GoldenEye Source, a mod project that's been in production for over five years, has finally been released. As in, it's no longer in beta; the hi-def PC port of the classic N64 shooter is now finished.
While the recent re-release of the game on Wii was a fun piece of nostalgia, the Wii being a Nintendo console and all, this remake - done in Valve's venerable Source Engine, which powers Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2 - obviously looks a lot better.
It's important to note that it's multiplayer only, unlike the Wii version, which retained the singleplayer campaign as well. But this is GoldenEye. Who's playing for singleplayer?
It's been a hell of a ride for the volunteer developers; having begun work in 2005, the team's leader Nickster sadly passed away two years later. Despite this setback, the team perservered, and last week were finally able to bring the game out of beta.
You can download and play the game for free at the link below.
GoldenEye: Source [ModDB]