007 Legends

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007 Legends review

007 Legends review

The sky is falling. The sky is falling.

Bond is strapped to a metal table. Above him an industrial laser powers up and a red beam begins to eat away at the surface between his legs. The laser starts to move up towards his joy department while nearby a villain gloats. "Do you exshpect me to shell?" barks our hero. "No, Mister Bond!" shouts Bobby Kotick. "I'm sending you out to die!"

Every inch of 007 Legends has been covered in a camo-coloured Call of Duty paint - then left face-down on a hotel bed while it suffers epidermal suffocation. Without its bra on.

This game trades in nostalgia but ends up undermining the films it should idolise. It desperately tries to cater for the modern shooter generation but has production values and gunplay that fall well short of their demands. The stealth is broken, the dialogue is abysmal and the gadget mini-games are insipid. Although it's been released to celebrate James Bond's 50th anniversary, what Activision, Eon, MGM and developers Eurocom have actually done is to pick up the wheelchair of the ailing Bond game series and drop it down a large chimney.

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007 Legends: New gameplay trailer reveals release date

007 Legends launches on 16th October, a new trailer has revealed.

That's a Tuesday, the day games launch in the US. We're checking with Activision now to see whether it's a global date.

The trailer reveals mission one of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 shooter: Moonraker, which is based on the 1979 film of the same name starring Roger Moore. Five more missions will be revealed ahead of launch.

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Activision announces new James Bond game 007 Legends

Activision announces new James Bond game 007 Legends

Has new story that will knit six films together.

Update: Eurocom's dropped Eurogamer a line about some of the historical Bond-game background in this article, which was misleading. So we've tidied it up - shame on you Bertie. Apologies for any misinformation.

Original story: A new James Bond game called 007 Legends has been announced by Activision Blizzard.

The developer is Eurocom. The platforms are PS3 and Xbox 360. And the release date is this fall, or autumn.

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