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James Bond Games

Post by TheDude18 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:44 am

Having the house to myself last night I decided to play Goldeneye Reloaded on the PS3 as it's been sitting in my 'to play' pile for a few years. It's not bad either, the controls feel a little off but on the whole, quite good. However it did make me think that until now I had never played an official James Bond game! Which is kind of odd considering my rabid fandom for all things 007. The only game I played that came close was Sly Spy in the arcade or on the C64. So what games would you recommend? I know about Goldenye on the N64 and The Spy who Loved Me looked good on the Amiga but bar that? As I'm collecting for the PS3 and Wii of late is there anything on those formats of note?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:36 am

For PS3, Blood Stone is pretty good. A nice mix of FPS and driving, relatively short so it doesn't get too stale. An original plot too, which is a nice change from following the movies.

Quantum of Solace covers both Casino Royale and the titular movie. Its a solid game, if unspectacular. I liked it enough that I've played it through a couple of times.

Legends is fairly ropey. Its ok, worth a look for a fan, and I did play it to completion, but it has the smell of a budget title about it with some less than stellar graphics and design work. Its a neat 'greatest hits' of Bond stories though. Not as bad as reviews suggest. Don't go in with high hopes and you may enjoy it, especially since it's no doubt dirt cheap so hard not to get your money's worth.

Other than Goldeneye on Wii, you might want to revert to the GameCube games if your Wii is one of the earlier compatible models. Nightfire, Everything or Nothing, and From Russia With Love are all worth a look. Again, as original titles, Nightfire and EoN are interesting and both are well produced games for their time. EoN perhaps has that extra spit and polish to it. Agent Under Fire is playable enough, but it has aged a bit, even when I played it years ago. Rogue Agent is the only one I couldn't bring myself to complete, its an utter turd of a game I bought out of curiosity, and it really is as bad as the reviews indicated.
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Re: James Bond Games

Post by Snakeeyes » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:05 pm

Quantum of solace is a good game. Sly spy is all but a james bond game bar the name and I really enjoyed that.

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Post by HisNHer_LP » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:03 pm

I was only reminded if it last week and I admit I haven't played it for a few years so it might not be as fun as I remember, but I really liked the James Bond game on the game boy that was the Zelda links awakening clone type game

I know it's not in your systems listed above but this topic reminded me of it again so I'm going to give it another spin

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Re: James Bond Games

Post by Jimmy Corkhill » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:13 pm

Goldeneye Reloaded was brilliant online, really had a lot of fun with that one, and I don't usually game online.


I still like Agent Under Fire, maybe it's nostalgia because it was my first PS2 game (along with GTA III).


You'll still never beat Goldeneye 64 though, I don't care what anyone says, I still think it holds up :D

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Re: James Bond Games

Post by outdated_gamer » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:06 pm

Well I played GoldenEye 64, The World is Not Enough 64, Nightfire PC and GoldenEye Source, the free fan MP game for PC, and the Project IGI and No One Lives Forever games on PC, which didn't have the Bond license but still played similarly, and Perfect Dark, the spiritual successor to GE64. I had the most fun with Project IGI (although it was frustrating at times due to a lack of save game option), but GoldenEye 64 was pretty nice too (revolutionary for consoles in it's day tbh), although the game would really need a remaster, Perfect Dark, which upgraded the GE64 formula in pretty much all aspects, but as said lacked the Bond license itself, Eurocom's TWINE 64, which was not shabby and pushed the respective system it was on pretty well but still was no PD, Nightfire on PC, which was a bit different to the console versions but still quite solid, GE Source, the free MP game on PC which was pretty enjoyable but as someone who doesn't really like the MP aspect of GoldenEye that much I abandoned it pretty soon, and the NOLF games which are acclaimed spy shooters with lots of humour that you cannot buy on GoG (yet?). As for the other Bond games, I have no real experience. I guess I might try them out at some point.

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Re: James Bond Games

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:44 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:36 am
For PS3, Blood Stone is pretty good. A nice mix of FPS and driving, relatively short so it doesn't get too stale. An original plot too, which is a nice change from following the movies.

Quantum of Solace covers both Casino Royale and the titular movie. Its a solid game, if unspectacular. I liked it enough that I've played it through a couple of times.

Legends is fairly ropey. Its ok, worth a look for a fan, and I did play it to completion, but it has the smell of a budget title about it with some less than stellar graphics and design work. Its a neat 'greatest hits' of Bond stories though. Not as bad as reviews suggest. Don't go in with high hopes and you may enjoy it, especially since it's no doubt dirt cheap so hard not to get your money's worth.

Other than Goldeneye on Wii, you might want to revert to the GameCube games if your Wii is one of the earlier compatible models. Nightfire, Everything or Nothing, and From Russia With Love are all worth a look. Again, as original titles, Nightfire and EoN are interesting and both are well produced games for their time. EoN perhaps has that extra spit and polish to it. Agent Under Fire is playable enough, but it has aged a bit, even when I played it years ago. Rogue Agent is the only one I couldn't bring myself to complete, its an utter turd of a game I bought out of curiosity, and it really is as bad as the reviews indicated.
Surprised you didn't mention Project Stealth Ant as I think you've mentioned it as a favourite before? Not the greatest point and click, but for Bond games it's among the best.
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Post by gunbladelad » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:52 pm

In terms of official James Bond games, Goldeneye was as good as it's ever been - even if the game took quite a bit of time after the film to actually get released. As mentioned above though - Perfect Dark - while lacking the licence - does everything better (although it doesn't actually pioneer anything)
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:50 am

outdated_gamer wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:06 pm
GoldenEye 64 was pretty nice too (revolutionary for consoles in it's day tbh), although the game would really need a remaster
Umm, it has been remastered, its the game the Dude was playing that sparked off this thread, he says so in his first post. It was badly needed imo, since the N64 game is fairly ghastly these days. There's a solid game underneath, but the visuals and controls are horrid.

I had high hopes for the No One Lives Forever games, playing them a few years back. Again, they've dated somewhat and are rather hollow experiences.
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Surprised you didn't mention Project Stealth Ant as I think you've mentioned it as a favourite before? Not the greatest point and click, but for Bond games it's among the best.
Project Stealth did cross my mind, but I was focusing on the Wii/PS3 options in my post. I haven't played the Bond licensed version (James Bond: The Stealth Affair), only the UK release with John Glames.
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Re: James Bond Games

Post by DPrinny » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:00 am

I see people playing Goldeneye at events/weekenders
They play for five minutes
The realise its aged like a mug of tea left in the kitchen
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Re: James Bond Games

Post by Bluce_Ree » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:17 am

Quantum of Solace was good. One of the few Xbox 360 FPS games I enjoyed playing online with randoms.

License to Kill on the Speccy was decent IIRC.
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Re: James Bond Games

Post by Sephiroth81 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:30 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:50 am

Project Stealth did cross my mind, but I was focusing on the Wii/PS3 options in my post. I haven't played the Bond licensed version (James Bond: The Stealth Affair), only the UK release with John Glames.
Operation Stealth? The Delphine adventure game? That was awesome, I didn't realise until recently that there was a version using the James Bond name/license.

A point and click game where you COULD die though, and quite easily. The underwater bits were quite tricky and frustrating, and the overhead sections with the stupid doors and people you had to avoid. The rest of the game was amazing though!

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Re: James Bond Games

Post by silvergunner » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:55 am

I remember the megadrive bond game being quite playable for a 2D platformer. It's been a while since I have played it though so it could be a bit of a dog now.

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Re: James Bond Games

Post by RetroMartin » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:43 pm

Yeah James Bond The Duel on Megadrive was fun but quite clunky in areas.

I enjoyed Agent Under Fire and Nightfire on the GameCube.

Goldeneye reloaded was average to be fair and the Wii version controlled awful in my opinion.

I enjoyed Legends enough, the levels were quite an homage to the original films and they were well 'Daniel Craig-d up'

Goldeneye on the N64 is never going to be beaten in many people's eyes, whether it deserves that praise is of course subjective but personally I felt it was a more fleshed out version of what a 'game of the film's should have been.
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Re: James Bond Games

Post by scottiewolfe » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:28 pm

I remember James Bond Jr on the SNES being fun hahaha.

Seriously though :?

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