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This N64 Classic Gets A Remake In Far Cry 5

"GoldenEye 007" has finally received a remake, though it's not an official one. "Far Cry 5," an Ubisoft action-adventure first-person shooter, allows players to craft their own creations with a mapmaker. Krollywood, a German YouTuber who loves level editors, recreated the entire Nintendo 64 FPS classic on "Far Cry 5" for the PlayStation 4 using the game's level editor. Fans can now play through all 18 levels (with the Easter eggs included) of the original game, surrounded by polished graphics and features they could've only dreamed about in a remake. Krollywood's version of "GoldenEye 007" doesn't include two bonus levels, but it's pretty close. 

Krollywood originally posted the "GoldenEye" remake on Reddit with comparison photos with scenes from the N64 version. As reported by Kotaku, these levels apparently required the YouTuber to put in around 1,400 hours in total over the course of two and a half years. Krollywood apparently chose to work with the level editor in "Far Cry 5" because of the number of tools available and how easy the editor was to use. Fans can sneak a peek at Krollywood's "GoldenEye" recreation through his overview video on YouTube.

Is there an official GoldenEye 007 remake?

"Goldeneye 007" was one of the first FPS games available on the Nintendo 64, just as first-person shooters were beginning to really become popular. SVG polled 1,700 gamers on which N64 classic should receive a remake, and about 44% of the respondents voted for another "GoldenEye" remake despite the Wii remaster back in 2010 and other classic options on the list.

To be fair, the Wii version is now over a decade old. "GoldenEye" was actually supposed to release an Xbox 360 remake, but it apparently was canceled at the last minute due to licensing conflicts. In an interview with Ars Technica, the development team behind the Xbox remaster revealed that the fallout mostly had to do with disapproval from unnamed Nintendo executives. However, fans can take a look at the nearly finished Xbox remake in walkthroughs or play it themselves with an Xbox 360 emulator.

There may never be a true follow-up to the Nintendo FPS classic, but Krollywood takes fans as close as he can get with his "Far Cry 5"-powered version. He mentions that the levels are open for fans to play on the game's arcade mode in a Reddit comment. The levels can be found under his PSN username, "Perfect-Dark1982."