Review GoldenEye 007 - Aged And Flawed, But Still A Masterpiece Of Game Design
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...
Random GoldenEye Control Troubles On Switch? This Simple Joy-Con Swap Trick Is The Answer
When left is right and right is left
GoldenEye is now available to play on Nintendo Switch. Ah, how long we've waited to type that sentence! After 25 years as an N64 exclusive, Rare's seminal first-person shooter has finally escaped from its 64-bit confines and is now playable via a Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack subscription, or on...
Feature 25 Years Of GoldenEye 007 - 25 Facts You Didn't Know (Or Forgot You Knew)
I watched you from the shadows as a child
As you've probably noticed, GoldenEye 007 is now 25 years old and can legally hire a car in a foreign country. The influence of Rare's seminal shooter on the FPS genre and console video gaming in general is enormous, and gamers have now been poring over it and picking apart its secrets for the last...
Random Bob-omb Battlefield Gets Added To 'GoldenEye With Mario Characters' Mod
It's-a Bond, James-a Bond
In celebration of GoldenEye 007's 25th anniversary last month, a diehard Mario fan, known on YouTube as StupidMarioBros1Fan, sought to remake the game with Super Mario 64 characters at the helm. The result was fantastic — in a kind of deeply horrifying way — and the team has now dropped an update to the PC fan game...
News GoldenEye 007 Documentary 'GoldenEra' Snapped Up By Streaming Giant Cinedigm
Great with a martini
As we all wait for the re-release of GoldenEye 007 that may or may not happen (at this rate, we'll probably believe it when we see that sweet icon on our Switch home screens), you might want to check out a pretty awesome documentary on the making of the N64 classic from production company Altitude Films. It's a solid feature...
News GoldenEye 007 Documentary 'GoldenEra' Is Out Now
The name's Era... GoldenEra
Altitude's documentary on the hugely popular N64 shooter GoldenEye 007 — GoldenEra — is now available on Altitude.Film! The documentary was created with the help of filmmaker Drew Roller and coincides with the game's 25th anniversary. That's 25 years of Oddjob multiplayer, Big Head mode, and some frankly awesome...
News Boss Fight Announces New Documentary Book Focused On GoldenEye 007
Based on "exclusive interviews with the developers"
Boss Fight Books are known as the publisher of multiple in-depth deep-dives of beloved video games, from Metal Gear Solid to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, each one written by mega-fan authors, writers, and developers, often with interviews from the people who made the games. And Boss Fight...
News Documentary Celebrating The Impact Of 'GoldenEye 007' To Launch This Month
Film coincide's with the game's 25th anniversary
Independent media studio Altitude will launch a documentary called 'GoldenEra' celebrating the development and subsequent impact of GoldenEye 007 on the N64. Available for pre-order now, the film will stream on
News No GoldenEye 007 Announcement? 'Agent 64' Just About Makes Up For It
Shame it's only on PC for now, though
If you tuned into yesterday's Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase then you were probably hoping to catch a glimpse of the GoldenEye 007 remaster – also known as gaming's worst-kept secret. We know the game exists, but it wasn't announced during the show – b
News GoldenEye 007's Return Could Be Close
Achievements spotted on Xbox's website
Rare's 1997 Nintendo 64 release GoldenEye 007 is arguably one of the greatest video games of all time. The Xbox 360 version, which never saw the light of day due to licensing complications, was leaked last year, and since then, there have been ongoing rumours about this classic first-person shooter returning in...
News GoldenEye's Trademark Has Been Updated, So Of Course Those Remaster Rumours Are Back
Never say never say never again
Welcome back to our once-monthly GoldenEye 007 update! If you think we're joking... well, we mostly are, but from February's rumour mill winding up, and Rick Astley declaring James Bond's N64 outing is his favourite video game, to the Xbox
Random Rick Astley's Favourite Video Game Is GoldenEye 007
"That game was just phenomenal"
Pop legend Rick Astley has sold around 40 million records globally and has unintentionally spawned one of the most annoying memes on the planet, but the question on everyone's lips (well, maybe just ours) has to be: "what's his favourite video game?" Turns out that Rick has excellent taste because his favourite game...
Rumour A "Certain Super Spy" Could Return Within The Next Few Weeks
Apparently, a "certain super spy" could be making a return in the coming weeks. This is according to VGC editor and former Playtonic Games writer Andy Robinson, who shared a message over on Twitter. While it's unclear who exactly this spy could be, one obvious guess is James Bond. Some have also referenced SNK's '90s release The Super...
News GoldenEye 007 Is Getting A Digital Release On Xbox
Could a Switch release be happening soon?
It looks like Rare's seminal N64 shooter GoldenEye 007 is finally getting a digital re-release - but sadly not on a Nintendo system. True Achievements has picked up a new achievement list for the game, with 55 achievements adding up to a 1000 gamerscore. Some of the achievement images have leaked, too:...
News N64 Classic GoldenEye 007 No Longer "Banned" In Germany, Could A Re-Release Be Coming?
Review process actively requested by "one of Nintendo's European partners"
Rare's legendary Nintendo 64 shooter GoldenEye 007 is believed to be stuck in licensing hell, but there's been a very exciting development in Germany that has now got fans wondering if it could finally be making a return. According to a number of sources, the game is no...
Feature The Inside Story Of Mockumentary Sequel 'Bringing Back Golden Eye'
And it's all for a good cause
Rare's seminal N64 shooter GoldenEye 007 is coming up to its 25th birthday, and for a whole generation of players, it remains a pivotal experience in their gaming lives – a fact that was playfully acknowledged by Jim Miskell's 2017 'mockumentary' Going For Golden Eye, which focused on the fictional Golden Eye World...
News GoldenEye 007 Speedrunner Grabs A New Record With A Sneaky Trick
Licence To Skill
It may be almost 24 years since GoldenEye released on the N64 but, in the intervening decades the game's dedicated community of speedrunners has continued to challenge themselves to come up with the fastest times on various levels, blazing through enemy gauntlets as quickly as possible to create new World Record times. Regarded as...
News "Going For Golden Eye" Is Getting A Sequel This Year, And It Will Be Free To Watch
Grant Kirkhope is supplying the music
Back in 2018, we had the absolute pleasure of watching an independent UK movie by the name of Going for Golden Eye (yes, the space is deliberate). Pitched as video gaming's version of Spinal Tap, it followed the fortunes of a group of people who were keeping the memory of the N64 title GoldenEye 007 alive, and...
News No, Nintendo Is Not Solely To Blame For The Cancellation Of Goldeneye's XBLA Remake
A long-standing rights issue prevented this happening, it seems
You might've seen that GoldenEye 007 has been back in the news lately. We've known for a long time that Rare planned an Xbox Live Arcade remake of the acclaimed shooter and, courtesy of Youtuber G
Video A Full Playthrough Of GoldenEye 007's Cancelled Remake Has Leaked Online
Includes bonus multiplayer footage
The glory days of GoldenEye 007 appear to be a thing of the past on all fronts - with the 2007 Xbox Live Arcade remake of Rare's iconic Nintendo 64 shooter seemingly stuck in licensing Hell. While we likely won't ever get our hands on the game via an official release, as of today, we can at least get a better idea...
Soapbox Mario And Zelda Were Great, But GoldenEye Really Switched Me On To Nintendo
It caught my 'Eye
These days, I'm very much living the Nintendo life, but rewind thirty years and I was a SEGA Mega Drive kid. I enjoyed Super Mario Bros. 3, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Duck Hunt and of course the seminal Rareware classic, Battletoads & Double Dragon on my brother's NES, but given the choice between Mario or Sonic back then,...
News Watch Out, GoldenEye 007 – Hitman Studio IOI Is Working On A James Bond Game
We're shaken, and a little stirred
For many years now, it's been an accepted fact that, despite numerous attempts to better it (including a remake), the N64 title GoldenEye 007 is the best Bond game ever. So good, in fact, it's even had a spoof movie made about it, and has also inspired a
News GoldenEye 25 Shuts Down After Cease And Desist From 007 IP Holder
"No, Mr Bond, I expect you to stop work immediately"
GoldenEye 25, a fan-made effort to resurrect the classic N64 shooter from Rare, is to shut down following a cease and desist request from MGM/Danjaq, the rights holder for the James Bond media franchise. The aim with the Unreal Engine 4 title – which was inspired by the cancelled XBLA HD remake...
News Go Behind The Scenes Of GoldenEye 007 With This Upcoming Documentary
"I remember saying to the team, it's all downhill from here"
GoldenEye 007 is without a doubt one of the most influential video games of all time. While it certainly wasn't the first FPS title to find mainstream success – we'd already seen DOOM by the time it arrived – it popularised the genre on consoles and added layers of depth, such as...
Feature GoldenEye Dev David Doak On Shaking (And Stirring) The FPS Genre On Console
"All we could see were the bad things"
You couldn’t escape it. It was here, rife and potent. It ploughed a path through conventional gaming conversations from the casuals to the parents of gamers that had to put up with the noise, the screaming and the not going to bed because if you didn’t kill John with thirty-seven remote mines stuck to the...
Random Yep, Someone's Put Elon Musk And The Tesla Cybertruck Into GoldenEye 007
For England, Elon?
If you've been on the internet recently, you'll have seen, heard, and read about the Tesla Cybertruck whether you wanted to or not. It's everywhere, and apparently 'everywhere' now includes GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64. YouTube user Graslu00 has shared a video showing off a side of the N64 classic that we haven't seen before...
Poll Box Art Brawl #10 - GoldenEye 007
You can never unsee it
Welcome, one and all, to Box Art Brawl! We’ve reached the tenth round in the series where we present a bunch of box art variants and then put it to you lovely people to see which one prevails in the ensuing bout. In an effort to showcase some of the dross that will never make it to this hallowed arena, we took a midweek look...
Random GoldenEye N64 Can Be Beaten With Just One Bullet
Ah, GoldenEye 007. If you owned a copy of this N64 classic during your youth, you probably also have an ample supply of nostalgic memories to go alongside it, as well as a few angry ones aimed at your friends who chose to play as Oddjob. What you probably don't have, though, is the ability to say that you've completed the game firing...
Random Beating GoldenEye 007's First Level Using Only A Piano Looks Surprisingly Easy
This might be the best controller ever
Have you ever considered playing through N64 classic GoldenEye 007 using only a piano? No? Of course you haven't. Luckily, though, YouTube user Jackson Parodi has done just that and it's strangely satisfying to watch. Now, we know that beating a game with a weird controller isn't all that special these days -...
News GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64 Demo Footage Shows What Could Have Been
'Train' wasn't the only level on-rails
For many gamers of the late '90s, GoldenEye 007 was a fixture of both solo and multiplayer gaming sessions that is burnt into their very consciousness. Watching the above clip from a contemporary promotional video will surely bring back memories, but veterans of the game will immediately notice that something's...
News Was Playing As Oddjob In GoldenEye 007 On N64 Cheating? "Definitely", Says Rare
Rare's word goes
Oh, GoldenEye 007. The memories of that music, the "pew pew pew" of the gunfire, that bit where you brutally murder someone sitting on the toilet, and that one friend who you wanted to throw out of the house for playing as Oddjob over and over again. Wonderful times. Yes, if you spent many an evening playing this N64...
Movie Review King Of Kong Meets Spinal Tap In Going For Golden Eye
"Rule no. 1: Absolutely no use of Oddjob"
Video games and movies often make uncomfortable bedfellows; just look at the Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993 and Jean-Claude Van Damme's equally risible Street Fighter flick. However, sometimes the combining of these two mediums can yield positive results; King of Kong is one notable example. Jim...
Random GoldenEye 007 Mockumentary Aims To Be The Spinal Tap Of Video Games
Focuses on "deluded, cringe-inducing elite GoldenEye players"
An indie British film company is aiming to create the video game equivalent of Spinal Tap with Going For Golden Eye, which is described as "a love letter to the heyday of the N64 and the rivalries of couch multiplayer". Created by Woodhouse Pictures, the film focuses on the...
Random Modders Turn GoldenEye 007 Into Goldfinger 64
We expect you to be impressed!
GoldenEye 007 is one of the N64's most beloved titles; as well as introducing an entire generation of players to the joys of FPS deathmatches it sold by the bucketload and established its developer Rare as one of the UK's most talented codeshops. Fast forward to the present, and industrious modders have taken...
Video Anki Overdrive Update Apes GoldenEye 007's One Shot Kill Mode
The car with the Golden Gun
If you've not seen it already, Anki Overdrive is a little hard to get your head around. It's a slot car-style game with no slots that's controlled via an app. The racing happens on the clip-together track but is augmented with the app that steers, shoots and triggers weapons. In the latest update t
News Nintendo Wanted A GoldenEye Sequel On N64 But Rare Turned It Down
And Nintendo gracefully accepted the decision
1997's GoldenEye 007 was a massive commercial and critical success for Nintendo, selling 8 million copies worldwide and generating an enormous amount of revenue. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo wanted a sequel and even asked developer Rare to make one - but the UK company, which was at the time a second-party...
Weirdness Miyamoto Wanted A Murder-Free GoldenEye Where You Made Friends With Enemies At The End
"Close-up killing - he found it a bit too horrible"
In your average James Bond flick the suave British secret agent dispatches countless goons and bad guys without batting an eyelid, but if Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto had had his way, the best Bond video game of all time wouldn't have contained a single death. Speaking at the ongoing GameCity event...
Ah Mr. Bond, we've been expecting you...
A masterpiece of the first-person shooter and entire console gaming. Beautifully rendered visuals immerse you in the well-expanded film world with controls easy to use, challenging to perfect. Three difficulty levels pitched faultlessly wonderfully rewarding on completion, especially Secret Agent. Levels...
Weirdness Vital Information Emerges On Why The Klobb Was Rubbish In GoldenEye 007
It was "the runt" of the gun group in the game
GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 remains an all-time classic, often referred to as the title that revolutionised the idea of the FPS genre on home consoles. As an iconic Rare release it is, unfortunately, locked in licensing limbo, meaning that to play it you need to fire up the cartridge on the...
News Former Pussycat Doll Brings Glamour to GoldenEye Soundtrack
Aside Famke Janssen's deadly Xenia Onatopp and the N64 game, the next best thing about GoldenEye was Tina Turner's brassy theme tune, a classic slice of slinky yet bombastic Bond music that's as good as any theme in the series. Now it's getting a modern touch-up thanks to former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. Activision's latest...
News GoldenEye Storyline Trailer Takes Us Behind the Scenes
Plot lines, tanks, and more!
When GoldenEye 007 launches next month, it will undoubtedly offer gamers a lot that wasn't available in the Nintendo 64 original. Online play might be taking the centre spotlight, but the game's narrative will also play an important part in James Bond's 2010 return. Bruce Feirstein, screenwriter for the GoldenEye film,...
News GoldenEye Maps Trailer Shows Where We'll be Spraying Our Bullets
Which one will you dominate in?
There's been a steady stream of GoldenEye trailers coming our way as we close in on its Nov. 2 launch in North America, and Activision has released another in the form of a maps vignette. So let's take a quick look at their names as a few will undoubtedly sound very familiar indeed. The video is short but sweet as...
News The Latest GoldenEye Vignette Shows a Lot of Character
Ah yes. There's the vertically-challenged little...
Back in the days of GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64, choosing your character had the potential to be as strategic as the choice of weapons or the place of combat. Well, when we say strategic, we actually mean questionably unsportsmanlike. Okay, let's just say it. Anyone who chose Oddjob was a bit...
News GoldenEye Online to Keep You Addicted with Killstreaks, Perks and More
GoldenEye feels the hand of CoD
Ah, Activision: we should have known you'd come up with this. Whilst its Call of Duty series continues to devour gaming hours like nobody's business, the publisher has taken some of the series' winning elements and slotted them neatly into upcoming Bond 'em up GoldenEye. Not only will the game feature an online...
News Original GoldenEye Designer Suspicious of Wii Publisher's Eye for Gold
Though developer Eurocom is in his good books
Whether Activision is all about the money isn't really for us to say, but one thing most will agree on is that it has several franchises in its pockets into which at any given time the company can reach, pulling out a sequel or spin-off. So with the upcoming revival of the GoldenEye name, the publisher's...
News Rare Reveals Nintendo Wanted to Cancel GoldenEye
The Bond title nobody wanted but everybody loves
Ahh, GoldenEye 007: so many wasted hours, so many headshots, so many arguments over Oddjob. It all could have been so different had Rare acted on a letter sent by Nintendo that pulled the plug on the shooter. Speaking to British magazine EDGE, Studio Director Mark Betteridge revealed the team's...
News GoldenEye Multiplayer Doubles-Up but Loses its Voice
Eight players, no voices
James Bond always manages to take down megalomaniacal scientists, gamblers and supernationalists with just a few gadgets and some sharp one-liners, but the upcoming GoldenEye will test his wits in multiplayer as it will support up to eight players online. Bond will have to stay silent on his upcoming multiplayer mission...
News Wanted: Your Memories of GoldenEye N64
Care to share your rose-tinted memories of the fabulous GoldenEye and become a video star?
Do you remember playing Goldeneye on the N64? Were you the sharpest shooter among your friends? Do you still think playing as Oddjob is cheating? Kream London is filming a new media project and is looking for outgoing groups of friends to talk about one of the...
E3 2010 New GoldenEye is Real and it's Coming This Fall
Yes, it will have online multiplayer (updated with trailer)
After a lot of "is it happening?" and "is it fake?", we can now tell you that GoldenEye is happening and it's a Wii-exclusive. A modern take on the much-loved original is in the works and it got some airtime at this year's E3 event. Hopefully this new imagining can...
News Rare Confirms It is Not Working on Activision's Rumoured GoldenEye Game
Not what fans want to hear
Rare was undoubtedly one of the brightest stars back in the Nintendo 64 era and with two top-quality first-person shooters alone tucked under its belt, a selection of compelling 3D platformers and of course, the much-loved Donkey Kong 64; it must have been difficult for Nintendo to let go and eventually sell its stake in...