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From Russia with Love

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
75
3.7
PlayStation 2
71
3.6
PSP
61
3.4
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Description

Building on 007: Everything or Nothing's range of strengths, 007: From Russia with Love is based on the 1963 film starring Sean Connery as James Bond. He is sent to Istanbul to acquire the Russian decoder machine known as the Lektor from a (supposedly) defecting Russian agent by the name of Tatiana Romanova. However, the Russians have no knowledge of this plan because it is a trap for James Bond created by the criminal organization known as Octopus. It is up to James Bond to seize the device and confront the dangerous assassin Red Grant and the ruthless Rosa Klebb.

In most of the 18 missions the player progresses through linear levels while shooting everything in sight. The player can lock onto an enemy at range and cycle between visible enemies, or focus in closer on a single enemy to make opportunistic targets appear, such as uncovered grenades or gaps in armor. Sometimes Bond can also use stealth or hand-to-hand combat, which are basically quick-time events where the player needs to press a displayed button in a limited time to dispatch a foe. Special tasks can be preformed with gadgets, e.g. the laser watch or a small remote controlled helicopter. This procedure gets spiced up with occasional driving or new jet pack sequences.

The player gets rewarded for certain actions with bonus points, e.g. succeeding in melee combat or searching containers. There are three different kind of points which unlock different things: bonus content like making of videos, bonus levels, and weapon upgrades. Every weapon and gadget can be upgraded in different areas, but only once.

Screenshots

From Russia with Love Xbox Taking care of the pursuit with a mounted twin machine-gun.
From Russia with Love Xbox Shooting the fuel depot may save you some bullets.
From Russia with Love Xbox You can also take down bad guys with a multitude of kicks, punches and combos!
From Russia with Love Xbox Diving for cover is essential to 007's survival!

Alternate Titles

  • "俄罗斯之恋" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Джеймс Бонд: из России с любовью" -- Russian spelling
  • "Liebesgrüsse aus Moskau: Starring Sean Connery as James Bond 007" -- German title
  • "Eluosi zhi Lian" -- Chinese title
  • "Dalla Russia con amore" -- Italian title
  • "Bons baisers de Russie" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

N-Zone GameCube Jan 03, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Nov 21, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Looki Xbox Dec 18, 2005 83 out of 100 83
X-Power Xbox Nov 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Xbox Nov 09, 2005 4 out of 5 80
IGN Xbox Oct 31, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
IGN GameCube Oct 31, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
allaboutgames.co.uk PlayStation 2 Feb 22, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Pro-G PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Jun 11, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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