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Nintendo 64 - James Bond - GoldenEye 007 - Best Video Game Ever ?!??

Updated on September 5, 2012

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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?

Revolutionary Gaming

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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Finishing Off

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!


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    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      When you consider a game for best alltime, one must consider when it was made and capabilities. That considered, I concur. At least one of the best ever.

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      CCahill 5 years ago from England

      Oh indeed i play Unreal Tournament Competatively online and that freedom to have so many people to play against at any one time is great and its added so many layers of complexity for Voice comms and teams but yeah that little simple thing of playing face to face is a little lost

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      IOwn 5 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Got to be because it isn't as social anymore, don't get me wrong i still love gaming, but it is a lot different now than back then, online gaming is cool, but is talking over a microphone really as enjoyable as sitting with friends

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      CCahill 5 years ago from England

      Yeah i definitely feel like weve taken a step backwards rather than forwards, i've often tried to figure out whether my love affair with games ended cos i grew up or because it just wasn't as social anymore

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      IOwn 5 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Yeah nothing could really beat having the 4 players all in one room, don't happen nowadays at all, everything is online, which is brilliant to a certain degree, but thinking back, in my opinion today doesn't rival the multiplayer fun that 10+ years brought

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      CCahill 5 years ago from England

      I have such a soft spot for this game, was just a kid when i would play it religiously, did the 00 Agent mode, unlocked Aztec and all that nonsense :)

      So with that said, should really have gotten 100% but 80% will have to do ;o

      Agreed with your sentiment that things are changing, in some senses for the worse, i used to love playing 4 player mode, something which is lost nowadays and online gameplay lacks humanity at times, much more fun to have a laugh with a few mates face to face.

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      IOwn 5 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      @ John

      Thanks for taking the time to post your views, really appreciate the feedback, i didn't really mention much about the single player as to be honest i don't remember much from it, other than 'the jump' on Dam.

      After the single player was completed, it wasn't one i went back to play over and over, the multiplayer took over.


      I can honestly say it is without doubt THE most fun i have EVER had from a multiplayer gaming experience. 4 player ruled!

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      Peter V 5 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      Yep, would have to agree this is the best video game ever made. Loved playing a good 4 person multiplayer match!

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      John Roberts 5 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Not a bad review of the game but it talks mostly about the multiplayer aspects rather than the singleplayer. I remember hearing about Goldeneye having an "OK" campaign and some really poor moments throughout, but its multiplayer is why it's famous.

      But Goldeneye isn't the most original shooter, despite it being based on the movie. For example, its level design and gunning mechanics are remeniscent of Duke Nukem, particularly the ones in 3D like Time to Kill or Land of the Babes and such. And DooM was the first FPS to have multiplayer capabilities, having I believe 4 or 8 players max split screen on the SNES. And on PC it had LAN combat.

      But yes it is a great game and those who can't face the N64 because they're pitiful heretics to video gaming, they might want to try Red Steel in which the multiplayer is almost identical.

      Voted up and interesting.