Trivia / No One Lives Forever

  • Franchise Killer: Contract J.A.C.K. was so bad that Monolith gave up on the series entirely because of it.
  • Hey, It's That Sound! - The games reused the "objective-updated jingle" from Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, also made by Monolith.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Thanks to a complex series of acquisitions, mergers, and various other publisher mix-ups, no one actually knows who owns the rights to NOLF anymore, so the public is unlikely to see any kind of authorized re-release anytime soon.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: In relation to the above, in 2015 Night Dive Studios tried sorting the rights mess out and pushing for a re-release of both games. The effort ended with potential rights owners Fox, Activision and Warner Bros. all sending a legal letter which basically said, "We think we own the rights but it's not worth the expense currently to go through our archives to find out for sure, but if you try to use this intellectual property, we will sue you."
  • Talking to Herself: Averted in NOLF 1, despite Kit Harris voicing both Cate Archer and Inge Wagner: they never actually talk to each other. Played straight in NOLF 2, where Jen Taylor voices both Cate Archer and Isako, who talk to each other several times in-between their fights.
  • The Other Darrin: Cate Archer's voice actress was switched between the first and second games; in the second game, she's voiced by the very well known Jen Taylor.
  • What Could Have Been - the entire reason the main character is female is that MGM/UA warned they would sue with the James Bond-like male secret agent Monolith had initially planned. The game was to be a straight spy thriller set in the 60's, with no humor involved.