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GoldenEye 007 (Wii)

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Description

This version of GoldenEye 007 takes the concept behind the original N64 exclusive and moves not only the gameplay forward to the modern era, but also fast-forwards the Bond franchise to the new guy. Pierce Brosnan's Bond will likely forever remain an N64 exclusive, as Daniel Craig's Bond takes the reigns. This GoldenEye isn't so much a remake or a port as it is, as Hollywood says when spinning a "remake," a reboot of the classic title.

Essentially, the game is a revamp of the GoldenEye story, which has James Bond fighting to stop a rogue Russian General from unleashing the powerful GoldenEye weapon. What this release brings to the table is the grittier nature of Craig's James Bond. Many story elements have been modernized as well: for instance, character motivations have been updated and Bond's tech-filled watch from the original movie and game has been replaced by a do-all cell phone. Character designs have been updated as well.

This version is more in-line with its contemporary FPS titles in the dual-analog style. Like the original, it emphasizes stealth and espionage-oriented gameplay, allowing more than one way to complete missions. However, the game also contains third-person vehicular elements, such as the tank chase sequence from the film.

The game retains the split-screen multiplayer mayhem the original title was known for, and again modernizes things with online gameplay for up to eight players. Like the earlier game, characters from the main game appear in multiplayer as well as classic Bond villains including infamous characters Jaws, Scaramanga (the man with the Golden Gun) and Oddjob. Overall, the game features fifty playable characters for the multiplayer experience, ten maps, three gameplay modes, and seventeen "modifiers."

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GoldenEye 007 Wii Main Menu
GoldenEye 007 Wii "007 Classic" difficulty brings back non-recharging health and collectable body armour.
GoldenEye 007 Wii The trusty silencer returns for stealth kills
GoldenEye 007 Wii Fighting out of Barcelona.

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 23, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN UK Nov 02, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game and Player Nov 12, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Nov 04, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 26, 2010 83 out of 100 83
Nintendo Life Nov 05, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameSpy Nov 03, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Nov 05, 2010 72 out of 100 72
The Telegraph Nov 17, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Gameblog.fr Nov 05, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Janus

Throughout the game the Janus group is incorrectly pronounced "Jan-Us". Within the game's story the criminal organization Janus is named after the two-faced Roman god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings (representing the groups evil plans) and therefore should be pronounced "Ya-Nus". This was not fixed in the HD version.
ResidentHazard (3245) added GoldenEye 007 (Wii) on Nov 02, 2010