Retro Gaming: 007 Goldeneye

By. Daniel Heminger

The next game on the list is 007 GoldenEye, which was released in August 23, 1997 and was later released everywhere else in the world 2 days later. GoldenEye is a first-person shooter game developed by Rare and based on the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. The game got very high ratings from gaming media and sold over 8 million copies making it the 3rd best selling Nintendo game of all time. It is considered an important games to the first person shooter genre of games by developing one of the first platforms of how a first person shooter should be played. It changed the classic Doom style first person shooter into a new style that makes it easier for the player to move and shoot. GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter that features both single and a multiplayer modes. In the single-player mode, the player takes the role of James Bond through a series of free-roaming 3D levels. Each level requires the player to complete a certain set of objectives – such as collecting or destroying specified items, rescuing hostages, or meeting with friendly non-player characters  and then exit the stage. The game very closely resembles that movie GoldenEye with minor changes to make the game more enjoyable. The game starts in  Arkhangelsk, in the Soviet Union. The game was at first proposed as a 2D side scoller like Donkey Kong, but was made into a 3D shooter instead. The development team took many pictures of many of the set from GoldenEye. Graphically, the game was praised for its varied and detailed environments; well-animated characters; realistic effects such as glass transparencies, bullet holes and lingering smoke; and for generally maintaining a solid frame rate. The zoomable sniper rifle was praised as one of the game’s most impressive and entertaining features, it was the first game to have a sniper rifle that you could zoom into on a game. GoldenEye can provide almost everybody that loves shooter games a great time playing for hours and hours on end.

This is the front cover of 007 GoldenEye, which was released in August 23, 1997.