10 Video Games That Were Much Better Than They Were Supposed to Be

Most movie tie-ins follow the legacy of E.T. on the original Atari by being largely unexciting, if at all playable. After Goldeneye 64’s unsuccessful showing at E3, it looked like Rare’s James Bond shooter was headed down the same path – not only was it a movie tie-in, but also an FPS on the Nintendo 64 at a time when the genre belonged to the PC. At the end of it all, however, the game went on to gross over $250 million by selling 8+ million units worldwide, making it the third highest-selling game on the N64 following Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64. Despite being constricted by the movie, people just had way too much fun blasting each other in multiplayer and messing around with the paintball and big head cheats to care how true it stayed to James Bond.

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