GoldenEye 007 (1997 video game)

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GoldenEye 007
Developer(s)Rare
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Director(s)Martin Hollis
Producer(s)Martin Hollis
Artist(s)Karl Hilton
Writer(s)David Doak
Composer(s)Graeme Norgate
Grant Kirkhope
Robin Beanland
SeriesJames Bond
Platform(s)Nintendo 64
Release
Genre(s)First-person shooter, stealth
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game on the Nintendo 64. Its story is based on the 1995 movie GoldenEye. The main character of the game is James Bond, Agent 007. It is a 3D first person shooter style game. Its multiplayer mode is also very popular. The game has received a very positive reception and is often said to be one of the best games ever made.

In November 2010, a remake of the game was released for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. However, it was not received as positively and it was criticized.

Levels[change | change source]

There are 20 levels in the game, which are separated into 9 missions. Some missions only have one level while others have many. There are also 2 bonus missions.

  • Mission 1 : Arkhangelsk – Bond is sent to help fellow agent Alec Trevelyan (Agent 006) in a secret laboratory.
  • Mission 2 : Severnaya - Bond must sneak into a bunker and steal a key for the satellite.
  • Mission 3 : Kyrgyzstan - Bond is sent to destroy a Silo and prevent rockets from taking off.
  • Mission 4 : Monte Carlo - Bond goes aboard a Frigate to rescue hostages and plant a tracker on an enemy helicopter.
  • Mission 5 : Severnaya - Bond returns to the same place as Mission 2 and rescues the heroine, Natalya.
  • Mission 6 : St Petersburg - Bond learns that 006 is the leader of Janus, a crime group that is using the satellite for evil. Bond is later arrested, but breaks out and chases 006.
  • Mission 7 : Cuba - Bond follows 006 to Cuba and fights in a final showdown with his former friend.
  • Mission 8 : Teotihuacán - Bond goes to an ancient Aztec temple to blow up a secret rocket facility. It uses designs from the 1979 Bond movie Moonraker.
  • Mission 9 : el-Saghira - Bond visits a temple in Egypt to track down the evil Baron Samedi, a character from the 1973 Bond movie Live and Let Die.

The game is one of the world's most highly acclaimed first-person shooter games and has been rated highly on many lists. Screwattack.com for instance put it first on its list of top ten first-person shooter games, taking the title away from games like Halo and Half Life 2.