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The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000)

A 1960's female spy must battle an eccentric terrorist organization.


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Cast overview:
Kit Harris ...
Jock Blaney ...
Dmitrij Volkov (voice)
Santa / Additional Voices (voice)
John Patrick Lowrie ...
Bruno Lawrie (voice)
Nigel Neale ...
Mr. Jones (voice)
Roger Curtis ...
Mr. Smith (voice)
David Stalker ...
Jeff Steitzer ...
Baron Archibald Dumas (voice)
Barbara Dirickson ...
Baroness Dumas (voice)
Mike Madeoy ...
Scott Burns ...
Mark Dias ...


A 1960's female spy must battle an eccentric terrorist organization.

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Who wants to LIVE FOREVER?


Action | Adventure


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Release Date:

9 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

N.O.L.F.  »

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Did You Know?


In an overheard conversation, two security guards talk about a new TV series called "The Prisoner", starting "next week". Since The Prisoner (1967) started airing on October 1, 1967, this would put the game in that time frame. See more »


When going from a level taking place in the present, to a level taking place in the past (.i.e.: A flash-back level), she maintains the exact same amount of health from the previous level, despite taking place 9 years earlier. See more »


[Two scientists are testing an intercom]
Scientist #1: Test, 1, 2, 3, Test.
Scientist #2: Turn it down!
Scientist #1: How's this? Over.
Scientist #2: I can't tell! I'm deaf!
Scientist #1: Proceed with the experiment, over!
Scientist #2: You don't have to say over! It's not a radio!
Scientist #1: I like to say it! Over.
Scientist #2: Fine!
Scientist #1: How is the goat? Over.
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Crazy Credits

If you kill the monkey in Morroco you get a "Mission Failed" screen which says "unacceptable simian casualties" See more »


References Our Man Flint (1966) See more »

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User Reviews

Not a female Bond.
21 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Well, the much-praised game has truly some points to offer that would make it as one of the best games of our time. Basically the game is an FPS. But in several occasions it becomes a new version of racer (while you have to drive a bike and a sledge), sometimes it becomes a tough judgement game (when you have to provoke an enemy by selecting your conversation, or to get information thru sly but loose talk).

At least five different missions are distributed thruout around 20 different levels. And on this occasion your character, sexy superspy Cate Archer has to visit different exotic locations including Morocco, Germany, underground USA, the Alps and even space. An entire level is designed underwater when you are moving in your scuba costume and equipments. All the locations are designed fantastically, including minor details. Cutscenes are fine and conversations are often hilarious.

Another main point of the game is that it isn't just a go-and-shoot-'em-all game. In many occasions you have to sneak into buildings avoiding guards and cameras. Shooting the guards won't help because if the camera finds any deadbody in vicinity, you're doomed. You have to use several spy gears in correct places, otherwise you can't advance. In all, NOLF is not really a female version of James Bond games. It has its own points to deliver. This is an all-new type game, a prophet in its own genre.

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