Summary: A true masterpiece, full of funny and great moments, fantastic character development, a very inspired plot, stylish art direction and top notch voice acting. From the start to the very end, it only gets better and the experience grows exciting as very few games in history managed to do. The main character, Cate Archer, is full of personality. Actually she is the definition of a " true hero". The support characters are also very well developed, which is rare.
Summary: I'm writing this review in 2014. Besides the outdated graphics (which is unavoidable) this game absolutely slaughters any FPS in the last 5 years in terms of storyline, fun, and humor. This game is a perfect example of why graphics aren't everything in a game. They don't make games like NOLF anymore, now it's dumbed down crap like CoD and Halo with boring stories and zero recoil guns etc etc yawn.
Summary: This game has many different environments and cool spy devices to offer. It also has crazy bosses and some (bad) surprises. The multiplayer mode is funny. But I have to problems with it: The enemies aren't really various and the dialogs are a bit too long.
Quite possibly the best FPS/Stealth game of all time
12 January 2014
Summary: I'll never forget getting the demo of this game on a cd in a computer magazine. Some friends and I were checking it out when all of the sudden one of the bad guys got into a discussion with a vendor who wanted to sell him a monkey. Sat and listened to the conversation that went on for a good five or six minutes.
Summary: "You look like you need a monkey" "'How is the goat, over?' 'The goat is nervous. How do you think the goat is?'" An "oldie" but very definitely a goodie. Great level design, good weapons feel, fantastic swinging 60's soundtrack, and just epic gadgets ("horny pheromone robot dog" that distracts any pursuing Alsatians, anyone?) They just don't make games like this anymore.
Summary: Even now, over 10 years after its release, this is still the best shooter. Great story, funny dialogue, great locations, great leveldesign which can be beat by both stealth and raw gunpower, never boring. Sure the graphics are dated by now, but the game itself is still far more interesting than all battlefield and call of duty and all other military shooters combined (which are no "games" by any definition) Too bad that I can't give it more than "10", because the 10...
Summary: This is one of the games that cannot be made today, because of it's international scale and that it would be too long and requires an enormous volume of content hence requires far too many assets (probably might cost even as much as GTA). The campaign itself had a play time of around 20 hours, mind you there are no RPG elements.
Summary: Keeping in mind that this game came out about 13 years ago, it's one of the best. There are many good things about this game, but the best thing, in my opinion, is the humor in the conversations.