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  • Summary: The year is 1963. Your name is Bond, James Bond. And your mission is to slip inside the dangerous and debonair world of the original 007 played by none other than Sean Connery. Travel to exotic destinations such as Istanbul and the Orient Express, connect with a beautiful Russian doubleThe year is 1963. Your name is Bond, James Bond. And your mission is to slip inside the dangerous and debonair world of the original 007 played by none other than Sean Connery. Travel to exotic destinations such as Istanbul and the Orient Express, connect with a beautiful Russian double agent, and immerse yourself into an authentic re-creation of the classic Bond world. In missions that combine driving and stealth, delve deeper into the plot of the legendary film in an experience that will leave you shaken... and stirred. Fully integrated stealth and driving missions, non-linear level progression, the new zoom and focus aiming mechanic, and a deeply immersive living world add up to innovative, non-stop Bond action. Brand-New Multiplayer Mode: Third-person, split-screen deathmatch mode offers an engrossing social multiplayer experience. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. A fun game that does a really good job of making you feel as if you are taking part in a classic-era Bond film. Unfortunately, the overall linearity and lack of a significant multiplayer mode ensures that this is a game that will be played through once, and then left on the shelf.
  2. Drive the Goldfinger DB5, fly the Thunderball jetpack and fight some classic baddies in challenging environments. It’s enough to make you toss your trilby on to a hat-rack in delight.
  3. An enjoyable gaming experience even though it is a rather short one. The easy difficulty takes away from some of the enjoyment of the game.
  4. 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?
  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. 60
    An overly liner, repetitive action game with very little personality.
  7. From Russia With Love had all the makings of a Bond classic. The story was already there, along with a number of cool set pieces. Unfortunately the game forgoes any subtlety in the film in favour of OTT action sequences and barely any stealth at all (it’s there, but like everything else in the game it is rudimentary at best).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. GaryD.
    Jul 6, 2008
    10
    i think the game is good it better then night fire because you can actually see your bond and bond foucs is is just awesome its a great gamei think the game is good it better then night fire because you can actually see your bond and bond foucs is is just awesome its a great game and i know that most people are gonna play it through once then leave it for a while but the down side to it is that the driving missions suck and the game is pertty basic but this game has to be one must have for any true bond fan out there!!!! Expand
  2. JonnyR.
    Aug 24, 2006
    10
    This game is amazing. I love the zoom in aiming thing. They should have tried some co-op missions for the game as well though!
  3. Jun 21, 2020
    9
    По моему мнению одна из лучших игр о Джеймсе Бонде, которая когда-либо выходила. Бенефис Бондианы времен сэра Шона Коннери: тут вам и джет-пакПо моему мнению одна из лучших игр о Джеймсе Бонде, которая когда-либо выходила. Бенефис Бондианы времен сэра Шона Коннери: тут вам и джет-пак из "Шаровой молнии" и "Aston Martin DB5" из "Голдфингера" со всеми своими приспособлениями, а подледная миссия явно отсылается на фильм "Живешь только дважды". И конечно большой радостью для меня было что Коннери сам себя озвучил, не смотря на то что голос его постарел. Прошел игру не один раз Expand
  4. Sep 27, 2013
    7
    Sean Connery being digitized into this game really made it a special performance. This is a more or less a standard run and gun, withSean Connery being digitized into this game really made it a special performance. This is a more or less a standard run and gun, with excellent controls, and satisfying gunplay. There is sniping and lots of use of the environment. What I liked is how I was immersed into the 007 world. As a game I don't think there is anything groundbreaking, but there is a very high technical achievement. I think its more fun than watching the movies.
    The sound on this game is amazing! The music and sound FX are all here and they seem to put surround to good use.
    This game uses a similar engine to Everything Or Nothing, but it doesn't quite become better than that game, which had a few more fun levels than this...most notably there is nothing quite as exciting as the motorcycle or first rappel level. But there is still a lot of new content in this game, cool weapons, and some highly detailed cutscenes, along with the JetPack to make it fun. Q is still in the game and so are your gadgets, so the retro quality of From Russia with Love doesn't make it boring.
    On the PS2 version I did encounter a bug, where I beat the final Boss and the game DID NOT play the final cutscene and ending. So there might be a glitch or two. In my mind I've beaten the game, even if I didn't save, I had to find the end scenes on youtube. Also a minor complaint is that the standard/high power ammo switching didn't make any sense.
    Anyway, If you like James Bond, you'll probably love this game. If you liked Everything or Nothing, this one is worth picking up just as much. Forget Nightfire, Agent Underfire, and all those old games. From Russia With Love is one you need on PS2!
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  5. Nov 15, 2016
    6
    Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the game when played it, but I can't recommend this game. The game is too easy, especially when you upgrade youDon't get me wrong. I enjoyed the game when played it, but I can't recommend this game. The game is too easy, especially when you upgrade you health and weapons. With "Everything or Nothing" and all the other excellent 3rd person shooters out there, there really shouldn't be any room in your collection for 007 From Russia with love. Expand
  6. EoNWasbetter
    Nov 1, 2005
    6
    Some of the levels are fun and interesting, while others are significantly more painful to play than a root canal. Rail shooters and Some of the levels are fun and interesting, while others are significantly more painful to play than a root canal. Rail shooters and unavoidable tutorials are cardinal sins of gaming. Why don't people realize this? Expand
  7. EfeB.
    Jul 3, 2006
    2
    yet another majestic example of why EA should only stick to sporting games.

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