Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

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

90
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

You are losing the swing Cate!! Zovni (9384) 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 (5237) 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 (900) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Rewarding, but not as good as the original. Scott Monster (919) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
New adventures of the great Cate Archer Emepol (1548) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall MobyScore (86 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
100
GamesFirst!
Many argued that No One Lives Forever was the action game of 2000. This year’s competition is stiff, but No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.’s Way is definitely up to the task of bringing home the gold. This game has plenty of the action and suspense required in any good spy game, but at the same time maintains a lighthearted feel that will refresh gamers that perhaps are tired of life in the trenches.
100
Just Adventure
The game is so slickly produced, so player-friendly and such breezy fun that some fans of the first game might find it all to be a bit too easy and over-packaged. But no such complaints from me. I don’t need this game to be Half-Life or even Max Payne. It’s a funny, nifty, cotton-candy confection of a game and I enjoyed every single minute of it.
100
UOL Jogos
"No One Lives Forever 2" prova que a Monolith estava bem ciente dos problemas do original, e que apesar de um orçamento restrito e um mecanismo simples, com criatividade é possível fazer um grande game - e ainda arrancar umas risadas do público.
100
Snackbar-Games.com
Again, I hate to go to the rating scale, but this game is as close to a ten as you could possibly get. NOLF2 is a must own for fans of spy games, FPS or hell if you like games at all you need to have this game! I am still a huge fan of WarCraft III but this game defiantly deserved GameSpy's game of the year award with all the new ground it broke. NOLF2 has earned itself a special place in my heart and I will be using it as a standard for PC FPS games in the future. Go buy this game!
100
Game Chronicles
For those of you who need a history lesson, No One Lives Forever was the breakout smash of 2000 featuring great action, suspense, and intrigue in classic Bond fashion, only this time our hero was a sexy, swinging, 60’s hipster – sort of a female Austin Powers only cooler. NOLF quickly became one of my all-time favorite games and even managed to earn four GCM 2000 Game of the Year Awards in several categories, even nudging out Deus Ex for the #1 game of 2000.
100
Withingames
Cate Archer ist zurück: Das weibliche Pendant zu James Bond muss im Nachfolger zum 3D-Shooter von Anno 2000 ein weiteres Mal vor der Kulisse der Swinging Sixties die Welt vor den üblen Machenschaften der Terrororganisation HARM beschützen und einen Atomkrieg verhindern. Herausgekommen ist dabei ein wahrer Glücksfall von Spiel.
96
Worth Playing
Overall, Noone Lives Forever 2 is a great game and would fit nicely in any FPS fan’s collection. While the multiplayer is currently lacking, the single player mode alone can warrant the game’s purchase price. With a great plot and theme, awesome gameplay, and the trademark NOLF humor, Noone Lives Forever 2 has emerged to be one of the best PC games of 2002.
96
Game Over Online
If you couldn’t tell by my review, I was thoroughly amazed by the overall improvement that NOLF2 has made over NOLF. You can bet that when I was playing, I was looking to see if the things I had complained about in the first game would rear their ugly heads. Thankfully, they did not. NOLF2 is a smorgasbord of not only fantastic visuals, but fantastic gameplay as well.
95
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
NOLF2 is truly a wonderful game, complete with enough humor and action to appease anyone in the market for a good shooter and a hearty laugh. Combining beautifully rendered environments with well-written, delightful gags and one-liners, NOLF2 is a worthy follow-up to its esteemed predecessor and makes a worthy addition to your FPS library.
95
GameZone
Graphically the game has a style all its own and with 3 preset display options the creators have kept in mind that not all of us have 2+gigahertz processors and 128M video cards at our disposal. However, even at low or medium displays the graphics are great. Bright colors, interesting character models, and fully developed environments make you feel like you're a part of Cate Archers world. Along with stellar sound effects, voiceovers, and groovy spy movie theme songs, No One Lives Forever 2 provides a feast for your senses.
95
Armchair Empire, The
There is so much to love about No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (NOLF2) that it is hard to know where to start. Every convention of the FPS genre is done to perfection, tweaked, and then turned on its ear. Only the multi-player options of the game disappoint. Still, if the game featured no multiplayer options at all, it does so many things right that it would still be in the running for Game of the Year. In fact, I’ll go on record with my early vote now — NOLF2 is the single best game of the year on the PC and few of the upcoming big name titles have even the slimmest chance of knocking the game off that lofty perch. It is simply that good.
94
Gamers' Temple, The
No One Lives Forever 2 is smart and sexy, just like its heroine. It is a thoroughly enjoyable, tongue in cheek romp through the world of 1960s espionage. Be sure to let this game infiltrate your hard drive.
93
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
No One Lives Forever 2 is op alle vlakken een groot succes. In een era dat een grimmig, humorloos realisme in shooters gemeengoed wordt, probeert N.O.LF. 2 zich te onderscheiden via humor en goedaardigheid. Dat het daarnaast nog een excellente shooter is, bewijst eens te meer dat we hier met een topper te maken hebben.
93
GameSpot
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way--the sequel to GameSpot's 2000 Action Game of the Year, The Operative: No One Lives Forever--continues the surprising success Monolith has experienced in the last couple of years. It improves on almost everything that worked well in the first game, and it also fixes that game's problems. Thanks to this sequel, an already amazing year for action games just got even better.
92
Gamers.at
James Bond kann einpacken: Denn Archer, Cate Archer, macht sich wiederum auf, den H.A.R.M. – Schergen gewaltig den Hintern zu versohlen. Schon vor zwei Jahren hatte Cate ihr äußerst erfolgreiches Debüt in „No One Lives Forever: The Operative“, das mit seinem einzigartigen 60er Jahre Flair vor wenigen Monaten auch für die PS2 erschien. Doch jetzt macht sich Frau Archer für ihre nächste Operation schick. Welcome to „A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way” !
91
Gaming Nexus
An excellent title that lives up to expectations, No One Lives Forever 2 is a great game that is hip, beautiful and absolutely brilliant. Game that not only looks and sounds great, but is also fun to play, the bar has been raised for First Person Shooters.
91
Christ Centered Game Reviews
Overall, the game is a blast to play on so many levels. It's a beautiful title that doesn't insult your intelligence (some of the jokes are really esoteric, but when you get them you feel extra special), or your trust with your dollars. Whether you get your hands on the PC title, or wait for one of the upcoming console versions, the game is fast and furious treat that should not be missed by any gamer.
90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way not only maintains the many strengths of the original, but actually improves upon them, making the sequel one of the best first-person shooters around. The combination of spying, action, stealth and laughter forms a near-perfect brew set in a period when Cold War espionage was still at its peak. The wonderful artificial intelligence and level design combine to keep you glued to your screen. Carefully honed in every dimension, NOLF2 is never disappointing. If you want an offbeat, highly imaginative shooter that lets you experience a range of emotions while having a good time, you can’t miss with this purchase. NOLF2 is a true tour de force.
90
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
If NOLF2 doesn’t quite feel like a grand slam, it’s only because the first game set expectations so high. But don’t let that cloud the big picture. This is a great game by any measure, and it goes on the short list with Medal of Honor and Jedi Knight II as one of the best shooters of the year.
90
Clubic
Malgré ce léger manque, il faut bien avouer que le jeu est tout simplement excellent. L'aventure est rythmée, drôle, très prenante et seule sa durée de vie un peu en retrait pourra décevoir les meilleurs joueurs qui ne devront pas hésiter à jouer au plus haut niveau. La réalisation technique est au diapason et même les configurations moyennes pourront largement en profiter... Un jeu qui n'est vraiment pas loin de constituer la référence absolue dans son genre.
90
GameStar (Germany)
No One Lives Forever 2 ist toll, wie eigentlich nicht anders zu erwarten. Das Level-Design ist auf hohem Niveau, die Gegner-KI sehr gut, und das Skillsystem funktioniert großartig. Am besten sind jedoch die völlig schrägen Ideen, die mich mal schmunzeln, mal lauthals lachen lassen. Richtig ärgern möchte ich mich aber über den mickrigen Multiplayer-Part. Die Idee dahinter ist zwar toll, entschädigt aber keinesfalls für fehlende normale Modi. Schlicht nervig finde ich das dreimalige Aufkochen des Indien-Levels – so schön er auch sein mag. Ein weiterer Schauplatz hätte dem Spiel gut getan! Doch genug der Meckerei. Denn trotz kleinerer Schönheitsfehler gehört das Spiel zum Besten, was Ihnen 2002 auf die Festplatte kommen kann.
90
Play.tm
To conclude then, whilst NOLF2 could hardly be described as a revolution, it is certainly a very well thought out product, and thankfully, one that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's action-packed and diverse, with enough humour and plot to keep you gripped throughout.
90
Gameguru Mania
If there is one bad aspect about NOLF2, it's that the gameplay breaks no new grounds. But on the positive side, the gameplay in NOLF2 has been refined to near perfection. If you liked the first game you will enjoy this one as well.
90
Game Vortex
Even though fans of the series will say the original NOLF far surpasses its successor, No One Lives Forever 2 contains too many wonderful nuances to be ignored. If you're looking for an all-out spy thriller with tons of action, you might consider holding out for 007: Nightfire... but if you want the total package with truckloads of hilarity on the side, pick up NOLF 2 today for instant gratification.
90
GameBoomers
If you’ve played the original NOLF, you likely won’t need any encouragement to play No One Lives Forever 2, but if you’re feeling any hesitation, let that end here and now. This game is a winner. If you haven’t played either game, I would strongly suggest you play BOTH. You don’t need to have played the first to enjoy the second, but you’ll be missing on some of the inside jokes, and more importantly, an excellent gaming experience in its own right. When you’re done that one, you’ll have this little gem to look forward to.
90
GameSpy
No One Lives Forever 2 is obviously impressive in a number of ways, but in this banner year for PC action games, "impressive" simply isn't enough. What sets NOLF2 apart is the fact that it's consistently interesting as well, thanks to its unique story, humor and set pieces.
90
Gamer.co.il

למקרה שלא הבהרתי את העניין עד הסוף, נולף 2 הוא משחק מעולה, והוא עולה על קודמו בכל פרמטר אפשרי. עלילה, הומור, כמויות גדולות של אקשן, אינטליגנציה ממוחשבת מצוינת, גאדג'טים מגניבים, גרפיקה מרשימה והמון המון סגנון, בנולף 2 יש הכל. המשחק אמנם קצר יחסית לקודמו, אך אין לי ספק שלאחר שתסיימו אותו תרצו לשחק בו שוב ושוב, כך שאין מה לדאוג בעניין אורך החיים. חוץ מזה, יש בו את קייט ארצ'ר.

90
Jeuxvideo.com
Le premier volet était excellent, cette suite est tout bonnement géniale. No One Lives Forever 2 n'est pas simplement le digne successeur de NOLF, il est plus que ça. Une réalisation en béton armé, une ambiance toujours fun et un gameplay inspiré et riche nous conduisent à une conclusion évidente : il faut jouer à NOLF 2. L'un des meilleurs FPS de cette année 2002.
90
JeuxVideoPC.com
La superbe Cate Archer est de retour ! Après avoir été une surprise en 2001, la célèbre agent secret revient sur nos écrans. Monolith nous propose la suite de ce célèbre opus et qui est loing d'être bâclé. Ils ne se sont pas contentés de rajouter deux ou trois niveaux... Monolith Productions a fait un travail remarquable qui convaincra de nombreux joueurs.
90
IGN
You may talk of your Half-Lifes and HALOs but, for me, the original No One Lives Forever was the greatest shooter I had ever played. I say 'had' because this year has seen the release of some truly spectacular first-person shooters, each of which moves the genre in new and interesting directions. Aware on some instinctual level that other titles had supplanted her in my mind, Monolith decided to bring Cate out of retirement in No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way. And for those of you who don't have time to read the whole review, the sequel's as good as the original. Not only does it preserve everything we liked about the first game but it also takes a few steps in some rewarding new directions.
90
PC Games (Germany)
No One Lives Forever 2 spielt in der Zeit, in der Miniröcke schockten und quietschbunte Tapeten mit geometrischen Mustern als schick galten: den 60er-Jahren. Dementsprechend ist auch der Kleidungsstil von Top-Spionin Cate Archer ausgefallen. Geheimaufträge löst die hübsche Brünette gern "unauffällig" in hautengen, neonfarbenen Leggins. Zu ihrem Waffenarsenal gehören explodierende Katzen, Bananen und Lachgas. Ihre Gegner sind unter anderen übergewichtige Pantomimen mit weiß geschminkten Gesicht und Streifen-T-Shirt. Zu ihren größten Abenteuern zählt eine Verfolgungsjagd auf einem Dreirad durch einen indischen Bazar. No One Lives Forever 2 ist fröhliches Action-Kontrastprogramm zu bitter ernsten Genre-Vertretern wie Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (dt.).
89
PC Zone Benelux
Kortom, hou je van shooters met een twist, dan heb je nu een reden om eens een bezoekje aan je plaatselijke spellenboer te brengen.
89
ActionTrip
There's very little to say about this game that hasn't already been said a million times - this game is a fun spy game that doesn't take itself too seriously, chock-full of eye candy and humor, while simultaneously bringing an engaging storyline filled with great characters...and mimes. (I hate mimes.) A worthy successor, this is an FPS that you need to go buy now. Yes, you.
88
4Players.de
Was für eine Atmosphäre! Was für eine Grafik! Was für geniale Gags! NOLF 2 ist ein Programm gewordener Lachsack, besonders die genialen Dialoge sprühen vor Wortwitz, viele der herumliegenden Briefe und Zettel sind schlicht genial. Aber wie schade, dass das Ganze so kurz ist - mit durchschnittlich 15 Stunden Spielzeit sind Cate Archers neue Abenteuer bedauerlicherweise sogar schneller vorbei, als die des knapp anderthalb Mal so umfangreichen Vorgängers. Dazu kommen unnötig nervige Levels wie das schier ewige Sibirien, die auf Dauer lästigen Polizisten in Indien oder das oft auftretende Hin- und Hergerenne zwischen mehreren Plätzen. Doch bei aller Meckerei bleibt das Spiel bis zuletzt spannend, und der Abspann lässt mal wieder viele Hintertürchen für einen eventuellen dritten Teil offen. So oder so ist NOLF 2 eines der Action-Highlights des Jahres, das sich kein ernsthafter Zocker entgehen lassen sollte.
87
ComputerGames.ro
From very far away someone looked at the whole scene with a great deal of interest. it was the same person than read the report of Megan O'Malledy a few weeks ago and hid it between the sofa's cushions while the steps of the Director indicated he was rapidly approaching his chambers. It was all done to help Cate or just to pull the Director out from his hiding place to satisfy the thirst for revenge? Will Cate be saved first? Will the Director die or not? Please come back in two or three years time for the answer.
86
Peliplaneetta.net
Kokonaisuutena No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way on viihdyttävää ja hieman ajattelua vaativaa kevyesti humoristista perusräiskintää. Vakoojameininkiä ei loppujen lopuksi mitenkään hirvittävästi painoteta ja vaikka pelimekaniikkaa onkin monipuolistettu ensimmäisestä NOLF:ista, jää jatko-osan tarjonta ihmeen ohuen tuntuiseksi ja osin edeltäjäänsä heikommaksi. Kenttäsuunnittelu ja tarina ontuvat paikoin pahasti ja vaikka grafiikka onkin viimeisintä huutoa, jää tunnelma silti jotenkin hengettömän kolkoksi. Huumoriakin olisi saanut olla reilusti enemmän, sillä välillä meno äityy hieman turhankin vakavahenkiseksi.
86
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een zeer leuke opvolger die spijtig genoeg toch een aantal repetitieve elementen en een beperkt aantal mappen bevat...
85
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Но мы все-таки ее любим, несмотря на сократившееся время прохождения, похудевший арсенал и общую склонность к потаканию вкусам консольной публики. Вопреки проискам агентов Sierra, Monolith сумела уберечь обаяние оригинальной игры, сохранила в неприкосновенности юмор и покорила новую для себя вершину аудиовизуального совершенства. Не верите? Запустите No One Lives Forever 2. Просмотрев финальные титры, вы непременно потребуете добавки. И мы надеемся ее когда-нибудь увидеть.
83
Game Revolution
NOLF 2 is a very good game, but the original No One Lives Forever still holds a warmer place in my heart because it was such a surprise of a game. Still, NOLF 2 meets my expectations with beautiful animations, well-written enemy AI, and a shorter but still engaging single player mission. Perhaps H.A.R.M. really stands for Humorous Adventure, Resplendently Made.
80
Nerikes Allehanda
Nolf2 är fängslande, strategiskt, men ack så slött mellan banorna. Flera minuters laddning för en quickload är oacceptabelt. Det finns spel därute som matchar Nolf2, men som kräver betydligt mindre av din dator. Trots det finns det betydligt fler argument för ett köp än emot. Cate är snygg, smart och rolig. Jag vet vem jag skall dejta de närmaste månaderna!
80
PCG
No One Lives Forever 2 rekommenderas till alla äventyrslystna spelare som vill koppla av från hektiska strider i Battlefield eller Unreal Tournament. Ett friskt komplement till höstens utbud i genren och ett välbehövligt sådant. Tillsammans med nyss nämnda titlar och Hitman 2 sluter det cirkeln och säkrar många långa timmar i höst- och vintermörkret för action- och äventyrsfans.
80
Joystick (French)
No One Lives Forever 2 est un jeu excellent. Tout son gameplay s'articule autour des nouvelles aptitudes d'une Kate Archer super bien modélisée. Entre le jeu de shoot et le jeu d'infiltration, l'action est rythmée par un scénario excellent, un ton bien décalé, des graphismes de grande qualité et une très bonne IA des ennemis. C'est du bon.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK)
All in all, your mission-should-you-choose-to-accept-it is a very enjoyable one. There are more spy film clichés than the 1960s managed and more dodgy accents than you'll see on the panto stage this Christmas, but NOLF2 is an excellent game nonetheless. Flawed in places? Yes, thanks to backtracking, repetition and some curious design decisions, but fans of the original should be flicking coins across counters to distract shop assistants immediately, and if you like first person shooters and have a sense of humour, the only other thing to stop you playing this game is the central role of a pink-suited woman. Are you man enough?
80
Entertainment Depot, The
Sequels are supposed to be about 'more' and 'bigger'. While the 'bigger' aspect is certainly spoken for in terms of larger levels, NOLF 2 seems to be all about 'less' of the things that made the original a classic: less variety, less weapons, less humor, and less plot. Which isn't to say that NOLF 2 is in any way a bad game; on the contrary, it's a truly excellent shooter, and can definitely be a tremendous amount of fun. However, as a sequel to a classic title such as NOLF, it's woefully inadequate.
80
PCMag.com
The original No One Lives Forever was a refreshing change to what was, in 2000, a stagnant shooter-game scene. Pitting British superspy Cate Archer against the agents of the evil organization H.A.R.M., the game had a kitschy sixties theme, clever spy gadgets, and creative missions, which made for an engaging experience. Aside from improved graphics and a new stat-building element, the sequel is much the same.
80
All Game Guide
However, most shooter fans will be shocked with the fun and hilarity of No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way. The sniping, killing, missions, and tension of a good shooter are all here, as well as a strong stealth system, but NOLF 2's levity surprises.
79
Imperium Gier
O ile w kwestii technicznej wykonania gry znakomita większość czytelników powinna się ze mną zgodzić, to problem notorycznie pojawiających się przeciwników zostanie zapewne odebrany różnie. Dlatego jeśli Wam to nie przeszkadza i jesteście miłośnikami części pierwszej oraz tego typu gier w ogóle, to z czystym sercem mogę polecić opisywany tytuł. Możecie do widniejącej oceny dodać jeszcze 2 punkty. Zapewniam, że się nie zawiedziecie. Reszta może jednak podzielać moje zdanie...
76
Gry OnLine
Podsumowanie będzie krótkie i węzłowate: w drugą część „No One Lives Forever” gra się bardzo, ale to bardzo przyjemnie, a ilość i jakość przygotowanych poziomów powinna każdemu pozwolić się wyżyć dowoli. NOLF2 jest grą śliczną i bardzo dopracowaną w ramach przyjętej konwencji, a na dodatek chodzi płynnie i wygląda ładnie nawet na mocno już podstarzałym sprzęcie. Zagrać w nią jednakże można tylko raz, jeśli się nie lubi wiedzieć, co dalej i zza którego drzewa wilk wyskoczy. Reszta należy do multiplayera.