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 13, 2011
    87
    GoldenEye 007 is a really enjoyable, modern Bond game while honouring the N64 original. An incredibly fun shooter.
  2. 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.
  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 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Jan 1, 2011
    94
    Aside from two small control issues, this Goldeneye is every bit as good as its classic predecessor.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Dec 11, 2010
    90
    GoldenEye 007 is the best multiplayer game on the Wii.
  13. 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.
  14. Dec 11, 2010
    88
    GoldenEye 007 is a great step in the right direction for this long-neglected franchise.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. Dec 11, 2010
    90
    It's not the N64 version but it more than holds up on its own.
  19. Dec 18, 2010
    91
    Most importantly, Eurocom nails the Bond look and feel, letting Wii owners step into the shoes of the secret agent.
  20. Dec 18, 2010
    93
    This is the real deal and the whole package folks. A must have for all Wii owners.
  21. It was going to be hard to do the original justice, but this remake does and then some. [Christmas 2010, p.68]
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Dec 11, 2010
    92
    GoldenEye 007 is the best Bond game in years, and Wii owners should not hesitate to pick it up.
  27. Dec 18, 2010
    90
    GoldenEye 007 is a wonderful re-imagining of a classic game that some have held onto for far too long.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 176 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 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 »