GoldenEye Rogue Agent

Game review by
Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media
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Bond game opts for senseless killing.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages
Violence

Much killing, but enemies are largely faceless and no blood is shed.

Sex

Beautiful Bond baddies Pussy Galore and Xenia Onnatop reveal a sultry side of the game.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game, based on the James Bond universe, casts players as a 007 colleague who joins forces with the series' famous villains.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAnAdult April 9, 2008

Not a James Bond game.

This game was unlike the other James Bond games, which you could be stealthy on. This game was just mindless killing, and James Bond was only in the beginning o... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDaMan15 January 27, 2009

Pretty good. Given too few stars.

This game didn't get many good reviews, but I like it. Sure it gets repetitive, clearly ripped off Halo, and has next to nothing to do with the movie, but... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old December 23, 2009

Good for tweens

This game is fun, but violent. Like you can take hostages while you're moving across the hall. There is no blood

What's it about?

GOLDENEYE ROGUE AGENT casts players as a disgraced double-0 operative, responsible for the accidental death of England's most famous secret agent. Turned out by the government, you find a new career among James Bond's biggest nemeses, who have bonded together to form a syndicate of evil. When the series' original crook, Dr. No, decides to pursue his own diabolical plan, you are sent to eliminate the threat to the new organization and bring accord to the group of diverse criminal masterminds.

You embark on an around-the-world killing spree, firing an array of weapons from both hands to dispatch Dr. No's plentiful minions. A high-tech fake eye gives players some limited, and mostly useless, superpowers, such as seeing through walls.

Is it any good?

It's too bad the game fails to capture the big personalities of the Bond baddies, instead delivering a disappointing, by-the-numbers shooter that just barely manages to be fun. The things that have made the Bond franchise successful for so long -- creative gadgets, wry humor, a sense of style, and clever solutions to desperate predicaments -- are totally absent.

Despite the techno soundtrack and slick presentation, GoldenEye Rogue Agent offers very little beyond pulse-pounding battles with a seemingly endless horde of semi-intelligent enemies. It is worth noting that you can wound an enemy and use his body as a human shield. Overall, while the fast-paced, frenetic, and bloodless firefights can be fun, they underscore the sad truth about the game: GoldenEye Rogue Agent uses the Bond label only to distract from the fact that it has little more to offer than killing and explosions. Even Bond's greatest rivals have more pride than that.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about playing a bad guy. What's the appeal of joining up with such an eccentric rogues' gallery? Is there anything troubling about finding pleasure in playing the bad guy?

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