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. Even more surprising is the fact that GoldenEye 007 was a perfectly satisfactory follow-up to its namesake and by far one of the best FPS experiences on the Wii.
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.
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. Whether you're an old hand with a Walther PPK, or a newcomer to the wonderful world of 007, you're sure to find something to enjoy in Goldeneye Reloaded.
Summary: Keep your eye on this golden resurrection of a beloved N64 classic.
Pros: Excellent and satisfying shooting and stealth action; fantastic presentation puts you in Bond's shoes; superb lag free multiplayer; outstanding control, especially with the move on the PS3; great variety in gameplay; new Mi-6 ops levels are challenging and fun.
Cons: Even with an HD update, the game can't compete graphically with other titles on the market, especially in split screen matches; unskippable cutscenes make replaying levels a headache; the multiplayer servers aren't very crowded and suffer from connection problems.
Excerpt: With the success of last year’s GoldenEye for the Wii, Activision and Eurocom have gone back to the drawing board to deliver a version for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Does this remake of a remake have enough firepower for HD systems or is Reloaded tantamount to playing with the safety on? If it wasn’t clear from the shadowy mugshot, this isn’t Brosnan’s GoldenEye.
Excerpt: Today's gamers are enamored by Call of Duty and Battlefield, but nearly fifteen years ago the shooter to play a Rare title on the Nintendo 64. That game was GoldenEye 007, a James Bond game based on the 1995 movie. While Pierce Brosnan is no longer James Bond and the Nintendo 64 is probably busy collecting dust in most people's closets, GoldenEye lives on the form of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, a next-generation port of a remake that was released on the Wii in 2010.
Excerpt: Although I started off as a PC gamer, I'm now a console convert. However even when GoldenEye 007 was released on the Nintendo 64 so many years ago, I actually thought this game was a pretty average first person shooter, especially considering what was available on the PC at that time.