GoldenEye 007 is Out Now for Xbox Game Pass, But You Can't Use Old N64 Cheat Codes

GoldenEye 007 is Out Now for Xbox Game Pass, But You Can't Use Old N64 Cheat Codes

Richard Walker

At long last, GoldenEye 007 has launched for Xbox today, and, for all intents and purposes, it seems entirely faithful to the 1997 N64 original, albeit with remastered 4K visuals and lovely smooth dual analogue stick controls. There is another key difference, too.

While on Nintendo Switch, you can play the game with friends via online multiplayer, you're also able to input old N64 cheat codes to unlock bonus features like paintball mode, DK mode, and the Aztec and Egyptian secret levels. On Xbox, there's only local multiplayer, and you'll have to earn any extras the hard way, sans cheat codes.

“This version of GoldenEye 007 is, for the majority, as players know and love from the 1997 version,” an Xbox spokesperson told Polygon (via Eurogamer). “Specifically for cheats, these can be unlocked by completing levels in the required time, rather than with the button codes previously used.”

You can play GoldenEye 007 now via Xbox Game Pass, or through a free update for anyone with a digital copy of Rare Replay. For England, James. And achievements, obviously.

  • I'm really enjoying playing this old classic after over 20 years.
  • Pass for me thru ruined it with stupid pointless crappy difficulty and timed achievements.
  • @2 not sure how you consider them pointless. The achievements are for unlocking all the cheats that were present in the original. It's a completely fair and warranted list, in my opinion.
  • Just started myself. Super fun. Looking forward to unlocking all the cheats like before. Spent hours trying to get some of them. Perfecting exact motions, paths etc. Felt super satisfyingl to unlock them all. Want to get a bunch before I invite the guys over for some split-screen co-op.

    Really wish the Xbox version had online multiplayer or even LAN at the least. Nintendo's online is so terrible. My guess is giving them something exclusive was part of the deal to make this finally happen.
  • Agree it's a bit crap they didn't add PvP to the Xbox version. Would play like ass, surely, but still be better than Nintendo's, lol.
  • #3 the achievements should not be difficulty or timed based crap in any game
  • I don't agree with that.
  • @#6 - That’s why they’re called “achievements”.

    I hate difficulty/time limit/no death achievements too, so I either choose not to attempt them or avoid the game entirely (yes, sometimes I avoid a game completely because of the achievements…).
  • Well, I know, this is an achievement hunting website but I never would skip a game just because of its achievements, I mainly play for having fun and experiencing some good stories.

    So I don't care about the hard achievements in GoldenEye but I really wish they would have made the extra levels (especially Aztec...) available without unlocking them first.

    I don't know the requirements to unlock them, maybe it's not that difficult at all.
  • @9 IIRC the first extra level is unlocked by beating all levels on secret agent, and the second by beating them all on 00-agent difficulties.
  • Anybody here know how to invert the Y axis on this game? I've looked everywhere, but I can't find anything in settings. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
  • It's in the settings via the pause screen.
  • Which configuration is it then is what I am asking? Thanks.
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