If you ask anyone over the age of 25 what their all-time favorite video game is, a plurality will answer Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64. It was the game that brought first person shooters to the mainstream, with all respect to Doom, Wolfenstein and Dark Forces. Hours upon hours were spent playing the same iterations on the same levels, all with varying but consistent results.
Everyone my age had their own preferred cheats and mods. DK and paintball mode? Fuck yeah. One shot kills and pistols only? Yeah ok whatever. Slappers only and turbo mode? Something really special about sucker-punching someone and running away.
Prepare to feel old, fellow cartridge game refugees. Goldeneye was released in August of 1997, making it older than this year’s crop of college freshmen. And if there is a game that has not aged well, it’s Goldeneye. The Nintendo 64, while wonderful, simply cannot support worthwhile graphics.
Which is why some Internet heroes have taken the initiative and revamped the game using Valve’s Source engine. Oh man. The trailer is like seeing your childhood crush who took a few years to step out of the limelight, lived clean, got some surgery, then burst back onto the scene looking super hot. It is slick, polished, but has all the same features that we know and love.
It’s also free to download on Steam, ya nerds. So let’s all party with proximity mines in the Facility, as is tradition..
[via The Verge]
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