007 - Everything or Nothing © 2004 Electronic Arts.
EA has gone all out, casting Pierce Brosnan, Willem Dafoe, Shannon Elizabeth, Mya and Heidi Klum in Everything or Nothing, its latest 007 GCN game. They've even gone as far as hiring veteran Bond screenwriter Bruce Feirstein, co-writer of Tomorrow Never Dies and GoldenEye, to concoct Everything or Nothing's gripping plot.
Everything or Nothing isn't just about star power -- it incorporates huge graphical and gameplay changes, one of the biggest of which is the switch from first-person to third-person view. Now your view is positioned behind the super-suave agent, giving you a more cinematic view of the action as you gun down henchmen and rappel off buildings.
Everything or Nothing offers a staggering variety of gameplay. Each mission has multiple methods of completion. The game features a significant number of vehicle missions. In addition to white-knuckle driving sequences, you'll even get a chance to pilot a well-armed chopper through a narrow canyon and an ancient temple packed with enemies. Complete difficult objectives to earn rewards like production photographs, player models and bigger and better gadgets.
In Everything or Nothing, MI6 pulls Bond away from his usual life of jet-setting around the world, sipping shaken martinis and enjoying high-stakes baccarat, to investigate the disappearance of a nanobot prototype from an Oxford University research laboratory. Bond specializes in thwarting the diabolical plans of international arch villains, and this time he'll be squaring off against ex-KGB agent Nikolai Diavolo (played by Willem Dafoe). EA has also brought back everyone's favorite iron-jawed giant, Jaws -- but don't expect a teary reunion between Bond and the big guy.
The quick-witted Q -- played by John Cleese -- provides a lorry-load of unforgettable high-tech boy's toys. You'll get access to gadgets like the coin grenade, grappling gun and even a Q-Spider field intelligence robot. Of course, Bond only drives the best, and this time gamers will have a crack at handing a Porsche Cayenne Turbo (conveniently tricked out with rockets and heavy machine guns), Triumph Daytona 600 street bike, and the essential British sports car -- an Aston Martin Vanquish.
007 travels to a wide variety of locations in Everything or Nothing, ranging from the French Quarter of New Orleans to Moscow's Red Square. And with knockout Bond girls like Shannon Elizabeth and Heidi Klum, Bond has ample opportunity to uphold his reputation as an international ladies man.
To complement the stunning single-player campaign, Everything or Nothing comes packed with a fun multiplayer component. The multiplayer modes include Race, Scramble and Arena. In Arena, the view switches to an overhead isometric view and players slug it out in a large chamber littered with weapons and traps.
After extensive hands-on play, it's clear that Everything or Nothing is the most exhilarating and cinematic 007 game ever released.
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