The recent update to GoldenEye‘s multiplayer PC remake is now available to download.
Regarded as one of the best shooters and multiplayer games of all time, GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 redefined the FPS genre on consoles. Rare’s classic interpretation of the 1995 Bond film pays homage to the memorable landmarks and musical selections of the movie, however most of the fun came from the robust multiplayer mode- a late afterthought in the development process. GoldenEye 007‘s 4-player modes were more fanservice than faithful recreations of the movie, as players had a wide selection of characters and weapons from the history of 007 films. GoldenEye 007 was remade for the Wii in 2010, however the updated version was considerably different from its predecessor; the 2010 version features Daniel Craig’s interpretation of James Bond in the starring role, with the plot modernized to fit sometime after the events of 2009’s Quantum of Solace video game.
Neither GoldenEye 007 nor the 2010 Daniel Craig remake ever saw a PC release, however a group of dedicated fans remade the N64’s multiplayer mode in the Source engine, the same engine used for Valve’s Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike and Team Fortress. GoldenEye: Source first released as a mod back in 2010, however the title went standalone over subsequent updates. After three years of silence, GoldenEye: Source received a new update, granting the fan-made title new visuals, a handful of new maps and additional gameplay modes.
GoldenEye: Source is available to download through the official website, however the trailer’s description includes an alternate torrent link and direct access to the ModDB hosted files.