User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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Mac Addict (Mar, 2003)
Altogether, Cate stars in an excellent package, full of stylish locations, well-crafted dialogue, splendid voice talent, a strong plot, a campy dose of nostalgia, and wickedly wry humor. You'll like this one.
IGN (Nov 21, 2002)
No One Lives Forever (NOLF) combines a first-rate plot, grandiose explosions, superb dialogue, and plenty of trigger-happy action to make for one of the best gaming experiences I've had this year.
Mac Gamer (Dec 09, 2002)
In conclusion, No One Lives Forever is worth the time, attention and money involved in the game, its sense of humor, style and action intriguing the player and making the experience nothing short of fun. Even if the game was late, MacPlay’s pulled it off in time for the holidays and this could be a good gift for the first person shooter fan on your list. Yes, there’s room for improvement via bug fixes and the game only runs in OS X, but this is a genuinely fun game with a great multiplayer base and worth your consideration.
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Jan 03, 2003)
There’s a lot of picking at detail in this review, and it’s there for a reason. This game could have been AMAZING, but it missed by just this much. A series of mediocre control implementations, excessive focus on stealth and security cameras and occasionally sluggish performance limit the overall result, though it is still a strong game in its own right.
80 (May, 2003)
NOLF est un jeu attrayant, ne serait-ce que par son originalité et son ambiance géniale ! Seuls quelques petits défauts viennent ternir le tableau mais gageons que NOLF 2 viendra combler ces lacunes !
AppleLinks.Com (Jan 30, 2002)
I ran through The Operative: No One Lives Forever immediately after playing Jedi Outcast, and I enjoyed NOLF much, much more. It's not necessarily that much better, but it was somehow much lighter than Jedi Outcast yet just as challenging. It didn't seem as heavy or oppressive as other first-person shooters, and I liked that freshness. I liked it to the point where I can safely say that NOLF now sits just under Deus Ex as my favorite FPS of all time. I'm looking forward to playing through it again to find what I may have missed, and I'm even more looking forward to the sequel which was recently announced by MacPlay. Yes, it means more killing, but at least NOLF will let me feel bad about it.