GoldenEye 007 Wii

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 188 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 18 out of 188
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  1. Apr 3, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was hoping this would be like the N64 version, sadly it's not no way.

    Ok story now changed totally the first few level 's is ok but after you go to these other places that was NEVER in Golden eye in the first place so why put them in this game if they mean nothing to the game?

    And oh yes you get Dan Craig in this time not Bros man that I did not like they should stick with the old people the first people who was in this game.

    Also a new villain but I rather have back Sean Bean as him he was better.

    The on line part can be annoying if the host leaves you leave to due to lag and then you lose the points you gained then back for more games. On line can lag a bit for this game, then the levels has made a lot I never heard before in the other Golden eye game for the mu lit-player mode.

    As the health it regains instead of picking up armour like the old days this time it's like a COD wannabe to get the fans more money from them by selling short with this game and completely destroy most of it and trying to make it good to sell.

    It looks so sloppy and new levels that's it that you never heard before.

    Note, where is a guy who shoots at the screen? Har har he don't the other version did and no Golden eye music like the N64 one just a bad dull one they should copy and paste the music from N64 one then onto there so easy, instead having a new soundtrack to the game that sounds nothing like a James Bond theme at all.

    Weapons are almost gone too I only find a few looks like they ditched the other good guns on the other one too.

    In short this is a COD game now let's move on now.
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  2. Nov 18, 2010
    7
    After reading different reviews and playing the game I really do need to say that only fans should apply. This game is everything a nostalgia trip should be, they modernized the 64 perfectly, altered the story (and changed bonds voice) just enough to breathe some original life into it. Technically though, the Wii's lack of ability to deliver cutting edge graphics and sound, combined withAfter reading different reviews and playing the game I really do need to say that only fans should apply. This game is everything a nostalgia trip should be, they modernized the 64 perfectly, altered the story (and changed bonds voice) just enough to breathe some original life into it. Technically though, the Wii's lack of ability to deliver cutting edge graphics and sound, combined with predictable gameplay, average AI and a multiplayer system, while robust, lacks a lot of the depth of the competition. To compare this to other bond games/other wii games is wrong. A console shouldn't award a title handicap points for trying. This game isn't terrible but it doesn't have enough going for it in an over-saturated genre to make a core FPS enthusiast (not a casual gamer) pick it up over Call of Duty. Expand
  3. Nov 29, 2010
    5
    Not as good as the original. The short y-axis is silly, and the modern health recovery system takes away from the experience. Cowering behind crates while you heal just doesn't feel like Bond.
  4. Nov 22, 2010
    6
    Aside from the name and the greater part of the story, very little of this Bond outing on the Wii is going to feel familiar. Many FPS fans may have to adjust to the concept of never actually seeing your health displayed anywhere on screen; this works well enough for single player where your health will slowly regenerate if you do not move and are not attacked, but in a frantic multi-playerAside from the name and the greater part of the story, very little of this Bond outing on the Wii is going to feel familiar. Many FPS fans may have to adjust to the concept of never actually seeing your health displayed anywhere on screen; this works well enough for single player where your health will slowly regenerate if you do not move and are not attacked, but in a frantic multi-player shootout this can be disconcerting. On that multi-player note, do not be fooled by the names of familiar locations--they are all noticeably different, not in a bad way (in fact the larger arenas with more options for cover and sniping positions is fun) but do not expect levels you are familiar with. Most notably what brings down an otherwise fresh take on a classic FPS is the severe lack of y-axis field of vision. You are limited to the top and bottom of your screen, as the y-axis will not pan up or down--making stairwells and hills particularly treacherous. The lack of bots in multi-player is also rather frustrating, as this wonderful addition to the FPS realm was implemented back in 2000 with Perfect Dark, so why this popular component was not included here is anyone's guess. While an enjoyable FPS game, in the mind of this long-time gamer the severe restriction on the y-axis leads to enough frustration to limit the amount of time you will spend with Agent 007. Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2011
    5
    Let's be clear: This is Call of Duty wearing James Bond's suit. James Bond is a secret agent, not a soldier. Where are the gadgets? Only a smartphone which can only be realistically used after clearing a zone, never under pressure. Regenerating health on a stealth game? It discourages being stealthy and encourages shoot-and-camp playing. And so on. So why is it called "GoldenEye 007"?Let's be clear: This is Call of Duty wearing James Bond's suit. James Bond is a secret agent, not a soldier. Where are the gadgets? Only a smartphone which can only be realistically used after clearing a zone, never under pressure. Regenerating health on a stealth game? It discourages being stealthy and encourages shoot-and-camp playing. And so on. So why is it called "GoldenEye 007"? Activision had a great idea to make more money: Make yet another Call of Duty style shooter, but call it "GoldenEye 007" to trick the gamers who never played the well-reputed N64 version to buy this. That's a great money-making move, but hardly a way to create a good game. Expand
  6. Nov 6, 2010
    5
    Cardboard is exactly right. The multiplayer is a major disappointment. When the box declares "Bringing multiplayer back to its roots," maybe it should actually do that. Instead, the multiplayer feels like every other Call of Duty clone, just with Bond characters and settings. Big deal. The weapon loadout system is a total let down. I bought this game primarily for the offline split screenCardboard is exactly right. The multiplayer is a major disappointment. When the box declares "Bringing multiplayer back to its roots," maybe it should actually do that. Instead, the multiplayer feels like every other Call of Duty clone, just with Bond characters and settings. Big deal. The weapon loadout system is a total let down. I bought this game primarily for the offline split screen multiplayer, expecting something very similar to the N64 version with a few updates (bots, etc.). I'm not satisfied at all. Expand
  7. Nov 4, 2010
    6
    All these people giving this game a 10? No sirrrrrr...The multiplayer is decent, but I was looking forward to playing those classic Goldeneye levels with the absurd challenge of beating them in 2 minutes while completing all of the objectives. Instead you get to hide behind boxes with awful controls spraying down a cluster of enemies before moving to another cluster of enemies andAll these people giving this game a 10? No sirrrrrr...The multiplayer is decent, but I was looking forward to playing those classic Goldeneye levels with the absurd challenge of beating them in 2 minutes while completing all of the objectives. Instead you get to hide behind boxes with awful controls spraying down a cluster of enemies before moving to another cluster of enemies and repeating the process over and over again until the level is over. Please remember, 10/10 is PERFECTION. That means you couldn't find a single thing wrong with the game. All of these people are basically saying that this game is as good as Mario 64, Final Fantasy VII, GTA, Halo etc. etc. and that couldn't be farther from the truth.

    This game is a mediocre FPS game and does not live up to the original.
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  8. Nov 2, 2010
    6
    GoldenEye 007 for Wii isn't a bad game. It's got decent (for Wii) graphics, controls well, and has a fairly in-depth multiplayer component. I would probably give it an 8, if not for one major, glaring problem:

    This game is not GoldenEye. Sure, it has some winks and nods towards the N64 classic, but this is a totally different experience, and obviously only carrying the GoldenEye
    GoldenEye 007 for Wii isn't a bad game. It's got decent (for Wii) graphics, controls well, and has a fairly in-depth multiplayer component. I would probably give it an 8, if not for one major, glaring problem:

    This game is not GoldenEye. Sure, it has some winks and nods towards the N64 classic, but this is a totally different experience, and obviously only carrying the GoldenEye namesake for Activision to milk a few extra bucks off of it. There's some familiar-at-a-glance locales, but once you start playing you'll find that they're entirely different. With gameplay involving a two-weapon limit, regenerating health, ironsights and a sprint button, it plays much more like Call of Duty than it does a classic FPS, especially in regards to multiplayer, which has all the perks, killstreaks and other such trimmings that that series is known for.

    Now, I'm not totally blinded by nostalgia. I didn't expect a straight-up remake. GoldenEye on N64 is a game we all played and loved as children, but it hasn't aged well by any stretch of the imagination. That said, they could have taken the TimeSplitters approach and brought that style of gameplay up to a more modern standard, as well as stuck closer to the original blueprint in regards to level design.

    As it is, this is simply a decent game that fails at its two primary objectives: being a remake, and reminding us why we loved the original to begin with. If you're a Wii-only gamer looking for something worth playing, this should satiate you for a while. If you're someone who grew up on GoldenEye expecting to relive childhood memories, you're not going to find them here.
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  9. Sep 18, 2011
    5
    This title falls short of its very dated predecessor in terms of pure entertainment value. Although I disliked the auto aiming in the original and the choppy manual aiming, during it's inception these things were actually not a problem. In fact if you have an old Nintendo 64 it is still as awesome as it ever was. In terms of a modern game, I expected to play 007 Goldeneye on the Wii. It inThis title falls short of its very dated predecessor in terms of pure entertainment value. Although I disliked the auto aiming in the original and the choppy manual aiming, during it's inception these things were actually not a problem. In fact if you have an old Nintendo 64 it is still as awesome as it ever was. In terms of a modern game, I expected to play 007 Goldeneye on the Wii. It in fact felt more like a Call of Duty game, not Goldeneye. I did like the graphics and some of the levels were alright but the multiplayer was non existent online and the split screen just didn't work out well with the Wii Controls it seems. The cover system was not enjoyable and totally a step away from the Goldeneye universe in my honest opinion. I paid full price for this game and now it's on sale for 15.00 - 20.00 online. It is worth that so pick it up and try it out, play a few rounds with your friends. Or if you have steam you can check out the GoldenEye: Source mod for Half-Life 2, which seems very promising. (only requires 1 installed game from the list of 16 on steam, and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is only 4.99) The source mod is free, just FYI. Expand
  10. Nov 15, 2011
    7
    This game is Identical to the recent Call of Dutie series since modern warfare. It features the same aim and shoot mechanics, and the reward system in the multi-player is extremely similar. The campaign, splitscreen, and online play are quite solid and decent, but if you have any access to Call of Duty 4, or World at War, for either 360, or PS3, you're better off getting those, becauseThis game is Identical to the recent Call of Dutie series since modern warfare. It features the same aim and shoot mechanics, and the reward system in the multi-player is extremely similar. The campaign, splitscreen, and online play are quite solid and decent, but if you have any access to Call of Duty 4, or World at War, for either 360, or PS3, you're better off getting those, because they're exactly the same, except they run at 60fps, and have more options. For exclusive wii owners, however, this is undoubtedly the best and most solid shooter on the wii. The multiplayer maps and guns are decent, and the campaign is generic, but still the best on the wii. Expand
  11. Feb 13, 2012
    7
    A great game on the Wii. Multiplayer is fun and very competitive. Problems I have is that you can't chat with other players. Also, it is very easy to spawn kill. The single player is fun. Graphics are pretty good considering it's a Wii game. They could be a bit better.
  12. Nov 29, 2013
    7
    The game is played quite cheerfully and uses Wiimote on purpose, sometimes the truth is quite a pain management. So zhehochetsya say that the game is shorter than the original 2-3 hours. But in general it poredelenno worth your attention.
  13. Feb 23, 2014
    7
    Extremely disappointing. It is quite a good game, I must admit, but it is definitely not the game N64 players such as myself were hoping for it to be.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#7 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
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. 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.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    Feb 6, 2011
    80
    If CoD is you thing, you'll get loads of value from this. [Christmas 2010, p.62]
  3. 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.