Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. Dec 11, 2010
    Goldeneye for the DS as a first person shooter James Bond title is a great game, but as a representative of the classic Nintendo 64 game, it falls a bit short.
  2. Jan 7, 2011
    A good shooting game, but not as good as the N64 original. Shares some of its features and it is a good game, but not a heir.
  3. Dec 27, 2010
    n-Space impressed with Call of Duty series and impressed even more with James Bond.
  4. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Dec 31, 2010
    It's worth a go. [Christmas 2010, p.80]
  5. 75
    The directed single-player experience is fun, and is at its best when you're sneaking around, silently taking out foes. The multiplayer might be more Call of Duty than GoldenEye 64, but it still carries some nostalgia. Unfortunately, you can't really relive the screen-watching glory days on DS.
  6. Dec 11, 2010
    At the end of the day though, fans of Bond and the original GoldenEye from the N64, looking for some Bond action on the run, should give this game a serious look.
  7. Dec 11, 2010
    GoldenEye 007 is a good DS shooter held back by a few issues.
  8. Dec 12, 2010
    GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo DS is a solid FPS with a nice but short story mode and an excellent online multiplayer mode for up to eight players. The controls pretty well, though they could have been more accurate with a better frame rate.
  9. Jan 16, 2011
    When GoldenEye 007 works it feels like one of the best shooters on DS, but the combat blemishes are frequent enough to become quite maddening.
  10. Jan 10, 2011
    It's a fair good shooter, with an interesting plot and nice graphics. Yet, if you're an FPS fan, you should know the DS offers some masterpieces in the genre, as Dementium 1 and 2 and the Call of Duty saga, which you should definitely choose over this one.
  11. Dec 11, 2010
    N-Space did everything they could with GoldenEye. They've pushed the DS as far as they could, but it simply doesn't have the power to do anything more than the most basic shooter mechanics.
  12. Dec 12, 2010
    GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo DS is a better multiplayer game than it is a single-player experience.
  13. Dec 12, 2010
    Rather than letting this franchise rest, developers and publishers want to tread on the grave of a game we'd mostly like to rest in peace.
  14. Nintendo Gamer
    Feb 6, 2011
    Amounts to nothing more than walking along a featureless corridor while somebody tells you an abridged version of the GoldeneEye plot. [Christmas 2010, p.72]
  15. Dec 18, 2010
    Sluggish controls, poorly designed weapons, lousy online functionality.

Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
#24 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Jan 30, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Fun and hard at the same time. Everyone is debating neither if this game will blow or be the next replacement for the N64. Mostly everything has changed, the levels, the characters, etc. The plot is the same thing as the movie just going on and shooting bad guys that are in your way and trying to find out who controls the Janus Group. You take control of James Bond, 007 which everyone knows in most of his movies and games but except you don't play as Pierce Brosnan, you play as Daniel Craig who speaks so fast people wanna just repeat the mission. The Gamplay is nice and sluggish. The good part about it is you get to replay those moments again from the Dam all the way to the Cradle. The controls on the other hand makes your hand fall asleep because of the D-Pad you have to pause the game every 30 minutes or so and take a 5 minute break. The shooting in the game is something you have to get used to, It would be better on if you fired from the hip because aiming down the sight brings the camera all over the place. The graphics just your basic DS version, people with funny looking faces and the level design not that bad just trying to be like the N64 version but longer. The Multiplayer is good and brings back the way how you want to play with modes such as Licence To Kill and You Only Live Twice brings back the moment, No wonder why the tagline says bring you friends back, But on the other hand with online is something you would be crying for because if you were the one being aimed at and can't get a shot on the other player then you would most likely just play Story Mode, you walk slow and trying to aim someone is some what impossible. In Short, Good Luck Playing. The game would stand up for a couple of months and end up being used for a cheap price. You should buy this game if you played the N64 and see whats new. Full Review »
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    Immersive. Fun. Game mechanics are well-implemented. AWESOME level design. Best shooter on the DS. This review is based on the first fewImmersive. Fun. Game mechanics are well-implemented. AWESOME level design. Best shooter on the DS. This review is based on the first few levels of single player. Multifplayer untested. Full Review »
  3. Sep 8, 2017
    I had high hopes for this game, unfortunately, after half an hour of game-play, controls did not ease, using the stylus to turn your body andI had high hopes for this game, unfortunately, after half an hour of game-play, controls did not ease, using the stylus to turn your body and using directional buttons to move forwards and side-stepping is so awkward, moving from one place to another shouldn't be such a chore.. yet I felt like the controls itself took away from the storyline. Full Review »