The Operative: No One Lives Forever
Windows - 2000
Description of The Operative: No One Lives Forever
No One Lives Forever is a great FPS with many humorous quirks.
The box describes the plot better than I could: "Assume the role of Cate Archer, a beautiful but deadly Operative working for UNITY - a super secret organization fighting to free the world from the clutches of H.A.R.M."
What seems at first as a dry storyline eventually unfolds into an epic saga. NOLF's ingenuity is evident from the first level. The weapons are unique and original, and the gadgets that you will use in your missions are even more unique. Lipstick explosives, lockpicks and welding tools hidden inside barettes, belt buckle zip-lines and robotic poodles are but a few of the zany gadgets you'll use in NOLF.
Monolith certainly outdid themselves. Their mastery of the licensed LithTech engine is evident; you'll skydive from a burning jetliner, fight feisty sharks and protect a near-deaf world leader from assassination. All of this and more is surrounded by beautiful visuals and particle effects. NOLF also has a fantastic sense of humour. If you're stealthy enough, you can listen in and hear conversations that enemy sentries are saying. They'll talk about their band, all the way to their women :) This is a great addition.
However, some problems plague this game. Repetitive music is one of them. I wasn't around during the '60's, but if this is what their music sounded like, remind me to burn all my father's records :) Also, horribly long load times are also a problem. I can go upstairs, grab a Pepsi, fill it with ice, take the dog for a walk and I'll still be waiting for it to load. I'm exaggerating, but a fast PC will help.
All in all, this is a highly enjoyable first person shooter that was overlooked by the gaming populace. It should be in bargain bins (I got mine for $10) so pick it up and enjoy some campy fun. Two thumbs up!
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Babydoll 2021-11-16 0 point
Files in The "Music CD from GOTY Version.zip" are corrupted. Please Re-Upload the Music CD.
Original game missing missions. 2021-07-30 3 points
Get the full game from here. It is fully patched with wide screen support and works on Windows 10. It is also Game of the year edition which has extra missions that the original doesn't include. You can also get the 2nd game from here.
Apok 2021-01-20 -1 point
I played without problems until the tricycle mime chase in India. No matter what I do, at the end of the level it won't load the next one and I'm stuck. Which is sad.
orion98 2020-08-16 3 points
Multilingual GUI (7 languages) + mods Widescreen + No-CD + MODERNIZER 1.006 ver.3.1
Nolf_PACK_02.zip ( 27 Mb )
NOLF Voice acting: English, French, German, Russian
Nolf_Voice_acting_GUI.zip ( 448 Mb ) MD5: 363525D2AC0B53BD2810AA54C53D3B79
GoldenWolfe 2020-07-18 1 point
If you want it to run on modern systems heres an short and easy guide.
First when you download it go to compability and set it to XP service pack 2.
Go to your Driver settings and limit fps to 60 (since engine gets really buggy when it gets on higher framerate than that)
Download dgVoodoo 2 which is software that emulates older grapichs cards and its really easy to use. Heres an quick tutorial how to use it on any game that you want to run on win 10: https://youtu.be/kS8ckTnQB1A
Heres an download link http://dege.freeweb.hu/
And you are pretty much set to go.
Eltra 2019-09-23 3 points
For those wondering how the f**k to install this (and NOLF2, same way applies) here's a step by step on installing this game.
1) Download the files here. I will be using the GOTY edition as that's the one I used and installed.
2) Download this free software called "Alcohol Portable" ( http://www.alcohol-soft.com/alcohol_portable.php) this will help install the game and is VERY IMPORTANT. I will refer this to AP from now on.
3) Extract the game files.
4) Move the files to AP and on NOLF disc 1, right clip and click on "Mount-on Device"
5) go to file explorer and go to This Pc and you will find the icon for NOLF. Click it and it will start the download/installation.
6) Wait till it states that it needs disc 2. Alt+Tab to AP and do the same for NOLF disc 2. Go back to the inhalation page and find where the icon is. (Hard to explain but will make sense what I mean.
7) Wait till finishes. If it tells you to restart your PC, do it.
Hope you found this guide helpful. GLHF.
ghostkiller 2019-06-09 0 point
awesome game today i will be thankful this person who made this awesome game
Booga 2019-01-28 1 point
THX, great game & regret throwing out the cd's long ago.
i could have made a copy & sold the used cd's these days for the same price new games go for. i regret getting rid of many of my old games
XIII 2018-12-27 0 point
Dear all, I am still waiting any person to tell me how i can install this game.
Data Priest 2017-04-25 0 point
This game was so refreshing when it came out. Colourfull and funny, but still a hardcore shooter.
valiantfan771 2017-04-24 1 point
I have antivirus AVAST and its says that the "NO-CD" fix have "FileRepMetagen" virus.
It is safe to install this fix or is it really infected?
Thanks for respond
Anagnostis79 2017-04-20 2 points
Ok, i just registered, just to comment on this gem. I had finished both this and NOLF2 back in the day and just adored them. Best sense of style ever !!! Thank you so much for this, i am really touched. I have been trying to buy a copy for years and it is just not available anymore !! Thanks guys!
DaviCis 2016-07-20 1 point
I was to young for the game, so glad that I can play it now!
It works on Win10 perfect for me.
(Sometime I get some laggs when I change the gadgets.)
I am just few hours into the game but love it already. Sad that I wasn't able to play it earlier.
Fish 2016-03-29 -2 points
Great game. It's like every James Bond movie rolled into one (or maybe 2, since there's a sequel). I used magicdisc to run it and it works fine
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