Parents' Guide to

GoldenEye 007

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Modern take on older Bond flick, as first-person shooter.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 9+

The best FPS of its day.

This was the best FPS when it was released for the N64 and it still holds up today. I let my 9 year old play it, but it may not be for all 9 year-olds. The there is little to no blood, (flashes of barely visible red show when a character is hit) However players quickly learn to shoot for the head for the instant kill. This fact made me a little uneasy about allowing my 9 year-old to play.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

Good game

Good game

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (42):

GoldenEye 007 is great fun on the Wii for those who like first person shooters. Take on the role of the famous secret agent, who must run and gun or stealthily use cover to remain unseen (it's up to you). The 8-to-10-hour solo campaign features many memorable missions and introduces familiar Bond characters, weapons, gadgets, and locations from the film (and previous game). Vehicle-based missions and challenging boss fights add to the fun. Graphics are good, though certainly inferior to other recent shooters, such as Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, likely because of the hardware limitations of the Nintendo Wii. Also, be aware that you can't skip through the cut-scene sequences in the story mode. But the game really shines in the many multiplayer modes, both split-screen on the same television or online with up to eight friends. Whether you've played the original game or not, this new reimagining of the spy thriller is a blast -- and one you'll likely play well into the future.

Online interaction: GoldenEye 007 offers many different online modes -- nine, in fact -- all of which pits you (or your team) against other human players. Some are team-based, too. You can't talk with friends (or strangers) or hear inappropriate comments from others because the game doesn't support this feature. But all involve killing each other.

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