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  • Summary: As an aspiring 00 agent dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality, the player is recruited by Auric Goldfinger in a ruthless war against Dr. No for control of the Bond underworld. Players wreak havoc as they make their unrelenting rise through the ranks of villainy. On globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition, players encounter such legendary Bond characters as Oddjob, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Scaramanga, and Xenia Onatopp. Gamers outwit villainous rivals and battle it out in the intense wireless multiplayer mayhem with up to seven other players using only one cartridge, a unique feature for the Nintendo DS. The game also features a robust single-player campaign divided into six missions. Players can exploit multiple weapon combinations through the dual-wield gunplay system, or go head-to-head, melee-style, by taking enemies hostage or knocking them out with one punch. The dual-screen display provides a gameplay window on the top screen and the heads-up-display (HUD) on the touch screen. The HUD provides vital intelligence to players and allows for them to check ammunition levels, hack electronic devices and weapons, decode security locks, and more. In the all-new for DS ‘Virtual Training’ mode, players sharpen their lethal edge and gain experience by defeating infamous Bond villains in order to earn valuable upgrades for their GoldenEye weaponry. Left and right-handed gameplay controls, plus stylus and thumb-pad play, take full advantage of the platform’s unique touch-screen capabilities. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. With a little more depth and developer love, this could have been a top DS title. [Sept 2005, p.84]
  6. This game is more torture than anything Dr. No or Goldfinger ever dreamed up.
  7. 30
    Sucks no matter what game you compare it to. [Sept 2005, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. NathM.
    May 26, 2005
    Super cool twin gun mint graphics...super.
  2. JerryS.
    Jun 15, 2005
    Awesome game.
  3. 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. Expand
  4. AlanT.
    Jun 23, 2005
    I love the fps controls of the ds. single player mode was short and fairly easy to beat but multi-player is very fun, especially if you have a lot of friends to play with. I only wish there were more available weopons in the game. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. NichoA.
    Sep 22, 2005
    Drat game.
  7. AlbertK.
    Jun 22, 2005
    Game is OK. The controls are pretty easy to get used to, but the Goldeneye powers aren't used as often as they could be (mainly due to the strange placement of the buttons). Level design is extremely linear, basically go into 1 room and kill everyone, go into the next room and kill everyone. It's fun if you just want to mindlessly kill things, but otherwise it's a pretty mediocre game. It does get pretty hard at some spots, and since the save points are far away from each other... get ready to repeat some scenes over and over again. Expand

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