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  • Summary: The ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007: NightFire. Explore new heights and depths like never before-infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, and maneuver your sleek Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the streetsThe ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007: NightFire. Explore new heights and depths like never before-infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, and maneuver your sleek Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the streets of Tokyo while turning on the Bond charm with glamorous (and sometimes deadly) Bond women. New state-of-the-art upgradeable gadgets and weapons and original missions including zero-gravity assignments will leave you shaken and stirred. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    It really does feel like an interactive Bond flick. [Jan 2003, p.130]
  2. 81
    It's fun as far as it goes, but the experience can't help but feel a little limited at times -- you go there, you do this, you whack a few bad guys in between, and do it all over again once a new objective arises.
  3. Stealing the best gadgets and characters from the movies, NightFire lets you decide how to topple the requisite megalomanical villain: Use stealth and gizmos (like Eurobabe-revealing x-ray specs—thanks, Q!) or go in guns blazing.
  4. Yes, the game is quite short, there are some tremendous lapses in storytelling logic, and there is some mindless, put-your-fist-through-the-screen repetition that makes you long for the earlier, more innovative levels of the game. But the game is one of the best to capture the Bond experience since "Goldeneye."
  5. Multiplayer fans should skip this title and pick up "Timesplitters 2" or "Red Faction 2" instead.
  6. A little more challenge, depth, and length with the trimming of the lame on-rails levels would have made this one a near classic. As it is, though, it's an above-average shooter with just enough variety and charm to make the familiar trip worth your time.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    It's bad enough that you have to sit there and watch as Bond does his thing, but what's really frustrating is that these [cinematic] sequences (parachuting off a skyscraper, somersaulting to avoid gunfire) illustrate precisely the kind of actions that you should be able to control. [22 Nov 2002, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. RJblake
    Sep 7, 2003
    10
    This game is great for peopl who like first person shooters.
  2. Nov 16, 2010
    10
    Nightfire is the best Bond game since Goldeneye 007 on the N64. The story mode has a great plot and numerous difficulty settings, however itNightfire is the best Bond game since Goldeneye 007 on the N64. The story mode has a great plot and numerous difficulty settings, however it is a bit too short.
    The multiplayer game is brilliant, the bots aren't brilliant but there are many characters to choose from and personalities along with game rules and weapon sets can be adjusted to a tee. While now in 2010 the graphics are slightly dated they do stand up somewhat. A fun game.
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  3. Jul 5, 2012
    10
    What a great game. The multiplayer to this day is tough to beat. Shooter games are one genre that I find grows less fun as it gets moreWhat a great game. The multiplayer to this day is tough to beat. Shooter games are one genre that I find grows less fun as it gets more realistic, and this one has just the right blend of realism and, in certain spots, a fun lack thereof. Expand
  4. LuisC.
    Oct 4, 2006
    9
    This is a very good game a bit short and irritating on the underwater missions.
  5. Nov 15, 2016
    8
    A great shooter on the PS2. Good story, fun gameplay with lots of variety. The stages are well designed. The multiplayer is a very enjoyableA great shooter on the PS2. Good story, fun gameplay with lots of variety. The stages are well designed. The multiplayer is a very enjoyable experience as well. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2010
    7
    I still do like this given even though it's years old. I just find it to be a nice shooter, it has it's moments of somewhat dullness, and iI still do like this given even though it's years old. I just find it to be a nice shooter, it has it's moments of somewhat dullness, and i usually only play it now if i'm playing with friends, but it's still a nice game. Expand
  7. MikeD.
    Dec 6, 2002
    0
    Crap.

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Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#49 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002