007: From Russia with Love

aka: 007: Desde Rusia con Amor, 007: Liebesgrüsse aus Moskau, 007: Russia Yori Ai o Komete, Bons baisers de Russie, Dalla Russia con amore, Eluosi zhi Lian
Moby ID: 19879
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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 performed 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 kinds of points that 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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  • 007 ロシアより愛をこめて - Japanese spelling
  • Джеймс Бонд: из России с любовью - Russian spelling
  • 俄罗斯之恋 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 71% (based on 47 ratings)

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Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 47 ratings with 1 reviews)

Ahhh, Pussy Galore?! Well, who taught you judo?

The Good
* Sean Connery, 'nuff said

  • Wide variety of weapons and gadgets to utilize, as well as the ability to improve them as you go

  • Really captures the style of the original film

  • More than just a 3d shooter. Some Grand Theft Auto-type levels as well levels on gunboats and flying rocket packs!!

  • Unlock suitcases using the tester from You Only Live Twice, a neat little way to earn extra points

  • Multiplayer is fun too!!



The Bad
* Gotta love Sean Connery doing the voice acting, but he just sounds like an old man, which unfortunately he is already

  • Pretty difficult game; you'd have to be a fanatic to play the levels well enough to unlock all the secret levels. I only unlocked two of the four bonus levels and only completed one of them.

  • Can't save the game until you complete a full level; some of these are real tough to get through in one sitting. At least there are quasi-saves when you accomplish goals within a level, so when you die, you can at least start off from the last completed goal.

  • Looks like they couldn't use Specter as a name, so they used Octopus instead

    The Bottom Line
    A 3rd person shooter that follows the events of the James Bond movie From Russia With Love, but with serious liberties in terms of added plot (ie. levels that aren't in the movie). The game basically makes nemesis Red Grant a superhuman who doesn't go down the first time you battle him. Lots of heavy machine gunners that look like something out of Castle Wolfenstein. Face bazooka guys, tanks, gunboats, rocket pack flyers, helicopters, robot tanks & the final battle against Grant and his deadly spider machine!!

All in all, the game was a challenging, fun game. You'll be hard pressed not to imitate Connery's voice as you play!

Xbox · by lado (25) · 2007

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Game added by Caltrus.

PSP added by Kabushi. GameCube added by Xoleras.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Alaka, Xoleras, DreinIX, Evgenii Andzhe, Rik Hideto, Hipolito Pichardo.

Game added November 8, 2005. Last modified March 17, 2024.