GameOver - Games of the Year 2000

GameOver - Games of the Year 2000

Best Artificial Intelligence - No One Lives Forever (c) Fox Interactive

Honourable Mention - The Sims, Thief 2: The Metal Age

No One Lives Forever is a story-driven, first person adventure delivering over-the-top action, tense subterfuge, outrageous villains and wry humor in the tradition of the great 1960's spy films and TV shows. Armed with an assortment of conventional and experimental weaponry and gadgets, The Operative, Cate Archer, will explore exotic locales, circumvent devious traps, and contend with deadly agents determined to take her out of the spy trade once and for all.

Here's a quote from our review of No One Lives Forever:

A very commendable part of the game is the AI. I haven't played against such a "smart" AI in quite some time. The coolest example that I have seen to date was Unreal's (which I thought was cool at the time, anyway), where enemies would try to dodge your shots by rolling to the side and such. That was very new and funky for the first 10 minutes or so. Then you knew exactly what they would do, and it stopped being fun. In NOLF, enemies also have a fairly predictable set of patterns: roll to the side; run away; flip over furniture and hide behind it; get help; charge head on; and a few others. The coolest part, as far as I'm concerned, is when you attack enemies, and they hide behind furniture, stick just their hand with the gun out and lay down blind suppressing fire. That is just way too cool. The enemies will also often check if their comrades are alive or not by crouching over them and checking their pulse (excellent time for a silenced shot to the head!). Sometimes they even say things like "Uh-oh, this doesn't look good, dead body here!"

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Genre Awards
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Special Achievement Awards
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