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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.


007: From Russia with Love PlayStation 2 The camera can be moved around freely, here it's used to get a good look at Bond
007: From Russia with Love PlayStation 2 The game starts with a cinematic animated sequence. The baddies are already getting into position at the Houses of Parliament when Bond arrives to look after the Prime Minister's daughter
007: From Russia with Love PlayStation 2 It wouldn't be a Bond game without the 'Bloody Camera' at the start. This cinematic opening leads straight into an animated sequence and then a mission
007: From Russia with Love PlayStation 2 Menu screen.

Promo Images

007: From Russia with Love Screenshot 25/7/2005
007: From Russia with Love Other 21/10/2005
007: From Russia with Love Render 25/8/2005
007: From Russia with Love Screenshot 1/2/2006

Alternate Titles

  • "俄罗斯之恋" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Джеймс Бонд: из России с любовью" -- Russian spelling
  • "Eluosi zhi Lian" -- Simplified Chinese title
  • "Dalla Russia con amore" -- Italian title
  • "Bons baisers de Russie" -- French title
  • "007 ロシアより愛をこめて" -- Japanese spelling
  • "007: Russia Yori Ai o Komete" -- Japanese title
  • "007: Liebesgrüsse aus Moskau" -- German title

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games xtreme Dec 15, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86 Nov 21, 2005 85 out of 100 85 Nov 18, 2005 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Nov 09, 2005 4 out of 5 80
IGN Oct 31, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
GamerDad Jan 01, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Jan 03, 2006 64.5 out of 100 64
Diehard GameFan Nov 29, 2005 6.3 out of 10 63
UOL Jogos Nov 15, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Thunderbolt Games Jun 11, 2006 5 out of 10 50


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Caltrus (388) added 007: From Russia with Love (PlayStation 2) on Nov 07, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (245058), Caltrus (388) and Xoleras (66646)