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Replay – 007: From Russia With Love

In the video game world, the name "James Bond" usually leads to a discussion about GoldenEye. People rarely talk about Electronic Arts' time with Ian Fleming's famed secret agent, which is surprising since that's where most of his video game history lies.

Under Electronic Arts' watch, Bond starred in Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Agent Under Fire, Nightfire, Everything or Nothing, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, and From Russia With Love. Electronic Arts announced a game based on the film Casino Royale, but development delays pushed it outside of the movie's release window, and it was canceled shortly thereafter. The Bond rights were then snatched up by Activision.

Having already recorded a Replay episode for GoldenEye, we decided to dive into an Electronic Arts title next. What better place to start than with the game starring the best Bond of all: Sean Connery. We play through the opening of From Russia With Love, and geek out over Bond's time on the silver screen in the process. We also do our best to convince grumpy Jeff Cork to watch these films.

Our brief look shows off most of what the game has to offer: Bond being Bond, Bond shooting bad buys, Bond using a jet pack, Bond recklessly driving a car, Bond picking up a girl, Bond talking to Q, and Bond getting lost in a hedge maze. That last one may not scream Bond, but you'll see it happen in this episode.

And after that first segment, stick around for a look at a second game that ties in with 007.

Check out more episodes at our Replay hub.

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