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GoldenEye Rogue Agent

Bond game opts for senseless killing.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
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
Not applicable
Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Electronic Arts
Release date:November 22, 2004
Genre:Action/Adventure
ESRB rating:T

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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 the multiplayer is fun when you have three friends with you, or online. Also, though the person who reviewed this game got upset because your on the bad side, you never actually do anything paticularly evil. You just shoot people, and it's a shooter, so what did you expect? Plus, your fighting other badguys, so what's the big deal? Can't really recomend it over better games out there, but if your too young to play Halo than it's a fair substitute. Seriously, only two stars? Game Party 2 got four, for goodness sake! Game's don't have to be E rated to be good. Geez.
Teen, 13 years old Written byreadthereview_B23 May 31, 2011

Fine

Better on ps2 because you can play online then. But somethings could be improved.
What other families should know
Too much violence
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 other families should know
Too much violence