There’s just something about GoldenEye 007.
It’s been more than a decade since its original release, but Rare’s classic James Bond video game for the Nintendo 64 is still topping the charts.
Case in point is the just released listing of the 10 best film-to-game adaptations by The Independent. Sitting in the top position is GoldenEye 007. Here’s why…
This is easily the best James Bond simulation ever produced and a true landmark title. GoldenEye is not only one of the finest first-person-shooters to emerge on to home consoles, but also an amazing multiplayer experience. Never before had the control scheme for a game such as this worked so well on a home console. While it is testament to the developers’ talents that, in a time before multiplayer patches and downloadable content, the multiplayer aspect of the game stayed fresh for so long. Now if only Nintendo could negotiate an agreement with Microsoft to see its release on to the Wii’s Virtual Console catalogue.
None of the other James Bond titles from Electronic Arts or Activision that followed made the cut. Here’s the complete listing:
- GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64)
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena (PS3/Xbox 360)
- Lego Indiana Jones (All formats)
- Blade Runner (PC)
- Die Hard Trilogy (PSOne)
- Star Wars: Tie Fighter (PC)
- Spiderman 2 (PS2/Xbox)
- Alien Versus Predator (PC)
- The Warriors (PSP/PS2/Xbox)
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PS3/Xbox 360)
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