Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 38
  2. Negative: 8 out of 38
  1. This game truly rocks my socks. Great gameplay, graphics, sound and value. You just can't beat it. EA shows their skill against the gaming giants in Japan and delivers another classic hit for gamers.
  2. This is about as close as any shooter's come to replicating the action-movie experience, with plenty of toys to play with and a great techno soundtrack.
  3. 80
    Rogue Agent will leave you shaken and stirred. [Feb 2005, p.72]
  4. While the final cocktail that is Rogue Agent breaks very little new ground, the eye powers and deathtraps are extremely welcome additions to the shooter arsenal.
  5. 78
    Rogue Agent had the premise to be a great action title, playing the villain but it isn't. Rogue Agent is an average FPS, with an uninspiring single player, with decent multiplayer.
  6. Rogue Agent does do a lot of things extremely well, though. The enemies are realistic, ducking in an out of cover, constantly moving, even updating each other on what you're doing ("He's behind the bar!" - brilliant). [Jan 2005, p.130]
  7. A disappointingly repetitive and average ride at a time when above-average is a necessity.
  8. The strength of Rogue Agent is its online and multiplayer play.
  9. This is a totally new and different game (notice the capital "E' in Eye), and to that I say thank God, because why make a sequel to an already perfect game (especially since an entirely different developer and publisher created it (Nintendo/Rare) almost 8 years ago).
  10. Then there's the mostly drab level design, the 'who cares' story and the often repetitive gameplay.
  11. Taken as just another game, rather than as a part of the larger Bond iconography, it's really a fairly enjoyable time. Rogue Agent doesn't go on the "best ever" list the way "Everything or Nothing" did, but there are worse ways to pass a Saturday afternoon.
  12. More of a disappointment, than it is a bad game. It’s entertaining, but there was so much to work with here that the end result is unfulfilling.
  13. Unappealing because you are a villain that doesn't seem like a villain. I mean, you are taking orders from Goldfinger like Bond does with M. The villain concept could've been thrown out of the whole picture, and Rogue Agent could've been a bit of a better game.
  14. It tarnishes the hallowed GoldeneEye name that gamers have held close to their hearts since 1997, and is the equivalent of tossing a martini into Bond's face and then shooting him in the family jewels with a tranquilizer dart. [Jan 2005, p.114]
  15. The repetitiveness of the levels and sub-par AI makes the 8 missions seem a lot longer than they should be.
  16. 65
    An empty vessel of a game missing personality, charm, story or any kind of distinguishing character.
  17. The simple fact is that the bar has been raised. A basic FPS with average graphics, very rough edges and under-realized features can't compete with titles such as "Killzone" and upcoming releases like "Project: Snowblind," and "TimeSplitters: Future Perfect." [Holiday 2004, p.76]
  18. 65
    It's a simplistic run and gun gameplay requires less of the spatial awareness and mental agility that the more refined games can dishearten youngsters with.
  19. An uninteresting story and lackluster gameplay, both online and off, leaves this latest adventure feeling rather flat.
  20. The single player campaign of Rogue Agent leaves a lot to be desired, if you were thinking about buying this game for the story mode, do yourself a favor and ditch that idea.
  21. Not one videogame fan I know disliked GoldenEye on the N64. Unfortunately this version of the classic title was a big disappointment.
  22. Hardly groungbreaking, but it is a laugh. In an increasingly bleak world ("Killzone"), that's enough for us.
  23. Rogue Agent does feature a fully-fledged multiplayer component, but it's just not much fun. The maps are poorly designed and the game modes are somewhat limited ' at least Xbox Live and PlayStation 2 online play seems relatively lag-free.
  24. Unfortunately, slick powers, moderately competent A.I., and amusing deathtraps can't save Rogue Agent from being bland, linear, and repetitive - it tends to give too much of the mediocre and not enough of the awesome. [Feb 2005, p.88]
  25. I'd go so far as to say the single player mode is almost entirely worthless.
  26. Rogue Agent is the result of design by committee: a safe, reasonably accomplished but uninspiring offering which neither excels nor progresses its genre in any way. [Christmas 2004, p.82]
  27. Despite carrying on the legacy of one of the greatest First-Person Shooters of our time, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent fails to match up to the N-64 classic in almost every department... well, as far as a fun factor goes.
  28. 50
    A lackluster package of average single-player and slightly better multiplayer. Unless you're a huge and/or irrational Bond nut, it offers nothing that competing games don't do better.
  29. Playing as a villain should lift away the restraints that normally accompany the good guy role, and thus provide for a more liberating and refreshing gaming experience. Instead, EA has given gamers a window into mediocrity, and an affair that simply isn't fun.
  30. The production's decent enough, but there's such a sense of mechanical design, with flat personality and little flair. [Jan 2004, p.67]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    Very fun and I enjoy having friends hang out with me playing the game. The story mode is great to. And graphics are wonderful. After a long while though the split screen gets a little boring and some guns do stink. Still the game is amazing and that is that. I suggest it! Full Review »
  2. Aug 22, 2010
    I personally love this game but I will agree that some things in this game aren't that great such as not being able to JUMP! They could have added a few more gadgets or abilities as well but other than that this game is very fun. The weapons/gun arsenal in this game is probably to best/coolest i've ever seen. Full Review »