From Russia With Love Xbox

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
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  1. Things get stale rather quickly, largely in part to the game's propensity to confining players to a single path through the campaign. The multiplayer doesn't help things along very much.
  2. AceGamez
    70
    At the end of the day, it has quite a compelling story and where else are you going to hear Sean Connery in a videogame.
  3. Everything that was in "EoN" is back albeit with a contemporary 1960s setting including the gadgets, yet there's something distinctly lacking that fails to bring the game close to living.
  4. It lacks any measure of challenge, playing out more like a shooting gallery in spots than a proper action game. And above all else, it simply lacks that spark--that thrilling feeling that wasn't just one key part of "Everything or Nothing," but rather, was the entire essence of what made that game so enjoyable.
  5. In an effort to appeal to a wide range of gamers the gameplay is less than difficult. It's a lot less than difficult but it's not so much challenging as it is meant to be entertaining. Do I have to bring up the phrase "interactive movie" again?
  6. Like the films lately, the series is getting a bit stale no matter who dons the Bond moniker.
  7. An immersive game, but it's just too bad that the gameplay at the core of it is so ho-hum and bland.
  8. It all makes for an action game kinda like your typical Bond girl: fun to look at but shallow. With simple mission objectives, cinch puzzles, and autoaim (that you can tweak for more skillful shots if you like), this game practically plays itself.
  9. Here's the difference between "Everything or Nothing" and From Russia With Love: whatever you thought of its approach, "Everything or Nothing" had to be invented; From Russia With Love just had to be filled. And it has been - with stuff from "Everything or Nothing."
  10. Though challenging, it's also sometimes pedestrian, with a host of uninspired levels and dim bad guys ruining what could have been the triumphant return of 007.
  11. 60
    In a lot of ways, these games are starting to mimic the films. They get released semi-regularly and right from the get-go we know what to expect; a reasonably engaging time that we'll quickly forget about as soon as we put the controller down.
  12. If From Russia With Love could be solely judged on its sheer Bond-ness, it would receive high marks thanks to the stunning music, the incredibly detailed in-game Sean Connery and the excellent voice acting. However, as an actual game, this one just doesn't do enough to impress.
  13. So take a chance, stop with this utterly average scripted nonsense and dare to be different, EA. You owe it to the nation. England expects... [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  14. 50
    Far too easy and unsatisfying to do justice to the source material.
  15. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    There's not much here that's more challenging than slicking your hair into a Pierce Brosnan pompadour. [Feb 2006, p.93]

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Mar 31, 2017
    0
    On reconnait bien Sean Connery ! mais à part ça ? euh... rien. Juste un fatras pathético-merdo-vidéo-ludique. Quoique le "ludique" soit deOn reconnait bien Sean Connery ! mais à part ça ? euh... rien. Juste un fatras pathético-merdo-vidéo-ludique. Quoique le "ludique" soit de trop en vérité. Si j'étais le grand Sean, j'intenterais un procès pour diffamation diffamatoire et piétinement de mon piédestal de mon image de marque, car en effet seule la jaquette du "jeu" est réussie.

    Consolation (!) : le film du vieux jambon original est tout aussi nul à chier que ce non-jeu, injure au genre TPS... Mais comme disait mon arrière-grand-père : avec de la merde, on ne peut faire que de la merde !
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  2. Sep 14, 2012
    10
    This game was amazing, great party game, great story mode, lots of fun! I think I still have it somewhere... I hopeThis game was amazing, great party game, great story mode, lots of fun! I think I still have it somewhere... I hope . Full Review »
  3. BlueFalcon
    Nov 9, 2005
    7
    1st of all let me just say that I'd rate Nightfire and Everything Or Nothing as both 9/10 (Rogue Agent much much lower, but that's 1st of all let me just say that I'd rate Nightfire and Everything Or Nothing as both 9/10 (Rogue Agent much much lower, but that's another story). This game plays like Everything or Nothing, evcept not as fun. It does look good, and the connery bond is an excellent one, but the levels just aren't well designed. It's like someone trying to make a deadline created them. Full Review »