Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 79 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 79
  2. Negative: 0 out of 79
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 31, 2011
    70
    GoldenEye doesn't tarnish the original and doesn't try to be a carbon copy either, but it is hindered by problems which were always going to be hard to surmount. If you're panging for a bit of Bond and something to play with friends round, you could do a lot worse than what is a fine revival of a classic.
  5. Jan 18, 2011
    70
    With its great single player campaign and friendly multiplayer, we could even say that GoldenEye 007 is the best game adaptation of James Bond's adventures, if we expect, of course, the first GoldenEye 007, untouchable.
  6. 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.
  7. Jan 13, 2011
    87
    GoldenEye 007 is a really enjoyable, modern Bond game while honouring the N64 original. An incredibly fun shooter.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Jan 12, 2011
    60
    Activisions retelling of Goldeneye is no where near the high standards of Rares original game. Still, it's one of the better shooers for Wii and the online multiplayer experience is good fun.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 70
    You have to wonder whether being based on an old classic has held GoldenEye 007 back more than serving as a welcome inspiration. Reliving sections of the old game is fun, but in the grand scheme of things, new levels play better are look more interesting. Fans of the Nintendo 64 classic don't get much reason to switch, and Bond-fanatics are better off sticking with the movies and books. But if you do all your shooting on the Wii, GoldenEye 007 is a safe bet.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Jan 1, 2011
    94
    Aside from two small control issues, this Goldeneye is every bit as good as its classic predecessor.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Dec 18, 2010
    70
    It's a bit ropey in places, especially during multiplayer games, but the single-player campaign is simple fun and the online play is surprisingly entertaining and thorough.
  24. Dec 18, 2010
    60
    If you're absolutely desperate for a Wii shooter, especially a multiplayer title, then Goldeneye is worth a look.
  25. Dec 18, 2010
    90
    GoldenEye 007 is a wonderful re-imagining of a classic game that some have held onto for far too long.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Dec 18, 2010
    93
    This is the real deal and the whole package folks. A must have for all Wii owners.
  30. 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.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 171 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 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 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 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 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 »