Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
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  1. You can also race through a shitstorm of artillery fire in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo (complete with “Q-cloak” invisibility feature) or missile-firing Triumph Daytona 600.
  2. The over-theshoulder style does allow for the seamless integration of glossy scenes to drive on the plot and add a more genuine movie-like feel to the game.
  3. It does such a wonderful job of pulling you into the Bond world and you could almost say this game is a movie and at times I had thought to myself that very idea.
  4. The most impressive feature of Everything or Nothing has to be the visuals. The game makes gamers feel like they are in the middle of James Bond movie while providing top notch graphics.
  5. AceGamez
    They haven't attempted to evolve the genre too much further, but the amount of polish, style and thought that has gone into the gameplay design and dynamics really shines through and this is a classily executed game that borrows from the elite of the modern industry and does everything with real panache.
  6. Offers an intense, action packed experience that ties in a nice selection of varied gameplay aspects to ensure the game never gets tired.
  7. The high production values of this game, actually take a back seat to the gameplay and experience, blending in as only one facet of the whole package, as it always should. An outstanding game all the way around.
  8. An ambitious but successful interactive adventure that blurs the lines between motion pictures and video games.
  9. netjak
    Flat out, Everything or Nothing will blow you away.
  10. 90
    The franchise's signature elements are all here: driving, flying, action, stealth, and style, all done consistently well.
  11. Where "Goldeneye" was an incredible FPS dressed in a tux, Everything or Nothing is pure, 100 proof Bond.
  12. 90
    The AI is impressive and will give you a run for your money.
  13. It's not just an amazing game -- its high production values also make it something of a cinematic marvel.
  14. 90
    Represents a sizable leap forward in EA’s line of 007 games. The star-studded cast would’ve been suitable for an actual movie.
  15. 90
    Packing serious star power, astounding production values, and surprisingly entertaining gameplay, Everything or Nothing delivers on all relevant counts, providing for a rousing escapade that ranks among the best to feature Her Majesty's finest.
  16. It’s difficult to complain at length about any particular gripe in the face of truly spectacular levels, innovative gameplay and almost obscenely high production values. For the first time in years, "Goldeneye" has a little competition.
  17. A third-person action game that blends shooting, driving, and other types of action together in a seamless fashion, delivering an awesome experience that puts you in 007's shoes better than any game to come before it.
  18. Nintendo Power
    The third-person perspective is ideal for James Bond. The game has amazing replay value - tons of levels including unique co-op missions and multiplayer arena modes. [May 2004, p.119]
  19. From the particularly joyful vehicle chases, to your conniving ways of infiltrating, I am most gracious to you for giving me your secrets.
  20. A solid story, engaging gameplay and sound technical merits makes Everything or Nothing the best Bond title that’s been released in years.
  21. 85
    Just a medley of solidly-executed gameplay ideas; stealth, explosive driving, shootouts, and huge boss fights come together to make it almost more compelling than some of the most recent movies.
  22. Is it the next great evolution of gaming? Perhaps not, but it is a step towards creating the ultimate James Bond title. [Mar 2004, p.92]
  23. 85
    It's a great feeling seeing something you shoot explode into tons of little chunks (which looks similar to when buildings explode in "Return of the King" -- another EA blockbuster title), and some of the racing scenes define the word "epic."
  24. They have made a Bond game with an identity all its own - the GoldenEye precedent has been broken.
  25. 85
    With over 20 weapons and gadgets at your disposal, you can rappel up a wall or bludgeon an enemy into submission with a wine bottle. It’s decidedly low-tech, but pleasing in a visceral way.
  26. The driving (and flying) sequences keep the game fresh, with cars that are an absolute dream to drive.
  27. It has high caliber production values, mission variety, easy control, and plenty of Bond moments that offset the linear levels and less-than-stellar camera.
  28. Everything or Nothing had the potential to be a great game but feels a little like a jigsaw puzzle that hasn’t been put together right.
  29. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    It's been a while since I played a game with such engaging, pure, and thrilling action, and on top of the excellent single-player game, there's a pretty cool co-op mode to nicely round out the package. [Apr 2004, p.114]
  30. Entertainment Weekly
    Action addicts still get their share of mayhem, however, as EON delivers some spectacular levels, including a breakneck highway chase on a flamethrower-equipped motorcycle. Her majesty would definitely approve. [13 Feb 2004, p.L2T 18]
  31. Play Magazine
    The challenge can be steep. Running and gunning without taking cover and finding calculated ways of clearing a path is death. [Mar 2004, p.52]
  32. Computer Games Magazine
    The best bond game since "Goldeneye." [June 2004, p.11]
  33. OK so it's not exactly packed with originality neither will it take you weeks to complete but it's loads of fun and after all isn't that what's important? Put simply, it's quite possibly the best Bond game yet as far as its overall 'Bondness' goes.
  34. Gameplay is very cinematic, and it feels as close to a Bond movie as is humanly possible...You feel like you really are Bond, and if you think about it, what more could you want from a Bond game?
  35. Particularly thrilling is the motorcycle chase on the narrow freeway, evoking strong visions of what EA could have done had it been blessed with "The Matrix" license.
  36. Weekly Famitsu
    8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - 31 silver [Vol 792; 20 Feb 2004]
  37. High production values, exciting vehicle sequences and the cool Bond Moments outweigh the tedious shooting bits and subpar stealth modes, leading to a solid use of the license.
  38. Games are something you play, films are something you watch. Unfortunately for EoN there are too many films and not enough game.
  39. Fun in the short-term and has ambition, but there's not enough innovation to get excited about, or warrant re-playing what is a lengthy franchise title.
  40. Edge Magazine
    It's perhaps because the title benefits from such a high production spend … that the average design and execution becomes more pronounced. [Mar 2004, p.101]
  41. games(TM)
    With just as many levels where you'll pray for it to be over than where you're actually having fun, the game turns out to be a mixture of styles that don't meld together as solidly as they should, as well as having several frustrating joypad-throwing moments and often demanding extraordinary feats of memory from the player. [Mar 2004, p.114]

Awards & Rankings

#25 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#21 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Oct 13, 2013
    Even though this was not the first third-person bond, it felt like a brand new franchise. The lock on aiming felt like an improvement overEven though this was not the first third-person bond, it felt like a brand new franchise. The lock on aiming felt like an improvement over Nightfire's clumsy first person mechanics. The fighting is pretty well done. It is simple enough that you can usually accomplish your counter attacks and strikes. The multiplayer is only good for two people. The co-op campaign is great, the death matches are awful. Full Review »
  2. Apr 29, 2013
    This game sounded mint, and it was the first 7 or 8 levels (very short levels). You go on a bike, in a car, helicopter, and a tank in theThis game sounded mint, and it was the first 7 or 8 levels (very short levels). You go on a bike, in a car, helicopter, and a tank in the first 5 or 6 levels. The gadgets r great.
    But it eventually gets extremely hard.
    The graphics r good and the levels fun anough u want 2 do them again (and u can). The multiplayer is a bit dissapointing but is fun if u can actually do it.

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  3. Feb 9, 2017
    I've played most of the 'James Bond' games that have been released over the years, and perhaps this rating might be influenced from meI've played most of the 'James Bond' games that have been released over the years, and perhaps this rating might be influenced from me "growing up with it", but this game really is just 'the' prime example of how good 'Bond' can really be.
    Also helps that the gameplay is fun, the mission are structured beautifully, the difficulty is fair yet manages to scale perfectly into the end of it all, and that it's story and graphics still is appealing to this day -- as I still come back to this adventure from time to time.
    The extra stuff and bonus material you can unlock is really cool to (though I wish there were codes, as some 'platinum'-rank requirements are very, for-lack-of-a-better-word. hard. Skill-testing sure, but the option to skip them in some way would be appreciated. Also doesn't help that a 100% percent save doesn't exist on GameFAQs.) -- and the multiplayer, on both co-op and 4p-arena is kind of fun. -- Though, the arena/deathmatch/4-player vs modes were better in, for example, NightFire.

    All-in-all, a game that really rocks. Definitely recommended.
    One of my all-time favourites.
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