"The Messi of FPSs: sublime graphics, gameplay, longevity, multiplayer. Goldeneye was tough to follow but the freedom of originality allowed Rare to let their creativity loose: Co-op mode; superb array of weapons; using Miyamoto's face (!) are some of my favourites. So why do I prefer Goldeneye? To me, it reinvented FPSs; Perfect Dark took it to level two and therefore had less revolutionary impact."
User Reviews (10)
"This game took everything about Goldeneye and managed the impossible – it IMPROVED it. Tongue-in-cheek humour, fantastic controls (for the time), excellent level design, clever weaponry, insane level of content, tremendous multiplayer, and hidden cheese. There's little that can compare to a game like this today, and it's sad that Rare aren't what they once were. At least we can take solace in this masterpiece."
"Most content-heavy local multiplayer FPS ever produced, to this day, and all on 32 megabytes. A phenomenal work that was well worth the wait and did not deserve to be forgotten for Halo a little over a year later. Conker's may be prettier at times but this is the most graphically intense game of the entire 5th generation of consoles and well-deserving of that."
"How do you top a game like Goldeneye? Besides the obvious upgrade in graphics the difficulty for Rare was to make an entirely new character set in a believable game world that would be able to trump being James Bond. And boy did they ever! They tweaked the almost perfect multiplayer even further, added great music and a solid story. DEFINITE must-buy for N64..."
"64 words to describe why Perfect Dark is the best game of all time? This game pushed the N64 to it's limit. It looks better than any other N64 game, and still holds up even today. The game has a tonne of content, and both the single and multiplayer is infinitely replayable. Do you have an N64? Do you like fun? Well, buy it!"
"A revolutionary FPS that pushed the system to the edge and beyond. RARE put everything out there with this one with all the weapons (which all had secondary functions), modes, maps, and options, that went far beyond GoldenEye's template. Though the frame-rate is still a little rough today, everything else stands tall as some of the best material in the genre. Don't miss this!"
"+features multiplayer bots +plenty of arenas and Challenges +multiplayer has lots of customization +laptop gun +co-op mode +campaign has environmental variety +target range -campaign not as charming as Goldeneye -framerate stutters a lot at certain parts -no option to use Goldeneye weapons in deathmatch -removed Game Boy Camera option from final product -small resolution for split-screen makes it difficult to see faraway in multiplayer"
"How do you top perfection? I did not envy the shoes of RARE on the job to deliver a "Perfect" sequel to "Golden Eye" but they did it. More content, more ambition, even more multi-player antics! The frame rate go single digits when things explode but all in all, a very solid game. Mandatory for anyone with a N64 out there. Caution: Laptop gun."
"I have so much fun with this game. A friend use to always bring it over and we played non-stop. This was what I always wanted GoldenEye to have in it with the bots on split-screen. I love how you could control their actions and what they could do. The game is great and just simply fun that I play it all the time."
"This game is definitely one of my most favorite shooters out there. To me Perfect Dark pushed the N64 to it's limits.The graphics, the voice acting, the weapons, the story, everything about this game was great and I still enjoy this game to this date. Fancy a classic shooter? Want to have hours of fun with friends in multiplayer?Then this game is for you."
"What Rare started with Goldeneye, they perfected with Perfect Dark. This game is just brimming with more content than it's predecessor. More levels to play through, more challenges, more mini-games, more multiplayer options, more weapons - the list goes on and that's without mentioning the impeccable design and gameplay that well and truly makes this game a master-class in first person shooters. Bravo, Rare, Bravo!"
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