First-person shooters rarely age well, as the Xbox 360 re-release of Perfect Dark helps to emphasize. The high-definition coat of paint can't obscure the now-antiquated mechanics and game design that wowed the game-starved Nintendo 64 fan looking for a Goldeneye replacement in 2000.
But even for the first-person shooter fan without a shred of nostalgia for Joanna Dark and Rare's brand of run and gun gameplay, there's something undeniably entertaining about the game, even after all these years. Phone a old friend-or send them a game invite-and see how well Joanna has aged together. It might just feel like old times. Exactly like old times.