Goldeneye: Source Updated (Slightly); N64 Still Humiliated, Embarassed
I’ve played a lot of shooters, but I can’t help feeling like I’ve just been chasing the Goldeneye dragon in a vain attempt to recreate that perfect high with absolutely no luck. Sure, the N64 had very limited1 graphics, but they stll managed to put out some amazing games, none more fanatically worshipped and fondly remembered than Goldeneye. Somehow, it was a nearly perfect game – easy to play, incredibly addictive and best of all, as much fun solo as with friends.
Enter Goldeneye: Source, a game I’ve been absolutely dying to post about. Luckily, they just posted an update, which gives me just the excuse I need to rave about this insanely fun Half-Life 2 full conversion that aims to recreate the essential N64 classic entirely – albeit with slightly better graphics than the pathetic capabilities of the N64, and additional gameplay elements that incorporate 12 years of technological progress.
So admit it. You wannit. Bad.
So is it good? The graphics are on par with Half-Life 2, but that’s loads better than N64. And Oddjob’s init. So’s Jaws. And Mayday! And even that lame Voodoo Priest from Live And Let Die! As you can see above, they absolutely nailed Alan Cumming2 Still not convinced? Check out the weapons. 2 words: Golden Gun. 2 more words: Flip yeah. For a complete list of things to make you download this immediately, check out the game’s very excellent wiki.
Goldeneye: Source is a painstaking tribute to one of the greatest games ever released. You’ll need to have Steam, and at least 1 game that uses Valve’s Source engine to play it. already covered? Then download your copy here.
1) And how! Mario 64 should have been called Super Mario Polygon.
2) HIOOOOOO. Thank you, I’ll be here all week.