No Trace

A stealth action game taking place in a science-fiction universe that is a debut production from the Portsmouth-based studio Square Mountain. The plot of No Trace takes place in the near future, with the players assuming the role of one Agent Sonders. The story follows the jobs of our protagonist, and shows their toll on his psyche. Gameplay-wise, the game is a mix of stealth elements characteristic of the Hitman series, with the high-paced action known from Hotline Miami – the latter title has also donated its distinctive top-down camera view. Each mission receives a thorough briefing that allows us to plan the whole operation, while the job itself offers a wide range of possible ways of completing the objective. To bring us closer to our goal, we can use disguises, lay traps, or cause accidents. At any moment, you can activate the “inspection mode” that pauses the game, allowing for a safe assessment of the situation, and creating a plan for further action.

PC / Windows
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No Trace

No Trace | PC

No Trace release date for PC:

game language:
English

October 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

No Trace for PC / Windows is a stealth action game taking place in a science-fiction universe. This is a debut production of Square Mountain, a Portsmouth based UK studio.

Plot

The game takes place in the near future, while the players assume the role of a man known only as Agent Sonders. We lead him through a number of jobs, while the script focuses on showing the influence that regular murder assignments have on the mind of a killer.

Mechanics

No Trace for PC / Windows mixes stealth elements characteristic of Hitman series with a crazy pace of action similar to the one seen in Hotline Miami. The action is seen from a top-down camera, high above the killer’s head. Every mission is preceded by a briefing, which gives us an opportunity to plan the hit through available location details. Additional tips that facilitate completing the mission are received on the site, by eavesdropping on conversations, and investigating retrieved documents.

The player receives a free hand when deciding on how to handle the task. For example, we can wear clothes of enemies, lay traps built from everyday items, cause accidents, sneak behind the enemies’ backs, or go in gun blazing. A wide range of distraction methods has been introduced, including leaving blood trails from our victims.

The so called “inspection mode” is available at any given moment. It stops the action, allowing a closer look around the area, and a safe assessment of the situation.

Technical Aspects

No Trace offers minimalistic, 3D visuals, full of angular blocks and monochromatic surfaces, which – mixed with dynamic lightning – creates a retro-futuristic feel.

No Trace trailer #1

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