Plot. The plot of the game follows the same one of the movie. It begins with Omega Sector Agent Harry Tasker, in a mission to copy the private financial files of a corrupt businessman named Jamal Khaled. When his mission is complete, he starts many other missions in the homeland, and also around the world, which was not part of the movie storyline. Harry must stop the ringleader of an extremist terrorist organization named Aziz, from using a nuclear warhead, and get his revenge on the United States of America. Harry must also save a hostage from Aziz, his own daughter Dana.
Concept. Like in the movie, players start at the Chateau, and must copy the files of a corrupt businessman and then escape to the van, where Gib awaits to extract the player from hostile territory. Then the players must complete various missions while enduring tough boss fights, avoiding death, and preventing the terrorists from taking their revenge against the United States.
Design. Characters are rendered in sprites, while the game is played on an eagle-eye perspective view. I would have to say that the design on Harry was really cool, it looked almost like Arnold in a manner of speaking. During narration sequences, there would be images from the movie displayed.
Music. Now for one thing I do not like the music that much, because I think it is too repetitive.
History. The video game True Lies is based on the 1994 movie of the same name. The movie was directed by James Cameron (Terminator, T2: Judgment Day, Titanic, Avatar), and the stars were: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, and an emerging Eliza Dushku. There were plans for a sequel, but after the attacks on September 11th, 2001, the project was delayed, in which Cameron said that "terrorism is not to be taken lightly any longer". However, there are plans for a television show based on the movie, just like Dark Angel.
Rantings. Now for one thing, the game is really hard and the boss fights are very nerve wrecking. The control mechanics of the game can be a little bit too crappy, which means you have to time your movements. Also, my most hated stage in the game was the Subway, in which you have to be careful with the trains and try not to get ran over. Talk about a long, boring, tedious mission to disarm the bombs there.
Good Aspects. The game is fun to play in a couple of ways. And also, for those who have seen the movie and played this game, you could actually either hate it or enjoy it. In my opinion, the movie is WAY better.
Overall. It ain't so good, but has quite the replay value. This game gets a 5 out of 10