- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 25th Aug 1997
- 25th Aug 1997
- 23rd Aug 1997
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)
- 27th Jan 2023
- Also Available On
- Feature Support
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 first-person shooter could be crafted for a machine other than a high-spec PC, but arguably also created the multiplayer FPS phenomenon on consoles. In fact, if it...
Nobody does it better
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Shaken or stirred?
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But it seems they weren't consulted
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Please sir, can I have some Moore?
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A mixed reception
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Shaken not stirred
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When left is right and right is left
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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.