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Platform : Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Rated: Unknown
4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Story-driven, 1st-person adventure
  • 15 single-player missions plus 10 multiplayer levels, including deathmatch and cooperative assault
  • 30 weapons and gadgets, including a rocket-launching briefcase, a robotic poodle, and exploding lipstick
  • 20 characters, including a pugilistic Scotsman, a trio of vixens, and a villainously off-key opera Frau
  • Use motorcycles and snowmobiles to evade capture
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00006FWRE
  • Release Date: 20 Sept. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,694 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Manufacturer's Description

No One Lives Forever is a story--driven, first--person adventure delivering over--the--top action, tense subterfuge, outrageous villains, and wry humor in the tradition of the great 1960s spy films and TV shows. Players assume the role of Agent Archer, an operative working for a covert anticrime organization. Armed with an assortment of conventional and experimental weaponry and gadgets, players explore exotic locales and contend with deadly agents as they evade traps, unravel mysteries, and become entangled in a cleverly constructed conspiracy that threatens the entire free world.


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This game is really clever, humorous, exciting to play and, well, fun.
Here's what I liked:
Gameplay - (...) Some of the levels are really intriguing and you will need to think hard if you want to get through them. There is a strong emphasis on stealth, and this is very well implemented (...)
Storyline - "Cate" (...) Archer is a female British spy in a man's world. She's eager to go on more exciting missions than her male bosses have sent her on up to now. (...)
Atmosphere - This game really succeeds in creating the atmosphere of what it might have been like to be a female spy in the 1960s. The night club mission is a great example of this. The scene on the space station was also great, like a cross between a James Bond film and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Music - NOLF has the best music of any game I've played. I loved those really groovy 60s sounds. It's a shame there isn't a CD of the soundtrack available, I would buy it.
Humour - This is perhaps the best thing about this game. If you laughed at the Austin Powers films (at least the first two) you will love the humour here. Some of the characters are very outlandish (e.g. Frau Wagner, the tone-deaf Opera singer). (...).
Here's some (minor) criticisms:
Cut scenes - The cut scenes in NOLF go on way too long. Of course, you can always press the space bar and skip them, but they often contain useful information. Cut scenes in NOLF 2 are much shorter and to the point.
User interface - The other criticism is that you can't easily select a particular gadget. Instead, you have to cycle through all gadgets and weapons. Again, NOLF 2 is much better in this respect. Also, there is no way to toggle crouching on or off.
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Finally, an edition of NOLF that works on Windows 7 x64! The original version of the game won't even work on 7 x86 or XP mode or compatibility mode, something to do with being written in 8 bit code apparently? However, this one worked straight out of the box, so to speak.

Still a brilliant game even 13 years after the original release. At the time it was cutting edge graphics and gameplay. Even now the gameplay is still good even if the graphics are showing their age. This doesn't detract from the excellent plot though.

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable game. Make sure you get NOLF II as well!
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By A Customer on 22 Nov. 2002
Imagine this: A dark secret is hidden in the far reaches of the east. A skilled and deadly secret agent hides in the shadows, ready to pounce on an unsuspecting guard but...
"Excuse me sir," a passing salesman says to the guard, "but would you like to buy a monkey?"
If that idea makes you laugh, you will probably find NOLF one of the funniest games you will ever play. It uses a classic approach to humour that is similar in style to Austin Powers, but is far better than anything in the most recent film. Every enemy, every location, every person you meet will almost certainly make you laugh out loud.
Other than that, the gameplay is excelent, and the graphics are good, though they are now looking a little tired with age.
Do not play this in public places for fear of embarrasing yourself.
You have been warned.
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By A Customer on 12 Oct. 2002
Its witty, its stylish, its different, its original, its tough, its engaging, its FUN.
Its also one of the most under-appriciated games of recent years - this is the finest single-player experience since Half-Life. With the exception of one of the later levels (which feels rushed and unrealised), the level design is superb. The SCUBA sequence, which sees you investigating a deep-sea shipwreck, has to be the best single level in the hsitory of gaming.
Buy it. Love it. Then buy the sequel
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From the makers of the seminal "Half-Life" game comes
"No One Lives Forever", easily the most original and inventive First-Person-Shooter to hit the PC in recent years.
The games is different as soon as you begin to play - from the whacky colour schemes in the main menu, to the main character you play as, a heroine!
After the initial shock factors, the game doesnt let down. The enviroments are vast and all of them completely different to the last, and the game plays fantastically. Excellent AI, brilliant layout of the stages and the games is always reinventing itself.
Overall, This is a brilliant game thats got everything. And, unlike most games of this genre it will make you laugh! A classic for PC, and for less than a tenner everyone should have this game in thier collection.
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By A Customer on 16 Jan. 2003
NOLF is a really unique, fun game. It's one you have a feeling the designers were proud of when they finished - and had fun while creating it. It's similar to Goldeneye for PS2, but more fun and definetly more cheeky - and a better plot! If you like offbeat humor this game is great. Also, the commands are manageable -lots of quick keys, and some parts are tricky (it takes awhile to get used to sneaking around - at least for me). The only (small) downside is that the intermediate scenes are a bit too talky and long, but they're informative, and a tad bit stereotypical. Of course, you can play without watching them, but I wouldn't advise it the first time. They're really not bad, and if you want, that's the time to run to the bathroom. Anyhow, the game makes up for it in charm and fun.
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