Your favorite James Bond 007 Game OPEN TAG with a catch!

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OPEN TAG: What is YOUR FAVORITE JAMES BOND 007 VIDEOGAME?
THE CATCH: BESIDES GOLDENEYE ON THE N64. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT OR BETTER A VIDEO RESPONSE!

I am giving all who give a video response a quick shoutout and link to their channel in the video description in my next video! Video response MUST be submitted properly (IE: Show up as a video response) I will THUMBS UP AND FAVORITE ALL VIDEO RESPONSES TO. You have lot's of time as I am unsure when I will even be able to do another video!

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Rob Daviau
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Come on...

I KNOW there are people here who have played many videogames old and new, let's hear from some of you!

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Matt Barton
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I remember playing a side

I remember playing a side scrolling racing game on my c64. I really enjoyed that one.

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I have to go with "from

I have to go with "from Russia with love", I quite liked it and is the only (besides the one we cant mention) Bond game I have fiinished on a console. We cant count Cate Archer as a BOND wanna be? Those are the best Bond Like games :)

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clok1966 wrote:

I have to go with "from Russia with love", I quite liked it and is the only (besides the one we cant mention) Bond game I have fiinished on a console. We cant count Cate Archer as a BOND wanna be? Those are the best Bond Like games :)

Those Cate Archer games were great. Very much like a mashup of Bond, Flint, and Powers. I also agree that it was probably the best Bond-like game I played outside of Goldeneye on the N-64. Pity, top of my head, all the good Bond games seem to be FPS-centric (I guess it's arguable the hard-as-nails original "Spy Hunter" was Bond-like, but I think of it more as its own thing). I recall trying that pre-crash James Bond Parker Brothers game Matt mentioned, but I don't think it left much of an impression. Parker Brothers rather bungled that license, though I suppose some of the blame could be placed on the limited hardware and the Parker Brothers corporate mantra to port to everything, meaning they couldn't make souped up versions of anything really, something that a Bond-licensed game probably needed.

I never did try James Bond: The Stealth Affair, though I should break that out one of these days. That has some promise.

I had "A View to a Kill" on the C-64, and it was awful. Basically just a mediocre shooting gallery.

Interestingly, that Goldeneye 64 remake they did for the Wii is going to be remade again for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Hopefully it will be the perfect realization of the original.

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I'm actually playing

I'm actually playing Goldeneye on my DS right now. It's a really good adaptation IMO. Definitely one of my favorites for the DS so far.

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James Pond was fun too.. but

James Pond was fun too.. but I dont really think of it as a BOND game.. take on james bond, yes. Fun, yes..
And Bill that is the perfect summery of Cate. I might add a touch of "the avengers", the British spy show (which was a favorite of mine as a kid, recently rewatched the ones on netflix, a bit long in today's action world, but still the charm is well on display and Steed and Emma where PERFECT for the parts..NOLF was a solid game in all respects. Good FPS, stealth gameplay when it was not the standard it is now, humour that sadly could not be done today. Even the actual game (looks/sounds/enviorments) where great. All around a great combanation.

Flint... i have had a few friends watch those today and they think I'm crazy for loving the camp they used in them. And dont forget Matt Helm! Dino was almost a mister magoo.. just a drunk one.. walk throuhg a hail a bullets stagering and not even know it(yes they didnt play it like that, but man you watch his old movies, I'm pretty sure he was tuned at all times, or just used that persona (which means he was a gerat actor)).

I wanna dig out NOLF and Contract J.A.C.K now...

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Bond, Pond, Cate Archer

Funny, but I can't seem to recall EVER playing a James Bond game, not even Goldeneye! Sorry, but I got nuthin'.

I did play the Atari 8-bit version of "James Bond," but it really was a lame license (surprise) that resembled "Moon Patrol" more than anything remotely Bond-like, so it doesn't count. Yeah, it was a side-scrolling, car-driving shooter that was fairly pedestrian (heh heh, I think I just made a joke... ok, not funny...). The only reason to play it was to see how they could turn all the James Bond movies into a side-scrolling driving shooter. No kidding, but the plots of "Moonraker," "The Spy Who Loved Me," "For Your Eyes Only," and so forth were amazingly distilled into a side-scrolling shooter!

It's interesting that Clok mentioned "James POND" in this thread, as it's the first game that came to mind when I started thinking about "Bond" games I've played. I didn't want to mention it because I didn't want to derail the thread. Well, Clok did the damage already, so I'm all in now. :-) I think "James Pond II: Robocod" is one of the most underrated platformers of all time! I certainly think it's a classic, with some very original and inventive platform mechanics and perfect audio-visual ambiance for its style of game. It's not even remotely Bond-like, however.

The "No One Lives Forever" games were very entertaining, and were some of the better variations of the FPS genre. Heck, they feel more like "Bond" than most of the Bond games I've seen (but haven't played).

I LOVED the "No One Lives Forever" soundtrack, which came on a separate audio CD with the game! I think the theme song is one of the best non-chiptune videogame themes I've ever heard! I think it's my favorite, actually! It perfectly captures the 60's "spy" mood! Here's the theme song, via Youtube:

Matt Barton
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Rob, if you like that song

Rob, if you like that song check out Laika and the Cosmonauts.

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Matt Barton
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Here's the game I'm talking

Here's the game I'm talking about:

http://www.lemon64.com/games/details.php?ID=2989

I guess it may have seemed lame, but I did enjoy it a lot. Then again, I've always been a big fan of James Bond, so that helped.

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Rob Daviau
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Good pick

It's a classic!

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