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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 tenseTravel 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 Not only do the graphics look outdated and ugly, but now there’s added slowdown and control problems.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
  1. ScottM.
    May 5, 2003
    9
    This game is smart clever tricky and fun. the graphics arn't much but they are stylish.
  2. M.N.
    Apr 22, 2002
    9
    It's nice.
  3. XanderHarris
    Jun 16, 2002
    8
    There aren't any cheats for the PS2 verison are there? The game is great but improvement could easily be made.
  4. CoryK.
    May 7, 2005
    8
    This game is one funny game. I rarely laugh at videogames, but I found myself laughing during this one. THe story is long and is fun to play. This game is one funny game. I rarely laugh at videogames, but I found myself laughing during this one. THe story is long and is fun to play. It's obviously not as good as the PC version, the graphics are bad and there is no multiplayer. However, this is one of the best FPS on PS2(which is pretty sad). Expand
  5. PierreC.
    Jun 2, 2002
    6
    La conversion n'est pas à la hauteur...

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