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The GoldenEye 64 campaign is getting a fan remake, and it looks great

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While GoldenEye Source (opens in new tab) is a good way to play multiplayer GoldenEye 007 on modern PCs, the game's brilliant campaign is a trickier experience to recapture: if you emulate it, you'll find that it hasn't aged well. So it's neat that a small team of enthusiasts are working on a free Unreal Engine 4 port. 

The video above shows off the completed version of the Silo mission, which will be playable when GoldenEye 25 releases in a couple of years. The footage is perfectly in keeping with the spirit of the original, except with improved textures, improved lighting, improved character models and, well, improved everything. Here's the original (opens in new tab), if you'd like to compare. 

According to the GoldenEye 25 indiedb (opens in new tab) page, the goal is for the remake to be completed by August 2022, in order to mark the original game's 25th anniversary. All assets "will be created from scratch" and the music won't ape the original, opting instead to capture its mood without, presumably, risking a cease and desist. 

On that note, the team feels fairly confident its project won't be shut down given how unscathed GoldenEye: Source remains. Read more about it here (opens in new tab).

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.