GoldenEye 007 (N64): The quintessential first person shooter
1 week ago
Summary: This brings back memories - hours spent in front of the TV with my brothers when growing up. Brilliant! The game may be old, but its influence lives on. There's barely a first person shooter out there that hasn't be influenced at least indirectly. In my opinion, perhaps fuelled by nostalgia, it has never been surpassed. I dug this game back out a few weeks ago and played it with a bunch of mates.
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
GoldenEye 007 (N64): This is certainly 'shoot 'em up' gold in my eyes!
21 March 2011
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!
GoldenEye 007 (N64): Bang! And Russian Stereotypes are Fulfilled
26 May 2010
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
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
Summary: In the last few days before Christmas, I am having memories coming flooding back of playing this game at Christmas with my brother. I remember when he got his N64 and the first game he got was Goldeneye. In the game, you are James Bond, of course, setting out to complete a series of missions in true double-o- agent style. Goldeneye is probably the best computer game I have ever played. Not just on the N64, but on any console.
Summary: For every console released, there is one game that defines it. For the N64, it is the stupendous Goldeneye. Goldeneye is a first person shooter based on the James Bond film of the same name. The game was developed by Rare and released 2 years after the film, in 1997, the game is still a must have to this day.
Pros: Great single player, amazing multiplayer and loads of unlockable content