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The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000)

A 1960's female spy must battle an eccentric terrorist organization in this classic first person shooter, a stylish and tongue-in-cheek spoof of Cold War era James Bond.


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Cast overview:
Kit Harris Kit Harris ... Agent Cate Archer / Inge Wagner (voice)
Jock Blaney Jock Blaney ... Dmitrij Volkov (voice)
Ken Boynton ... Santa / Additional Voices (voice)
John Patrick Lowrie John Patrick Lowrie ... Bruno Lawrie (voice)
Nigel Neale Nigel Neale ... Mr. Jones (voice)
Roger Curtis Roger Curtis ... Mr. Smith (voice)
David Stalker David Stalker ... Magnus Armstrong (voice)
Jeff Steitzer Jeff Steitzer ... Baron Archibald Dumas (voice)
Barbara Dirickson Barbara Dirickson ... Baroness Dumas (voice)
Mike Madeoy Mike Madeoy ... Tom Goodman / Melvin Blitzny (voice)
Scott Burns Scott Burns ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Dias Mark Dias ... Additional Voices (voice)


A 1960's female spy must battle an eccentric terrorist organization in this classic first person shooter, a stylish and tongue-in-cheek spoof of Cold War era James Bond.

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Who wants to LIVE FOREVER?


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Release Date:

9 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

N.O.L.F. See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monolith Productions See more »
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Whether it was intentional or not, the character model for Dr. Schenker bears a striking resemblance to French new wave director Claude Chabrol. 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 »


[the maid emerges from a room to find the hallway full of thugs' bodies]
Hotel Maid: I'm *not* cleaning up this mess!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Reissued in 2001 as a "Game of the Year" edition with an additional multi-level mission that plays out following the closing credits. The Game of the Year edition also included a soundtrack CD entitled "In the Lounge" which featured much of the bossa nova and lounge background music, as well as the theme song. See more »


References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

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User Reviews

Not a female Bond.
21 April 2003 | by shanfloydSee 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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