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Nintendo 64 - James Bond - GoldenEye 007 - Best Video Game Ever ?!??
Someone recently asked me about older video games and which one was my favourite, it didn't take me long to answer as there are very few games that are memorable enough to think of, however my instant thought to my favorite was without doubt GoldenEye on the Nintendo 64.
I'm going to use this Hub to put my personal thoughts online for what i believe to be, the best video game ever made
GoldenEye 007 was released for the Nintendo 64 on the 25th August 1997. This classic James Bond first-person shooter was developed by Rare and any video game playing individual should of played this game back in the day, if you didn't, why didn't you? you missed out big time. I am yet to play any remakes of the game, surely they can't be better than the original? Would it destroy my childhood memories of the most enjoyable game i have ever played?
GoldenEye revolutionized the way we play games with our friends, it set the standard for local split-screen gaming. With the most amazing and enjoyable part of GoldenEye being the multiplayer, it saddens me that local multiplayer seems to be getting lost through the years in video games as, with the use of online multiplayer gaming capabilities, i'm assuming developers believe there is no need for it, but think back to all the memories of having your friends over weekend after weekend, and even straight after school most nights too, all the laughs, banter and fun, can all that really be beaten by sitting alone with your microphone playing against people online that you don't actually know?
I had more fun and less frustration playing GoldenEye than i have on pretty much any other multiplayer game to date, it was a social activity, with no lag, cheating or moaning, people just used to play, play and then play some more
Facility Muliplayer Level
Levels, Characters and Weapons
Thinking back to the multiplayer levels, i had three favourites which were Temple, Complex and Facility. Selecting which character to play as was always fun with plenty to choose from, with Oddjob who wasn't in the single player campaign just as an added multiplayer character, usually banned from being chosen, with him being so small and hard to hit gave an unfair advantage to opposition, everyone likes a fair and square game right?!? As far as weapons go the RCP-90 had to be the best weapon on the game, and using proximity mines was great fun too.
The Triple Choice Goldenye Quiz!
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So many fond memories of this game from my childhood, single player was excellent but the multiplayer was where it really came into it's own. I must have accrued hundreds upon hundreds of multiplayer game-play hours because getting 3 mates together to play 4 player multiplayer split-screen was a must! So much fun was had from this truly awesome game. Beward the golden gun!