"For years, the first-person shooter genre of gaming was dominated on the PC platform, where titles such as Doom and Wolfenstein laid the foundations for its successful gameplay formula. These and other blockbuster franchises provided fans with fast-paced tightly honed experiences that console gaming was believed to be unable to match.
Then, in 1995, the James Bond movie GoldenEye was released, starring Pierce Brosnan in a role that had him gunning down Russian goons and generally making an explosive spectacle of things. A video game based on the media license was a natural fit, and Rare developed GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 system, released on August 25, 1997.", writes Examiner.