Perfect Dark Nintendo 64

User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 282 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 282
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  1. 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 with one joystick, and going back to that is just frustrating.
  2. EricS.
    Jul 30, 2005
    4
    I just played this game recently (2005), and I was expecting a classic based on the reviews. Maybe Perfect Dark was a masterpiece when it came out, but years later it is pretty dull. In my opinion, a classic game has to be fun to play even when it becomes outdated (yes, even the greatest games do), and this wasn't. Unlike platformers, first person shooters have gotten much better in I just played this game recently (2005), and I was expecting a classic based on the reviews. Maybe Perfect Dark was a masterpiece when it came out, but years later it is pretty dull. In my opinion, a classic game has to be fun to play even when it becomes outdated (yes, even the greatest games do), and this wasn't. Unlike platformers, first person shooters have gotten much better in recent years, and very few older ones are still good today. Perfect Dark is one of those games that will be considered a classic by those simple-minded "experts" who like to say in more complicated terms "old games/movies/books/music etc. are always better than new." They say this because they are threatened by the fact that things from their childhood (or in this case, when they started playing games) have been improved upon. All ranting aside, Perfect Dark is far from perfect. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2000
#1 Most Shared N64 Game of 2000
Metascore
97

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. CheckOut
    100
    It's a stunning achievement by any measure and stands as one of those rare products that delivers more than you paid for.
  2. Nintendorks
    100
    So damn close to perfect that it makes me want to cry tears of joy.
  3. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    This is the best action game on the Nintendo 64 and a great follow-up to "GoldenEye."