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  • Summary: Travel across the globe in this award winning action shooter set in the swinging sixties. Your Mission: Assume the role of Cate Archer, a beautiful but deadly Operative working for UNITY - a super secret organization fighting to free the world from the clutches of H.A.R.M. From tense subterfuge to in-your-face combat, NOLF ups the ante for plot-driven, 1960's-influenced spy action with killer weapons, vivid international locales and deadly arch villains. Equipped with an arsenal of powerful weapons and ingenious gadgets, you must unravel a mystery that will lead you halfway around the world in a desperate search for answers. Includes four new levels featuring Cate in her younger days as a thief. [Sierra] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. The game's enemy AI really shines. These guys (and gals) are smart. [Mar 2002, p.24]
  2. 80
    This is one solidly constructed action game that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's called "camp" man. Check it out. [Mar 2002, p.98]
  3. Not only do the graphics look outdated and ugly, but now there’s added slowdown and control problems. But even with its problems, I still can’t help but feel that the game is still a fun experience.
  4. Its excellent art direction pulls you, heart and soul, into the environment...[but] NOLF's lack of a save-anywhere function gets to be a real pain in the arse. [May 2002, p.102]
  5. Now if it wasn't for the blasted controls! [May 2002, p.108]
  6. The solid firefights make for fun action sequences and the laugh-out-loud NPC dialogue really helps the progression of an otherwise uninspired storyline.
  7. Questionable gameplay and graphics undermine the witty and unique style of this quirky ‘60s spy FPS.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6