Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    80
    GoldenEye 007: Reloaded brings the classic game into the modern world. Eurocom has done a fantastic job.
  2. Nov 3, 2011
    77
    It offers a different kind of multiplayer and a robust smattering of solo missions to keep any international man of mystery occupied for hours on end.
  3. 86
    Even with all of the overly nostalgic conciliations, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is a genuinely fun game in and of itself. Activision has made some incredibly intelligent decisions in their revision strategy (Daniel Craig is the first Bond actor who can believably kill a Russian since Sean Connery), but in the end, nostalgia just isn't a strong enough foundation to build a truly great game on.
  4. 57
    Putting aside N64 loyalty, GoldenEye is not a great game. Not, at least, in the context of the current 360/PS3 shooting scene.
  5. Dec 16, 2011
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Nov 6, 2011
    84
    GoldenEye 007: Reloaded brings the classic game into the modern world. With solid visuals and sound, and some pretty good gameplay, both single player and multiplayer wise, one would be silly not to take a close look at this spy/espionage game in this day when there are so many warfare oriented shooters.
  7. Dec 12, 2011
    70
    Technically, Goldeneye 007: Reloaded does nothing wrong, and in fact my hat's off to Activision for bringing a classic game to the modern era. The gameplay, though, in spite of its tweaks here and there, just doesn't have the impact as when Goldeneye was the one N64 game everyone owned.
  8. Dec 1, 2011
    50
    While this game has its faults it will definitely appeal to the gamers who loved the Wii version or any hardcore James Bond fans.
  9. Nov 11, 2011
    70
    If you've not played the Wii game then this is worth a rental at least, or maybe wait until its price drops to about £20, then it would be worth it. If you have played the Wii game though, just don't bother, there is nothing new here, and the slightly shinier visuals don't disguise the fact you are playing a slightly worse version of the same game.
  10. Nov 1, 2011
    90
    GoldenEye 007 Reloaded has taken a risky jump from the relatively starved Wii FPS climate to the well-established PS3/360 market in exchange for a better online experience and some shiny HD visuals. Fortunately, thanks to some clever additions to the package and some much-needed refinements elsewhere, it stands with the big boys-just with a different overall attitude.
  11. Nov 8, 2011
    70
    With its moments of intense and fast paced action Goldeneye 007: Reloaded proves to be a well crafted FPS, incapable however of competing with many of the most recent shooters, both in single and multiplayer. In another age or time this could have been a blast, but with BF3 and MW3 out there, it's hard to believe anyone would want to spend their money here.
  12. Nov 25, 2011
    75
    Unable to keep up with the various Call of Duty and Battlefield, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is still a fun FPS with a good main campaign and an excellent multiplayer.
  13. Nov 16, 2011
    69
    The remade, re-imagining of GoldenEye is a spot-on update for Bond fans who missed the Wii edition initially.
  14. Nov 2, 2011
    94
    I suspect this will be one of the first titles to take a price drop, so if this time of the year is really punishing your wallet, you might want to wait, but for those who never got to play GoldenEye on the N64 or even last year on the Wii, you can now finally experience a bit of gaming history, freshly wrapped in a next-gen package that is so challenging, so fun, and so addicting, you might have trouble deciding what to play when all those holiday titles start stacking up.
  15. Dec 14, 2011
    82
    Goldeneye 007: Reloaded is a fantastic trip down memory lane, as well as a very solid shooter in its own right. It controls well, the Bond universe is very much alive and kicking, and the reasonably-long and entertaining campaign is engaging. Though the online multiplayer is very average, split-screen multiplayer is as fun and rage-inducing as ever. If you're a fan of the Goldeneye series, or had any involvement with the original, you should definitely pick this one up.
  16. Nov 10, 2011
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  17. Nov 29, 2011
    76
    This is a great Bond game, probably the best since the GoldenEye 64.
  18. Nov 21, 2011
    50
    The old school game design along with the empty servers that cripple the online experience, make the latest addition to the Bond franchise one of the weakest we've ever seen.
  19. Dec 8, 2011
    80
    While it's by no means perfect, Bond fans and nostalgic gamers alike will be drawn in by this modern recreation of a competitive classic.
  20. Nov 3, 2011
    70
    Overall, I was actually pleasantly surprised by GoldenEye: Reloaded. There are enough nods to the source material to keep the game from being a complete derailment of the franchise, and while the multiplayer will never measure up to the original, it still has its English charms.
  21. Nov 9, 2011
    65
    GoldenEye 007: Reloaded isn't as iconic as the original, but still offers some enjoyable moments. The first and last levels are the best in the game and really capture that James Bond-feeling. Splitscreen multiplayer for four people is still as much fun as ever.
  22. Nov 15, 2011
    80
    It just feels more personal when you run around with the colorful characters from the James Bond universe than your average grey marine. The singleplayer is also fairly entertaining and the multiplayer for up to 16 people is just awesome.
  23. Nov 18, 2011
    78
    It's not going to be winning any game of the year awards, but Bond fans and those who enjoyed the original GoldenEye should have fun with it.
  24. Dec 17, 2011
    57
    Soils classic design with modern bombast leaving us more shaken than stirred. [Jan 2012, p.88]
  25. Nov 21, 2011
    75
    There's nothing to complain about aside from the plain visuals (the up-rez helps, but it also serves to show how visually spartan the Wii game had to be to run so well on the hardware). This was a very good game last year, and it still holds up, despite not being the truly impressive achievement that it was on the Wii. There's no need to re-buy if you have already experienced it, but if not, this is a solid reboot of a true classic.
  26. Nov 1, 2011
    80
    GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is mostly unchanged from last year's Wii version, but it's still a fast and exciting shooter that doesn't rely on ancient memories to be great.
  27. Nov 3, 2011
    60
    GoldenEye lost some charm moving from being one of the few first-person shooters on the Wii to the shooter heavy PS3 and Xbox 360, but there is something here for Bond fans with a variety of gameplay modes each with something to offer – if you can get over a few bumps.
  28. Nov 5, 2011
    75
    Much of what it made it great hasn't changed, but the minor extras and improved visuals come at the price of online frustration and gunplay that's undeniably dumbed-down.
  29. Nov 8, 2011
    58
    The online is kind of a mess.
  30. Dec 5, 2011
    75
    GoldenEye steps up to the HD consoles, and while it's a bit prettier and has some more room to stretch its legs, it also feels like it's missing a few things, especially the pitch-perfect Wii controls. Regardless, it's still one of this generation's best shooters and Eurocom has done a bang-up job bringing it to the HD consols in such a short time.
  31. Jan 2, 2012
    72
    Having loved the game back in the 90s, I was disappointed with the remake. The graphics could have been a lot better, the multiplayer was great back then but with small, monotonous maps an a dearth of game modes is pretty weak by today's standards Surprisingly, the solo campaign is pretty solid, though the story is shallow. Luckily Daniel Craig lent his original voice and visual appearance to the game, so you can play a cool Bond character.
  32. Nov 1, 2011
    85
    Addictive multiplayer will keep you coming back for more, especially with all the different ways to play. Single player has its moments, but some rough edges (invisible walls and less-than-stellar AI) make the whole package suffer.
  33. Nov 7, 2011
    60
    So, in conclusion, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded packs one of the worst single player modes of any FPS to appear on 360, PS3 or PC in recent years, but it goes some way to making up for it with its split screen multiplayer. Its biggest accomplishment is that it demonstrates there's still a life for such games and that multiplayer in an FPS doesn't have to exist exclusively in the online arena.
  34. 60
    Average shooter by no means belongs to the top of this genre that you can choose for this year. Even the most nostalgic gamers can not hide poor visuals and troublesome game design. [Christmas 2011]
  35. Nov 30, 2011
    60
    Remake of a stealthy shooter that feels both dated and well preserved at the same time.
  36. Nov 7, 2011
    65
    If you're jonesing for classic, Rare-made GoldenEye and your N64 is nowhere to be found, then the updated Reloaded is definitely a must-buy. But if you don't already have an attachment to the old game, there isn't much here for you.
  37. Nov 5, 2011
    75
    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 in the James Bond series, with good gameplay, but with poor enemy AI and little else new.
  38. 70
    There are only a few minor improvements over the Wii version, but this is still a classy remake with some of the best split screen action on consoles.
  39. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    A good remake, recommended to nostalgic players or the ones who could never play Rare's game, but we feel the price is a tad too high for a game of this kind.
  40. Nov 14, 2011
    73
    Goldeneye 007 Reloaded is an interesting hybrid between FPS and stealth that doesn't rely only on nostalgia to be enjoyed. On HD console, it struggles to shows off against the big names in the action genre but its particular blend of genres manages to be considered an interesting alternative.
  41. Dec 5, 2011
    77
    Although the game isn't ground-breaking, it's well worth that trip down memory lane - especially to anyone who didn't play the Wii version.
  42. 75
    Fortunately, nostalgic fans can indulge in four-player split-screen, which - while offering a third as many match types - still manages to recapture some of the fun Bond games have been grasping at for the past 14 years.
  43. Eurocom's recycled but robust offering might have been worth it if Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 weren't stealing the limelight this Christmas. Golden Eye Reloaded is fun, but fails to square up to the FPS big boys.
  44. Nov 2, 2011
    86
    The presentation, while slightly flawed, is amongst Eurocom's best work, and the gameplay delivers, both in single and multiplayer.
  45. Nov 9, 2011
    80
    GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is a shooter very focused on stealth that manages to carve out its market share with interesting gameplay.
  46. Nov 8, 2011
    85
    Eurocom has done a fantastic job of bringing back one of the multiplayer experiences of all time – which was not an easy task. Reloaded has the power to stand on it's own as a engaging first person shooter and play with the big boys. It's just a shame it had to be released right between two of the biggest boys of the year.
  47. Dec 5, 2011
    50
    Instead of putting in the muscle to make a Bond game worthy of the canon, we have been given a port of a remake of a Nintendo 64 game. GoldenEye 007: Reloaded isn't worth your time.
  48. Nov 1, 2011
    90
    The original GoldenEye came out on the Nintendo 64 many years ago and GoldenEye 007 Reloaded is a worthy successor. The development team over at Eurocom did a fantastic job bringing the game into 2011 and the game is still fun to go through.
  49. Nov 22, 2011
    74
    A good and entertaining shooter, although somewhat far from the best games in the genre. But the classy style of James Bond makes it special.
  50. Nov 7, 2011
    60
    A decent, if fairly by the numbers, port of the Wii game.
  51. 80
    Goldeneye established the formula for a perfect movie tie-in 14 years ago: Recreate enough trademarks and memorable moments of the source material to please fans, but also take enough creative liberties to tend to the specific needs of the respective medium. The remake respects this formula in almost every way and thereby creates the best Bond experience in years. Although technical shortcomings and the dated graphics impact the final rating, the fast-paced and extremely funny multiplayer complete this satisfying trip on the nostalgia train.
  52. 70
    Just above average at best and has nothing you won't have seen before. [Issue#79, p.85]
  53. Bond's Ops are crude, overlong slogs - padding, pure and simple. [Feb 2012, p.104]
  54. Nov 25, 2011
    77
    Ultimately while GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is loosely based off of the original source material, the big question is, should you part with $60 to pick up this game? If you are looking for a beefed up version of the Wii title, then without question as you will find a lot to enjoy with GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. However, if you are a purist then unfortunately you will not find this game filling that void.
  55. Nov 23, 2011
    55
    A remake of a remake, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded proves that it is almost impossible to do. The visuals and the artificial intelligence are extremely disappointing. The nostalgic multiplayer is one of the highlights, but you have to expect more from a game that carries the name 'GoldenEye'.
  56. Nov 3, 2011
    85
    If you are coming in alone, you will be hard-pressed to get your money's worth out of the campaign and MI6 alone (sorry, no bots in multi for you solo gamers). For those with that itch and the people to play with, this is a no-brainer. Reloaded delivers on nostalgia while making enough strides forward to make it worthy of the name "Goldeneye."
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 35
  2. Negative: 14 out of 35
  1. Nov 3, 2011
    10
    This game is addictive! Controls are smooth, storyline is compelling, and the replay value is high (I find myself replaying missions right after completion just to see if I can complete all objectives). I found the difficulties to be just right, with a player experienced in shooters able to play on the 007 difficulty pretty easily. Overall, the game is just fun, and easy to jump into right away. Full Review »
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    8
    The multiplayer is great. I does have its problems with the glitchy player movement, which almost ruins it sometimes. I thought I had a bad internet connection at first. It is the COD engine so I don't understand why they could not fix this. The enemy players don't run they kind of glitch/skip along at times. Somehow it does not ruin the multiplayer experience. Not only does it take me back to N64 days but it also feels at time like the first Modern Warfare Full Review »
  3. Nov 2, 2011
    10
    How can you rate the game 0? I suspect you are a spoiler. This game plays really well and gives a great FPS campaign as Bond. Multiplayer is really fun and the 4 player split screen is awesome.

    Fact - Campaign is more fun than BF3
    Fact - Multiplayer is more fun than BF3 unless you like hard sim FSP multiplayer of course

    This is a really fun game that will make people want to keep coming back. The multiplayer modes are really fun. Glitchy.... not really... and certainly no more so than the above mentioned game
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