Yes, Wolfenstein. Saying it plays like Doom would be giving it too much credit. The controls use the analog nunchuck to move, which includes turning. The Remote handles basic aiming, which rarely requires much accuracy. Enemy A.I. is easily some of the worst you’ll ever encounter. Even Wolfenstein’s Nazi zombies know better than to run into walls even as you continue to shoot them. Better yet, maybe you’ll encounter the genius that crouches to shoot, and if you walk by, will still be firing in the wrong direction.
Level design consists of mainly straight corridors, with rare breaks in this formula, which is where the Wolfenstein comparison is relevant. Graphically dated, the blocky character models resemble something from the Dreamcast era, as do the muddy, flat textures.
Spy Games, in some alternate upside down universe, may have worked as an awful light gun style shooter. That almost seems like what it was intended to be, as the Nunchuck movements are pathetically tacked on. Nothing about Spy Games is right or entertaining. This is one of the worst games of 2007, and its legendary bargain-bin status will live on with every cobbled together “bottom 100” list to follow.
Spy Games: Elevator Mission is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB for Violence.