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From Russia with Love (Xbox)

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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.

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From Russia with Love Xbox Use "Bond Vision" to gain extra skill points!
From Russia with Love Xbox Shooting the fuel depot may save you some bullets.
From Russia with Love Xbox Taking care of the pursuit with a mounted twin machine-gun.
From Russia with Love Xbox Taking a heli with a missile.

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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User Reviews

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The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) 2005 B+ 83
Game Chronicles Nov 28, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpy Oct 31, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesCollection Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nov 09, 2005 4 out of 5 80
IGN Oct 31, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
Daily Game Jan 22, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Fragland.net Feb 14, 2006 72.4 out of 100 72
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 17, 2005 13 out of 20 65

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Caltrus (344) added From Russia with Love (Xbox) on Nov 07, 2005
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