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Encyclopedia > James Bond games

Over the past twenty years there have been numerous James Bond games featuring Ian Fleming's British secret service agent, Commander James Bond. The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1953. ... Ian Fleming Commander Ian Lancaster Fleming, RNVR (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was an English author and journalist, best remembered for writing the James Bond series of novels as well as the childrens story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. ...


History

Screenshot from GoldenEye 007's Dam level
Screenshot from GoldenEye 007's Dam level

Since 1983 there have been numerous video games based on the official films, Ian Fleming's novels, and even original scripts created by the developer or publisher of the game. Screenshot of the Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007 by me. ... Screenshot of the Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007 by me. ... GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game for the Nintendo 64 based on the James Bond film GoldenEye. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ...


A role-playing game, James Bond 007, Role-Playing in Her Majesty's Secret Service was also released in 1983, by Victory Games, a branch of Avalon Hill. A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create narratives. ... James Bond 007: Role-Playing In Her Majestys Secret Service was a spy fiction role-playing game, designed by Gerard Christopher Klug, and published by Victory Games (a branch of Avalon Hill), based on the James Bond books and films. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Avalon Hill was a game company that specialized in wargames and strategic board games. ...


The video games were somewhat prosperous in the 1980s and early 1990s, featuring a mixture of styles including side-scrolling action and text adventure. The popularity of the James Bond video game didn't really take off, however, until 1997's GoldenEye 007 by Rare for the Nintendo 64. GoldenEye 007 was a first-person shooter that expanded on the film and added a multiplayer component to the game that was well-liked among gamers. Subsequently, virtually every Bond video game has attempted to copy GoldenEye 007's accomplishment and features with varying degrees of success. A side-scrolling game or side-scroller is a genre of video games in which the gameplay action is viewed from a side-view camera angle, and the onscreen characters generally move from the left side of the screen to the right in order to reach their goals. ... Zork, an early work of interactive fiction, running on a modern interpreter Interactive fiction, often abbreviated as IF, is a simulated environment in which players use text commands to control characters. ... GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game for the Nintendo 64 based on the James Bond film GoldenEye. ... The Golden R Rare logo used since autumn 2003. ... The Nintendo 64, commonly called the N64, is Nintendos third home video game console. ... Doom, one of the games that defined the first-person shooter genre. ... GoldenEye is the seventeenth James Bond film and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Flemings British secret service agent, James Bond. ... Online gaming redirects here. ...


The next Bond game, based on the film Tomorrow Never Dies, was not developed by Rare, and featured a third-person viewpoint in contrast to GoldenEye 007's first-person perspective. When the game met muted success, the next title, The World Is Not Enough, returned to first-person. However, publisher Electronic Arts, which owned (and still owns) the rights to publish video games based on the Bond franchise, chose different developers for different systems - Eurocom for the Nintendo 64 and Black Ops for the PlayStation, with drastically different results. Eurocom's N64 title was released to good reviews, while Black Ops' PlayStation version was pounded by critics. Nevertheless, neither game garnered the success or achieved as much as GoldenEye 007, and EA finally decided to detach the games from the films. Tomorrow Never Dies is the eighteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond. ... The World Is Not Enough is a first-person shooter video game based on the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. ...


In 2002, EA released Agent Under Fire for Xbox, PlayStation2, and GameCube, featuring an original storyline and lacking the likeness of then-Bond Pierce Brosnan (although the appearance of Bond was actually very similar to George Lazenby). In addition to breaking from the official film continuity, the game took risks by adding the new elements of "rail" shooting and driving segments to a first-person shooter; the results were mixed. EA refined the gameplay and released Nightfire in 2002, again featuring an original story line but now fully sporting Pierce Brosnan's likeness. The game received better critical success, although the PC version failed to garner similar reviews. Agent Under Fire is a first-person shooter video game based on the James Bond licence. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The two versions of the PS2 with an Eye Toy camera The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, after the PlayStation. ... It has been suggested that Q multimedia console be merged into this article or section. ... Nightfire is a first-person shooter video game based on Ian Flemings British secret agent James Bond. ... Diagram of a typical modern PC. A personal computer or PC is usually a microcomputer whose price, size, and capabilities make it suitable for personal usage. ...


In the Fall of 2004, EA Games released GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and later the Nintendo DS. This is the first game based on the 007 franchise in which the player does not take on the role of James Bond himself, but rather an aspiring 00 Agent recruited by Auric Goldfinger, the villain from the film and novel Goldfinger. The game has little to do with GoldenEye the film or the video game, and was released to mediocre reviews. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx Autumn (also fall in North American English) is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition from summer into winter. ... GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is a first-person shooter video game from Electronic Arts using the James Bond license. ... The Nintendo DS, (sometimes abbreviated NDS or DS), is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo, released in 2004. ... The following is a list of recurring and notable allies found throughout the James Bond films and novels. ... Auric Goldfinger is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel Goldfinger. ... A series of memorably despicable villains and henchmen is a signature of the James Bond film series. ... 2002 Penguin Books paperback edition Goldfinger, published in 1959, is the seventh James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming. ...

Everything or Nothing, released in 2004, is notable for being the first successful game to break away from the mold laid out by GoldenEye 007. It featured a third-person perspective and it removed the multiplayer portion of the game and in its stead replaced it with a cooperative element. It was also the first game to cast well known actors in the roles of its characters including Willem Dafoe, Shannon Elizabeth, John Cleese, and Judi Dench among others, not to mention Pierce Brosnan himself providing the voice and likeness of Bond. While Nightfire was the first James Bond video game to have its own original theme song, Everything or Nothing was the first to have its theme song performed by a noted singer, in this case Mya Harrison who also provided the voice and likeness of one of the game's characters. Some reviewers referred to this game as 2004's James Bond film, and with Brosnan's subsequent departure from the role, the game is considered by some to be his swan song as 007. James Bond Everything or Nothing poster File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... James Bond Everything or Nothing poster File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Everything or Nothing is a third-person shooter video game, where the player controls the famous spy James Bond. ... Everything or Nothing is a third-person shooter video game, where the player controls the famous spy James Bond. ... A third-person shooter is a genre of 3D video games where the camera view is outside and thought of as usually being behind the main player character, its name chosen for the number of third-person video games whose gameplay is derivative of first-person shooters. ... Willem Dafoe William Willem Dafoe Jr. ... Shannon Elizabeth in Dish Dogs Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (born September 7, 1973) is an American actress and model. ... John Cleese as Q in Die Another Day. ... Dame Judi Dench as the widowed Queen Victoria in Dame Judith Olivia Dench CH DBE (born 9 December 1934), better known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Oscar-winning English stage, film and television actor. ... Pierce Brosnan at Cannes 2002 Pierce Brendan Brosnan (Honorary) OBE (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish film actor and producer. ... Nightfire is a first-person shooter video game based on Ian Flemings British secret agent James Bond. ... Mya on her album Moodring (2003) Mya Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979 in Washington, D.C.) is a United States italian , jamaican American R&B singer, dancer, and actress who debuted in early 1998 as a teenager. ...


Until the release of the video game From Russia with Love in 2005, every James Bond game produced since GoldenEye 007, (with the exception of 007 Racing) used Pierce Brosnan's likeness or one very similar as James Bond, even though Everything or Nothing was the first game to which he contributed his actual voice to. In 2005's video game adaptation of the 1963 film, From Russia with Love, the player controlled agent 007 with the likeness of Sean Connery. This was the second game based on a Connery Bond film (the first was a 1986 text adventure based upon Goldfinger) and the first to use his likeness and voice, as agent 007. From Russia with Love is a video game featuring Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond developed by Electronic Arts and released on November 1, 2005 in North America. ... 007 Racing is a racing game based on the James Bond licence. ... Pierce Brosnan at Cannes 2002 Pierce Brendan Brosnan (Honorary) OBE (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish film actor and producer. ... Sean Connery as he appears in the James Bond films. ...


Since 1999 Electronic Arts has held the exclusive rights to develop games based on Ian Fleming's Bond novels and any of the official James Bond films. In 2003 MGM Interactive extended their deal with EA till 2010. For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...


Weapons in video games

Although James Bond is known for his use of the Walther PPK and Walther P99 pistols in the books and films, the video games often change the name of the guns to avoid possible copyright problems. For the games, the name of the Walther PPK usually is changed to "PP7." In more recent games, Bond uses a "Wolfram PP7," however in GoldenEye 007 and later From Russia with Love, it was referred to as just "PP7", although the model in both games had a number of differing variations such a silenced model. The Walther P99 is also changed, once being referred to as the "Wolfram P2K" and once in Everything or Nothing as its original name, "P99." Walther PPK Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Walther PPK The Walther PP is a pistol made in Germany, France and the United States (PPK only) at various times. ... Walther P99, 9mm version with green polymer frame The Walther P99 is a pistol made in Germany by Walther Sportwaffen. ...


Video games

Title Year Publisher Developer Platforms
James Bond 007 1983 Parker Brothers Parker Brothers Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Commodore 64, Colecovision
James Bond 007: A View to a Kill 1985 Mindscape Angelsoft, Inc. Apple II, DOS
A View to a Kill 1985 Domark Domark Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum
James Bond 007: Goldfinger 1986 Mindscape Inc. Angelsoft, Inc. Apple II, PC Booter
The Living Daylights 1986 Domark Sculptured Software Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Live and Let Die 1988 Mindscape Elite Systems Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
007: Licence to Kill 1989 Domark Quixel Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum
The Spy Who Loved Me 1990 Domark Domark Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum
James Bond: The Stealth Affair 1990 Interplay Delphine Software Amiga, Atari ST, DOS
James Bond Jr. 1992 THQ Gray Matter Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, SNES, ZX Spectrum
James Bond: The Duel 1993 Domark Domark Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis
GoldenEye 007 1997 Nintendo Rare Nintendo 64
James Bond 007 1998 Nintendo Saffire Inc. Game Boy
Tomorrow Never Dies 1999 Electronic Arts Black Ops PlayStation
The World Is Not Enough 2000 Electronic Arts Eurocom Nintendo 64, PlayStation
007 Racing 2000 Electronic Arts Eutechnyx PlayStation
Agent Under Fire 2001 Electronic Arts Electronic Arts GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Nightfire 2002 Electronic Arts Eurocom GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Windows
Everything or Nothing 2004 Electronic Arts Electronic Arts GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent 2004 Electronic Arts Electronic Arts GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS
From Russia with Love 2005 Electronic Arts Electronic Arts GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PSP
Casino Royale [1] 2006 Electronic Arts Electronic Arts
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A role-playing game, James Bond 007, Role-Playing in Her Majesty's Secret Service was also released in 1983, by Victory Games, a branch of Avalon Hill.
This is the first game based on the 007 franchise in which the player does not take on the role of James Bond himself, but rather an aspiring 00 Agent recruited by Auric Goldfinger, the villain from the film and novel Goldfinger.
Although James Bond is known for his use of the Walther PPK and Walther P99 pistols in the books and films, the video games often change the name of the guns to avoid possible copyright problems.
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