GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004)

Mission
A James Bond title with a spin - if you can't join the British secret agent, beat him! Playing as a disgraced former 00 agent released from Her Majesty's Secret Service for "reckless brutality", cross paths with established characters from the Bond universe like Odd Job, Goldfinger and Scaramanga in this audacious take on the first person shooter. With missions based around locations from the Bond films, including the streets of Hong Kong and Dr. No's underground base in the Caribbean, embark on a battle for control of the most fearsome criminal organisation in single player mode, or just take on your friends in the superb split screen multiplayer mode.

Cast
GoldenEye N/A
James Bond Jason Carter
Blofeld (Number One) Gideon Emery
Pussy Galore Jeannie Elias
Dr No Carlos Alazraqui
Enn Reitel Auric Goldfinger
Francisco Scaramanga Christopher Lee
Xenia Onatopp Jenya Lano
OddJob N/A
M Judi Dench

Credits
Writers: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo
Producers: Patrick Gilmore, Rick Kane, Chris Plummer, Joe Rush
Art Direction: Jay Riddle, Ken Adam, Takayoshi Sato
Music: Paul Oakenfold
Sound Editor: Brian Fredrickson

Briefing
Why save the world when you can rule it? GoldenEye: Rogue Agent™ goes where no previous James Bond™ game has dared to tread, giving you the chance to cross over to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain.

The focus of this first-person shooter shifts from that of 007™ himself to the corrupt underworld and its criminal masterminds. As an aspiring 00 agent dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality, you’re recruited by Auric Goldfinger in a ruthless war against Dr. No for control of the Bond underworld. A brutal encounter with Dr. No costs you an eye, but Goldfinger’s technicians replace it with a gold-hued, synthetic and upgradeable eye, earning you the name ‘GoldenEye’.

Wreak havoc as you make your unrelenting rise through the ranks of villainy. Encounter such legendary allies and enemies as Oddjob, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Scaramanga, Xenia Onatopp, and Pussy Galore on globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition. Villains rule in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent.


"Why save the world when you can rule it?"

Features

  • Your upgradeable synthetic eye introduces new methods of mayhem as you master an entirely new level of interaction beyond traditional FPS mechanics. See enemies through cover using MRI vision, manipulate electronics and weapons using the EM Hack, deflect damage with the EM Shield, and send enemies flying across the room with the Magnetic Field.

  • E.V.I.L. AI™ engine motivates enemies to react intelligently to your actions and their surroundings to make every shootout more believable, intense, and unpredictable.

  • Fully integrated single-player, multiplayer split-screen, and online gameplay for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox video game system from Microsoft.

  • Featured game modes include story-based campaign missions, deathmatch style simulator trials, and objective-based team war games.

  • Legendary villains and Bond girls such as Oddjob, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Scaramanga, Xenia Onatopp, and Pussy Galore.

  • Travel to famous Bond locations such as the top of the Golden Gate Bridge from A View to a Kill, the Pyramids from The Spy who Loved Me and the satellite Uplink from GoldenEye as well as original locations including Auric Enterprises, Hoover Dam, and Hong Kong.

  • World-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold is composing an original score and creating the game’s overarching musical personality with hard-driving, rhythmic beats hand-crafted for every mission.

  • Hollywood talent roster includes Christopher Lee, who is reprising his role as the villainous Francisco Scaramanga from The Man with the Golden Gun and Judi Dench, who returns as M and has appeared in four James Bond films to date.

  • Rounding out the talent behind the game is Academy Award®-winning Production Designer Sir Ken Adam (James Bond series), Costume Designer Kym Barrett (The Matrix trilogy), and Character Designer Rene Morel (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within).

Back Cover Blurb

  • Show no mercy in intense split-screen multiplayer action.
  • Enemies controlled by the all-new E.V.I.L. AI mean no two games are ever the same.
  • Upgrade your synthetic eye to see through walls, manipulate objects, deflect bullets, or send enemies flying.
  • Fight alongside and against legendary villains such as Goldfinger, Pussy Galore and Dr No.
  • Utilize over 100 different weapon combinations through the independently triggered dual-wield weapon system. Your two-handed arsenal will be devastating during encounters with multiple enemies.

Press Release - PlayStation 2 / Xbox / GameCube
Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming "GoldenEye: Rogue Agent" first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain. The highly anticipated game is scheduled to ship later this year on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube under the EA Games brand.

As an aspiring 00 agent dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality, the player is hired as an enforcer by Auric Goldfinger, the wealthy super-villain with a lust for all things gold.

Goldfinger is locked in a ruthless war against his archenemy, the brilliant scientist Dr. No. The prize is control of the world's greatest criminal organization. A brutal encounter with Dr. No costs the player an eye, but Goldfinger's technicians replace it with a gold-hued, synthetic eye, earning the player the name 'GoldenEye'. Players have the ability to customize and upgrade their villain persona and wreak havoc as they make their unrelenting rise through the ranks.

With a radical twist to the Bond franchise that makes the player's goal to rule the world rather than save it, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is the ultimate thrill ride through the 007 underworld. Players will cross paths with such legendary allies and enemies as Oddjob, Scaramanga, Xenia Onatopp, and, of course, Pussy Galore on globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition. Players will travel to famous and original Bond locations from the mountains of Switzerland to the streets of Hong Kong and from Fort Knox to Dr. No's Crab Key lair in the Caribbean. Enemies will react intelligently in combat situations and use the environment to their advantage for intense and unpredictable shootouts.

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent seamlessly integrates single-player, multiplayer split-screen, and online gameplay for the PlayStation 2 across all game modes.

Featured modes include story-driven campaign missions, deathmatch style simulator trials, and objective-based war games.

 

Alternative Cover Art


Above: Japanese cover art


Cover Art
Above: Cover art for the European Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube releases.

Trivia
Although Xenia Onatopp the James Bond film GoldenEye appears in the game, the stories have no real ties to each other. The plot of the film revolved around a weapon called the GoldenEye which used a nuclear bomb detonated in the upper atmosphere to create a damaging electromagnetic pulse on earth, whereas in the game it is the name of the lead character and his synthetic eye implant.

During the games production, it was rumored that the original Goldeneye 64 video game would be buried within the games code and accessed via a special Easter Egg type of command. The idea was dreamt up by designers who felt that Electronic Arts was trying to piggyback off the success of Goldeneye 64 by calling their newest game "GoldenEye 2", which has no resemblance


Alternate Titles
GoldenEye: Agente Corrupto Spanish
GoldenEye: Au Service du Mal French
GoldenEye: Dark Agent Japanese

Best Lines
HK Triad Boss: "Goldfinger pays me well... but Dr. No pays me better."

Dr. Julius No: "It could have been easily more than your eye!"

Locations
Swiss Alps, Switzerland; Hong Kong; Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA; Crab Key, Jamaica; Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA; Pyramids, Egypt; Hoover Dam, USA; Uplink, Cuba.

Release Data
Platform USA UK Japan
PlayStation 2 22/11/2004 22/11/2004 13/01/2005
Xbox 22/11/2004 22/11/2004 N/A
Gamecube 22/11/2004 22/11/2004 13/01/2005
GameBoy DS 15/06/2005 01/06/2005 N/A

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