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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. 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. BrendanO.
    Aug 29, 2004
    10
    Fantastic!!! Smooth! Everything you hope for in a Bond game. It's got everything. A true Masterpiece!
  2. Feb 12, 2014
    10
    One of my favorite multiplayer games of all time. This is hands down one of the best local multiplayer games up there with GoldenEye, in my opinion. Nightfire is the bomb. Expand
  3. 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
  4. BobH.
    Nov 23, 2002
    9
    This game is awesome untill you beat it gets old like all bond games but still it's fun while it lasts.
  5. 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
  6. MikeW.
    Oct 18, 2004
    8
    It is no Goldeneye, but it is a great outting for Bond anyway.
  7. DaveB.
    Nov 18, 2003
    7
    Not bad for a sh.tty rip-off of a the real Goldeneye game.

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