There are clever gadgets to amuse yourself with, as well as frequent set pieces in the form of "Bond moves" that will delight the casual fan. But more experienced players will find the lack of depth here distressing. The real problem, though, is the "intelligence" of the enemies. These are the dumbest bad guys you'll ever encounter in a video game. Coupled with the unerring accuracy of your auto aim, you could complete much of the game blindfolded. Consequently, it's difficult to feel much satisfaction, even upon saving the world. The developers have at least made an effort with different styles of play and a decent multiplayer mode, but Agent Under Fire is (at best) a good-ish game in a genre full of great alternatives. Be careful with your next Bond license, Mr EA--it may be your last. --Steve Colton
Agent Under Fire lets players accomplish mission objectives by blasting through with high-tech weaponry, or by relying on state-of-the-art gadgets and nerve-tingling stealth. The driving levels feature an array of 007-inspired exotic cars and automotive combat from the Bond movies. Other key features include the all-new story line that builds on the Bond legacy with villains and allies, both new and familiar; three well-balanced gameplay style experiences for the single player (action, stealth and driving); a full arsenal of Q-lab weapons, gadgets and autos; and fluid action inspired by the 007 films.
There are also enormous, detailed, 3-D environments to be experienced through the eyes of Bond. Agent Under Fire will utilise next-generation console technology to help bring life full environmental physics and detailed 3-D environments, such as a massive deep-sea oil rig set atop a secret underwater base. Includes single and multiplayer modes (support for up to four players).
The developers have even gone to the trouble of inventing their own plot, which although not very original, is suitably Bond-esque and at least gives them free reign so they don't have to fit in with a movie.
The action switches between first person shooting, on-rails shooting and driving, all of which are suprisingly good. There are 'Bond moves' (shooting crane ropes to drop crates on henchmen, etc.) that trigger the old Bond theme and get you bonus points. Working these out adds a lot to the game, as higher scores unlock better weapons, multiplayer maps, etc.
Agent Under Fire is a great game and a wonderful Bond experience, even the control is good by PS2 FPS standards, but sadly it has one major problem - the single player game is too short!! You are left wanting more but all you have is too replay the missions to try to get better scores, which has limited attraction.
But still, a great addition to any PS2 games collection.
Graphics are excellent, the frame rate is smooth and very quick (as we should expect on a PS2).
The longer you play the more challenging each mission becomes.
One down point is that the single player mode only allows you to play missions (unless there is a game mode I haven't unlocked yet)
the multi play is good, but it is restricted to a minimum two human players, you can't play the computer.
Which is good if all your mates love games, but mine don't so I was a little dissapointed.
The replay value is quite low, once all missions are completed your not left with much. You just go through the game again with your various power ups earn't from the first trip through
Over all this is a good entertaining game that has been well put together. I'd rent before you buy if possible, but if you know you want an action game that is a non stopn adrenaline rush with no silly minor faults, this is the one.
This isn't a clasic but it is a very good game.
But all in all, the game is a must-buy and one not to miss. Buy it now!
The one major leap is the multiplayer mode; in which instead of the types of weaponry you want, you get to pick the actual weapons.(which gives you much more control over your mates!)
However the hard core 007 fans may be dissapointed with the lack of style that goldeneye had. But however you've still got yourself a pretty good game....
All in all, this game has a very real 'Bond' feel to it, especially during the car chases when you're flying through the air!!!!
If your the type of gamer who like to complete a game as quickly as possible then never touches the game again, then this game isn't for you. On the other hand, if you like to set yourself a challenge and try and beat your best score time and time again, then 'James Bond - Agent Under Fire' is a very worthy addition to your games collection.