Even after all this time, it’s still hard to get these achievements in GoldenEye 007.
After being stuck on the Nintendo 64 for 20 years, GoldenEye 007 is now available again on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox. Even though Nintendo still doesn’t have a real achievement system, Xbox does, and it was the first to have one back in 2005.
Most of the GoldenEye achievements just require you to beat all the levels on 00 Agent and get all the cheats. But GoldenEye is hard, even with the controls we have today. Some of the times needed to unlock cheats and some of the 00 Agent levels are hard.
Should Use A Guide
Should Use a Guide definitely needs a guide, just like the title says. It’s a multiplayer achievement, but you don’t need two controllers to get it. The description says that to get the Mostly Harmless multiplayer award, you have to be the player who does the least damage.
The problem is that you only get a few awards per match, so getting it is random. It’s not like Halo, where you get every award you’ve earned. So, getting the goal can take a while. You can get it faster if you start a match and then leave it. There’s a chance you might get it. Still, it will take a while, and you should do it while working on other multiplayer achievements.
License To Kill
License to Kill is by far the most difficult and time-consuming multiplayer achievement. To get it, you have to get 100 kills over time. This will actually take an hour and a half to get and will need two controllers. To make the process go a little faster, make sure there are Golden Guns as weapons, since they only take one hit to kill. But the process is pretty dull.
Streets is probably the easiest level in the game, which is probably why speedrunning it is one of the hardest GoldenEye achievements. To get the Duck! achievement, you have to beat Streets on Agent difficulty in less than 1 minute and 45 seconds. You won’t beat the time if you don’t know the exact way to do this, and even if you do know the exact way, it doesn’t always work.
As soon as you start, shoot the guards on your way to the tank, and then ride that to the end. You should make sure there are no things in your way, since that would slow you down. If you hit too many, you’ll probably miss the time. The speedrun can feel like luck, but if you put in enough time, you should get it eventually.
Here They Come!
Statue is the hardest to get because it takes the most time. To get the Here They Come! achievement, you must clear Statue on Secret Agent in less than 3 minutes and 15 seconds. To get this, you have to save every time.
You have to talk to Valentin from as far away as possible, shoot Alec’s thugs as soon as you finish the goal, and take the quickest route. You should really use a video guide because you have to find your way through specific trails and paths to get the time. It fits that well. You might only beat this time by a second, but when you do, it will feel great.
I Am Invincible!
In GoldenEye, clearing Facility on 00 Agent in less than two minutes and five seconds is the most well-known way to get a cheat unlock. There is even a counter in the Xbox stats section that keeps track of how many times Facility is used on 00 Agent. It’s that well-known. Once you know where to go and how to use the mines to get rid of the guards in the hallway after the security door, the game isn’t too hard. Dr. Doak is what makes this so terrible.
To get a door decoder on Secret and 00 Agent, you have to talk to him. He can spawn in a lot of places, but only two of them are good for a speedrun. You’ll have a great run, but then Doak won’t be in those two places, and you’ll have to start over.
In GoldenEye, there are two bonus levels, and the first one is the hardest one. Aztec is a long mission with some dangerous enemies that you have to kill. It takes nine minutes to clear, and luckily, you only have to do this on Secret Agent. If it was 00 Agent, it would be a lot more difficult.
At first, this level is very hard, but with enough practice and time, you can pass it. If you kill enemies quickly and remember all the steps for the objectives, nine minutes is a pretty forgiving amount of time. Make sure to go through the computer area first, because if you go down under, Jaws will probably kill you.
A Silver Lining
Train is one of 00 Agent’s hardest levels, so it’s no surprise that the time limit cheat unlock is also hard. The time limit isn’t too bad, especially since the best way to beat this level is to move quickly and kill all of the enemies. The ending is the problem. In the last part of the mission, you have to shoot Ourumov to save Natalya.
Most people will just do that, and you’ll only have five seconds to leave by the time Natalya figures out the password. Most of the time, Natalya will die because of this. The trick is that you have to shoot both Ourumov and Xenia awkwardly at the same time. Natalya will have more time to finish now.
Better Than 2x Klobbs
Caverns is a long mission with a lot of bad guys and some frustrating goals. It is almost as hard as the Aztec level. The time limit is 9 minutes and 30 seconds, which is shorter than the time limits for Aztec and Train. At some points, you can still take your time, but you have to hurry to beat the time limit.
There is no body armor, so you must try to take as little damage as possible. Trying to keep as few scientists from dying as possible is a frustrating part of the mission. Some of the things you have to blow up to reach your goals are right next to scientists, and you can’t wait for them to move because this is a speedrun. When two scientists die, 8 Ball Pool game is over.
Bond… James Bond
You can get the Bond… James Bond achievement by beating every core level in 00 Agent mode. Some of the hardest levels are also hard because they have a speedrun cheat, but others aren’t as hard. Silo, Bunker 2, and Control all have pretty easy speedrun cheats, but 00 Agent makes them all very hard.
Silo is a hard, linear mission where you have to kill a lot of bad guys. Bunker 2 is a stealth mission where you can’t set off an alarm until you’re pretty far into the mission. In the “hold the line” part of Control with Natalya, you have to check every corner for enemies and make sure you have enough ammo. The whole campaign is a big challenge, but the end is especially hard.
Samedi Fight Fever!
The last mission, “Egyptian,” gives you three achievements, and it’s not that bad on its own. Finding your way through the tiles to get the Golden Gun is the hardest part. Once you have it, though, beating Baron Samedi should be easy. You’ll have to kill him three times, which is a nice nod to his role in a James Bond movie, but it’s not that hard. The problem is getting into the level.
You must not only beat the main campaign in 00 Agent, but you also have to beat Aztec in 00 Agent. Aztec is the hardest level, and even if you’re good at it, it’s easy to forget how to reach the goals because there are so many steps. If you forget, you’re probably going to die.
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