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Released in November 2004 by Electronic Arts, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is a first person shooting game that can be played single player and multiplayer. It has also been released for the Playstation 2 and Game cube.
Based in the James Bond universe featuring many characters from the James Bond series, like Scaramanga and Dr No, you play as an ex-MI6 agent who has recently been dismissed from the service for reckless brutality.
After leaving the service you are hired by hired by Goldfinger as a enforcer and you are given the mission to kill Dr No. Instead of trying to save the world you have try to conquer it.
The graphics are not bad and the cut scenes are pretty good, the controls are easy to use and can be slightly customised for ease.
A pretty dull game to play that is short on story, action and gameplay, the game which is a interesting idea and could have been good was rushed and is not really worth playing unless you want a game that will only last a few hours, but if you can pick it up cheap could be worth a quick go.
This game was a poor addition to the James Bond series. Dreadful AI, subpar graphics and extremely repetitive game play and setting got this game a 6.5 from IGN... Which I think was a bit generous.
You don't play as James Bond in this game; you play as an aspiring 00 agent. You have been kicked out of MI6 and instead get employed by Gold finger.
The special feature in the game is that you get a "Golden eye" which gives you powers such as being able to see through objects and using your mind to hurl people across rooms. This is a good idea but the rest of the game is so poorly developed that it is a wasted aspect.
Many of the rooms you fight in are literally the same room, and you will start to wonder if you have taken a wrong turn and are actually going backwards. This is a very basic FPS and not one I would recommend buying.
There is also an online system but it has been very empty since the game released.
Over the years the games in the James Bond franchise have been a mixed bag, some excellent and some not so good, unfortunately Rogue Agent falls into the latter category in my opinion.
However to lump it in with the Bond genre is slightly off whack as Bond is not present in the game instead you take on the role of a former agent booted out of the service and end up working for Goldfinger in his battle with Dr No. To be honest the whole storyline is weak and looks like it has been made up of the discarded bits from other games.
You do have a gold eye which has special abilities like being able to look through doors and the like which does make the game a little more interesting and unique as well as being able to jam guns and other cool tricks. Other than that what you are left with is a pretty basic shooter game with a decent number of weapons at your disposal.
The game play is almost laughably easy, automatic targeting makes killing your enemies pretty easy and as long as you can run away and find somewhere to hide for a few seconds your life meter will stay at maximum as it is quick to recharge.
The game is made up of eight pretty long levels however there is a lack of variety in the number of enemies that you encounter making the game rather easy and predictable. The levels are set out pretty well and the backdrops are ok but not very impressive.
The characters look pretty realistic however they are much of a much ness in fact the whole game is pretty average and does not really have a lot to offer.
Not a game I would recommend as it is only worth two stars. You can get this at Amazon for £32.99 which is vastly overpriced or £1.45 in the new and used section which is about what it is worth.