GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

Common Sense Media says

Non-gory first-person shooter remake feels like a new game.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

You are cast in the role of the "good guy" who has to infiltrate and stop a criminal organization. However, you'll kill hundreds of enemies along the way, so the overall message is mixed.

Positive role models

James Bond is a flawed hero, but he comes across as an inherently good person. His job requires him to kill, but it's in the name of stopping criminals who want to hurt innocent people. 

Ease of play

The game offers varying difficulty levels, a target reticule for easy aiming, and a distance count-down indicating how far away you are from reaching the next checkpoint, resulting in smooth and frustration-free gameplay.


Bond uses firearms to kill human enemies, and can also knock characters out in stealth attacks. There's no blood when enemies are hit -- they simply cry out and disappear when killed -- but blood does splatter on the screen when Bond takes damage.


The title sequences features multiple naked women whose breasts and buttocks are visible in silhouette. A couple is shown kissing and groping in one scene.


Occasional strong language, such as "ass," "bastard," "damn," and "hell."


The game is tied to the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, and is a remake of the game GoldenEye 007. It features the likeness and voice of actor Daniel Craig as Bond, and actress Judi Dench as M.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

In one scenario, Bond infiltrates a nightclub and there are multiple references to liquor.

Privacy & safety

This game supports online play with open voice communication. Players may be exposed to strong language and inappropriate topics of conversation.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is less gory than most first-person shooters, and receives only a "Teen" rating as a result. There's plenty of gunplay, explosives, and hand-to-hand combat, but no blood when enemies are hit. (However, blood does splatter on the screen when Bond takes damage.) There's some strong language and adult situations, and players might also be exposed to profanity from other players if they play online.

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What's it about?

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is a revamped Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of the 2010 Nintendo Wii game GoldenEye 007, which in turn was inspired by the 1997 Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye and the 1995 James Bond movie of the same name. The story follows Bond's attempts to track down and disable a deadly weapons satellite through a combination of stealth and first-person shooter gameplay. The remake portrays Bond as a likeness of actor Daniel Craig and features voice-acting by Craig and actress Judi Dench as "M."

Is it any good?


GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is much more than a simple remake of the original GoldenEye game. It plays like a brand new experience. In addition to modernized graphics and gameplay, there's a wealth of new scenarios, cinematics, dialog, and a new set of Mi-6 missions as well as a strong multiplayer component with a four-player splitscreen co-op mode and online multiplayer for up to 16 players.

The overhaul isn't enough to keep the game from feeling a little dated when compared to the standards set by today's top shooters, but it doesn't prevent GoldenEye 007: Reloaded from being an enjoyable romp for Bond fans.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that this game is a remake of an older game. Is this something that you would like to see more often? What games can you think of that might benefit from a modern-day overhaul?

  • Families can also talk about whether first-person shooters have to be overly gory to be compelling. This game features far less gore than the average shooter. How did that impact your experience?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Available online?Not available online
Release date:November 1, 2011
Genre:First Person Shooter
ESRB rating:T for Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

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Parent Written byHguy189 December 11, 2011

The Good Review

I think this game is definitely for James Bond Lovers and their is no sex, drugs or blood
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 16 years old Written byRater54321 December 28, 2011

Review Misleading

Very violent, their is blood it just a little bit. And enemies fall down then after 10 seconds disappear. This review is misleading. Plus their is a lot of sacrifices, like jame's friend gets killed by a evil general. Definetly for teens. Not as bad as mw3.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old December 25, 2011

golden... probobly silver

it is really good it can get silent and verry erey few curse words every thing else is te same as the top
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns


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