No One Lives Forever (NOLF) is a classic spy-thriller-first-person-shoot-em-up, with some lovely humorous touches. It is ostensibly set in the 60s, and there are some nice parody touches, especially playing on the automatic sexism of the time in the light of the fact that the protagonist secret operative is a woman, Cate Archer, whose role you take. The story progresses through a number of locations, with video cut-scenes to join the action into something approaching a plot. The levels are ingeniously devised, nicely drawn and rendered, the music is very fine, and there is a full sound effect environment including things like steam, fire, object interactions, footsteps on different surfaces, and dialogue: some of the dialogue exchanges between unsuspecting guards are also very funny! Training levels are built into the game in the guise of spy training sessions, so the overall gameplay works smoothly and the resulting game is very entertaining to play.