Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
Buy On
  1. EA has turned in a shockingly playable Bond game that looks as good as it plays – and that is damn fine.
  2. Game Informer
    93
    Graphically, Agent Under Fire is amazing, leaving similar titles like "Red Faction" and "TimeSplitters" in the dust. [Jan 2002, p.77]
  3. Games Radar
    88
    [Games Radar Rating = Hit] Although it isn't as revolutionary as GoldenEye once was, the deft changes of pace mean it's undoubtedly the most Bond-like game ever. It might not leave you shaken, but it's certainly stirring.
  4. The mission settings are remarkable though, as are the overall graphics and sound in the game, which almost make up for the somewhat cheesy objectives.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    The only really fundamental issue with the game is its length. [Jan 2002, p.128]
  6. Play Magazine
    80
    This game smokes from start to much-too-abrupt ending. [Feb 2002, p.60]
  7. Part "Mission: Impossible," part "Golden Eye," and all fun. But poor controls hamper the fun and put a dull sheen on the otherwise glossy secret agent.
  8. 79
    Strangely good. Despite the loathing that the single-player experience drudges up in me, the driving levels are particularly satisfying, and the rail-based shooter levels add a nice bit of depth, too.
  9. 75
    Some enjoyable driving missions, but a whole lot of throw away first-person sections, leaves me with a game for which I'm shaken, not stirred.

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#48 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Aug 22, 2010
    8
    Much better than Nightfire and probably the best bond game behind GoldenEye. This was a really fun game to play with friends and theMuch better than Nightfire and probably the best bond game behind GoldenEye. This was a really fun game to play with friends and the single-player campaign was actually really exciting and engaging. Full Review »
  2. Jul 13, 2017
    7
    Who is Andrew Bicknell? - i don't know. This is unknown skin and unknown actor of James Bond. In any case it is not good and not bad game.Who is Andrew Bicknell? - i don't know. This is unknown skin and unknown actor of James Bond. In any case it is not good and not bad game. Because it has a primitive and modest plot Full Review »
  3. May 26, 2017
    7
    Agent Under Fire is a good, but not a great Bond game. The campaign is fun, but the controls are kind of bad. You can change them to beAgent Under Fire is a good, but not a great Bond game. The campaign is fun, but the controls are kind of bad. You can change them to be tolerable, but they're still not great. If you can find this game for cheap, you might want to try it out because the multiplayer is fun. Full Review »