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No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (Windows)

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Description

A year has passed since Cate Archer foiled the plans of the terrorist organization known as H.A.R.M. The tension between USA and the Soviet Union has increased, and the two powers quarrel over a tiny, but strategically important island of Khios. Cate is once again recruited by the secret British organization UNITY, whose goal is to avert international conflicts and preserve the world peace. As Cate is sent to investigate a secret meeting, she meets new and old villains who, once again, won't stop until she is out of their way to world domination.

No One Lives Forever 2 is the sequel to The Operative: No One Lives Forever, casting the player as the super-spy Cate Archer in the 1960's. As in the first game, many different weapons and items are available to Cate, from pistols to automatic weapons, as well as her trusty lipstick bomb and other gadgets. The sequel introduces new weapons and gadgets, such as eye shadow that doubles as a tazer, a robotic bomb disguised as a kitten, and others. The game enhances the light role-playing angle from the original, as the player is now able to gather intelligence and upgrade Cate's sneaking and shooting abilities as well as equipment.

The sequel retains the humorous tone of its predecessor and takes the player to various exotic locations such as Japan, India, and a trailer park in Ohio during a tornado. Players may also go online and engage in deathmatch or cooperative mode, teaming up against the enemy.

Screenshots

No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Windows Mist created by the waterfall.
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Windows End of mission status screen; boy, I sucked that time!
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Windows Your fighting ninja's, so why not use their weapons against them?
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Windows Did he see me coming?  Apparently not.

Alternate Titles

  • "无人永生2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Никто не живет вечно 2: С.Т.Р.А.Х. ВОЗВРАЩАЕТСЯ" -- Russian spelling
  • "Wu Ren Yong Sheng 2" -- Chinese title
  • "No One Lives Forever 2: Le C.R.I.M.E est éternel" -- French title
  • "No One Lives Forever 2: Agentin in geheimer Mission" -- German title
  • "NOLF2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

You are losing the swing Cate!! Zovni (9360) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
The "Shagadellic" is missing in this one Sam Hardy (76) unrated
Mostly H.A.R.M.less Terrence Bosky (5235) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A worthy sequel. kbmb (399) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Who's Up For A Round Of NOLFING? MasterMegid (897) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Rewarding, but not as good as the original. Scott Monster (922) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
New adventures of the great Cate Archer Emepol (1547) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GamesFirst! Nov 17, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Armchair Empire, The Nov 02, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 A- 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 28, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Game Vortex 2002 9 out of 10 90
Play.tm Nov 14, 2002 90 out of 100 90
ActionTrip Oct 07, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 24, 2002 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German version

There are a few changes when playing with German language settings: All blood, death cries and the sound after using the katana were removed. Additionally enemies can't be set on fire and killed enemies transform into backpacks. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Servers

The official Sierra game servers were shut down on 1st November 2008.

Weapons

The Gordon SMG, the standard weapon of H.A.R.M. minions, is actually a Sterling SMG with a collapsed stock. It is a British weapon, which replaced aging Sten SMGs and it is still being used in some parts of the world (namely the Jamaican armed forces).

Awards

  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2003 (No. 148) - Game of the Year (Co-Winner)
  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – PC Game of the Year
    • 2002 – Best Music of the Year (PC)
    • 2002 – Quote of the Year (for a tape recording of Melvin Blitzny)
  • Golden Joystick Awards
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JPaterson (9147) added No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (Windows) on Oct 06, 2002
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