James Bond 007: NightFire Game Boy Advance

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
Buy On
  1. With interesting levels that throw many bonuses into the mix and an assortment of fun 007 gadgets to play with, the game is certainly true to the console game it was ported from.
  2. Nintendo Power
    70
    Love the gadgets in this ambitious 3-D FPS, but NightFire's overly treacherous game play could use a few checkpoints. [May 2003, p.137]
  3. 70
    Ultimately, this game’s Achilles’ heel is its unholy union of awkward controls and oatmeal graphics. Still, it’s the best-looking and most in-depth FPS for the GBA.
  4. 65
    A little more attention in character movement and hit detection would have made this Bond a much better product.
  5. 60
    There are better first-person shooters on the GBA, but there's mystique here, and that will count for something among fans.
  6. Pocket Games
    55
    Flawed from the get go, this technically crippled game tries to incorporate many play styles and succeeds at mastering none. [Summer 2003, p.42]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 25, 2017
    8
    Diverse level variety, full arsenal of gadgets and weapons, music and passable controls (though free look is sluggish). Levels are separatedDiverse level variety, full arsenal of gadgets and weapons, music and passable controls (though free look is sluggish). Levels are separated by some charming narrative sequences. Fairly challenging mission structure, a bit clunky but not too repetitive. Grappling with the controls in some situations can be frustrating especially considering the plethora of tools at your disposal and the means you are given to navigate them in a pinch but if you can get past that there is a real campaign worth playing.

    Verdict.
    It's an ambitious title both in terms of graphics and gameplay, you'll see some pretty crazy things before it's all over (like full 3d environs, aquatic laser fights and a space station finale). Thanks to a rating and stat system there's value in replaying if you have any interest. Again the controls can be unforgiving in many instances and because missions are long failure is quite the punishment.
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  2. SeriousDuke(GBAFPSexpert)
    Jul 7, 2004
    9
    007: Nightfire, the third best GBA FPS, and the 10th released. 007: Nightfire definitely delivers from start to finish. We get an in-depth 007: Nightfire, the third best GBA FPS, and the 10th released. 007: Nightfire definitely delivers from start to finish. We get an in-depth story with neat cut-scenes, wall-to-wall action, and an amazing graphic system. The graphics may look a little grainy but it is one of the most advanced developed for the GBA and pretty impressive. Nightfire also delivers by giving us a nice variety of weapons and Q-Lab gadgets. We get our usual assortment of pistols and machine guns (the bullet shells release from the guns side when you fire!) and our gadgets include a cell-phone grapple (used for reaching high places), a laser watch, a PDA (used to hack), a tranquilizer dart pen, and a little CD hidden in a credit card to monitor computer sysems. So far, so good. The 9 levels the game features are enormous and quite a challenge to get through. You'll find yourself playing the same mission quite a bit in order to get past. Awesome boss battles are also a great edition to the game. The game is a challenge, a fun challenge at that! Full Review »
  3. RogerC.
    May 19, 2003
    10
    When I got this game. I loved it even til now. The fact that I'm a 007 fan makes the game funner to play. Recommended to all 007 fans When I got this game. I loved it even til now. The fact that I'm a 007 fan makes the game funner to play. Recommended to all 007 fans and FPS players. Full Review »