Release Date: 9/30/2002
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The Good: Great graphics, amazing dialog, story, and style, and humor, great level design and stealth game play, cool weapons and gadgets, upgrading your abilities actually helps, Cate Archer is a major hottie
The Bad: Multiplayer is just ok, should have also been on the Xbox
NOLF2 is a very under appreciated game, and that’s why no one knows about it. It was critically acclaimed and wasn’t in sales. This is due to the fact that the main protagonist is a female. NOLF2 was the best FPS of it’s time and is even better than some are today. The game has great humor, voice acting, dialog, and game play ideas. The story is about Cate Archer who is trying to stop the evil H.A.R.M organization from finishing Project: Omega. No one knows what it is but it has to be stopped. In the mean time Russia and the US are starting a new war. While the story is great with lot’s of humor such as in India you’re on the back of a tricycle with your gun while you stop a midget French mime on a unicycle…yeah you heard me!
The game is also serious at the same time and Monolith pulled this off perfectly. The stealth in the game is also just right in difficulty and isn’t unforgiving like Splinter Cell or Metal Gear Solid. The game is like a 70s James Bond really and it pulls the feel off perfectly. The weapons in the game are pretty cool like a mascara stun gun, keychain flashlight, a mirror decoder, a hairspray welder etc. You also have a crossbow that can have different ammo types and even a utility launcher to disable cameras and short circuit Super Solider Robots.
The game never gets repetitive or old since you switch from stealth to fire fights often. While you can pick up intelligence in the game from drawers, letter lying around etc to gain points to upgrade your abilities. The online multiplayer is also fun but nothing too special. You HAVE to play NOLF2 because you’re missing out on one of the best FPSs of all time.