Oh, no. Even with the excellent Everything Or Nothing under its belt, clearly EA felt unable to escape the blocky mid-90s shadow of Rare’s towering Goldeneye, and so delivered this laughably contrived non-sequel.
Swallow this, if you can: you don’t play Bond but a disgraced MI6 agent who crosses the city to work for Auric Goldfinger and is then given an
which comes with various cybernetic capabilities. Good. God.
It’s a paper thin excuse to resurrect the name (you can imagine the pitch meeting “Hang on, lads…”) and one that treads all over the good work the game does, like getting Christopher Lee to return as Scaramanga and not being at all bad to play. Seriously, though: an actual golden eye?