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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: The year is 1963. Your name is Bond, James Bond. And your mission is to slip inside the dangerous and debonair world of the original 007 played by none other than Sean Connery. Travel to exotic destinations such as Istanbul and the Orient Express, connect with a beautiful Russian doubleThe year is 1963. Your name is Bond, James Bond. And your mission is to slip inside the dangerous and debonair world of the original 007 played by none other than Sean Connery. Travel to exotic destinations such as Istanbul and the Orient Express, connect with a beautiful Russian double agent, and immerse yourself into an authentic re-creation of the classic Bond world. In missions that combine driving and stealth, delve deeper into the plot of the legendary film in an experience that will leave you shaken... and stirred. Fully integrated stealth and driving missions, non-linear level progression, the new zoom and focus aiming mechanic, and a deeply immersive living world add up to innovative, non-stop Bond action. Brand-New Multiplayer Mode: Third-person, split-screen deathmatch mode offers an engrossing social multiplayer experience. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. A fun game that does a really good job of making you feel as if you are taking part in a classic-era Bond film. Unfortunately, the overall linearity and lack of a significant multiplayer mode ensures that this is a game that will be played through once, and then left on the shelf.
  2. Drive the Goldfinger DB5, fly the Thunderball jetpack and fight some classic baddies in challenging environments. It’s enough to make you toss your trilby on to a hat-rack in delight.
  3. An enjoyable gaming experience even though it is a rather short one. The easy difficulty takes away from some of the enjoyment of the game.
  4. At the end of the day, it has quite a compelling story and where else are you going to hear Sean Connery in a videogame?
  5. In an effort to appeal to a wide range of gamers the gameplay is less than difficult. It's a lot less than difficult but it's not so much challenging as it is meant to be entertaining. Do I have to bring up the phrase "interactive movie" again?
  6. An overly liner, repetitive action game with very little personality.
  7. From Russia With Love had all the makings of a Bond classic. The story was already there, along with a number of cool set pieces. Unfortunately the game forgoes any subtlety in the film in favour of OTT action sequences and barely any stealth at all (it’s there, but like everything else in the game it is rudimentary at best).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. GaryD.
    Jul 6, 2008
    10
    i think the game is good it better then night fire because you can actually see your bond and bond foucs is is just awesome its a great gamei think the game is good it better then night fire because you can actually see your bond and bond foucs is is just awesome its a great game and i know that most people are gonna play it through once then leave it for a while but the down side to it is that the driving missions suck and the game is pertty basic but this game has to be one must have for any true bond fan out there!!!! Expand
  2. JonnyR.
    Aug 24, 2006
    10
    This game is amazing. I love the zoom in aiming thing. They should have tried some co-op missions for the game as well though!
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    8
    I played this game back on the PS2 when I went to the store and purchased this game and I enjoyed it very much. I gave it a game review scoreI played this game back on the PS2 when I went to the store and purchased this game and I enjoyed it very much. I gave it a game review score of 8.1 out of 10. Expand
  4. EoNWasbetter
    Nov 1, 2005
    6
    Some of the levels are fun and interesting, while others are significantly more painful to play than a root canal. Rail shooters and Some of the levels are fun and interesting, while others are significantly more painful to play than a root canal. Rail shooters and unavoidable tutorials are cardinal sins of gaming. Why don't people realize this? Expand
  5. HassanC.
    Nov 28, 2005
    5
    a real shallow gaming experince. how could they make this after everything or nothing?
  6. HenriA.
    Jan 2, 2007
    4
    Liked everything or nothing, HATED FRWL! From Russia with love is boring shooting and shooting... you have to shoot people before you can Liked everything or nothing, HATED FRWL! From Russia with love is boring shooting and shooting... you have to shoot people before you can move the boat... and the 2 player game? Stupid deathmatch. Why after everything or nothing? Collapse
  7. EfeB.
    Jul 3, 2006
    2
    yet another majestic example of why EA should only stick to sporting games.

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