(N64 / Nintendo 64)

GoldenEye 007 (N64 / Nintendo 64)

Game Profile

GoldenEye 007 is a 1997 first-person shooter video game developed by Rare for the Nintendo 64 video game console, and based on the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.

The game received overwhelmingly positive reviews and sold over eight million copies. It is considered an important title in the development of first-person shooters, and has become particularly well-known for the quality of its multiplayer deathmatch mode, as well as its incorporation of stealth and varied objectives into its single player missions. It is featured in several lists of the greatest video games of all time.

Game Review

Review

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Posted by Mark Reece

Are those golden eyes wearing rose tinted specs?

Highly revered by countless N64 owners, GoldenEye 007 is often credited with kick-starting the first-person shooter craze on consoles. It not only showed that a good FPS could be crafted for a machine other than a high-spec PC, but arguably also created...

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User Comments (18)

LGamer

#1

LGamer said:

I like the James Bond movies (Pierce Brosman is my favorite 007). I don't have played this game yet... But the GoldenEye Cover looks pretty cool with explosions and that stuff... But I wait for the review before I decide if I buy it...

KeeperBvK

#3

KeeperBvK said:

@ LGamer: You've never played it?! Oo
...and you need to wait for another review of it to decide whether to get it or not? There's like hundreds of way positive reviews all around the internet. Go get it now.

Rally

#4

Rally said:

I have played this game. If you would like to read it, this is my review.

ONE word describes this game: awesome.

Explosions, guns, fighting, guns, bosses, all of this just like the movie, and more.

There are, I believe 30 levels. The levels are sweet and they have beautiful graphics for the 64. The game also has fun cheats, which you can use with the four player. And the multiplayer levels are cool, too. The guns, from the M16 to the super-powered Golden Gun, are sweet too.

So, this game, if you are thinking about getting this game for the N64, get it!

I feel that this game is better than Halo 3 in my opinion.

-Rally

blank_user_1

#6

blank_user_1 said:

I bought this used (because a new copy is so expensive) last Christmas for my bro. Great game, but makes me nauseous nowadays. No, I'm not a geezer, but the foggy graphics can be hard on a spectator's eyes.

nasachi

#7

nasachi said:

2nd best shooter i've ever played in my life on any platform
(nr. 1 = Perfect Dark )

marioman5

#10

marioman5 said:

i have golden eye and perfect dark, and golden eye is better. when you think about it, golden eye was the first popular fps, and it single handedly started the first-person shooter genre!

Retroman

#15

Retroman said:

@ marioman5
....come again? Check your (gaming) history books again, please. Wolfenstein 3D had that honor.

pikku

#17

pikku said:

I beleive Mrioman meant that Goldeneye is what started the FPS multiplayer craze, at least for consoles.

then cam Halo

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