007: From Russia with Love

2005 - EA Games - EA Redwood Shores

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Often overlooked, this has to be one of the best 007 games of this generation. It plays very similar to 'Everything or Nothing' but works so much better, everything just seems more polished and fluid.

The game is an adaption of the classic Bond film and mirrors it almost perfectly apart from some over the top driving sections and some levels feeling a bit drawn out. the whole thing plays out in the 1960's setting and the level designs feel true to the time.

The combat is still your basic 'Run & Gun' affair, with some on-rails & driving sections mixed in, but as always it works beautifully. everything is spaced out so that it doesn't feel repetitive & samey.

One thing I do have to mention is the voice acting for Bond. it's so inconsistent, I'm certain that a lot of it is just Sound bytes from the film, and the extra scenes are done by a bad impersonator. Although the game says "Starring Sean Connery" I'm guessing this is for likeness, I refuse to believe that it's actually him in these scenes, they're abysmal at times.

Overall, If you're a fan of 007, you have to add this to your collection, one of the best in the series and a joy to play through.  

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