Game Title: Goldeneye 007 Reloaded
Release Date: 11/1/11
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Players: 1-4 local, 2-16 networked
ESRB Rating: T
Anyone who owned a Nintendo 64 should recognize this name. Goldeneye on that system was arguably one of the best shooters ever made on any platform to this day. Last year, the Nintendo Wii had a version of this game and just recently, Activision made some visual upgrades and threw in some other modes to bring you a 2011 version of a classic shooter. Now I will say while this does feel familiar to the original with some very nostalgic scenes, the story line is basically new and very entertaining.
I rolled through this game on the PS3, although it’s also available for the Xbox 360. I would say in total I probably spent around 6 hours total on Agent level to complete the single player campaign. I enjoyed the campaign although at times it was slightly repetitive and frankly not overly difficult. I say that knowing, it’s not necessarily a bad thing to play something and enjoy it without wanting to rip your face off by being unable to get past a certain part. The visuals and voice overs for the game are simply outstanding in my opinion. Daniel Craig does Bond’s voice which really adds to the experience. Like most games it starts with simple training to let you get the feel for movement and basic weapon use. Aside from your weapons cache, you have a cell phone that acts as a device to communicate and hack through certain levels which was a fun feature. The game honestly felt a lot like the popular Tom Clancy title Splinter Cell at certain points, which was a very good thing to me. One thing I thoroughly enjoyed was towards the beginning of the game. There is a scene that flows right from the game into a movie-like intro similar to the Bond movies that we all know and love. I thought that was an extremely clever addition to the game which adds to the overall 007 experience. There are collectible plates throughout the game for you trophy/achievement whores out there and agent 006 makes an appearance as well to help you throughout certain portions of the game.
I loved the gameplay overall, including some of the destructible environments. Some things I didn’t enjoy very much were slow loading times and enemy AI that is frankly quite stupid in some parts. Like many games, the single player was sufficient but the multiplayer is really where I had some fun. There are several modes to choose from including MI6 mode which is basically an extension to the single-player experience with various extra missions to accomplish, classic multiplayer mode for those looking to scratch that original Goldeneye on the N64 itch and various other multiplayer modes that are objective based or straight up kill the other team. It’s a fun game and if you are a fan of the series at all, I would say it’s worth a play through and a few hours of multiplayer goodness. Although I don’t have it, the PS3 version is compatible with the PlayStation Move and Sharp Shooter controller which I understand is very solid for these games.
Overall, I would rate this game a solid 3.5 Pussy Galore’s out of 5