The PlayStation 2 release of The Operative: No One Lives Forever contains all the content of the Windows original (but not the exclusive GotY Edition mission), with the addition of an exclusive episode titled "Nine Years Ago...", which follows Cate Archer in her earlier years as a cat burglar, just before she was discovered by UNITY. The mission's scenes are not played in succession, but are tucked between the usual missions. They also feature 2 exclusive gadgets.
In place of the music score created by Guy Whitmore for the original release, the PlayStation 2 version has a soundtrack written by Rebecca Kneubuhl and mixed by Gabriel Mann. There is no multiplayer mode in this version of the game.