Classic N64 Game GoldenEye 007 May Be Coming to Xbox
The iconic James Bond first-person shooter GoldenEye 007, one the most influential video games of all time, might become accessible to a new generation of gamers.
A report from True Achievements revealed that the website suddenly received an Xbox achievement list for GoldenEye 007, consisting of 55 total awards. These trophies range from completing classic levels on any difficulty to beating a level within a certain time limit, though True Achievements describes the list as "different from the cancelled XBLA GoldenEye 007 remake that leaked last year." It's also unclear as to whether this GoldenEye is merely a port of the Nintendo 64 title or a remake similar to the 2010 game of the same name.
Developed by Rare Limited in 1997, GoldenEye 007 was a licensed adaptation of Pierce Brosnan's debut Bond film released two years prior. The game marked a landmark achievement for first-person shooters which, up until that point, were prominent in PC gaming but had yet to find mainstream success on consoles. As Bond, GoldenEye 007 lets players travel through various locations based on the film while eliminating enemies using guns, gadgets and stealthy maneuvers. Even more revolutionary, however, was the title's multiplayer feature, allowing four-player battles across various maps that would influence future franchises from Halo and Call of Duty.
Following GoldenEye 007's success, Rare developed a spiritual successor in 2000's Perfect Dark shortly before Nintendo sold the company to Microsoft. Though no AAA remakes of the game were ever produced, it eventually received a fan mod in 2010 called GoldenEye: Sourcefor PC markets. Another GoldenEye game came out in 2010 for the Wii, with an Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version titled GoldenEye 007: Reloaded dropping a year later. This version of the game features Daniel Craig's version of James Bond as the protagonist instead of Brosnan's take on the iconic superspy. The reimagined shooter, which also saw Dame Judi Dench reprise her role as M, is generally considered a critical success.