Best & Worst: James Bond Videogames
11) Goldeneye 007
The daddy. Thirteen years of hardware upgrades and software breakthroughs haven’t eclipsed the fat polygonal-headed fun of Rare’s first-person shooter, which remains the ultimate Bond tie-in.
It helps that the movie was such a belter, and arrived on a wave of enthusiasm for rebooted Bond and all its possibilities. But the game deserves huge credit too, for perfecting the atmosphere of 007 – all mission briefings, dossiers and wristwatch laser gadgets – and for taking locations and moments from the film and transforming them into brilliant gameplay sequences, like the opening dam bungee jump, the Soviet train and the brilliant, brilliant missile silo. Untouchable.