GoldenEye: Rogue Agent GameCube

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 35
  2. Negative: 7 out of 35
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  1. AceGamez
    70
    Then there's the mostly drab level design, the 'who cares' story and the often repetitive gameplay.
  2. Shooter fans will probably find that GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is an average experience, with enough slick action and challenge to warrant at least a rental.
  3. Unappealing because you are a villain that doesn't seem like a villain. I mean, you are taking orders from Goldfinger like Bond does with M. The villain concept could've been thrown out of the whole picture, and Rogue Agent could've been a bit of a better game.
  4. Edge Magazine
    50
    Rogue Agent is the result of design by committee: a safe, reasonably accomplished but uninspiring offering which neither excels nor progresses its genre in any way. [Christmas 2004, p.82]
  5. Playing as a villain should lift away the restraints that normally accompany the good guy role, and thus provide for a more liberating and refreshing gaming experience. Instead, EA has given gamers a window into mediocrity, and an affair that simply isn't fun.
  6. 65
    It's a simplistic run and gun gameplay requires less of the spatial awareness and mental agility that the more refined games can dishearten youngsters with.
  7. Game Informer
    68
    It tarnishes the hallowed GoldeneEye name that gamers have held close to their hearts since 1997, and is the equivalent of tossing a martini into Bond's face and then shooting him in the family jewels with a tranquilizer dart. [Jan 2005, p.114]
  8. The explosions appear fake, the animation is a little wooden and the fact that bodies disappear is just laughable. The sound design is much better ' the music is great, and respected actor Dame Judy Dench adds some weight to the otherwise poor production values.
  9. 70
    Rogue Agent had the premise to be a great action title, playing the villain but it isn't. Rogue Agent is an average FPS, with an uninspiring single player, with decent multiplayer.
  10. Hardly groungbreaking, but it is a laugh. In an increasingly bleak world ("Killzone"), that's enough for us.
  11. An uninteresting story and lackluster gameplay, both online and off, leaves this latest adventure feeling rather flat.
  12. 50
    Unless you're a huge and/or irrational Bond nut, it offers nothing that competing games don't do better. That's a shame, because the premise is grand.
  13. 63
    An empty vessel of a game missing personality, charm, story or any kind of distinguishing character.
  14. The single player campaign of Rogue Agent leaves a lot to be desired, if you were thinking about buying this game for the story mode, do yourself a favor and ditch that idea.
  15. 60
    Rogue Agent doesn't just feel like it should be better, it yearns for it. It is so close to being a good game, but just falls short in every major category of gameplay.
  16. An obvious attempt to cash in on that nostalgia; does this pseudo-sequel live up to the legacy of the original? Sort of, but it doesn't set any new standards.
  17. netjak
    68
    Still, those who loved the original GoldenEye may find the improved controls, unique weapon set up and hectic environments worth checking out, at least as a rental.
  18. The character modeling is downright fantastic, but the pieces that make up their world are far less so. Level interiors are usually drab and lifeless, and sometimes repetitive.
  19. Nintendo Power
    62
    The multiplayer mode suffers a blow from strangely slow movement and some arenas that are too small to avoid large blast effects. [Feb 2005, p.110]
  20. Play Magazine
    50
    The production's decent enough, but there's such a sense of mechanical design, with flat personality and little flair. [Jan 2004, p.67]
  21. Sadly, even with the ideas nicked from other titles, Rogue Agent leaves you with an empty feeling that while EA has studied FPS games carefully, it has no idea how to make one of its own.
  22. The repetitiveness of the levels and sub-par AI makes the 8 missions seem a lot longer than they should be.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. May 9, 2015
    9
    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is far best 007 game i have ever player,
    the Splitscreen is fun too and modes are at best as well!
    the game however
    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is far best 007 game i have ever player,
    the Splitscreen is fun too and modes are at best as well!
    the game however lacks bots but not really a big deal
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  2. May 22, 2013
    4
    I haven't played too many James Bond game but GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is not a good game and probably one of the worst first person shootersI haven't played too many James Bond game but GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is not a good game and probably one of the worst first person shooters for the Gamecube. The graphics are lame and the controls are repetitive at best. Full Review »
  3. Apr 9, 2012
    7
    A rather simplistic FPS. There really isn't too much to say about this one. Great graphics, good gunplay and great environments. SplitscreenA rather simplistic FPS. There really isn't too much to say about this one. Great graphics, good gunplay and great environments. Splitscreen multiplayer is fun, but there's nothing outstanding. Full Review »