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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall User Score (27 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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I hesitate to call any game that bears the 007 logo a sleeper, but with the incredible number of triple-A titles being released for PlayStation 2 this holiday season, it's possible that many will overlook Agent Under Fire. Do yourself a favor and check this game out. You won’t regret it.
Featuring three difficulty settings and some great multiplayer environments, Agent Under Fire delivers the best Bond experience since GoldenEye, and it shouldn’t be missed.
With great graphics, stellar multiplayer, and a prominent license, Agent Under Fire isn't that bad of a game. Yes, it does fall short in areas like its blockiness or repetitive theme song, but it packs a punch, which is more like a slap on the PS2's version. We can't forget that the controls are a bit funky or that single player is short, but when those fall short, action, adventure, and adrenaline are also there. To me, Agent Under Fire is a great attempt at a great game, which fell short a tad bit. I believe that Nightfire will be able to live up to what all of the hype is about.
83 (Jan 16, 2002)
Im Prinzip hat EA alles richtig gemacht: Es wurden zwei beliebte und vor allem zusammenpassende Genre verknüpft und drum herum eine schöne Story gestrickt. Auch in den Bereichen Grafik, Sound und Steuerung hat man sich keine groben Schnitzer erlaubt. Nur die vorgegebenen Hilfestellungen mindern den Spielspaß erheblich und hinterlassen in den sowieso schon streng linearen Shooter-Abschnitten einen schalen Beigeschmack. Daher können die Rennspiel-Levels um einiges deutlicher punkten als die im Endeffekt durchschnittlichen und bis auf die Zwischengegner wenig fordernden Levels, in denen man mit der Waffe in der Hand unterwegs ist. Dank hervorragend präsentierter Bond-Atmosphäre und guten Multiplayer-Modi kann sich das erste Next-Generation-Abenteuer von 007 als solider Zeitvertreib etablieren - auf ein neues Goldeneye müssen wir aber weiterhin warten...
82 (Dec 09, 2001)
James Bond: Agent Under Fire is a solid title let down by a lack of single player missions. The game has a wonderful graphics engine with now slowdown while the mission variety is superb, although it would have been great to see more variety in the enemies in each level. While the single player game is a little short, the multi-player levels and options more then make up for that deficiency. As a multi-player game it's among the best yet on Playstation 2. This is a very solid title that will keep Bond fans happy for some time. Definitely worth consideration.
81 (Dec 18, 2001)
Wer kurzweiligen Actionspaß sucht ist bei James Bond gut aufgehoben. Ein Spiel für lange Winterabende ist 007 aber aufgrund der wenigen Level nicht und somit kein richtiger Wartezeitverkürzer bis der nächste Bondfilm im Kino läuft. Die komplizierte Bedienung in den FPS-Leveln ist zuweilen ein echtes Handicap. Die packend inszenierten Level haben mich jedoch immer wieder vor den Fernseher gefesselt. Trotzdem bleibt ein wenig Enttäuschung, da zu viele Möglichkeiten, für ein klasse Game verschenkt wurden.
PSM (Jan, 2002)
Granted, this latest Bond adventure won't set any real marks for innovation or depth, but it still manages to provide a decently long and fun experience. Of all the 007 titles that have appeared on Sony consoles, I definitely enjoyed this one the most.
GamersMark (Dec 03, 2001)
This is a great game, by far EAs best efforts in the 007 license so far. Dont expect it to top Goldeneye because it wont. It doesnt have the longest or hardest single player game, but it controls awesome and thr 2-4 player modes are great. I would recommend Red Faction over this but if you already have that one or you’re a huge 007 fan you wont be dissapointed.
GameZone (Nov 30, 2001)
If you've been itching for a 007 title to be released for a next generation console, your call has been answered, but can Agent Under Fire fill the James Bond void? Having not been based on a movie, this one is lacking a little bit in the story quality department, since variations of most missions seem to have been done previously. While all the missions include objectives that are very "Bond-like," they just aren't the classics we'd expect them to be. 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. The great multiplayer mode also gives Agent Under Fire an edge and this by itself may be enough for some to justify the purchase of the game.
IGN (Nov 12, 2001)
Strangely enough, after all these years, the world still needs James Bond, the endearing, suave, British secret agent who has the power to blow away enemies with a single shot, and who instantly seduces gorgeous women all over the world. His legacy is universally appealing, spanning more than 30-plus years of books and movies, and most recently, he's starred in videogames. In game, his beginnings have been, shall eye say, golden?
77 (Jan 15, 2001)
Tja, der größte Kritikpunkt an "Agent im Kreuzfeuer" ist eigentlich die fehlende Langzeitmotivation. Zwar gibt es reichlich zu erspielen, aber die Level sind doch sehr geradlinig. All zu viel Spaß macht es deshalb nicht, dauernd wieder die selben Szenerien zu spielen, nur um ein paar Extras freizuschalten. Unterm Strich bleibt aber trotzdem ein mitreißender Actiontitel, mit dem man für ein Wochenende sicherlich viel Spaß haben kann. Jedoch hat man irgendwie das Gefühl, dass einiges Potenzial verschenkt wurde.
PlayFrance (Apr 09, 2003)
Pour résumé l'affaire "Espion pour cible", vous prenez le meilleur de James Bond, le (presque) meilleur des jeux de caisses, le meilleur des Doom-like, vous mettez le tout dans votre shaker préféré, vous remuez bien, servez dans un verre givré, n'oubliez pas l'olive... et votre plus beau Walter PPK. Yes darling, i'm comin'
GameSpy (Nov 30, 2001)
I'm pretty sure that almost everyone on this planet has seen a James Bond movie or two. The dashing secret agent foils the plot of some dastardly villain, while meeting beautiful women, using clever spy gadgets, taking part in death-defying action scenes, and driving some really nice cars. This description fits the PlayStation 2 game, 007: Agent Under Fire, to a tee. And, just like the fact that you don't expect much from the movies other than some escapist summer amusement, you will be much better off if you check your brain at the door and come into Agent Under Fire with low expectations.
Gaming Target (Dec 05, 2001)
Agent Under Fire has some truly great moments, but there just seems to be a few too many flaws holding it back from being a great game. First Person Shooter and Bond fans will find plenty to like in Agent Under Fire. It's not a classic, but Agent Under Fire has several flashes of brilliance that definitely make it worth playing.
Netjak (Jun 09, 2003)
Is it worth getting? If you can find it for about 20 to 30 bucks then yes, but otherwise get something with better longevity - Halo, Brute Force, or possibly NightFire, would be heartier experiences. While it improves upon 007 Racing, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is Not Enough, Agent Under Fire feels too rushed for me to give it a recommendation higher than "rental" or "bargain".
70 (UK) (Dec 18, 2001)
Can Bond really save himself with a last minute reprieve? Well, yes. Agent Under Fire is a good looking and sounding Bond adventure with a splendid multiplayer side to it. The single player game is well worth playing through once, even if you find yourself a mite unimpressed from time to time by the events unfolding on-screen. Repetitive? Okay. Predictable? Sure, but it's still a Bond adventure, and thanks to the multiplayer mode there's some real longevity here. If the last Bond game you played was GoldenEye, it's time to freshen up.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (May 07, 2003)
Slutligen vill jag säga att atmosfären i det här spelet är precis så bra som det kan bli i ett spel baserat på världens mest kompetente specialagent. Det känns verkligen James Bond även om EA valt att överdosera hela spelet med den välkända Bond-melodin. James är rent utseendemässigt en stilfull blandning mellan Sean Connery och Pierce Brosnan och spottar regelbundet ur sig väntade, fyndigt placerade kommentarer om det som händer. Trots ett väldigt linjärt upplägg är detta faktiskt riktigt bra. Jag har haft väldigt roligt med Agent Under Fire, då inte minst i flerspelarläge. Så samtidigt som damtidningen utser någon extrem fåntratt som Stefan Sauk till Sveriges rejälaste karl fortsätter jag jakten på världsskurkarna i rollen som tidernas coolaste agent.
Trots detta är dock Agent Under Fire ett köpvärt spel, om man gillar action och Mr. Bond.
70 (Dec 01, 2001)
Le trip James Bond fonctionne bien dans Espion pour Cible. Je ne sais pas pourquoi, mais le fait qu'il ne soit pas l'adaptation directe d'un film permet de s'identifier plus facilement au personnage. Peut-être est-ce parce que l'on ne sait à l'avance ce qu'il va se passer (même si on le devine) ? Toujours est-il qu'avec sa réalisation soignée et sa jouabilité exemplaire, Electronic Arts fait un joli cadeau de Noël à tous les fidèles de l'espion 007. Dommage simplement qu'il soit trop court.
While it seems each Bond game will inevitably be compared to Rare's classic shooter, Agent Under Fire manages to distinguish itself enough to be a welcome addition to any fan's library. It is a huge improvement over the previous three PlayStation titles, and it has the best graphics and music of any Bond game to date. Factor in the great multiplayer mode, and you have an excellent start for the franchise on the PlayStation 2.
After the immense success of Rare's Goldeneye, every interactive rendition of Bond has been measured against it. Technology has taken enormous leaps; the industry has seen four major console systems since the bygone Nintendo 64, yet people still refer to a game from 1997 as the torchbearer of the franchise. Now we welcome James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire, the latest first-person shooter with the super spy's license, courtesy of Electronic Arts. For the first time, the plot has no ties to any Bond movie, so the designers had unlimited action and storytelling possibilities. The result, originally conceived for PlayStation 2, has now come to GameCube, questing for the Goldeneye torch.
GamePro (US) (Aug 01, 2005)
EA's putting Bond back in action for his latest mission, this time on the PS2. In AUF, Bond takes on Identicon, a shadowy corporation bent on a creepy human-cloning scheme. The game's 12 levels involve first-person combat/stealth, car combat, and rail shooting (vehicles drive automatically while you blaze away). The missions range from rescuing a CIA agent to storming an oil rig at sea, and the cool part is how seamlessly the three gameplay styles blend together.
GameSpot (Nov 16, 2001)
Agent Under Fire isn't a horrible game, but its lackluster level design, poor enemy AI, and easy level of difficulty pile up to detract from what it does offer greatly. Any game based on Ian Fleming's suave super-spy James Bond in the critical position of following Rare's excellent GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64, receives an incredible amount of attention and likewise has a lot to live up to. Since GoldenEye 007, the Bond license has changed hands from Rare to Electronic Arts, which has served 007 games on the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Game Boy Color. Now the company is offering a Bond first-person shooter for the PlayStation 2, albeit with mixed results.
Agent Under Fire’s single-player game is too short and too easy, with limited replayability. It’s fun while it lasts, and the game does successfully combine a first-person perspective shooter with third-person perspective racing game.
Gaming Age (Mar, 2002)
Goldeneye. There, I've said it. As the premier Bond console game, the Nintendo 64 classic still stands as the high watermark for 007 gaming, years after its introduction. Rare's seminal FPS masterpiece brought outstanding control, graphics, storyline and gameplay together in a great single- and multiplayer experience. When MGM transferred the license to Electronic Arts, it was hoped that we'd see even more Bond goodness on the next-gen platforms. After stumbling badly out of the gate with Tomorrow Never Dies and 007 Racing, EA restored some lustre to the franchise with the development of The World is Not Enough on N64. Can they take it to the next level with Agent Under Fire?