Summary: This game was the funnest game to play growing up with the family. We had some good times shooting each other up and increasing our skills with this game. I give this one two thumbs up they did a great job with it. One of the good things about this game is that it resembled the movie really well.
Summary: Man, how many times did I beat this game? How many hours did I spend playing it? When N64 came out, this was the game that everyone loved and I still love it. Though Pierce Brosnan is not my favorite... they should make a new Daniel Craig Bond game. That would rock.
GoldenEye 007 (N64): Still one of the best shooters of all time
12 June 2011
Summary: Goldeneye 007 is a computer game from makers Rare and developed as a tie in to the James Bond film of the same name. The game was released over a year after the movie but was definately worth the wait. Goldeneye revolutionised the first person shooter genre with fantastic weapons, varied and mind blowing gameplay and multiplayer that changed the future of gaming.
Pros: Great levels, revolutionary multiplayer, simply fantastic game
Summary: A great James Bond film, an absolutely incredible game. For its time, Goldeneye was miles and miles ahead of anything else. The designers, 'Rare' have made some other brilliant games - Banjo Kazooie, Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong to name a few. This was so successful that they've made a new Goldeneye on the Wii - which was never going to be as good! With around 20 missions, you're skills are tested, battling against russian guards, with many, many weapons.
Pros: Tense and thrilling - a timeless classic with brilliant missions and mulitplayer mode.
Summary: How really can an film licensed game be one of the best games of all time? Well luckily Nintendo put rare behind the development of Goldeneye and you knew it was going to be something special! The film that the game is based off has an absolutely amazing storyline and it is translated really well into this game. None, but the most irrelevant bits of the film are missed out and Rare does a great job telling the story from lines of dialogue!
Summary: 133 reviews before me is testament to how unbelievable this game is and how nostalgic it is to play today. So, first person shooters were around before this, Doom, Wolfenstein, but this blew their pixelated polygon wielding balls off. Despite being based on one of the greatest Bond films (Brosnan's first and best - shame he ended on Die Another Day) it turned out to be one of the greatest games of all time overshadowing all other consoles.
Pros: Your freaking Bond!
Cons: Will never be released on Virtual Console, xbox Live, or anywhere else
GoldenEye 007 (N64): The game which defined the genre of first-person-shooter.
20 April 2010
Summary: This game pioneered first person shooters. There are two elements in this game, as there are in most FPS: single-player, and multi-player. The single-player mode is decent enough. The levels are cleverly designed, and some, such as 'facility', are quite rightly famous. There is a huge variety of levels, ranging from a jungle and and an Aztec temple, to a runway and a train. The opponents are well designed, and on the 'difficult' mode, are relatively intelligent.
Pros: The game is perfect on so many levels, such as visuals, difficulty and variety.
Cons: The only downside is that it feels clunky compared to the PS3/X-box, but this can't be helped.
Summary: I'm not really a fan of first person shooters, while all my friends were off playing multi-player Half-life and such-like, I was left on my own to play Zelda and Final Fantasy, sob sob. That all changed though in 1997 with the release of Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64, hailed at the time has being one of the best first person shooters ever made. Even to this day I feel it beats the pants off highly rated games such as Resistance and Halo.
Summary: Goldeneye is simply one of the best FPS games ever made, and stands as a towering achievement, as proof that videogame adaptations of films CAN be great. It is an extremely fun game both as a single player title and as a multiplayer one, although the latter forms the main attraction for sure. Visually, this was a great game for its time, with well-rendered environments that still look decent contextually today.
Cons: Poor AI, controls take a bit of getting used to