Summary: One of the most anticipated Xbox Live Arcade titles ever is finally upon us with the release of Perfect Dark. It may be a port/remake of a ten-year old N64 game, but there is still plenty of magic in the title whether you are a PD vet or are playing the game for the first time.
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Excerpt: It seems like it's taken an eternity to happen, but classic Nintendo 64 FPS Perfect Dark is finally available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360. With spruced up 1080p visuals, a slick frame rate and eight-player online multiplayer, this is without a doubt the best version of the game to date, but...
Summary: I have a rare opportunity today. I have several all-time favorites that I’d love to analyze and review, but they are almost all before my time as a game critic. Simply put, Perfect Dark still holds up remarkably well and there’s a reason why it has aged so well: it was audaciously ambitious for its...
Excerpt: In the hallowed halls of N64 shooters, Perfect Dark hovers at the heavens. Microsoft is mining our nostalgia and adding online multiplayer, HD resolutions, improved textures and frame-rates--and you don't even need a RAM expansion to play it.
Conclusion: But the experience of playing Perfect Dark for XBLA definitely feels behind the times. This game isn’t so much a remake, or a port of the original, but rather a restoration. Content-wise the game is identical, only the textures have been upgraded and the framerate turned up to sixty.
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Conclusion: Concept: A remake with everything you remember from the classic, except looking better and running smoother
Graphics: Despite the hi-res updates, the visuals are significantly dated compared to other FPS games on the market
Sound: Bond-esque tunes mixed with memorable weapon sounds