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007: Nightfire (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The game is Bond - James Bond. phlux (4143) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
There are better games, but I still luvs this one :O Pixelspeech (955) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.4
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (28 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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93
Consoles 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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PSX 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.
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Futuregamez.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
GameZone
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.
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4Players.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
Playzone
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!
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IGN
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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GamePro (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
Power Unlimited
Voor spy wannabees is dit een aangenaam en gelikt Bond avontuur. Het is nog geen GoldenEye maar beduidend beter dan Agent Under Fire.
78
GameSpot
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.
76
GameSpy
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
Pelit
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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Netjak
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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All 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.
65
Jeuxvideo.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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Factornews
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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Gamekult
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.