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GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

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

Violence

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.

Sex

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.

Language

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

Consumerism

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.

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.

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?

QUALITY

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:PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Price:$59.95
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Activision
Release date:November 1, 2011
Genre:First Person Shooter
ESRB rating:T for Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence

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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
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, 15 years old Written byJFlame44 April 9, 2012

Pretty Great

If you're an adult reading this, please don't take my review lightly, as I will probably have things you will agree with. If you aren't familiar with the makers of the game, Activision, they're the guys that make Call of Duty, and some other popular FPS (First Person Shooters). However, don't let that turn you off at all, because they have for once made a game that isn't as gory. With no blood really at all, if you're kids play overrated T games like Super Smash Bro's, this is only a little worse, because of the improved graphics. It is a little violent when you do up-close melee attacks, and if your kids have never played Call of Duty, the controls will take a lot a getting used too. Also, like in the movies, Bond shows his knowledge of his liquor, especially in a nightclub scene where just by looking at the label, he can tell a bottle is scammed. But if they are 12+, and are begging for Call of Duty and Halo, but you're not budging, this will give them something to enjoy during the wait.
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Too much violence
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