Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. As with most DS games, the WiFi connection works seamlessly, with none of the glitches or slowdowns typically found on online console games.
  2. The bonus is the Virtual Training mode, where you and seven other players with Nintendo DS systems can download the game and go head-2-head for some killer carnage death matches.
  3. Shows an incredible amount of promise, but the final product is ultimately flawed in too many ways to get a hearty recommendation.
  4. While normally, this game wouldn’t be anything of particular interest, on an action-starved, multiplayer-deprived handheld, for some this may just be worth buying for anyone who is somewhat interested.
  5. Demonstrates that FPS games can be done on the DS, but the real question is if they should. [Aug 2005, p.107]
  6. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent nails the 3D engine and proves that FPS gaming does have a place on handheld systems. There are still a few kinks in the FPS control scheme that need to be ironed out, hopefully before Metroid arrives, but if you put in the effort you will find it actually does work surprisingly well.
  7. Rogue Agent had all the makings of a genuinely stellar first-person shooter but it followed in the same footsteps of the disappointing console version.
  8. For the first DS FPS out the door, Goldeneye: Rouge Agent will more than fit the bill on both the lack of titles that have been offered the last couple months, and the lack of any real action titles too.
  9. 65
    On the surface it's a good, fun, action shooter, but the game lacks an extra layer or two of polish to tighten up the production.
  10. 65
    Solo players won't find themselves with much depth, while multiplayer fans without a heap of DS-wielding friends will scoff at the poor level design and inability to have much fun without at least three players.
  11. Manages to passably imitate a decent gaming jaunt, at least for its first few levels. However, once the largely bland and repetitive environments, generic opposition, disgraceful A.I. and lack of genuine gameplay panache make themselves known, Rogue Agent quickly becomes little more than a rinse-and-repeat shoot fest.
  12. There are far too many flaws for me to recommend Rogue Agent and have a good conscious, but it does show that the FPS genre can be done on the DS.
  13. With a little more depth and developer love, this could have been a top DS title. [Sept 2005, p.84]
  14. 60
    It’s disappointing that to get the most enjoyment out of Rogue Agent, you have to “bond” with others.
  15. Rogue Agent has an epic look with a budget feel.
  16. 60
    Not much better than last year's unimpressive console games. However, the smooth control, portability, and uniqueness of the experience -- this is the only FPS for the DS at the moment -- help differentiate it enough that some folks might enjoy it.
  17. Lackluster graphics and poor sound really kick this game right where counts.
  18. This game hurts bad in the sound department. A bunch of MIDI clips were used for the music and it fails to create the mood and atmosphere of being a badass agent.
  19. This game is more torture than anything Dr. No or Goldfinger ever dreamed up.
  20. The sad thing is that the controls really aren’t too bad, but the shoddy programming puts it all to waste.
  21. You’re impressed by the graphics, and then the sound comes along and kicks you in the head with some of the most appalling suicide-inducing midi tunes that have ever been part of a finished game.
  22. Sadly, EA's worst Bond game is just as bad on the DS as it is on the Xbox.
  23. 40
    If one wanted to be truly hateful, it's not unreasonable to say that the "Metroid Prime : Hunters" demo has shown more promise with what the DS can do with first person shooters than the final product EA has given us with GoldenEye: Rogue Agent.
  24. 35
    The DS version of GoldenEye: Rogue Agent was doomed from the start, given the terrible game upon which it was based.
  25. 30
    Sucks no matter what game you compare it to. [Sept 2005, p.80]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 7, 2011
    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is an amazing first-person shooter. The Story isn't the best but the Multiplayer makes this game great with it's variety in weapons. The Multiplayer expirience alone makes this game a great game. Full Review »
  2. Dec 28, 2010
    GoldenEye: Rouge Agent is super fun first-person shooter game that has easy controls and touch screen that aims for the perfect shot. The huge problem with it though is that it is way too short. I finished the game within two to three days of buying it. It would be the perfect Bond game if it had Wi-Fi connection and a longer story. Plus, the "training rooms" are really boring. Think of this game as a quarter-ounce of filet mignon (a tiny bit of a fine thing). It's more like a demo than an actual video game. Full Review »
  3. JeffC.
    Jan 14, 2008
    I find this game to be the most underrated DS FPS. The multi player was very fun with lots of friends. It is decent, but not as horrible as some would leave you to believe. It does have its drawbacks unfortunately. Full Review »