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. It is a huge improvement over the previous three PlayStation titles, and it has the best graphics and music of any Bond game to date.
  2. Slick, sexy and jam-packed with action — but this adventure is short with limited playability over time, except perhaps for its multiplayer modes.
  3. Not great, but good with an imaginative storyline, spectacular graphics and a soundtrack that keeps you excited throughout the levels.
  4. Great graphics, a solid story, good sound effects and a slick multiplayer mode are undermined by a derivative, unispired and boring first player experience.
  5. Fun and immersive while it lasts, but unfortunately it’s a short ride with little replayability (save, maybe, for the multiplayer modes).
  6. 60
    There is the usual mix of chick, cars and guns to keep even the most special of agents happy.
  7. The big problem is that, well, there isn't really any problems to solve at all. Right when you think some kind of clever action or maneuver is required to get past a tricky bit, you realize the answer is smack dab in plain sight with big neon signs pointing out the way.
  8. 70
    The action has a "vanilla" feel. Although the missions are engaging and fairly exciting, you've played ones just like them dozens of times before, and the hefty helping of silly, ornate gadgets and Bond-girl quips is cumbersome.
  9. When you're not being dragged throughout the game, you'll love the sharp, extremely well done graphics that hide a horrible truth; the programmer's were either extremely rushed or very lazy.
  10. [It] isn't a horrible game, but its lackluster level design, poor enemy AI, and easy level of difficulty pile up to detract from what it does offer greatly.
  11. The driving portion is the only real standout part of this game. Agent Under Fire is a title that, for all its good looks, is unbalanced and painfully average.
  12. At last you’ll infiltrate the secret lair, where you’ll discover…you’ve been playing a very standard-issue game.
  13. It lacks the passion of creators like Bungee ("Halo") or Valve ("Half-Life"), who were obviously in love with their projects as they were designing them.
  14. It’s just a shame that the game is too easy, a little more time perfecting the enemy AI and level design would have seen this scored much highly, but in the end this is a good game for action fans and those wanting their next Bond fix.
  15. The shoddy AI compensates for the game’s substandard targeting system.
  16. 70
    The game that is supposedly there to make you feel like Bond, ironically ends up achieving the opposite at times because of the scripted and rather linear nature of the proceedings - there's simply too much 'guidance by hand' to really convince you that you truly ARE Bond.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#43 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  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. Nov 15, 2016
    7
    Not as good as Nightfire, but still decent. Its definitely not the best fps on the PS2, but it has its moments. Driving stages are a lot ofNot as good as Nightfire, but still decent. Its definitely not the best fps on the PS2, but it has its moments. Driving stages are a lot of fun in this game. Full Review »
  3. Mar 25, 2015
    4
    007 Agent Under Fire, by EA Games, tries to get close. Levels have great graphics and details, and there are different modes including driving007 Agent Under Fire, by EA Games, tries to get close. Levels have great graphics and details, and there are different modes including driving the BMW Z8 in the streets, but the game itself is not very challenging. Multiplayer is fun, after you get the hang out of it, but the only nice thing of this game is that its a Bond game. Full Review »