movement element could be a bit more complex in places, but for a free-to-try game, it’s good enough to stand on its own two feet.

Mission Impossible RogueNation Review Rundown

Graphics/Sound - Lively graphics and popping sound, including classic scenes (exploding intel glasses) and music (indefatigable score).
Controls - Mostly touch on virtual buttons.
Gameplay - Elements galore: stealth, action, strategy, RPG and more.
Replay Value - Quite addictive.
Overall - A fun companion game that actually gets by on its own merits.

Download: App available at the Google Play Store »

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