In the late 2000s, video game development studio Rare tried to recreate its beloved Nintendo 64 first-person shooter, GoldenEye 007, for Xbox 360. The new vision featured the classic single-player campaign and fan-favorite multiplayer mode along with updated graphics, modern controls and online gaming. It even included a switch that allows players to switch between the new graphics and the classic N64 graphics. The remake was almost complete, but it was shelved in 2008 due to complicated copyright issues.
While it canceled Gold eye remake was an open secret in the video game industry for years, fans finally saw evidence of the project when game footage appeared online last month. And now, some leaked a build of the game online.
We can confirm that the game is fully playable on PC using Xbox 360 emulation software. The leaked version does not include online matchmaking, but there are local multiplayer options.
For those wondering: Yes, you can theoretically play 2008 Gold eye new recording on your PC as well. Please note that it is technically illegal to download or distribute the ROM file, so we will not show you how to find it. Emulation is at best a legal gray area, and Gold eye The Xbox 360 ROM is even darker – it’s technically Rare’s unreleased property and contains copyrighted material from many companies, plus the similarities of several players.
However, it is perfectly legal to install the necessary software you need hypothetical play the leaked ROM on PC. In this imaginary scenario you have to download Xenia Xbox 360 Emulator. Follow the installation and installation steps in the video below:
Note that Xenia is a research tool and not meant to play illegal software, but you can use it to play Xbox 360 games you personally own and dump to your PC. You can play games with a controller or keyboard and mouse. I recommend an Xbox controller, which should be automatically recognized, but you can also use a PlayStation 4 controller if you install DS4Windows.