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  • Summary: Inspired by the 1963 movie of the same name, From Russia with Love lets you play as the classic James Bond as portrayed by Sean Connery. You can drive in classic cars and use upgradeable weapons and gadgetry to complete the game's nonlinear missions. From Russia with Love also lets you invest in and upgrade your character to customize his performance. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. From Russia With Love isn't the most challenging or in-depth game in the world, however what it lacks in both of these categories it more than makes up for by simply being a highly entertaining and authentically cinematic shoot'em-up game.
  2. 80
    There are predictable missteps--the driving sequences are awkward and twitchy, and the camera doesn't always behave itself--but on the whole, From Russia With Love is a convincing and enjoyable ride on the sixties Bond rollercoaster.
  3. 79
    When we look back on it the levels in "Everything or Nothing" bordered on great. In comparison, some of Russia's missions are longer, but generally they're average in design and effect.
  4. In an effort to appeal to a wide range of gamers the gameplay is less than difficult. It's a lot less than difficult but it's not so much challenging as it is meant to be entertaining. Do I have to bring up the phrase "interactive movie" again?
  5. Lacks the appeal of picking up and playing all the way through and sticks too close to the safety of the established third person shooter concept that has been in place for way too long now.
  6. A game of enjoyable moments that are, unfortunately, far too easy to breeze through.
  7. It's harmless mass-market entertainment; the kind that any discerning gamer should already know to leave well alone. [Christmas 2005, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 19, 2012
    From Russia With Love is amazing from start to finish. There is no a single dull moment. The gameplay responds perfectly and the difficulty is just right. It also has a lot of levels. There is not a single thing I have against this game. Expand
  2. SharbazR.
    Oct 31, 2005
    Seriously, this is the best Bond game yet. It's bananas - Connery, jetpack, Aston Martin, crazy guns. 10 out of 10 - NO DOUBT!
  3. AbeW.
    Oct 31, 2005
    Great game!
  4. ABW
    Nov 11, 2005
    This is the best game ever created!!!
  5. AlanH.
    Mar 26, 2006
    The game was absolutely one of the best James Bond game EA has ever made. This game was addicting, and just plain fun. There are so many weapon and gadget upgrades that the replay value for this is tremendous. Expand
  6. JeffA.
    Nov 18, 2005
    This game captures Bond at his best. Although Connery's voice isn't quite as young as it used to be, using him as voice talent for the game was a great move on EA's part. Connery adds authenticity to this game which also features excellent gameplay, controls, sound effects, and storyline. Capures the aura of 1960's Russia perfectly. There are many weapons and gadgets that can be upgraded as well. Superb game. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2011
    From Russia With Love is the third-best Bond game ever! The first being James Bond 007: Nightfire for the Nintendo GameCube, and the second being James Bond 007: Nightfire for the PC. Finally there's a Bond game with Sean Connery, instead of Daniel Craig all the time. This game has everything required for the perfect game. It has jet packs, the Aston Martin DB5, Q Copters, a flawless aiming system, a remarkable replayability rate, a wide range of weapons, an amazing multiplayer play, and the best thing, of course, is Sean Connery as Bond. I don't have any idea how this game could get any better; besides if Sean Connery, himself, played it with you. Expand