Perfect Dark Nintendo 64
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Universal acclaim- based on 231 Ratings

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  • Summary: Step into the Dark... As Carrington Institute's most promising new Agent, Joanna Dark must uncover the truth behind the dataDyne Corporation's recent technological breakthroughs - breakthroughs which could have serious consequences for mankind.
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  1. Oh yea, oh yea, glory hallelujah -- this is the game we've waited so long for.
  2. Magnificent. Until now, GoldenEye was arguably the best reason for gamers over the age of 16 to own a Nintendo 64. No longer.
  3. 100
    It's a stunning achievement by any measure and stands as one of those rare products that delivers more than you paid for.
  4. If "GoldenEye" is a bull's-eye, Perfect Dark hits somewhere in the lungs. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  5. From superior graphics, which really showcase the capacity of the N64 Expansion Pak, to Dolby Surround Sound, to seemingly unlimited playability potential, "Perfect Dark" is the game of choice for N64 owners.
  6. It’s multiplayer is, by far, the best on Nintendo 64. The Single Player is epic and addicting.
  7. Better than "GoldenEye 007" in every aspect, making it the best first-person shooter at the time of its release. With much deeper Solo Missions and a completely customizable Combat Simulator, Perfect Dark definitely was worth the wait.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 84
  2. Negative: 3 out of 84
  1. GuidoP.
    Feb 12, 2007
    10
    I'm not entirely sure why nobody mentions that the Combat Simulator, aside from being a great multiplayer tool, is equally adept at I'm not entirely sure why nobody mentions that the Combat Simulator, aside from being a great multiplayer tool, is equally adept at increasing the single-player experience. Getting the highest ranking in Combat Simulator must be one of Video Gaming's most taxing challenges, and this goal can be reached either with a friend, or alone with an ocean of ruthless bots. Of course, the former is preferable, but the latter, if you don't happen to be with a friend, is worth noting, since, to my mind, it is the Combat Simulator, whether played alone or not, that raises what is essentially an 8 or 9 game to a definite 10 and probably one of my favorite games of all time. Expand
  2. SteveD.
    Apr 13, 2004
    10
    This is the best First Person Shooter I played until Halo. After several months of playing Halo, I still miss the arenas and weapons from This is the best First Person Shooter I played until Halo. After several months of playing Halo, I still miss the arenas and weapons from Perfect Dark. I looking forward to Perfect Dark Zero for the Xbox! Expand
  3. TheWargamer
    May 2, 2008
    10
    Ah, a timeless classic... Let's start by addressing the naysayers. Yes, the graphics aren't great anymore. Yes, the game turns to Ah, a timeless classic... Let's start by addressing the naysayers. Yes, the graphics aren't great anymore. Yes, the game turns to Perfect Lag whenever chain explosions kick off. Yes, the AI does seem to "cheat" if you know what you're looking for... but none of that matters. Perfect Dark is a thing of beauty. I could talk for hours about the single player mode alone and never mention the fantastic single-player mode, which remains challenging to this day. The reason I am going to stick so much with Multiplayer is, as all reviews of Halo 3 prove, people seem to value Multiplayer above all else. Perfect Dark has THE BEST Multiplayer around; the "Simulants" (Console-controlled Bots) outshine most other games, and frankly any game that came out after Perfect Dark that DIDN'T include Bots cannot be forgiven of this crime. Perfect Dark is showing its age, but it is nonetheless a shining example of how gaming should be. There are so many game modes, weapons and unlockables you'll be kept busy for YEARS, and many of the things we take for granted originated here. An all-time classic. Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2011
    10
    El mejor shooter que he visto. Un juego bueno y muy completo, perfecto tanto para el modo un jugador como para el multiplayer. Una autenticaEl mejor shooter que he visto. Un juego bueno y muy completo, perfecto tanto para el modo un jugador como para el multiplayer. Una autentica joya de la N64 Expand
  5. J.Cooper
    May 24, 2006
    10
    "BEST CONSOLE GAME EVER MADE" This game is just AWESOME ! "seems to be the most underrated game ever created for console", ive had the game "BEST CONSOLE GAME EVER MADE" This game is just AWESOME ! "seems to be the most underrated game ever created for console", ive had the game since its release (forced me to buy the expansion) AWESOME single player missions ! Good AI especially in Special Agent and Perfect Agent difficulties.. Super fun and totally configurable multiplayer modes. The graphics were very solid for the time, and the death animations and sounds are eerily realistic at times. And so much more... if you are really into FPS games, Perfect Dark sets a standard for any of the good ones out there. Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2012
    10
    Perfect Dark is possibly the best game Rare ever made. After the success of GoldenEye, Rare went on to make the compelling story of a heroinePerfect Dark is possibly the best game Rare ever made. After the success of GoldenEye, Rare went on to make the compelling story of a heroine names Joanna Dark, an operative out to destroy a rival corporation to her employer. The game was pretty revolutionary at the time and even now, is a fun game to play for anyone who enjoys older games or first-person shooters. It's worth it to play one of the originals. Expand
  7. Sep 27, 2012
    3
    I bought this game based on the positive reviews on Metacritic. However, the game does not age well. FPS's were not meant to be played withI bought this game based on the positive reviews on Metacritic. However, the game does not age well. FPS's were not meant to be played with one joystick, and going back to that is just frustrating. Expand

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