Five punishing mission types will push your skills and resolve to the very limit; all demand ruthless efficiency and a cool head in the face of enemy fire.
Direct Action missions drop you into a war zone with multiple goals to achieve. One early mission involves sabotaging a jet engine and then fighting through a secure facility to obtain secret documents. Elite directives feature a similar blend of tasks, only checkpoints are removed and health regeneration is limited.
Patience pays off in both instances, yet it’s not a luxury you can afford in Covert or Deadline missions. If an enemy or CCTV camera spots you during a Covert deployment, you have precious few seconds to neutralise them before the alarm is raised. The clock, meanwhile, is your biggest threat in a Deadline assignment. Lastly, Dynamic operations pitch you into a randomly generated set of objectives, so even though the location may be familiar, you won’t know what’s around the corner.
Kill streaks, accuracy and speed all influence your crucial star rating, with the PS Vita system’s dual analog sticks offering the pinpoint precision needed. Amass enough stars and you’ll get the opportunity to hunt down deadly High Value Targets, enhancing your own reputation via online leaderboards.