Excerpt: It's been nearly five years since the last Bond game was released and it's been since 1999's The World is Not Enough that one has been based on a movie (ed. forgive me for forgetting 2005's From Russia with Love video game). In that time a new actor has been cast as Bond, ending the Pierce Brosnan era. As well as having a new Bond (Daniel Craig), the team making the games has also changed. EA let the franchise go and Activision has picked it up.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Relentlessly unoriginal but well turned out. The online multiplayer is robust enough to offset the slender single player story, and Bond hasn't carried off a firefight so well since GoldenEye. Not essential, then, but worth a second glance.