GoldenEye 007 Wii

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 79 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
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  1. Dec 12, 2010
    90
    I don't think the WIi game will change the FPS genre in the same way the Rare design did, but as a standalone, original experience, it's hard to deny this game's greatness.
  2. Dec 18, 2010
    85
    GoldenEye 007 is an entirely new and incredibly fun shooter that doesn't rely on its prestigious pedigree to provide thrills.
  3. Dec 18, 2010
    90
    With a new story, a plethora of multiplayer modes (both online and off), and tons of unlockables, there is considerable value to Goldeneye on the Wii.
  4. Dec 18, 2010
    80
    Online or offline, GoldenEye is easily one of the better first-person shooters on the Wii, and its online experience is great by any console's standards.
  5. Dec 18, 2010
    83
    Overall I'd say that Goldeneye is more than worth your time, in fact, it's probably one of the best FPS titles on the Wii at this point.
  6. Dec 11, 2010
    92
    GoldenEye 007 is the best Bond game in years, and Wii owners should not hesitate to pick it up.
  7. Dec 11, 2010
    80
    The odds were stacked against GoldenEye 007 from the outset -- and it's unlikely to ever bear the same level of importance as the original -- but Eurocom and Activision have emerged with a Bond shooter that is not only a great Wii game, but one that does both the franchise and genre as a whole justice.
  8. Jan 8, 2011
    90
    If you were expecting a pale remake of the original GoldenEye, you might be happy to know that Eurocome overdid itself by developing one of the most interesting games of this year. GoldenEye 007 is perfectly designed, overall refined and definitely fun to play, being the lengthy and deep campaign or the excellent multiplayer mode. It's also about James Bond, 'nuff said.
  9. Dec 12, 2010
    83
    The good news is that developer Eurocom has managed to craft a new GoldenEye that, despite a few hiccups, makes a valiant effort to straddle the divide between nostalgia and a new generation of first-person shooters.
  10. Jan 12, 2011
    85
    Although it does not have many competitors in the Wii library, this is the best FPS in Wii, with the best multiplayer mode, and one of the best games of the year in the console.
  11. Games Master UK
    Dec 29, 2010
    79
    Probably the best 'serious' shooter on Wii. [Jan 2011, p.90]
  12. Dec 11, 2010
    92
    If you've never played GoldenEye then now is your chance to experience a piece of retooled history, and if you are a grumbling diehard fan of the original then suck it up and get with the times. Change is good and GoldenEye 007 has never been better.
  13. Dec 18, 2010
    90
    GoldenEye 007 is a wonderful re-imagining of a classic game that some have held onto for far too long.
  14. Dec 21, 2010
    89
    So how does GoldenEye 007 on the Wii stack up to the N64 classic? Well, the short answer is that the two really can't be compared. Will any experience ever match that of the original? Probably not. Does this game do a fantastic job of recreating the Bond universe in a new era? Absolutely.
  15. Jan 13, 2011
    87
    GoldenEye 007 is a really enjoyable, modern Bond game while honouring the N64 original. An incredibly fun shooter.
  16. Edge Magazine
    Dec 12, 2010
    80
    In giving fans what they want, and delivering what a modern audience needs, the studio has created a game that, while not quite a classic, sometimes reminds you of one. [Christmas 2010, p.89]
  17. Dec 12, 2010
    85
    I may have harped on a few flaws with the game, but overall GoldenEye is a very solid game and well worth the money if you enjoy videogames. If you're a Bond freak then the golden Classic Controller makes for a nice collector's item, but it's hard to justify the purchase beyond that since the Wii Remote and Nunchuck were my preferred area of control.
  18. Jan 12, 2011
    85
    GoldenEye 007 is back, in a different but equally good way from the Nintendo 64 classic. Thanks to its variety, and to the numerous approaches available to complete a mission, stand as one of the finest single player FPS experiences of the last years. Great visuals and a good musical score, along with a solid multiplayer, complete the experience. Time to get back on Her Majesty's secret service.
  19. Dec 11, 2010
    91
    The developers have taken everything awesome about Goldeneye (the plot and characters), the N64 classic (great mission-based gameplay and phenomenal multiplayer) and current FPS titles (the mechanics, a modern multiplayer leveling system), trimmed all the fat, added a few layers of polish, and printed it on a disc.
  20. Jan 11, 2011
    80
    GoldenEye 007 is a nice addition to the Wii-only FPS genre: it doesn't succeed in maintaining the incredible level of quality reached by its Nintendo 64 ancestor, but is nevertheless a good game, with an excellent single player campaign and a funny multiplayer side.
  21. Dec 11, 2010
    91
    Instead of standing in the original GoldenEye's shadow, Eurocom has created a brand new game that is just as compelling and addictive as the original.
  22. Dec 11, 2010
    88
    GoldenEye 007 is a great step in the right direction for this long-neglected franchise.
  23. Jan 12, 2011
    80
    Although it might look like the result of despicable commercial strategy, GoldenEye 007 is actually an excellent game that deserves a place among the best products developed on a Nintendo platform during this year.
  24. Jan 16, 2011
    80
    This new GoldenEye 007 certainly isn't perfect, but Eurocom hits enough high points to make a really enjoyable, modern Bond game while honouring the legacy of the N64 original.
  25. Jan 7, 2011
    80
    GoldenEye 007 turned out to be a good Wii game. The game doesn't need many words, except for: just buy it and start shooting bad guys!
  26. Feb 28, 2011
    90
    No matter if you are a fan of the old-school classic GoldenEye or playing for the very first time, the Wii has its best FPS to date in GoldenEye 007.
  27. Jan 1, 2011
    94
    Aside from two small control issues, this Goldeneye is every bit as good as its classic predecessor.
  28. Nintendo Power
    Dec 11, 2010
    85
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  29. Jan 6, 2011
    80
    GoldenEye 007 keeps up with today's standards. The game is less linear than its predecessor and has some great gameplay elements. Furthermore, interesting multiplayermodes do justice to the original.
  30. Dec 18, 2010
    80
    Despite all that could have gone wrong this is one of the best remakes this generation, with a triumphant return for old school split screen multiplayer.
  31. 85
    Frankly, I haven't seen a more impressive Wii shooter. Old and new fans alike will find much to love, and I encourage everyone here to give it a shot.
  32. Jan 11, 2011
    83
    GoldenEye and Daniel Craig have made it to the next generation of consoles. Good graphics, old-school, but improved gameplay, and the famous splitscreen make this title to everyone's darling.
  33. Dec 18, 2010
    75
    Arguably the best Bond game since the original GoldenEye, and the definitive single player Wii shooter, bought down only by marginal multiplayer flaws.
  34. Jan 13, 2011
    85
    GoldenEye is not the remake many were expecting, and it doesn't live up to the original. GoldenEye is its own game, a new entry on James Bond's series, with great plot and gameplay and, even more important, one of the best FPS out there for the Nintendo Wii.
  35. Dec 18, 2010
    93
    This is the real deal and the whole package folks. A must have for all Wii owners.
  36. Dec 12, 2010
    86
    GoldenEye 007 has a surprisingly impressive single-player campaign that remains true to its roots despite deliberately rewriting the script. The multiplayer doesn't break any barriers and it's weighed down by performance issues, but it's still fun for a few rounds in the living room or online.
  37. Dec 11, 2010
    80
    It's more of a loving homage to the original, updating the aesthetics and stages while retaining everything that made the original so great.
  38. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Dec 31, 2010
    90
    It was going to be hard to do the original justice, but this remake does and then some. [Christmas 2010, p.68]
  39. Nintendo Gamer
    Feb 6, 2011
    80
    If CoD is you thing, you'll get loads of value from this. [Christmas 2010, p.62]
  40. Dec 11, 2010
    91
    If you love first person shooters or you're a huge James Bond fan, than this game has definitely been made for you. Best first person shooter to have ever graced the Wii? Probably So!
  41. Dec 18, 2010
    91
    Most importantly, Eurocom nails the Bond look and feel, letting Wii owners step into the shoes of the secret agent.
  42. Dec 18, 2010
    80
    It was an impossible task to match the original and surprisingly, by changing almost everything, Eurocom came close to doing it. What they have managed to do is create the second best Bond game to-date, and given Wii owners a great shooter.
  43. Dec 11, 2010
    88
    I had my doubts until the very end, but no longer. Activision and Eurocom have pulled off the impossible: they've revived a classic by remaining constantly cognizant of the line separating tradition from obsolescence.
  44. Jan 3, 2011
    85
    GoldenEye 007 is as close as players will get to the much-demanded N64 remake. While nostalgic players will excuse the game's "differences", others will find a very enjoyable title worth adding to their Wii game library.
  45. Dec 12, 2010
    80
    GoldenEye 007 is a restoration of a classic.
  46. Dec 11, 2010
    88
    With good graphics, solid sound, and a great single player and multiplayer experience, it is easy to recommend that owners of the Wii pick up this reincarnated GoldenEye 007 game as you'd be missing one of the better FPS titles on the console and one of the better Wii games this holiday season.
  47. Dec 11, 2010
    75
    Is it the best FPS on the Wii? That's a tough question, but even if it's for the splitscreen offline multiplayer action – then GoldenEye 007 is a must-own for any Wii gamer.
  48. Dec 11, 2010
    78
    Goldeneye 007 might not reclaim the FPS crown from the original N64 release, but it is still a solid offering and one of the best shooters available for the Wii.
  49. Dec 14, 2010
    84
    GoldenEye Wii is nowhere near a straight port of the N64 classic and it is not supposed to be. Instead, players are treated with a classic experience but told through fresh eyes; the experience is impressive.
  50. Dec 11, 2010
    92
    GoldenEye 007 proves that excellent game design and superb action can overcome limitations of hardware or dated graphical presentation and is the rare Wii game that is just as compelling and addictive online or off.
  51. 80
    A polished FPS with great multiplayer and plenty of reason to keep playing.
  52. Dec 11, 2010
    90
    Yet GoldenEye 007 could have gotten away without using that namesake as, against all perceptions upon initial reveal, this re-imaging is strong enough to stand on its own and, aside from a few online limitations and control niggles, it is easily one of Wii's best shooters.
  53. Dec 18, 2010
    80
    If GoldenEye 007 wasn't called GoldenEye 007, people would likely not know entirely what to make of it, perhaps viewing it as an interesting, entertaining curiosity.
  54. Dec 11, 2010
    90
    GoldenEye 007 is the best multiplayer game on the Wii.
  55. Dec 18, 2010
    83
    Control can be an issue. A Wii-mote/nunchuk combo will get you through the game, but waggling the remote isn't an elegant way to aim a sniper rifle.
  56. Jan 5, 2011
    80
    Sometimes you feel it's an old game and sometimes a new one, but it's a really fun one nonetheless.
  57. Dec 18, 2010
    80
    I tend to sprint in the middle of the room with a shotgun, shoot a round in the air, and get ready for the army to rain down on me. To each his own.
  58. Dec 18, 2010
    80
    Though the game plays much better without motion controls, Goldeneye is a solid shooter in which Wii owners should find plenty to like.
  59. Dec 18, 2010
    100
    More than just a remake, GoldenEye 007 lives up to its predecessor and then some by not only modernizing the story but the multiplayer as well.
  60. Dec 11, 2010
    80
    What it does manage, however, is to not only demonstrate the Wii as a serious first person platform – a well overdue achievement – but sits alongside the likes of the Call Of Duty franchise as being one of the top shooters available on any console.
  61. Dec 11, 2010
    90
    No matter what Eurocom did, it's Wii version of GoldenEye 007 was never destined to be the iconic title the N64 original was. However, that doesn't mean the game should be dismissed, as it is by far the best shooter available on the Nintendo console and probably the best Wii game I've played to date.
  62. Dec 18, 2010
    80
    When the hype settles, the new GoldenEye will probably not be as epoch-defining as the original. However, its pick-up-and-party multiplayer, and audacious and satisfying single-player mean that Goldeneye 007 on the Wii may wear the name with pride.
  63. Jan 5, 2011
    90
    The end result is a game that's among the most entertaining overall on the Wii, and easily the finest example of a first-person shooter the console has to offer.
  64. Dec 27, 2010
    87
    The merit of Eurocom was the realization that new concepts should be assimilated into gameplay. And this, along some concepts already established and some additions, enriched the final product, making an incredible, nostalgic experience.
  65. Dec 11, 2010
    90
    It's not the N64 version but it more than holds up on its own.
  66. Dec 11, 2010
    80
    It's damn good, and not just in a "good for the Wii" kind of way. Of course it doesn't match the likes of Modern Warfare 2 and Halo Reach shot for shot, but it provides a thrilling eight hours worth campaign that offers a worthy diversion from any current HD alternative.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#7 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 185 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 71
  2. Negative: 4 out of 71
  1. Nov 2, 2010
    10
    Don't listen to Game Informer, they are the worst and most biased reviewers out there. They're like the Armond White of the video gameDon't listen to Game Informer, they are the worst and most biased reviewers out there. They're like the Armond White of the video game industry and their reviews are short and irrelevant to what matters: is the game fun? And the answer in this case is yes.

    Stop comparing it to the dated N64 game - this is a RE-IMAGINING. Not a remake. And it's better than the original as long as you aren't wearing nostalgia goggles. Buy the game, play it for a couple hours and you'll agree.

    Best FPS on Wii (I don't count Metroid Prime as an FPS).
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  2. Nov 2, 2010
    10
    I just bought this game and I have to say this is one of the best games on the Wii. Having to not complete this yet, while noting that I haveI just bought this game and I have to say this is one of the best games on the Wii. Having to not complete this yet, while noting that I have never played the N64 so I do not behold the nostalgic values over this, with amazing gameplay aside the not-so-great graphics, it still has a lot to live up to. Some may complain over the character, but my response would be ask why when not the characters, but the thrill and the intensity of the game is what truly builds this. Although it isn't as good as other platforming games that excel over the Wii (and other 7th generation consoles), this game is a blast, and just as exciting as MW2 (more so even more). Full Review »
  3. Nov 2, 2010
    9
    Golden Eye 007 is a great game. the only hit i can give it is the frame rate drops sometimes. The story mode is fun and fresh. Remakes areGolden Eye 007 is a great game. the only hit i can give it is the frame rate drops sometimes. The story mode is fun and fresh. Remakes are rarely as good as the original which is why i think the changes they made to the story are welcome. But.... its not really about that is it... with the original most people remember the multiplayer and the countless hours spent with friends and family. The multiplayer runs very smooth is a blast. Also the online works very well with 8 player modes that have tons of options. I personally think that this is a Wii must have especially if you enjoyed the original. Full Review »