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Perfect Dark (Nintendo 64)

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Written by  :  Feem (45)
Written on  :  Feb 18, 2004
Platform  :  Nintendo 64
Rating  :  4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

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Summary

A step up from Goldeneye, believe it or not.

The Good

This has to be one of the best 4 player games of all time. The options for vs mode are virtually limitless, and the game keeps track of a wide variety of statistics and records. The single player mode is also quite engaging, with a voice-acted storyline and some inspired gameplay in the missions, which can range from straightforward to extremely hard.

The Bad

The only bad part about this game is that it bombards you with a barrage of strange colors and craziness. This means that when in 4 player, the game can slow down with the presence of 10 meat sims in addition to you and your three friends. When you all meet in a room and all have remote mines, then the game will be quite choppy (and this is with the expansion pack which is required to play this game). But such situations are rare, and you'll find that most of the time the game runs smoothly.

The Bottom Line

Perfect Dark is a first-person shooter that is set in the future. It has aliens and flying cars and Mr. Blonde (not from Reservoir Dogs). When held up next to most other shooters, this one seems Godly. It has every tweak you could ever want, and a quirky storyline and list of characters for you to laugh at. If you have a 64 and still play it and do not own this game, then I highly suggest you go find it somewhere and buy it. it is one of the best titles to grace the console.