Trivia / 007 Legends

  • All-Star Cast: Several high-profile actors reprise the roles of their characters, including Judi Dench (M), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner), Michael Lonsdale (Hugo Drax), Carey Lowell (Pam Bouvier), Toby Stephens (Gustav Graves) and Richard Kiel (Jaws).
  • Casting Gag: Jinx is visually based off of Gabriela Montaraz, who was initially set to play the character instead of Halle Berry in Die Another Day.
  • Creator Killer: 007 Legends was critically panned and sold poorly eventually leading the last 007 game developer for Activision, Eurocom, to collapse out of game development entirely after 25 years.
  • Franchise Killer: Appears to have put an end to the Activision Bond games and possibly future ones as well. After its failure, Activision quickly pulled this and all of their older 007 games from various online stores (including their own and Steam). Bear in mind this was all done less than two and a half months after the game was first released. While no official word has ever been given as to why, it is highly likely Eon Productions pulled the rights from them, and appear unwilling to hand them to anyone else. No new Bond games have been even hinted at since the 2012 release of Legends.
  • Follow the Leader: A common criticism of the game is that it takes many gameplay mechanics from the Call of Duty series, including weapon attachments, cutscene bosses, a cover system and much more.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Due to Activision pulling all of their licensed 007 games from rotation (as noted above), legitimate PC copies are effectively impossible to find in North America, and require either pirated versions or copies bought through grey market sellers (notably, the game had a large print release in Russian territories, which is where most of the current keys come from). Likewise, the pre-order DLC's (007 Pack and Nemesis Pack), as well as the Eve and Patrice characters for multiplayer, were already scarce-to-non-existent before they were pulled, and can't be obtained now unless someone managed to snag a gift copy in their Steam account.
  • The Other Darrin: Most characters are based on their film portrayals, with the exception of four characters. Blofeld is an amalgamation of his three film appearances in the series (and is voiced by Glenn Wrage), Jinx is modeled after Gabriela Montaraz who was originally cast in the role before Halle Berry was attached to the film, Felix Leiter is played and modeled by Demetri Goritsas and not specifically based on any of the character's film appearances, and Holly Goodhead is based off of (and voiced by) the actress Jane Perry. In addition, Bond is voiced by Timothy Watson instead of Daniel Craig (the only Activision-published Bond game not to have Craig voicing his version of Bond). Craig still gets credited as Bond, though.
  • Recursive Adaptation: Many of the game's costumes, levels, and set piece action sequences (particularly those from the Goldfinger and On Her Majesty's Secret Service levels) strongly resemble those from Monolith Productions' No One Lives Forever, which was itself an Affectionate Parody of the "groovy 60's" era of James Bond.