GoldenEye: 007 Reloaded trailer and first impressions

By Jamie Pert - Jul 22, 2011

Two days ago we confirmed that one of the best game’s of my generation, GoldenEye 007, was coming to both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. We were just coming to terms with this news, then we heard that the PS3 version would run at 1080p, whilst the Xbox 360 release would only support 720p, giving Sony’s console an obvious edge, now we have even more to talk about and a video to show you.

We have embedded the game’s debut trailer below (at the end of this post), it introduces you to what you can expect visually and clearly shows that the game has been overhauled massively, some say it looks a lot like Call of Duty, which is by no means a bad thing, we are just glad to see that it still appears to stick to the original game’s roots.

Recently RipTen’s Dave Oshry got some hands on time with the game and he was very complimentary of the early build and said that the game felt CoD-esque, which is no surprise given the fact that this is a game which Activision is publishing. Oshry said that the game’s textures, lighting and shadows looked great and when it come to controls it was “much tighter” than before. If you were worried that the game’s pace would have slowed down don’t, as it is still said to be arcady and fast, and very James Bond-like.

While Oshry played the game someone from Activison apparently told him that the game will feature all-new multiplayer modes, however did not expand on this, we think that is great news as these days multiplayer is what interests people the most when it comes to first-person shooters. Something less significant to tell you is that the game will feature Daniel Craig as James Bond rather than Pierce Brosnan, how do you feel about this?

If you are reading this post having never played GoldenEye 007 on the N64 there is lots that you have missed out on, and it has to be said that this game is not like any other James Bond game you may have played before, this video summarizes what you missed out on. If you ignore the game’s dated visuals you should see that it was a groundbreaking game which paved the way for future first-person shooters, especially in terms of multiplayer. Also you can’t ignore what experts describe as a compelling campaign storyline which entertains throughout.

Check out the trailer below, are you excited about this long-awaited HD version of the game?

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  • I really enjoyed Golden Eye way back when. I think the graphics on the “reboot” are good but not spectacular compared to other games of this generation and I would expect some plot twists/turns to be really impressive (which it currently just looks like a new coat of paint on the exact same game to me). Am I currently impressed? No. However, I will be buying it to live the memory again either way. I mean…come on, it’s James Bond and Golden Eye was/is my favorite of the game series.