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007: Nightfire

User Reviews

The game is Bond - James Bond. PlayStation 2 phlux (4143)
No Need 4 Movies From Now On Xbox MAT (72338)
There are better games, but I still luvs this one :O PlayStation 2 Pixelspeech (955)
This game ranks up there with Goldeneye, the only other good Bond game. Xbox Jester236 (39)
Talk About A View To A Kill PlayStation 2 TwoDividedByZero (149)
As good as the original Goldeneye for N64 GameCube Alex Reynolds (2)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 16 3.5
PlayStation 2 28 3.5
Xbox 13 3.1
Combined MobyScore 57 3.4


The Press Says

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93
PlayStation 2Consoles Plus
Encore plus abouti que le précédent ce James Bond est une totale réussite. On est très proche de l'ambiance des films : humour, action et jolies filles.
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XboxGame Freaks 365
Even though the game itself is quite easy, the multiplayer is strong and keeps you coming back for more. There are of course hidden unlockables to find and extend the life of the game. Overall, Nightfire is a huge treat for a true Bond and FPS fan. It will last you until the next stellar Bond game comes out with its ultra impressive multiplayer and in-game movies. I must add that I have played all the Nightfire versions fully through (GCN, PC, PS2 & Xbox) and I have found that not only is the Xbox version the easiest to get used to, but it does have slightly better graphics than the others. Add to that, the GameCube version has terrible controls and you come with the conclusion that you should buy the Xbox version of the game if you own more than one next-gen console.
90
GameCubeGame industry News (GiN)
For an action-packed shooter with some really interesting side elements, 007 Nightfire fits the bill. Hardcore Bond fans may be a bit disappointed with the lack of gadgets and Bond-like elements, especially on the PC side. But the game is fun nonetheless and earns a highly respectable 4.5 GiN Gems.
90
GameCubeN-Europe
After the rather inconsistent ‘Agent Under Fire’ I can't say that ‘Nightfire’ was on my 'must have' list especially as FPS related games appear to be growing in number almost every week for the GameCube. The good news here though is that industry veterans Eurocom have done an outstanding job and everything about the game feels solid and well designed. This is undoubtedly the best outing for Mr. Bond and Co. to date and the fact that it's all based around an incredibly solid engine makes it essential for any GameCube owner.
89
XboxPeliplaneetta.net
Eräs tärkeä aspekti jota en peliseuran puutteessa voinut testata on moninpeli. Kuulopuheiden perusteella se kuitenkin on hyvin toteutettu, mihin viittaavat monet pelitilat ja bonukset - enkä oikein näe miten homman voisi sählätä, kun löytyy kunnon aseet ja toimivat kontrollit. Kuitenkin jo yksinpelinsä perusteella Nightfire on puutteineenkin hankinnan arvoinen. Hyvien pelaajien kannattaa tosin unohtaa vakiovaikeustaso ja hypätä suoraan korkeammalle.
87
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
When all is said and done, Nightfire is just somewhat of a disappointment for those expecting something significantly superior to last year's iteration. But with that said, Nightfire can just as easily be an addicting single-player experience, and the multiplayer is incredibly fun, especially with the Sentinel and mini vehicles, to boot. It's certainly one of the better first-person shooters for the system, but the series still has areas it can be improved upon.
86
GameCubeLooki
Eurocom Entertainment hat aus den Fehlern des Vorgängers gelernt und liefert mit Nightfire ein äußerst solides Spiel ab, welches nur wenige Mängel besitzt. Alles in allem kann der Titel durch eine saubere Technik, eine fast perfekte Präsentation und lupenreines Agentenfeeling den Spieler in seinen Bann ziehen. Das Gameplay wirkt wie auf angehende Agenten zugeschnitten und bietet einiges an Vielfalt, was die einzelnen Levels sowie die Handlungsmöglichkeiten des Spielers betrifft. Der Mix aus Egoshooter-Abschnitten und Rennsequenzen kann durchaus gefallen, auch wenn die Kämpfe mit den Autos einen inhaltlichen Feinschliff vermissen und somit eher als spielerische Zugabe gewertet werden sollten. Größtes Manko von Nightfire ist sicherlich der etwas geringe Umfang, da im Endeffekt nur sieben reine FPS-Levels übrig bleiben, was uns etwas wenig erscheint.
85
Xbox4Players.de
Auch in seinem neuesten Abenteuer schafft es James Bond nicht, an alte Goldeneye-Zeiten anzuknüpfen. Bond-Atmosphäre ist dank schöner Frauen, zahlreicher Gadgets und vor allem den Pierce Brosnan-Texturen zwar zur Genüge vorhanden und auch die immer wieder eingestreuten Fahr- und Geschütz-Abschnitte bringen Abwechslung, doch unter dem Strich ist Nightfire nur ein Shooter unter vielen - allerdings ein empfehlenswerter Vertreter. Insgesamt ist der diesjährige Bond zwar unterhaltsamer und anspruchsvoller als die letztjährige Ausgabe, doch wesentliche Neuerungen muss man mit der Lupe suchen. Auch die technische Seite kann nur eingeschränkt überzeugen.
85
XboxElectric Playground
While not the best first person shooter on the Xbox, Nightfire does an admirable job of capturing the essence of a Bond film and should please the majority of 007 fans. I know I'm stacking it in my "keeper" pile.
85
GameCubeIGN
It's pretty amazing when you think about it. Developer Rare's GoldenEye came out for Nintendo 64 in 1997 and in the five years since, on more powerful next-generation consoles, competing software houses have still been unable to make a significantly better Bond first-person shooter. Look at publisher Electronic Arts' track record, though, and you'll know that it's not for lack of trying. The company has released several 007 follow-ups, a few of them noteworthy, but none of them good enough to officially dethrone Nintendo's gargantuan success of old.
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GameCubeFragland.net
The gameplay has been set up in such a way that you actually get the illusion of freedom: you get your objectives and you have to achieve them any way you see fit. But besides the great gameplay the game also has some nice graphics. you can actually see emotions on the models faces (in the cut-scenes) and everything looks pretty real (from a certain distance). But eventually the graphics didn't really matter in this game, it was the atmosphere it was able to create that made me sneak around each corner scared that a guard would see me and sound the alarm.
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PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
This is easily the best Bond game in recent years, and includes many advances over James Bond: Agent Under Fire which was released on PS2 by EA Games late last year. It must be said however that James Bond: Nightfire isn't quite up there with Goldeneye released on the Nintendo 64 way back in 1997, which in my opinion is much overrated in any case, but is very close. Were this game a bit longer then it would be a much more worthwhile purchase
83
GameCube4Players.de
Selbst wenn es auch Nightfire nicht gelingen kann, Goldeneye vergessen zu lassen - besser als Agent im Kreuzfeuer ist es auf jeden Fall. Die Bond-Atmosphäre ist stark wie selten zuvor und obwohl die Mischung aus Fahr- und Actionelementen seit dem Vorgänger nichts Neues mehr ist, sorgt die Abwechslung für ein rundherum gelungenes Spielerlebnis. Die technische Seite präsentiert sich des GameCubes würdig und bietet eine hervorragende Soundkulisse und eine trotz gelegentlicher Minimal-Ruckler im Großen und Ganzen gelungene Grafik. Ließe man den großen Namen James Bond weg, wäre Nightfire zwar nur ein Shooter unter vielen, doch da „unter vielen“ auf dem GameCube noch nicht all zu viele Spiele umfasst, können Shooter-Fans unbesorgt zugreifen - vor allem, wenn ab und an Freunde zu Besuch sind, die man zu einem Multiplayer-Duell herausfordern kann.
83
GameCubeGamer Within
Overall, 007 Nightfire is the best Bond game since Goldeneye. It is one of the better first person shooters on the market today, with only a few other titles beating it. A must have for Bond fans, and worth looking into for any action fan.
83
PlayStation 2GameZone
Okay, I have to admit this right here and right now--it has always been a girlhood fantasy of mine to be a Bond Girl. There is something about a suave, sophisticated British secret agent--that likes his vodka martinis shaken and not stirred--that is so appealing to a girl that she wouldn’t mind helping him stop some mad mastermind bent on ruling the world. Of course it helps if you have a weird name like Honey Dew. Either way, it’s fun to see James Bond back in action in 007: Nightfire.
82
PlayStation 24Players.de
Auch wenn die technischen Makel von Nightfire auf der PS2 stärker sind als bei den Familienangehörigen auf den anderen Systemen: das neue Abenteuer von 007 macht Spaß. Einen großen Anteil daran haben die Story, die eines Filmes würdig ist, und die durchweg gelungene Steuerung. Insgesamt erreicht Nightfire zwar nicht das Kaliber und vor allem die Wiederspielbarkeit eines Goldeneye und spätestens seit dem Vorgänger ist die Action-/Rennspiel-Mischung auch nicht mehr ganz so taufrisch, doch die Bond-Atmosphäre wurde grandios eingefangen und sorgt für gute Laune. Unter dem Strich ist Nightfire ein amüsantes, wenn auch vielleicht etwas kurzes Spielerlebnis, das zwar nicht in die Elite der Ego-Shooter vorrücken kann, aber vor allem für Multiplayer-Duelle sehr gut geeignet ist.
82
PlayStation 2Playzone
Eigentlich könnte man hier ohne größere Änderungen mein Fazit vom Test des Vorgängers nochmals abdrucken, denn die Stärken und Schwächen sind fast identisch: Auch das neue Bond-Spiel punktet durch viel Abwechslung, das typische Bond-Flair und einen ordentlichen Mehrspieler-Modus. Negativ erwähnen muss ich leider erneut die Ruckeleinlagen und den relativ geringen Umfang - auch 007 NightFire kann man locker an einem Wochenende durchspielen. Und erneut motiviert der Titel durch das clevere Freispielen-Konzept danach noch etwas länger. Daher gibt's auch die gleiche Wertung - für Fans ein guter Kauf!
82
XboxIGN
NightFire is a fun Bond game. It's a hell of a solid 007 outing, too, whether it's a great first-person shooter or an enjoyable racer you're after. And yet, while I admire EA's decision to mingle several gameplay types into one package, I would have preferred it if NightFire were a first-person shooter and nothing else because frankly, that's where it excels.
81
PlayStation 2IGN
It's pretty amazing when you think about it. Developer Rare's GoldenEye came out for Nintendo 64 in 1997 and in the five years since, on more powerful next-generation consoles, competing software houses have still been unable to make a significantly better Bond first-person shooter. Look at publisher Electronic Arts' track record, though, and you'll know that it's not for lack of trying. The company has released several 007 follow-ups, a few of them noteworthy, but none of them good enough to officially dethrone Nintendo's gargantuan success of old.
80
GameCubeGame Vortex
Overall, Nightfire is an enjoyable game. It manages to weave a strong story line and capture many of the aspects that make the Bond franchise so enjoyable. Those in the market for an enjoyable single-player game should give Bond's latest a try. However, those looking for a rewarding, addictive multi-player experience may want to stick to TimeSplitters 2.
80
XboxTeamXbox
The James Bond franchise has had us hooked since the N4’s GoldenEye wowed us all, and Nightfire certainly continues to hold our interests in what’s to come next. However, Nightfire was a bit short, even though you could play the game at different difficulty levels. If you play through the game on the easier setting, it is worth it to go through the game on the harder settings, but you will still find that the game is relatively short, leaving you wishing for a few more levels to fulfill your craving for what the game does so well…entertain you while making you feel like the Bond man himself. If you were a fan of GoldenEye, but have felt that recent Bond titles have fallen short, pick up Nightfire for a recharge in what we hope will be a new era of Bond action.
80
GameCubeGameZone
007 Nightfire would easily have received a score near 9 if it were just longer. The multiplayer modes give the game some replay value, and the presentation is nearly cinematic. Highly recommended as a rental.
80
GameCubeGamePro (US)
It's hard to get excited about another Bond game these days. To the jaded gamer, each new 007 title feels like a direct attempt to profit from Rare's groundbreaking GoldenEye by offering a cheap substitute. While EA Games certainly plans to profit from the James Bond license, it hasn't failed to whip up a surprisingly tasty single-player experience with worthwhile multiplayer action.
80
XboxGameZone
007 Nightfire is not a bad game at all – in fact; you’re in for a nice adventure. The single-player mode is fun and varied, and the multiplayer mode is solid, if a little lacking. Don’t hesitate to check it out if you’re longing for some James Bond action, or maybe just a new action game; it may be the best Bond title since Goldeneye 007.
80
XboxGamePro (US)
In its previous 007 titles, EA banked more on the quality of the license than on the quality of its games. With NightFire, EA reverses that trend and deploys a solid first-person shooter. It's still not a landmark game, but it's at least a good one.
80
XboxGameSpy
NightFire is a good solid action game that 007 fans will enjoy. It looks, sounds, and plays the best on the Xbox, so if you're looking for an interesting and fun alternative to the other FPS titles out there, NightFire is a sweet single-player experience with a decent amount of replayability. Twice as many stages would have been nice, but you'll come back for more and more if you're truly a wannabe spy at heart.
80
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Anything can be penetrated with the right tool. Pierce Brosnan makes his debut on the PS2 in James Bond 007: NightFire. After enduring a somewhat tepid response to Agent Under Fire, EA is attempting to return the James Bond franchise to its former glory with NightFire, an original adventure that you won't see in the theaters, though its release coincides with MGM's new Bond film Die Another Day. NightFire captures the spirit of the films perfectly with its high-adrenal action and racy costars. Pierce Brosnan even lent his charming visage and smooth voice to this wonderfully filmic effort.
79
XboxPower Unlimited
Voor spy wannabees is dit een aangenaam en gelikt Bond avontuur. Het is nog geen GoldenEye maar beduidend beter dan Agent Under Fire.
79
PlayStation 2Power Unlimited
Voor spy wannabees is dit een aangenaam en gelikt Bond avontuur. Het is nog geen GoldenEye maar beduidend beter dan Agent Under Fire.
79
GameCubeGameSpot
While NightFire is hurt by its relatively short length, the game's single-player mode is well constructed, and its multiplayer mode is good too. If you're a fan of multiplayer first-person shooters, NightFire has a nice selection of options, though a multiplayer-focused game like TimeSplitters 2 does a better job in this department. Those purely looking for a first-person shooter won't find that NightFire is the best choice around, but as a Bond game, NightFire successfully re-creates the style, presentation, and action of its source material.
79
GameCubeGameSpy
NightFire looks great and plays well. The game is over all too soon, but it does own decent replay value and the multiplayer modes are a welcome addition. On the GameCube the performs very well -- much more so than the choppier PS2 title -- so forget about the minor Xbox aesthetic improvements because they don't really detract from the gameplay experience. NightFire offers 007 fans and action junkies alike a nice chance to get in on some global espionage, so be sure to check it out if this kind of game appeals.
79
XboxGameSpot
While NightFire is hurt by its relatively short length, the game's single-player mode is well constructed, and its multiplayer mode is good too. If you're a fan of multiplayer first-person shooters, NightFire has a nice selection of options, though a multiplayer-focused game like TimeSplitters 2 does a better job in this department. Those purely looking for a first-person shooter won't find that NightFire is the best choice around, but as a Bond game, NightFire successfully re-creates the style, presentation, and action of its source material.
78
PlayStation 2GameSpot
While NightFire is hurt by its relatively short length, the game's single-player mode is well constructed, and its multiplayer mode is good too.
78
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Nightfire is a game full of payoffs; that is, it makes all the right moves in all the right places. But that’s all it does. If a game could be shoved through a cookie-cutter and placed on store shelves, NightFire would fit the bill perfectly. That being said, if I’m going to play a game built around focus-testing and corporate bureaucracy (“Gentlemen, we need a game that will make us a lot of money. Suggestions?” “How about a James Bond game that has something to do with nukes?” “Brilliant, Johnson! You’re getting a big raise!!”), I’m glad it’s from EA. Trite or no, this is a decent title from a company that has continually shown a tradition of gaming excellence.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
James Bond never ages. He might have undergone a few facelift procedures over the last few decades, but 007 is still the man to call when evil power-crazed dictators are afoot. EA's new Bond game -- NightFire -- isn't based on the new hit movie flick -- Die Another Day -- but instead is an all-new spy escapade crafted by UK developer Eurocom. Its got the babes, the toys and the suave sophistication of any good Bond flick, but it falls down a little on the overall length of the game -- it's simply too short.
75
XboxGame Vortex
007: Nightfire is classic Bond at its best. Every aspect of the game just screams BOND, from the superb single-player to the addicting multi-player. This year's incarnation is every bit of fun as last year's. You'll quickly be drawn into the game as you flip through your Q-gadgets and arsenal of weaponry while infiltrating enemy bases. The wide assortment of items at your disposal makes Nightfire also very strategic.
75
PlayStation 2Pelit
Nightfiren konsoli-inkarnaatio eroaa PC-sisaruksestaan yllättävän paljon. Suurin ero on autoiluosuuksien mukanaolo. Niissä Bond joko kaahaa itse Aston Martinillaan tai istuu muiden menopelien pelkääjän paikalla vihollisia räiskimässä. Autoiluosuudet ovat edellisen Bond-pelin tapaan tylsän yksinkertaisia, mutta niiden ansiosta kokonaisuus tuntuu PC-versiota enemmän Bond-elokuvalta. Mielikuvitukselliset takaa-ajot kun ovat olennainen osa valkokangas-Bondin elämää.
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PlayStation 2Netjak
James Bond 007: Nightfire is by no means a bad game, nor is it a great game. It’s a very mediocre title that was released during a strong flow of game releases, but in the James Bond world Nightfire is above average; better than AUF, but still not as good as Goldeneye.
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XboxAll Game Guide
Like Bond himself, NightFire is far from perfect but always engaging, getting mileage from the equivalent of a wink and a smile even despite the obvious faults.
70
GameCubeAll Game Guide
Like Bond himself, NightFire is far from perfect but always engaging, getting mileage from the equivalent of a wink and a smile even despite the obvious faults.
70
PlayStation 2All Game Guide
Like Bond himself, NightFire is far from perfect but always engaging, getting mileage from the equivalent of a wink and a smile even despite the obvious faults.
70
GameCubeGame Critics
Nightfire is exactly what I expected it would be. Full of Bond clichés and all of the predictability one would expect from the franchise, it's an unsurprising yet satisfying revisiting of the GoldenEye 007 gamplay formula. A little more challenge, depth, and length with the trimming of the lame on-rails levels would have made this one a near classic. As it is, though, it's an above-average shooter with just enough variety and charm to make the familiar trip worth your time.
70
XboxSuper Play
Det känns som om Electronic Arts får bråttom att introducera så många olika spelstilar som möjligt. Vi får bekanta oss med undervattensfärder, flygning, rally och rymdresor i en rasande takt. Och så helt plötsligt får spelet ett snopet slut. Därmed är det inte sagt att Nightfire är fattigt på upplevelser. Tvärtom. Gillar man att leka med Q:s alla tekniska finesser, skjuta skurkar på löpande band och flambera onda kvinnor med rymdraketer så passar det här spelet alldeles förträffligt. Det är som sagt ett typiskt massmarknadsspel som levererar action utan innovationer, anpassat för alla.
70
XboxGame Critics
Nightfire is exactly what I expected it would be. Full of Bond clichés and all of the predictability one would expect from the franchise, it's an unsurprising yet satisfying revisiting of the GoldenEye 007 gamplay formula. A little more challenge, depth, and length with the trimming of the lame on-rails levels would have made this one a near classic. As it is, though, it's an above-average shooter with just enough variety and charm to make the familiar trip worth your time.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
On reste finalement pas mal déçu de ce nouveau James Bond. L'absence de véritables nouveautés associée à une réalisation plutôt quelconque nous font une nouvelle fois regretter l'époque bénite où l'espion se produisait sur N64 dans Goldeneye.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
On reste finalement pas mal déçu de ce nouveau James Bond. L'absence de véritables nouveautés associée à une réalisation plutôt quelconque nous font une nouvelle fois regretter l'époque bénite où l'espion se produisait sur N64 dans Goldeneye.
65
XboxJeuxvideo.com
On reste finalement pas mal déçu de ce nouveau James Bond. L'absence de véritables nouveautés associée à une réalisation plutôt quelconque nous font une nouvelle fois regretter l'époque bénite où l'espion se produisait sur N64 dans Goldeneye.
60
XboxAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
007: Nightfire‘s multiple play styles maintain gameplay freshness throughout, the storyline is suitably complex and the multiplayer mode is fully developed. However, the short life span of the single-player campaign and the lack of any outstanding features make this offering falter when compared to other first-person shooters like Halo and Timesplitters 2. Bond fans will find 007: Nightfire an enjoyable escapade rivaling any other 007 release, but Xbox offers too many high-quality first-person titles to make this one worth more than a rental for most players.
60
GameCubeGamekult
Malgré de nombreux atouts en main, James Bond 007 : Nightfire peine à surpasser son prédécesseur. La durée de vie très courte, son intérêt inégal et sa réalisation pas toujours bien optimisée rendent l'investissement un poil élevé, même s'il faut reconnaître que ce titre plaira sans réserve à tous ceux qui se passionnent pour James Bond. Pour les autres, TimeSplitters 2 fera certainement mieux l'affaire tant en solo qu'en multijoueurs, mais James Bond 007 : Nightfire n'en demeure pas moins un jeu sympathique.
60
XboxGamekult
Malgré de nombreux atouts en main, James Bond 007 : Nightfire peine à surpasser son prédécesseur. La durée de vie très courte, son intérêt inégal et sa réalisation pas toujours bien optimisée rendent l'investissement un poil élevé, même s'il faut reconnaître que ce titre plaira sans réserve à tous ceux qui se passionnent pour James Bond. Pour les autres, TimeSplitters 2 fera certainement mieux l'affaire tant en solo qu'en multijoueurs, mais James Bond 007 : Nightfire n'en demeure pas moins un jeu sympathique.
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XboxGames TM
Sure, it makes a few mistakes along the way and it's certainly not the greatest FPS game around at the moment, but NightFire is easily the best non-GoldenEye Bond outing since TWINE on the N64. Well worth a look, even if you're not a huge Bond fan.
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PlayStation 2Factornews
Un manque d’originalité flagrant comparé au dernier épisode. La durée de vie est très faible, mais le peu qu’on joue, on s’amuse vraiment bien grâce à la variété du gameplay, et à l’esprit James Bond totalement respecté. A vous de faire votre choix.
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PlayStation 2Gamekult
Malgré de nombreux atouts en main, James Bond 007 : Nightfire peine à surpasser son prédécesseur et déçoit fortement dans la réalisation avec un manque flagrant d'optimisation pour la PlayStation 2. De plus, la durée de vie très courte et son intérêt inégal rendent l'investissement un poil élevé, même s'il faut reconnaître que ce titre plaira sans réserve à tous ceux qui se passionnent pour James Bond. Pour les autres, TimeSplitters 2 voire même Red Faction II feront certainement mieux l'affaire tant en solo qu'en multijoueurs.