The game’s main character is Semion Strogov, who is a captain in the 4th department of the Soviet counterintelligence service called SMERSH. SMERSH is an acronym of the Russian phrase Smert’ Shpionam, meaning “Death to Spies”, which was the name for a set of counterintelligence departments in the Soviet Army formed during World War II.
Semion Strogov is back from his previous missions and must now participate in a series of even more complicated and exciting covert operations under the code name “Death to Spies: Moment of Truth”. The hero possesses all the skills required to accomplish dangerous missions including getting information about the disposition of hostile military and civil units, and assassination of enemy agents and representatives of the Wehrmacht’s high-ranking officers, and espionage.
After having undergone some serious retraining, Semion Strogov will have to accomplish various top-secret missions. His task is to capture spies, saboteurs and gather information about their actions using unique technologies and devices. The character’s forté is being able to carry out the operations with maximum stealth, using various techniques which include, but are not limited to: picking locks, stunning or using chloroform on enemies, throwing knives, garroting, booby traps: setting traps on dead bodies, doors, etc.