James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire GameCube

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Electronic Arts has managed to capture the Bond ambience, due in no small part to the overuse of his theme music, but the single player experience, which is a very important part of a 007 title, is ultimately too simplistic for a super spy.
  2. The biggest gripe is the missions aren't very long or difficult, even on the hardest setting. Enemies always appear in fixed locations, so players will be able to breeze through levels for the most part until the very end.
  3. The game world doesn't provide quite enough in the way of possible control schemes, so you're left with an awkward one no matter which you choose.
  4. Game Informer
    93
    One of the only games to really succeed at incorporating multiple gameplay styles into one package and doing all of them well. [May 2002, p.85]
  5. 80
    There's decent action and above-average variety of gameplay.
  6. While "GoldenEye" was the videogaming equivalent of "Citizen Kane," Agent is just another dumb Hollywood blockbuster.
  7. As far as the graphics are concerned, PS2 owners can be both jealous and egotistic. The Game Cube version features a hell of a lot less jaggies, as well as smoother looking characters, but there's some weird slowdown in a cinema or two, and the movies look a bit lower in quality.
  8. A short game...its lackluster level design, poor enemy AI, and easy level of difficulty pile up to greatly detract from what it does offer.
  9. 80
    What really breathes longevity in Agent Under Fire is the bot support, something missing from the PlayStation 2 version.
  10. Even though it is on the easy side, this game will keep Bond fanatics coming back till the next game.
  11. 77
    It's not "GoldenEye," but I think Bond fans will find it has its own charm. It's absolutely a better version over its PS2 predecessor.
  12. netjak
    54
    I found the games uninspiring, difficult to control and choppier than Steak-Ums.
  13. Nintendo Power
    72
    Don't expect "GoldenEye 007"--the first-person shooter levels are basic and require little stealth. It's the vehicle levels that are a blast. [Apr 2002, p.146]
  14. Really fun!...In the end, this game is nothing like "Goldeneye." That’s a good thing in my opinion.
  15. So, it’s a mixed bag then – some great shooting and driving levels marred by the lacklustre fps sections.
  16. 70
    The game is severely crippled by awkward controls, inexplicable design decisions, and arcade-like sequences that reveals way too much about how to breeze though the twelve brief missions.

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. JohnG.
    Oct 3, 2002
    10
    T.Taboo, what are you on ? You obviously were crap at this game so called the game crap instead. This is a brilliant multiplayer game, I T.Taboo, what are you on ? You obviously were crap at this game so called the game crap instead. This is a brilliant multiplayer game, I haven't had so much fun at my friends expense before. On the down side the single player lacks depth but is only a minor problem. Overall top game! Full Review »
  2. Nov 27, 2014
    8
    While Agent Under Fire was hurt by its relatively short length, it still was a great game even though the game's controls don't hold up veryWhile Agent Under Fire was hurt by its relatively short length, it still was a great game even though the game's controls don't hold up very well today. Agent Under Fire has twelve missions including first person, driving and on-rail missions. While there weren't many driving levels, they were one of the games bright spots for sure! Come to think of it, I think Agent Under Fire has the best driving levels of any James Bond game. You get a lot of freedom with those levels and the cars handle very well. The on-rail segments were also very good and were actually better than the on-rail segments from Nightfire. The first person missions however could have been a little better. The AI wasn't very smart. They just charge you which is a bit annoying. A bright spot though is that there are many different ways to approach these levels. You can go in gun blazing or you can use a stealthier approach. Your gadgets come in handy and also offer an additional route to take. Between that and Malprave's plan to clone eight world leaders and you have got everything you expect from a bond game. But let's not forget about the multiplayer. The multiplayer offered many different maps and a few different game modes including combat training, golden gun and top agent to name a few. The game also offered several different options such as zero gravity, jet packs, q-claws and several other boosts that you get from achieving high scores in the single player missions. In short the game had a good amount of replay value. If you like high octane action than this might be a game for you. If you prefer spy based games, you might want to give Nightfire a look as well. Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    8
    The game was too short, but the experience was great. The campaign had an average plot nothing to great; nothing to bad. I found the missionsThe game was too short, but the experience was great. The campaign had an average plot nothing to great; nothing to bad. I found the missions exciting with different stealth elements. You kinda get that espionage James Bond feel in the game. While the campaign was alright, the multiplayer was surprisingly outstanding! The multiplayer is a great fun havoc for multiple people, and the mods fit in well. There are over 20 maps, I think, you first start off with and more to unlock. This game offers the best local multiplayer on the Game Cube. This was a surprising step up for James Bond. It is probably in the top 3 FPS on the Game Cube. Full Review »