GoldenEye: Source is a total conversion modification of Half-Life 2. It is a fan made recreation, released for free, with only one goal in mind; to bring the memories and experiences from the original GoldenEye64 back to life using Source Technology. We want you to look at this mod and remember the first best multiplayer first-person shooter ever made. We are doing our best to bring in the opinions of the community to create a game that everyone is going to enjoy. But, we are not here to recreate the game exactly how it was in GE64, a lot of things have changed since they first designed that game, mainly in technology and gamers experiences. We are here to take the game even further but at the same time provide a lot of those fun elements that hardcore GE64 fans will enjoy. We've got experienced team members all across the board, from professional level, to amateurs looking to make it into the business working hard to make this dream a reality.
Maybe some parts of the mod have an irregular level of details, sometimes very high, other prety flat and simple. anyway the feeling of being playing the old N64 version is fantastic and very constant. the weapons are well balanced. 8 of 10 and surely the old project lead that died on 2006, will be very happy to see how this ended.
An amazing Half Life 2 Modification.
Having been a huge fan of Nintendo 64's 'Goldeneye', this is a more-than-nostalgic blast to the past. The visuals are amazing, making very good use of the Source engine. You'd think you were playing Goldeneye. Add in Online multi-player and you've got a remedy for perfection - There isn't a thing about it that isn't good, and yeah, even though it's hard if you're a new player - Stick at it, you're not gonna get any worse, are you?
If you're reading this, I suggest you download it already. Having played games for Over 14 years (And being only 18), my knowledge of games and I can tell you it's brilliant.
Wow is the only word I find appropriate when talking about such a marvel as GoldenEye: Source. I've known about this game for a while, but, never really understood where to get it until a few days ago, and let me tell you, whenever I play this game, it's a good time.
It's surprising to say that this a much better remake of GoldenEye than the Wii one was. Yes, it's multiplayer focused, but, it has the same fast paced "*&^! REALISM!" feel of the original without the clunky, bizarre, and yet somehow intuitive control scheme of the original N64 version.
Right off the bat, I knew that I would have a good time when I saw the beautifully, partially remade intro. So, hows the game play then? Great. The weapons are mostly balanced so I never find myself insta-killing people when the admin decides to switch the weapon set to rockets. The guns also don't feel like things that exist, and, it feels great to fire them. The community, or, what I have seen of it so-far, is also quite kind, and on all 3 online games I've played so far, I've never encountered a camper, or, for someone who distances themselves of Call Of Duty and/or it's community (in which case, I don't blame you), someone who stays in the same spot, claiming it's a "skillful tactic" (which is total bull&^!@, because, in reality, it's only 2% skill, and 98% luck).
Now, for 2 flaws I found baked inside this mod. The first flaw I have is simple, but really, really annoying. In an attempt to make the game feel more like the game it's carefully remaking aspects of, the only way to can see something that tells you where you're shooting is if you hold down the shift button. Now, it can be rebinded, but, regardless, holding down the aim mode button in an attempt to be more accurate makes you slower, which is bad if you're, say, being chased by someone with something like a golden gun.
However, that's just a tiny little nitpick. No, my real issue with this mod is simple, and quite predictable, but, still sad to talk about... not much people REALLY play this game. I'm not talking about the age-old problem of getting a cool online game for something like 3 bucks, only to take one look in the server finder, only to see all the lobbies have like, 0/10 people. No, you can't even find THOSE servers. I was lucky to find at least 3 servers to have loads of fun on, because, there aren't really much other servers. But, don't worry, if you crave GE:S, but nobodies playing, you can always play with bots... which, even I haven't been able to properly set up yet.
There's also controller support, if you're one of those people that think that people who call you things like "!@$#^&)*" are really just stupid because they only share their narcissistic tastes, good on you... I've yet to try it to see if it actually works, but, good on you!
Overall, GoldenEye: Source is an excellent recreation of the original multiplayer mode of the N64 classic, which is now sadly dated. However, not many people play online (as to be expected), and the whole crosshair thing can be quite annoying.
A great and faithful recreation of the classic goldeneye with a facelift and more possibilities. The maps are fantastic and include more than before as well as more areas in maps that confined you to only parts of them. The only downside is that there are not constant servers with players.
This game is by far one of the best mods out there. How can you not love this mod if you were a die hard GoldenEye 007 fan back in the N64 days. I understand that this mod is not 100% perfect and I am fine with that.
No game is perfect, and I am just happy to be able to relive the N64 days playing this mod. I hope to see a single player campaign in the future, if not then I will still rate this mod as high as did.