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GoldenEye 007 (N64)
- Play as 007 himself in this first person shooter game
- Complete missions based on the film
- Use weapons, stealth and cunning to outwit the enemy soldiers
- Features characters from the film including Q and Moneypenny
- For 1-4 players
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- Platform: Nintendo 64
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- Media: Video Game
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GoldenEye 007 has been a huge success for Rareware, and it's easy to see why. More than a simple movie translation, this has earned its top-seller status on its own. Fans of Doom and Quake will recognise the first-person shooter perspective, but there the similarity ends. James Bond 007 has too much style to simply blast everything in sight and move to the next level. No, as 007, the player has a variety of different missions to perform, each with its own specific objectives. Each mission follows the film closely, and so Bond must use stealth and cunning as much as brute force. But if you see a Kalashnikov rifle lying around, by all means pick it up.
Controls are easy to master, which is impressive considering the variety of actions the onscreen hero can perform. Bond can run and walk at variable speeds, duck, pivot, hide, attach mines to enemy helicopters, block doors from opening, and more. The optional auto-aim feature is especially nice. Of course, James Bond is proficient in a wide variety of weapons. You get to use them all, from the trusty Walther PPK (with silencer) to double sets of full-auto machine guns.
The game's faithful tribute to the Bond legacy includes briefing dossiers on each mission, complete with wisecracks from Q and flirtatious comments from Miss Moneypenny. And the 3-D representation of locations and characters from the movie is very impressive.
One of the distinguishing features of the game is the outstanding artificial intelligence of the enemies. When attacked, squads will rush to hit the alarm. If they make it, reinforcements come running. Enemy soldiers respond to being shot or blown up with chilling realism. According to Rareware, there are over 30 different animation routines that come into play, depending on where the soldier is hit. For those who prefer the challenge of human opponents, there are six clever multiplayer modes where up to four players can shoot it out, as teams or solo agents.
With excellent gameplay, intelligence, and style, GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter that'll keep you coming back for more. --Jeanne Uy
- Built-in save capability for up to four players
- Auto-aim feature helps novice players feel like a sharpshooter
- Rich, complex gameworld filled with detail and variety
- Great bonus missions
- Sometimes cinematic scenes for fulfilling mission objectives are a bit anticlimactic
Top Customer Reviews
Feeling nostalgic, I recently purchased an N64 console and GoldenEye. I hadn't played it in a very long time, and was concerned it might be somewhat disappointing, given the massive advancements in First-person Shooters that have taken place since. Could it still cut it, compared to games like Halo 3:ODST or Modern Warfare 2? Of course I needn't have worried, as it still felt as fresh and exciting as it did on its release, some 12 years ago. This is GoldenEye's biggest strength; it is truly timeless. Sure, the graphics may look dated, but if I'm perfectly honest, they're not exactly unbearable, and this is the ONLY real area where GoldenEye is found wanting. The gameplay, the soundtrack, the vast selection of weapons, the diverse locations, and of course, the groundbreaking multi-player mode, are all still outstanding, and can still compete with even the most recent releases. GoldenEye formed the original template for the modern console shooter. When people talk about the true landmark releases of the genre, this is right up there. Its influence is everywhere and numerous games released since, owe it a huge debt.
So what makes this game so enjoyable? Simple. Its really addictive. GoldenEye's formula is straight-forward, but brilliantly executed. The missions all revolve around around the scenes of the film. The locations are extremely varied and diverse.Read more ›
lets get the negatives outta the way first.the graphics do look a little dated,and there are no mind-blowing fmv's but what you do have is one hell of a game.
the single player is a mighty challenge and once you have completed it you have to complete it on hard and normal to unlock 2 bonus levels.the first level is stupidly easy but by level 4 you'll be struggling,but not in a bad 'cos the gameplay is so smooth and fluid you cant help but enjoy it.
in multiplayer its the king,up to 4 player using game levels and made up arenas.over 30 characters to unlock.
Rare have captured the 007 feel perfectly and incorperated a stealthy element into a first person shoot-em-up, Goldeneye is the first game ever to have done this. Also there are even more oringinal idead like the zoom sight on the sniper rifle and the loud guns attracting guards attentions.
There will be hundreds of copy cat games, and not a single one will match the jawdropping originality or ever be as ground breaking.
If you buy this game make sure you get a couple of days of work first!
If you have seen the film, the first thing you will notice is how close to that the game is. Rare did a great job on this game and I think Goldeneye was a major reason for most people to buy their N64 in the first place.
The only down side is that it now looks a little dated and slightly blocky, but that is understandable as it is about 8 years old now. That said, for the time it was made IT IS BRILLIANT!!!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Possibly the best game ever made.
Although it was released in '97 for the Nintendo 64 I still play this game to this day. Read more
I think it's still the best 1st person shooter ever made. If u have a N64 u need this game.Published 7 months ago by Ian Cann
Perfect working condition, just as described. Very happy with this seller, thank you so much!Published 11 months ago by Hazel
Goldeneye 007 is by far the best Bond game ever made.
The game developers really pulled out all the stops when making this game; and due to having a license to use all... Read more