Summary: Last year, James Bond returned to videogames in both GoldenEye 007 for the Wii and Blood Stone for the PS3 and 360. In a change from the standard outcome when a franchise hits multiple platforms, the Wii game was the one that was more polished and more fun to play.
Excerpt: The bar has been set extremely high in the world of shooters this holiday season with blockbuster titles we're sure the majority of gamers plan on adding to their collection. Among this stiff competition comes GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, the remake of the classic, this time in HD.
Pros: New twist on the Goldeneye campaign, Revisiting familiar but revised locations, Gunplay works well
Cons: Matchmaking issues, Multiplayer doesn't stand up to the competition, The generic enemies are boring
Excerpt: The GoldenEye games based on the James Bond movie have had quite a run. The original title was one of the best reasons to purchase a Nintendo 64 back in the day. Then when the game was originally re-made, it came out for the Wii to great reviews and fan popularity.
Conclusion: Goldeneye that fell completely flat and last year Activision released GR for the Wii which won critical acclaim. Activision has brought GR to the PS3, but will it make you forget about the original?
Excerpt: GoldenEye on the Wii was at times great, occasionally a bit ropey, but mostly quite alright . The same is true of Reloaded on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a graphically enhanced port of the original with revamped multiplayer.
Conclusion: Altogether, I was pleased with the game. It immediately jumps to the top of the Move pile and all of the small features add up into an impressive amount of content. It could have used a bit more polish but if you're a fan of 007 you can't do much better.
Excerpt: The whole experience of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is decidedly James Bond. From the likenesses of the characters, to the comments you hear following online missions, to the background music, you will definitely know that you are stepping into the shoes of the world famous spy.
Conclusion: Perhaps I'm biased because I loved the original so much, but I really think that Goldeneye Reloaded does a bang-up job of updating the game for the 21st century. No, the graphics aren't going to wow anyone, but the mechanics are so tight and satisfying that it shouldn't matter.