GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Bar none this is the greatest console game ever made... Its mix of thought-provoking action, wonderful ambience, and perfect execution make this a must play for any gamer.
  2. So if you appreciate ingenuity, realistic settings, loads of cool weapons, and some of the best artificial intelligence ever witnessed in a first-person shooter, let alone a console shooter, GoldenEye 007 is an essential addition to your N64 game library.
  3. This is probably the best game you can get on the Nintendo 64.
  4. A pure classic if I've ever seen one. It is infectious fun with superb depth. This is a must buy that will keep you interested for months on end.
  5. Truly classic, late '90s college dorm room staple, and Rare's finest moment. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  6. Here is a game that not only changed my perception of games, but also changed my perception of the world. Never shall I pass a security camera again without itching to disable it with a pinpoint accurate shot. Altering a person's perception is not an easy thing to do and qualities like that make for some very interesting art.
  7. One of the best first person shooters ever.
  8. 100
    Play GoldenEye one time and you’ll be jonesin’ for James harder than Grace Jones on a lonely night. It’s one of the best movie-to-game translations ever.
  9. Fans of N64 and PC games used to compare Goldeneye to games such as "Half Life," which is remarkable because Goldeneye was not only older, but running on hardware that was vastly inferior to a $2500 PC.
  10. Simply the most exciting and involving N64 game to date.
  11. The type of game N64 owners have been waiting for since they finished Mario 64. It has outstanding graphics and sound, and contains a certain depth in its gameplay that really entices you to finish it on all three difficulty levels.
  12. Overall, GoldenEye, while being a good corridor shooter, is a corridor shooter, nonetheless. I have no problem with Nintendo releasing quality games, but I think it's time they expand the horizons of the system a little.
  13. Is Goldeneye 007 another great game by Rare, Is 007 the best first-person shooter on any next-generation system... my answer is HELL YEA!
  14. 100
    One can't go without mentioning the fantastic multiplayer mode. Unlike PC shooters, where ambush seems to be the name of the game, GoldenEye concentrates on fast, frantic fun. Everyone can see each other's screen, and radar is provided for additional assistance, so hiding is a virtual impossibility.
  15. 97
    We can say with a clear conscience that Goldeneye 007 is the best single-player first-person game on any system.
  16. It has all those essential elements that good games need, and all those elements are slightly less than perfect.
  17. Without a doubt, an experience like no other.
  18. Its strategy and story mixed in with the action make it a fantastic gaming experience.
  19. This is without a doubt one of the best games ever made. Every true gamer should own this game, Goldeneye is an absolute must. Personally I don’t think I will ever stop playing this game, I love it.
  20. Goldeneye is even better than "Mario 64." Even Oddjob could figure out what that means! A Nintendo 64 without Goldeneye is like James Bond without a vodka martini.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 278 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 97
  2. Negative: 3 out of 97
  1. JohnP.
    Feb 22, 2009
    Mr. Koolaid is completely and utterly a waste of genetic material. Goldeneye is the reason that great games like Perfect Dark and Timesplitters exist! The great single player mode, the amazing multiplayer mode. Oh my god, how much countless hours did I play facility with dual RPC-90s and invisibility or throwing knives and invincibility. I miss it so bloody much. Full Review »
  2. Nov 19, 2010
    Best game of all time. Hands down. Can't count how many nights I stayed up playing this game with friends. I hope the Wii version is even half as good...if so, it will be a winner too. Full Review »
  3. RobertC.
    Mar 12, 2004
    I played all the missions literally hundreds of times. It's that engrossing of a game. Though I wonder if the sequel can even compare.