New Version of Classic N64 Game Goldeneye

Henry James By Henry James, 28th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The famous N64 game Goldeneye has had a revamp and been brought onto Nintendo Wii. Will it be any good?

The Name's Bond, James Bond.

The Old Version

The New Version

If you owned an N64 in the 90’s, you probably owned the James Bond game GoldenEye. It was a peerless first person shooter game for the time and was part of the marketing machine of the James Bond film GoldenEye featuring Pierce Brosnan.


Nostaliga is big business. Over the last 5 years films and TV shows have looked to past for inspiration. ‘Starsky and Hutch’ was a parody of the original show while ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘Ashes to Ashes’ pass a modern eye into the 70’s and 80’s. Superman was remade. The A team is being remade this year. The next logical step is to remake video games.


It was a great game. However, on playing the original N64 game recently, it has aged somewhat. The rendering of the game is not the quality we expect from a video game in the noughties. The image is not clear and the game is difficult to play.

To it’s credit, the gameplay is absorbing with a multitude of missions and the multiplay experience which is second to none (in my humble opinion). It is an engrossing concept of a game.

So is the new ‘version’ worth it?

The new version will be shinier, quicker and easier to look at than the original N64 version. The new version will have the voice and likeness of Daniel Craig rather than the originals Pierce Brosnan. I think it will still stand the scrutiny of the critics because it will retain the multiplayer mode which was so groundbreaking and fun to play.

Overall, I can’t wait to play a copy. I’m very tempted to buy a Wii in preparation for it. From what i’ve read and what I’ve seen, I shouldn’t be disappointed.


007, Better Graphics, Classic, Daniel Craig, First Person Shooter, Goldeneye, James Bond, Multiplayer, New Game, Pierce Brosnan, Remake, Wii

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