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  • Summary: Trained to survive. Paid to kill. Explore the dark side of the "No One Lives Forever" universe as John Jack, a rugged anti-hero in the services of H.A.R.M. (The prequel to "No One Lives Forever 2") The legendary chief assassin for H.A.R.M. organization has given Contract J.A.C.K. a mission?whether he wants it or not. An Italian criminal organization has plans to take H.A.R.M. down and Contract J.A.C.K. must stop them. In doing so, players contend with deadly enemies and survive against ridiculous odds to complete the mission. Intense firefights and cataclysmic predicaments are constant in this exhilarating step forward for the No One Lives Forever franchise. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. For thirty bucks though, I would advise shooter fans not to miss out on the opportunity to hear some fun dialogue and engage in a very entertaining fast-paced action experience with lots of personality and gallons upon gallons of animated blood.
  2. Easily beaten within a few hours, with no memorable moments has me questioning what Monolith was thinking.
  3. Fun, but too short and shallow to be a full-priced expansion pack. [Jan 2004, p.104]
  4. It's just no fun. There have been a lot of classic shooters that are just mayhem with no story to speak of ("Quake") and shooters that depended on tiny details and story as much as the graphics engine ("No One Lives Forever 2"). Contract Jack does neither story nor mayhem well.
  5. A twenty-pound sledgehammer of wall-to-wall action.
  6. 45
    I was so frustrated at the game, the entire experience was comically agonizing, sort of like a newer Martin Short "film" that tries to be funny but winds up being hilarious for all the wrong reasons.
  7. To be brutally honest, I'm not entirely sure why Monolith wasted their time making this game, other than to cash in on the franchise. It doesn't look any better, and there is absolutely nothing new in the way of gameplay.

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  1. TonyB.
    Dec 4, 2003
    Serious Sam with a face lift. Boring, empty environments that are just filled with stupid bad guys. The environments aren't interactive at all. Bad guys just run at you shooting wildly. Some points become literal duck shoots. bad guy runs across walkway, you shoot, repeat. A lesson in shooting into crowds. Horribly disappointing game. Expand
  2. DaveyDJ
    Nov 7, 2004
    Very very very very disappointed with this game. It might be set in the No One Lives Forever world, but has none of it's redeeming features. Yes, there is some comedy dialog, but not much. No cool gadgets like NOLF (although, they have left a couple of the horrendously difficult to control vehicles in... oh great... yay...) No real variety in the missions. All pretty much wading in guns blazing. And its way WAY too short (I finished it in about 6 hours.) I'm totally at a loss as to what they were trying to achieve with this bilge, other than cashing in on a well respected franchise. Monolith, you really should be ashamed of yourselves. Expand
  3. LemonPieman
    Apr 4, 2009
    Dreadful game, don't know why they tried to make a shoot em' game from a engine made specifically for sneaking and such. The combat in No-one lives forever 2 wasn't incredibly fun, not even nearly fun enough to make a game based on it. The story, as with the other games, was alright, interesting, new. But the fact that it lasts about 1 hour of gametime ruins this and any other good nature about this game, all in all I'd rather take my heart out of my chest and eat it than to play this game again. Expand