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Everything or Nothing (video game)
Everything or Nothing is a third-person shooter video game, where the player controls Ian Fleming's master spy, James Bond. Bond is modeled after and voiced by the then current James Bond, Pierce Brosnan. The game was developed and published by Electronic Arts and released in 2004 for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance.
Everything or Nothing is the second Bond game played in the third-person and is the first Bond game to feature a two-player cooperative mode, however, unlike its modern predecessors, Everything or Nothing lacks a true deathmatch multiplayer mode, a popular staple in Bond games since 1997's GoldenEye 007.
The game received high praise from some quarters, some critics calling it "the Bond movie for 2004" due in part to its high production values. For the first time in any James Bond game, Electronic Arts hired many actors to model the characters after as well as for their voice talents. In addition to Pierce Brosnan this includes Judi Dench and John Cleese from previous Bond films and adds well-known actors Willem Dafoe, Shannon Elizabeth, and Heidi Klum.
Everything or Nothing is also the first James Bond video game to have its own original theme song sung by a known singer; R&B artist Mya who also has a part as a Bond girl in the game. In addition, the soundtrack was composed by Sean Callery best known for television's 24 and La Femme Nikita. The soundtrack features a new rendition of the famed James Bond Theme by Callery.
Like its predecessor Nightfire, Everything or Nothing follows an original plot against a new nemesis, although there are multiple confrontations in the game with the assassin, Jaws from the films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.
In the opening teaser Bond is sent by MI6 to Tajikistan to recover a nuclear suitcase bomb that was stolen from an ex-Soviet stock pile. Afterwards Bond is sent to Egypt to investigate the kidnapping of Dr. Katya Nadanova (Heidi Klum) and the theft of "nanorobots" (referred to often as "nanobots") technology from the Department of Microtechnology. The nanobots, made of platinum, are equipped with a compound that can eat away anything made of metal except platinum.
Bond is later sent to Peru to investigate the disappearance of Agent 003 who was looking into Nikolai Diavolo (Willem Dafoe). Diavolo is a former KGB officer and prodigy of the late Max Zorin from the Bond film, A View to a Kill. It is learned that Diavolo stole the nanobots in hopes that by using the technology against the forces of Russia he could return Russia to "it's former glory", the Soviet Union.
Cast & characters
- James Bond — Pierce Brosnan
- Q — John Cleese
- M — Judi Dench
- Nikolai Diavolo — Willem Dafoe
- Serena St. Germaine — Shannon Elizabeth
- Jaws — Richard Kiel
- Dr. Katya Nadanova — Heidi Klum
- Mya Starling — Mya
- Miss Nagai — Misaki Ito
Everything or Nothing was succeeded by GoldenEye: Rogue Agent also released in 2004.
- It is the first Bond game to use the voice of the then current James Bond, Pierce Brosnan. It was also his final performance as Bond before stepping aside in 2004.
- Everything or Nothing was long thought to be the name of the production company behind the James Bond films, EON Productions, and Electronic Arts had to wait through a lengthy period to ensure that there were no film plans using the title, but it was officially revealed that EON was just a name and did not stand for anything specific.
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