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James Bond 007: James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing is a Third-Person Shooter released in 2004. Bond is played by none other than Pierce Brosnan, marking his 6th and final appearance in the role in any medium.
The plot of the game follows Dirty Communists Nikolai Diavolo and his associates plotting to take over Russia using metal eating nanotechnology developed by Dr. Katya Nadanova. James Bond travels all over the world in typical fashion to stop his various plots before confronting the madman in his home base. Surprisingly, the final product is better than it sounds.
The move proved to be well received among gamers and critics, despite the game's flaws, due in part to the huge effort put into the game and something fresh for players having grown tired of a series of mediocre (at best) shooters.
This game contains examples of
- Applied Phlebotinum: The Nanotechnology. Also the invisibility cloak.
- The Big Easy: One of the stages.
- Blondes Are Evil: Katya Nadanova.
- Bond One-Liner: "We played bridge together. He lost," in reference to Zorin from A View to a Kill. One of the better one-liners in the game. The point where they stop being funny varies by player, but you will reach the point where you want to slap Bond for his bad jokes.
- Brick Joke: In the mission "Mardi Gras Mayhem", you can take a shortcut over the Mardi Gras parade, freeing an enormous baloon of the sun. Several missions later, the balloon shows up floating over the causeway in "The Pontchartrain Bridge" mission.
- Continuity Nod: Diavolo is a student of Max Zorin's, mentioned in the above example. The premise of a mission in New Orleans seemed like it was going to be a nod to Live and Let Die, but this sadly wasn't the case.
- One of the buildings in the driving mission "The Big Easy" features the Phoenix Industries logo from Nightfire.
- The "Kiss Kiss Club" may or may not be a reference to Thunderball.
- Cool Car: Not only do you get to drive the Aston Martin Vanquish, you also get a Porsche SUV and a couple of sweet motorbikes.
- The Danza: Agent Mya Starling is played by R&B singer Mya.
- Dirty Communists: Diavolo's motivations are to restore the Soviet Union.
- Disney Villain Death: Both Diavolo and Nadanova. Nadanova falls down an elevator shaft in a jet, and Diavolo is thrown down a missile silo. As Bond put it: "They fell for each other".
- A careful glance at the cutscene after the hoverjet comes down reveals that Diavolo managed to eject just in time. The bastard.
- Evil Gloating: Diavolo can't resist this.
- Face Heel Turn: Katya Nadanova.
- Fair Cop: Agent Mya.
- Fan Service: The Bond Girls.
- Giant Space Flea From Nowhere: The end of the helicopter chase in Egypt. A fairly straightforward flying sequence ends up with Bond slugging it out with a hyper-futuristic base hidden in the middle of the Nile. It's got shield generators and looks like a leftover piece of concept art from Rogue Squadron. Completely forgotten immediately after its defeat. Wait, what?
- Hey, It's That Voice!: EVERYONE.
- Hot Scientist: Twice!
- Ink Suit Actor: Practically every main character. Pierce Brosnan, Judi Dench & John Cleese are a given. But the game also features Willem Dafoe & the original Jaws himself Richard Kiel as villains and lastly Shannon Elizabeth, Heidi Klum and Mya as the games "Bond Girls".
- Implacable Man: Jaws, making his third appearance in the James Bond franchise. Diavolo also does this as he survives increasingly impossible confrontations with Bond.
- It's Always Mardi Gras in New Orleans
- Large Ham: Willem DaFoe as a Bond villain? Yes please!
- Mnogo Nukes: The opening adventure is about a suitcase bomb.
- Nanomachines: A major part of Diavlo's plot.
- Narm / Narm Charm: In the usual spirit of "Bond One-Liner's" you either enjoy a few but one too many bad puns test the average players limits. This game has so many of them you're either groaning every time you hear a new one or laughing at the fact the writers added this amount of bad puns into a single game.
- One-Man Army: Bond in almost every level kills hundreds of mooks, especially in the final one, where in every single corner there's at least ten armed guys ready to fight.
- Unwinnable Training Simulation: A literal example unlocked after you complete the game. It comes in two flavours; rounds with a single enemy type, and an early version of "Horde mode".
- Red Right Hand: Jaws' metal teeth (naturally) and Yayakov's Terminator-esque right hand, which may or may not be made of platinum.
- Refuge in Audacity: What else do you call a scheme that involves platinum plated tanks?
- What else do you call a scheme that involves platinum, metal-eating nanobots upgraded with spores from the Louisiana bayou, all of which is made in a high-tech plant concealed under a dilapidated plantation manor?
- Special Guest: Like Madonna in Die Another Day, R&B singer Mya (best known for her part in the "Lady Marmelade" remake) both sings the title song and has a role in the game.
- That One Level: "Escape through wall" in the very first mission has probably resulted in "controller through television", at least the Play Station 2 version, as no clues - visual or otherwise - suggest that the way to accomplish this goal is to return to the location where you started the mission. The training level that follows also qualifies if you happen to hit the Play Station 2 glitch that makes it impossible to shoot the targets after you crouch.
- Theme Tune Cameo: Agent Mya sings the game's theme song while undercover as a nightclub singer.
- Third-Person Shooter
- Title Drop: "Yes, Katya... Everything... or nothing.
- Two Shots From Behind the Bar: After Bond crashes the Kiss Kiss Club, he automatically takes cover behind the bar and acquires a shotgun.