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Contract J.A.C.K. (Windows)

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ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
60
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3.2
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Description

Contract J.A.C.K. is the official prequel to No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way. The game revolves around John Jack, a contract killer under the H.A.R.M. flag. Jack is sent on a mission by H.A.R.M., whether he likes it or not, to stop an Italian crime organization. Contract J.A.C.K. lets players explore "the dark side" of the No One Lives Forever universe, using a large arsenal of weapons over 10 single player levels.

Screenshots

Contract J.A.C.K. Windows Looks like the woman from the Wanted picture, Cate Archer, is here, too.
Contract J.A.C.K. Windows Bonus quiz for astrophysicists: Calculate the orbit the Moon would have to occupy to get this view of the Earth.
Contract J.A.C.K. Windows References to the other NOLF games are few and far between.
Contract J.A.C.K. Windows Battling Danger Danger on a moonbase.

Alternate Titles

  • "无人永生2:杀手JACK" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Агент Д.Ж.Е.К." -- Russian spelling
  • "Wu Ren Yong Sheng 2: Shashou JACK" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Monolith makes a Molehill Terrence Bosky (5236) 2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars
Fun, if somewhat short-lived and uninspired. Tomer Gabel (4394) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
What a disgrace. kbmb (399) unrated
Monolith should be ashamed of this putrid shooter. Kadath Bird (712) 0.57 Stars0.57 Stars0.57 Stars0.57 Stars0.57 Stars
No One Lives Forever 2 Minus Cate Archer And The Charm. MasterMegid (897) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
No One Lives Forever without the espionage. At least you get to shoot a lot. Steelysama (106) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars

The Press Says

PC Action Nov 19, 2003 82 out of 100 82
JeuxVideoPC.com Jun 10, 2006 14 out of 20 70
PC Zone Benelux Feb, 2004 69 out of 100 69
Shooterplanet Apr 13, 2007 68 out of 100 68
IGN Nov 19, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61
GameSpy Nov 10, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Peliplaneetta.net Jan 16, 2004 58 out of 100 58
Gameguru Mania Dec 07, 2003 54 out of 100 54
Super Play Jan, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Game Shark Dec 30, 2003 F 0

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Trivia

German version

In the German version all blood effects and death cries were removed. Also missing are ragdoll physics for corpses and the possibility to set them on fire.

References to the predecessors

Here are a few references to the other games of the No One Lives Forever series:
  • The game begins above the Drunken Scotsman (Magnus Armstrong?) which has a vandalized poster advertising Inge Wagner.
  • During the insertion into Czechoslovakia, Cate Archer is briefly visible near a rabbit.
  • Cate Archer wanted posters pop up from time to time.
  • The game shows off H.A.R.M.'s NOLF 2 lair including comments on the "lava".
  • Music from NOLF2 appears in some missions.
  • The Jade Hamster, a fictional movie spy from NOLF2 returns on several cinematic posters.

Awards

  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2004 - #4 Worst Game of the Year 2003
Information also contributed by PCGamer77.

Related Web Sites

  • NOLFGIRL.COM (A community site dedicated to the NOLF universe.)
Mattias Kreku (423) added Contract J.A.C.K. (Windows) on Dec 05, 2003