GoldenEye 007 Developers Re-Release Best Video Game of 1990s

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By Emily Zanotti | 12:18 am, August 15, 2016

Remember wasting—errr… spending—hundreds of hours saving the world from a homicidal former British spy armed with the means to control a killer satellite?

Of course you do. GoldenEye 007 is arguably the best game for the Nintendo 64 system, and some might say the top game of the 1990s.

Developers who were die-hard fans of the game have released GoldenEye: Source, a completely updated (free) version of the game, so that everyone can relieve the magic of N64’s James Bond epic. The game’s designers say they’ve stayed as faithful to the original as possible—though for now, you can’t play in single-player mode.

GoldenEye: 007 was one of the original first-person shooter games, and paved the way for many modern iterations of the style. The original N64 release sold more than 8 million copies—making it the third all-time bestselling game for the system—and created a legion of die-hard fans.

GoldenEye: Source took over a decade to finish. The project started as a simple game update, meant to help correct a few areas where the original game fell short. Tens of thousands of man hours later—and an Olympic dedication to seeing the project through—players can enter the game, battle Alec Trevelyan and save Natalya Simonova once again. The game has improved graphics, 25 new maps, an updated slate of weapons and 10 functional multiplayer modes.