Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
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  1. 76
    The footspeed, controls, enemy AI and rate of fire in the FPS segments of Bond just don't synch up the way they need to.
  2. Quite easy. The only really difficult spots in the game are the few instances where it's unclear what you're supposed to do next.
  3. Game Informer
    93
    The character models are astounding, and some of the best I've seen in this genre. [May 2002, p.87]
  4. 65
    Fails to deliver anything even close to Rare's seminal "Goldeneye."
  5. 80
    The sharp graphics and cool sounds add to the entire Bond theme.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    79
    A fun and absorbing game. Shallow, noisy, and still slightly cool. [May 2002, p.72]
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    52
    Gameplay is average first-person shooter fare bogged down by a convoluted control scheme – switching weapons on the fly is its biggest problem. [May 2002, p.113]
  8. EA redeems itself and the James Bond video-game line nicely with 007: Agent Under Fire, a good FPS game, notably in the extraordinary multi-player mode, that finally makes up for the mediocre-at-best duo of "007 Racing" and "TWINE."
  9. We can’t help feeling that this half-hearted PS2 port has no place on the Xbox.
  10. The gameplay for this title is very cinema like. It could almost be a movie in itself. But like a movie, everything is very scripted.
  11. While this is no "Never Say Never Again," it's hardly "Goldfinger" either. Sorry about that, 007. [XGamer]
  12. Xbox Nation Magazine
    40
    An oppressive auto-aim system, weak enemy AI, and simplistic puzzles keep gameplay straightforward and repetitive. [Summer 2002, p.93]
  13. It simply boils down to the fact that we expect more from a console first-person shooter.
  14. 80
    For the first time in a video game, I actually felt that I could relate to the character. I didn’t feel like I was controlling some generic on-screen persona, I felt that I was James Bond.
  15. It comes respectively close to being a good game...If they don't take off some of the theme music I'm going to go on a rampage.
  16. James Bond is invincible. Period. Getting shot in the game is like the enemies are just throwing tennis balls at you. You seem to live forever whether you are being shot at by machine guns, pistols or shotguns.

Awards & Rankings

79
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#39 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
22
#22 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 21, 2017
    8
    The second best version I have played out of all three releases of this childhood game.

    The graphics for the Xbox 2002 version were good
    The second best version I have played out of all three releases of this childhood game.

    The graphics for the Xbox 2002 version were good and I still think it holds up. The character models still hold up in my opinion. The soundtrack is generic but I do like it. The guns look like their real life counterpart and sound accurate. The gameplay is simplistic and linear. I do love the car missions. The controls are good. Setup 2 is the best controls option.

    The main flaws are that the game's story is way too short with only 12 missions and the Ai is terrible but if set to 00 Agent Difficulty it becomes really challenging. The saving grace though is by playing the game's story and achieving platnium medals when playing the missions a second time and collecting all 007 icons to unlock weapons, upgrades and skins gave the game some replay value.

    The multiplayer was a great start for the first Bond Game in the 2000s. This and the gamecube version are the only ones to have bots. There was so much to customize like bots, weapon lists, rules and more.

    Overall a good game.
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  2. Oct 17, 2013
    7
    The first Bond game on two joysticks got the mechanics right. It is fluid and accurate. Other than that it doesn't bring anything new to theThe first Bond game on two joysticks got the mechanics right. It is fluid and accurate. Other than that it doesn't bring anything new to the table. Shoot lots of bad guys who have way less health than you and use cool Bond gadgets. They stuck with the basics here. Full Review »
  3. Sungus
    May 28, 2004
    7
    For its time, AUF is no Goldeneye, but it does have its moments. The Bond moves are a nice touch, and the gameplay is decent. What makes this For its time, AUF is no Goldeneye, but it does have its moments. The Bond moves are a nice touch, and the gameplay is decent. What makes this game is the multiplayer. Honestly, I played Halo back in 2001 at Comdex in Vegas, and my first impression playing this game was that it was more fun than Halo. Cloaking, the Spiderman claw, jet pack, etc. Now, everyone raves about Halo, but I dont' see it. Average to me. To each his own I guess. Full Review »