Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo 64 games
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GoldenEye 007 (N64)
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GoldenEye 007 (N64)
Advantages: Revolutionary at the time, still fun today
Disadvantages: Seems extremely dated nowadays, but, well, it is
This, right here, is where first person shooters peaked. Although today it may look absolutely hideous and the gameplay may seem incredibly simplistic, at the time this was the absolute pinnacle of gaming technology - and it was just really, really fun.
The levels were very linear, the bad guys had heads like bricks and the AI wasn't great, but that didn't matter; just being able to play James Bond made all these problems disappear. Furthermore, at the time, none of this was the case anyway. Back then the levels were VAST, the enemies looked incredibly lifelike, as well as actually running around when shooting back at you!
As well as many single player levels, all of which offered a unique challenge and tied into the film nicely, there was a multiplayer option. Boy, was there a multiplayer option. Not many games since Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64 have done multiplayer as well as Rare did at the time. Being able to run around and shoot your friends while searching for the elusive golden gun was actually stomach churning, you genuinely felt nervous when rounding a corner, you really were there! It was an incredible amount of fun, and even today remains an extremely popular party game. And quite rightly too.
I sincerely believe Goldeneye opened the door for the great shooters and multiplayer games that have come since, and that without Rare's mammoth Nintendo 64 effort gaming wouldn't be quite as good as it is today.
Summary: Still of the best first person shooters ever made