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  • Summary: The ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007: NightFire. Explore new heights and depths like never before--infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, and maneuver your sleek Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the streets of Tokyo. New state-of-the-art upgradeable gadgets and weapons and original missions--including zero-gravity assignments--will leave you shaken and stirred. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Smooth movement, great music and a captivating story line will keep Bond fans coming back for more. [Jan 2003, p.170]
  2. If you like Bond, first-person shooters, or just a bit of action, you should definitely check this one out.
  3. Stealing the best gadgets and characters from the movies, NightFire lets you decide how to topple the requisite megalomanical villain: Use stealth and gizmos (like Eurobabe-revealing x-ray specs—thanks, Q!) or go in guns blazing.
  4. Does a great job bringing in the Bond-spy factor into the first-person shooter genre, and is a fun, although short, game.
  5. 79
    It does a decent job of holding its own against other Bond games from the past.
  6. Those purely looking for a first-person shooter won't find that NightFire is the best choice around, but as a Bond game, NightFire successfully re-creates the style, presentation, and action of its source material.
  7. It's bad enough that you have to sit there and watch as Bond does his thing, but what's really frustrating is that these [cinematic] sequences (parachuting off a skyscraper, somersaulting to avoid gunfire) illustrate precisely the kind of actions that you should be able to control. [22 Nov 2002, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
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  1. Aug 8, 2012
    10
    This was my favorite bond game, the singleplayer had a great story and I enjoyed every minute of it, I played multiplayer locally with friends so many times, we knew every location on every map, and we were so evenly matched we had no idea who would win in the end. Expand
  2. Jan 1, 2011
    10
    James Bond 007: Nightfire is my absolute favorite Bond game! It has everything and then some! It has awesome guns and gadgets, amazing driving levels, an exciting multiplayer mode, and, best of all, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. The only three negative things about it are the following: it was hard to aim at the guys; but a after while you got used to it, the health bar is really confusing, and last; there needed to be more checkpoints that save the game. The missions aren't replayable at all, but the multiplayer redeems the replayability because it will have you playing it for many hours. The best thing about multiplayer is that you don't need more than one player (contradicting the the name "multiplayer," but whatever) because it has six other bots you can play with. If you have a Nintendo GameCube and you are looking for a Bond game, I highly recommend this game; as long as you keep in mind my warning about the three negative things! Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    Amazing game. The best Bond game I've ever played. The graphics are pretty good for its time. The AI is not perfect, but that's a really minor issue. The local multiplayer mode is where this game truly shines. The variety of weapons make for very interesting matches against your friends. The story mode might be short, but it is filled with memorable moments and action setpieces. Overall, a game worth checking out. Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2012
    10
    What a great game. The multiplayer to this day is tough to beat. Shooter games are one genre that I find grows less fun as it gets more realistic, and this one has just the right blend of realism and, in certain spots, a fun lack thereof. Expand
  5. Jul 4, 2014
    9
    i love playing this 007 on Gamecube!
    It has very fun multplayer however it sad that the game never gotten online for this one due gc having
    no online on NA Expand
  6. May 17, 2012
    9
    so, the other night, i was bored, and i decided to pull this old gamecube game out of my chest. a game i haven't played in at least... pff, what was it, 6 years? that resulted in the greatest nostalgia trip i had in all those 6 years. this may have clouded my judgement, but isn't nostalgia the sudden return of the love you felt for a particular work of art when you was still young? what i loved about it was that it offered much more freedom than most conventional first person shooters. i'm always a sucker for games that offer more fun at the cost of realism and visuals. they say that games where better back in the good ol' times when graphics weren't any good, and this time, i say they're right. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2013
    7
    When I play this game now I don't really remember why I used to love it so much. Except using the sniper rifles, that is still the bomb. The multiplayer was extremely fun. You can play death matches with friends and bots at the same time, which is fantastic. I cannot get into multiplayer games that just pit you against your friends with no one else on the map. The reasons I have lowered my opinion of the game are that you sometimes have to empty multiple clips into an enemy to kill it. The enemies also have near perfect accuracy. Sometimes they will give you a few seconds before shooting you, other times they will drop you the instant you turn a corner. It is still a satisfying game, you will just get annoyed on occasion. Expand

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