Two of my favorite games of all-time, No One Lives Forever and No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in HARM’s Way, were released in 2000 and 2002 respectively and both won “Game of the Year” when they came out. Although they had many rave reviews, the games didn’t sell well and eventually dropped off the radar. A company called Night Dive Studios recently attempted to re-release the game after updating it for modern systems but ran into rights trouble since no one really knows who owns the rights to the games anymore. (For more info on this, see this: No One Lives Forever re-release isn’t happening after all.) And so it looked like the game, which is no longer commercially available from anyone was destined to fade into oblivion.
That is… until NOLF Revival happened. You can now download full, free copies of both NOLF games which have been fully patched to work on modern systems!! Is it legal? That’s debatable. Since I bought both games long ago on discs, and since those discs won’t work in Windows 10, I see this as an okay development. You can decide whether it’s okay to download for yourself. See the link below to visit the NOLF Revival website.
I haven’t had a chance to install and play the games again myself but I plan to do so very, very soon. Once I do, I’ll post a full review with screenshots here on this blog. Stay tuned!