Abandonware – No One Lives Forever

Ever heard of a game called NOLF or The Operative: No One Lives Forever? As part of my big box Sierra games collection, I actually have a sealed box of the game. I haven’t played it, but because it was Sierra labeled it was immediately purchased for the collection.

To quote Wikipedia

A story-driven game set in the 1960s, No One Lives Forever has been critically acclaimed for its stylistic representation of the era in the spirit of many spy films and television series of that decade, as well as for its humor. Players control female protagonist Cate Archer, who works for a secret organization that watches over world peace. In addition to a range of firearms, the game contains several gadgets disguised as ordinary female fashion items.

At the time of its release, many reviewers felt that No One Lives Forever was the best first-person shooter since 1998’s Half-Life. After receiving several Game of the Year awards in the press, a special Game of the Year Edition was released in 2001, which included an additional mission. The Operative: No One Lives Forever was followed by a sequel, No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way, in 2002, and a spin-off that takes place during the time between the first two games entitled Contract J.A.C.K. released in 2003, both developed by Monolith.

No One Lives Forever Big Box

Well in my Google feed the other day an interesting article popped up about the history of the game and how it is currently in limbo between the different owners, and how the gaming community tried to get the rights to it but pretty much hit a brick wall. 

Well deciding not to leave it there, the gaming community has tweaked the game to run on modern computers and operating systems (Windows 10) – they even patched it to run in UHD!  Have a read here what I think is a very interesting article.

Tweaked NOLF Game Play

Well the good news is that you don’t have to Google to find the tweaked abandonware NOLF 1 and 2 – here is the link:  http://nolfrevival.tk/

To quote the site:

The Revival is Here
Download a fully functional version of No One Lives Forever (NOLF), No One Lives Forever 2 (NOLF 2), and Contract Jack with the latest community patches for free. Download the full game for PC now. Play single-player and multiplayer NOLF games for free! You cannot buy a functional version of No One Lives Forever or Contract Jack any more. As a result, in an attempt to keep the community alive and attract new players, No One Lives Forever and Contract Jack Revival Edition are available to all for free and are a breeze to install and play on all modern operating systems. Double click on the installer, pick a directory to extract the files, and then double click on the desktop shortcuts to play. It’s that easy.

MadMike posted at 2020-9-23 Category: Gaming

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