James Bond and Dr. Goodhead Blast Their Way Through 007: Legends' First Mission, Moonraker

It's been a while since I was all that interested in Activision's Bond games, but last year's GoldenEye 007: Reloaded was a surprisingly fun roll down memory lane.


That game's developer Eurocom is behind the upcoming 007: Legends, which will merge six classic bond films into one big story centering around a drowning Bond (Craig Bond, that is) as he remembers his past adventures. It's a cool idea—rather than try to tell a new story with all the familiar Bond beats, they're going to just use the classic Bond stories we already know, and let us play them.

This trailer shows footage from the first of six films that will be featured in the game, which will be the classic 1979 film Moonraker. That film starred Roger Moore as Bond and had the dubious distinction of featuring one of my favorite double-entendre Bond-girl names, Dr. Holly Goodhead.

While the graphics and character models in particular aren't stunning or anything, the game still looks like fun; after all, the GoldenEye remake was originally a Wii game, and it was still a good time.

Activision promises that the next five missions/films will be revealed leading up to the game's October release. Anyone taking bets on what those films will be? From Russia With Love? Dr. No? Surely Goldfinger will be in there...


Moonraker was by FAR the worst Bond movie ever made... How could they even do a shout-out to that garbage? I love almost all the Bond films, but there's always one with each actor where they take it too far... This was Roger Moore's worst 007 flick the way Die Another Day was Brosnan's. I grew up watching all the Bond movies, and —though I hate to admit it as an adult—my favorite ones were some of the early Roger Moore ones. Even so, Moonraker was the first film I ever 'walked out' on. I simply stopped it, took it out of the VHS, and returned it to the shelf forever. Blagh... Still leaves a foul taste in my mouth to think about that fucking laser battle in space...