Goldeneye 007 is out for Series X/S and Switch - but how do the ports compare to the N64 version?

Since its original release on Nintendo 64, Golden Eye 007 has become an almost mythical game - so do the new Xbox and Switch remasters compare to the N64 game?

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Orchard466d ago

The answer is clearly the Xbox version - just for the controls alone - unless you're lucky enough to have an N64 pad for Switch, the controls are horrible.

shinoff2183466d ago

Or switch if you wanna play online

Orchard466d ago

Have you tried it? It's pretty terrible, unplayable really, especially with more than 2 players.

Also the controller still makes the online awful too. You need to be able to use both analog sticks if you aren't willing to fork out $150 on an N64 controller.

shinoff2183466d ago

Naw. The game was groundbreaking back when I was a teen. These days not even nostalgia does it for me with this game. I really enjoyed it back in the days cause a bunch of us would play and first loses passes controller. Fun for it's time for sure

GotGame818466d ago

I was lucky and picked up the N64 controller at MSRP.
N64 games are difficult to play on Switch without one. I got used to its somewhat awkward layout very quickly. I spent many hours with an N64 controller back in the day.

Orchard466d ago

"I was lucky and picked up the N64 controller at MSRP."

Lucky is an understatement!

And yeah, the N64 controller was too 'different' to reasonably map to a modern controller. The second you pick up an N64 controller though, despite being weird by modern standards, the muscle memory comes back and it just feels natural.

Neonridr466d ago

there is a way to change the Switch controls to a dual stick setup, but it's kinda dumb that you have to do what you have to do to achieve it.

but it is possible.

GamingSinceForever466d ago

Should this really be a question or concern? It’s been 25 years.

dumahim466d ago

I know John loves that low res look, and understand it, but it isn't for me. Give me the high res look, but if you can, fix the warble and mis-aligned polygons and I'd be happy with it. If they managed to even release this, not sure why they couldn't have just picked up the remaster (or whatever it was) that leaked out not long ago instead of trying to emulate the N64.


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Goldeneye 007 deserves better than its fate on Xbox Game Pass

As Microsoft takes popular Xbox exclusives to other consoles, James Bond FPS Goldeneye 007 should get similar treatment on PS5.

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Jingsing68d ago

Maybe it is time to just let Goldeneye go. People keep e-begging for this game and it came back in various iterations; remastered and original and in the end it was just meh. The game was a product of its time like Perfect Dark and Timesplitters.

Father__Merrin68d ago

It's from a bygone era that was good at the time but is pants now. Same with turok.

NotoriousWhiz68d ago

Whoa whoa whoa. Turok still holds up great.

YourMommySpoils68d ago

Isn't that like considering every other game too.

P_Bomb68d ago

When in doubt, port it out.

jznrpg68d ago

The game was a lot of fun for its time but damn that was a long time ago.

anast68d ago

There are better shooters now and better worlds.

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Ninver390d ago

Never understood what 64 meant. Can anyone enlighten me? All I know is my neighborhood friends and I used to play the crap out of it. Favorite games were Cool Boarders, Mario kart 64, WCW vs NWO just to name a few. Man life was simple and good.