Feeds
70%
Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded

Yesterday never dies

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More than just fourplay

The minuscule maps and 16-player limit of its online mode might seem insubstantial compared with the more generous CoD and Battlefield offerings, but the degree of customisation again impresses.

Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

Quarter the size, four times the fun

Between them, modifiers and game modes allow for near limitless combinations. Want single-shot kills with the slow-reloading Golden Gun? It's yours. Want to shrink everyone down so they can't vault barriers, and to restrict kills to melee 'slaps' and proximity mines? You got it. Want Last Man Standing with RPGs, double splash damage, ragdoll kills and paintball effects? No problem.

For those seeking the definitive Goldeneye multiplayer experience, there's even four-player split-screen for local head-to-heads – something of a rarity in today's online world. What the mode naturally concedes in graphical quality, it more than makes up for in intimacy.

Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

Hit the woodwork

For all the game's obvious flaws, there's still nothing quite like huddling around a single screen with your mates, plastering levels with sticky mines, equipping RPGs and enjoying the carnage.

Verdict

Given the indomitable competition of Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, there's little to recommend purchasing Goldeneye 007: Reloaded. Released as a download title at a lower price point, or released well away from the top-tier shooters, Reloaded might have stood a chance.

Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

Smile and the world smiles with you runs quick

As it is, Eurocom has tinkered unnecessarily with a winning formula. What should have been a simple blend of Rare's classic gameplay and modern processing power has been diluted by Call of Duty's influence. And the result is a re-imagining that neither stirs nor shakes. ®

More Games Reviews

Sonic Generations Battlefield 3 Uncharted 3 Batman:
Arkham City
Forza 4

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

70%
Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded

Much-loved N64 classic gets an HD reworking. Available on Xbox 360 (tested) and PlayStation 3.
Price: £40 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.