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  • Summary: The devious plans of a criminal mastermind once again threaten to bring the world's greatest nations to their knees and only one man can save them. The game's mix of intense first-person action and white-knuckle driving levels will transport the player to exotic locations where they willThe devious plans of a criminal mastermind once again threaten to bring the world's greatest nations to their knees and only one man can save them. The game's mix of intense first-person action and white-knuckle driving levels will transport the player to exotic locations where they will come face-to-face with the world's most dangerous villains. Only the clever use of firepower and tricks of the spycraft trade will allow them to save the world. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. EA has turned in a shockingly playable Bond game that looks as good as it plays – and that is damn fine.
  2. Part "Mission: Impossible," part "Golden Eye," and all fun. But poor controls hamper the fun and put a dull sheen on the otherwise glossy secret agent.
  3. The mission settings are remarkable though, as are the overall graphics and sound in the game, which almost make up for the somewhat cheesy objectives.
  4. Great graphics, a solid story, good sound effects and a slick multiplayer mode are undermined by a derivative, unispired and boring first player experience.
  5. 70
    The action has a "vanilla" feel. Although the missions are engaging and fairly exciting, you've played ones just like them dozens of times before, and the hefty helping of silly, ornate gadgets and Bond-girl quips is cumbersome.
  6. Not great, but good with an imaginative storyline, spectacular graphics and a soundtrack that keeps you excited throughout the levels.
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    48
    It’s a solid game from a technical standpoint, but extraordinarily bland from a gameplay perspective. [Jan 2002, p.208]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Aug 15, 2019
    10
    This game gets a 10 from me, not because of the game, but because of the exploit with it that allows you to install Free McBoot on your PS2This game gets a 10 from me, not because of the game, but because of the exploit with it that allows you to install Free McBoot on your PS2 and unlock the full potential of your console. I rented it and took it back the same day just because I needed a copy to perform the exploit, so thank you 007 Agent Under Fire, not for any game play experience, but for the potential to do something great for my Playstation 2! Expand
  2. NickH.
    Dec 24, 2001
    10
    Awesome graphics!
  3. Sam
    Aug 12, 2004
    9
    Great game but poor enemy AI. One one level, a guard saw me said hey you pointed his gun at me for like five seconds turned around, ran and Great game but poor enemy AI. One one level, a guard saw me said hey you pointed his gun at me for like five seconds turned around, ran and said sound the alarm. Despite flaws this game is sweet in both multi and single player, and gorgous graphics. Expand
  4. Moeman
    May 31, 2002
    7
    Single player is somewhat entertaining, graphics are great, and the multiplayer is great fun.
  5. Mar 13, 2019
    7
    Agent under fire is a good all be it not great attempt at capturing the magic of golden eye but this is a really enjoyable game none the less.Agent under fire is a good all be it not great attempt at capturing the magic of golden eye but this is a really enjoyable game none the less.

    Story: Now i really enjoyed the story of agent under fire its charmingly campy. it has that almost self parody feel to it like the older roger moore films had to them. but more like the man with a golden gun and not a view to a kill. all the characters are acted so over the top its great even if characterization is kept to a minimum. it still feels suave and sexy but also campy and silly witch is a good feel to an action spy game , not a perfect story but one befitting the games tone and franchise history.
    Story: 7/10

    world building: james bond is a weird series for this kind of thing because in the films they seem to all not be linked by anything besides what actors were in what movies . and its generally thought of as each actor as a different continuity. but for this game its not an actor or none of the actors likenesses so to me its on a continuity of its own , and so there is not much to work with but what is there works with the story and so its serviceable at the very least
    world building: 4/10

    Graphics: running on the ps2 this game performed surprisingly well for me other than a few frame drops when fighting bosses it was constant 30 fps all the way through and that really helps when you are playing an action game, the character designs all look really good and have actual animated facial features witch was pretty new for the time. the guns look good and you are able to tell witch gun is really witch from real life even if they have different names to avoid copyrights . there is a lot of partical effects for its time , witch when fighting bosses i think was the cause of the frame drops , especially with the helicopter bosses. i think agent under fire has a good visual style for it and boasts some pretty decent tech for the time witch makes for some pretty decent early 2000s graphics
    Graphics: 7/10

    Game play: games AI is pretty stationary and wooden but over all enemy placement was good. and the AI was smart enough for the times. most of the hand guns felt fun to use but the automatic guns felt like bb guns and it dose fit the campy style of the game it just feels lame to use. There is enough gadgets and multiple ways to go through a level to vary game play up a bit and that's always a plus you actually use your cool gadgets in creative ways like bond dose in the movies. the multiplayer is fun , or would be if i had friends to play it with Haha.
    Gameplay: 7/10

    sound design: this game is a weird and campy game and i think the sound design reflects that . the handguns sounds are over amplified to give them that same action movie pop , and the automatics all though silly sounding do make you feel like an 80s action hero doing spray and pray with reckless abandon, even the sound effects from helicopter blades to the grenades bouncing of things are all uped in the camp element higher and it dose the game justice.
    sound design: 8/10

    7+4+7+7+8=33
    33/5=6.6 and 6.6 round up to 7.

    Agent underfire is a good early 2000s fps for console and i enjoyed replaying it after all those years its been since iv played it. and has lots of fun elements with a good style the game has aged fairly well witch is why i give james bond 007: agent under fire 6.6/10 (7/10)
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  6. Nov 15, 2016
    7
    Not as good as Nightfire, but still decent. Its definitely not the best fps on the PS2, but it has its moments. Driving stages are a lot ofNot as good as Nightfire, but still decent. Its definitely not the best fps on the PS2, but it has its moments. Driving stages are a lot of fun in this game. Expand
  7. TarikT.
    Apr 2, 2002
    2
    Play "Halo" then you will understand why I gave this rating.

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