It’s time for another round of Pick One! This week, to mark the announcement that IO Interactive is working on a brand-new James Bond game (!), we thought we’d look back at the history of James Bond games on Xbox.
There have been nine games in total, spanning an eleven-year period from 2001 to 2012, with the most recent being the Xbox 360 game, 007 Legends. But which is your favourite? Remember, you can only pick one!
Let’s take a look at what we’re working with:
James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire (2001)
As Bond, players must defeat the evil criminal mastermind Artaud Malprave, head of a rising terrorist organization called CIPHER, who is bent on ruling the world with his clone technology and army of clones. Helping Bond along the way is the gorgeous Zoe Nightshade and omnipresent master of gadgets himself, R. Each of the more than 10 exotic locations around the world contains a generous offering of challenging missions and objectives.
James Bond 007: Nightfire (2002)
The ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007 Nightfire. Explore new heights and depths like never before-infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, and maneuver your sleek Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the streets of Tokyo while turning on the Bond charm with glamorous (and sometimes deadly) Bond women.
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2004)
In James Bond 007 Everything or Nothing, the original script from veteran Bond screenwriter Bruce Feirstein immerses the player in the world of James Bond, all set in a third-person view that showcases a Hollywood cast that includes Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, Dame Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, John Cleese, Richard “Jaws” Kiel, Heidi Klum, Mya, and Shannon Elizabeth playing out a real-time cinematic action adventure.
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004)
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 eye, earning you the name ‘GoldenEye’. With the ability to customize and upgrade your villain persona, wreak havoc as you make your unrelenting rise through the ranks.
James Bond 007: From Russia With Love (2005)
From Russia With Love is the first game to put players in the universe of the classic James Bond film. Set in the original 60s Bond era, the game features movie-based missions as well as original, action-intensive sequences, a broad and deep variety of gameplay, fully-integrated vehicles, social multiplayer experiences, gorgeous women, and classic, upgradeable weapons and gadgetry with modern mechanics.
007: Quantum Of Solace (2008)
James Bond is back to settle the score in Quantum of Solace: The Game. Introducing a more lethal and cunningly efficient Bond, the game blends intense first-person action with a unique third-person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress through missions.
James Bond 007: Blood Stone (2010)
James Bond 007: Blood Stone features the likeness and voice talent of Daniel Craig, Joss Stone and Judi Dench and features an epic, original story developed by legendary screenwriter Bruce Feirstein. Players can engage in cover-based firefights, lethal hand-to-hand combat and speed their way through explosive adrenaline-fuelled driving sequences as they embark on a global chase leading to action on land and sea through Athens, Istanbul, Monaco and Bangkok.
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded (2011)
GoldenEye 007 allows players to channel Daniel Craig’s lethal and gritty James Bond in an innovative, modern take on the legendary Bond adventure, GoldenEye. Blending fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS) action with covert gameplay, GoldenEye 007 epitomizes the modern “thinking man’s shooter” by offering varied ways to complete each mission, destructible environments, the use of cover…
007 Legends (2012)
Celebrating the Bond franchise’s 50th anniversary, the most recent instalment in the video game series – 007 Legends –launches gamers back through time to relive a selection of James Bond’s most iconic and intense undercover missions from the popular films. A first-of-its-kind Bond video game, 007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline inspired by six classic Bond movies to offer the most diverse Bond gaming experience yet!
Let us know which of these James Bond games is your favourite below.