The plot in the new version has been modified to take place after the Cold War and is set after the Quantum of Solace game. James Bond and another agent are on a mission in Russia to spy on a chemical weapons facility which is being used by a terrorist cell to target British embassies all over the world; the mission does not go as planned and they are left stranded in Russia.
The game was developed by Eurocom and published by Activision for the Nintendo Wii.
The game is a first person shooter and includes classic FPS game elements such as destructible environments and regenerating health. The player has a variety of weapons to choose from such as submachine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles; only three weapons can be carried at any time and the player can pick up weapons from around each level. In addition the weapons, there are also items which can be collected from around levels such as Mines and Grenades.
Each chapter of the game is set in a different location, there are six chapters which is broken down into different levels. There are a total of 14 levels for the player to complete, each mission has a different enemy count and the levels are designed for constant movement. There are some very limited stealth features that allows the player to use a sniper rifle from a distance.
Online and offline multiplayer both exist for this game; the offline mode offers a split-screen so up to four players can play in the same instance, the offline mode also offers four gamemodes with a variety of modifiers such as melee only. The online multiplayer features nine different gamemodes which are plated through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection; this multiplayer option only allows for one local player in one instance.
The multiplayer has 10 different maps to play on and allows players to play as characters from the single player or as classic characters from the Bond series. The online multiplayer also offers players a way to monitor their multiplayer statistics.
 What's New
Some features have been updated in this game to make it more relevant; players now use a mobile phone to communicate with MI6, scan documents and take photos, in the original game the player used a watch. The original game had a cheat menu and the 2010 game also has a cheat menu with cheats from the original game, this menu however is available to players from the start of the game.
The AI have been overhauled with the AI-Bot System which makes each computer controlled character unique so that they respond dynamically to the player and their actions.
14 levels – Fight through over 10 enemy filled levels
Destructible environments – Use the environment to your advantage and kill enemies with the damage
Variety of weapons – Carry 3 different guns and a variety of Mines and Grenades
Cheat Menu – Activate some cheats to make every play through unique
Split-screen Multiplayer – Play with up to four players in one instance of multiplayer and fight in four different gamemodes
Online multiplayer – Fight with up to 9 players in one instance and battle through a variety of gamemodes
10 multiplayer maps – Compete with other players across 10 unique maps
 Players liked:
- Split-screen Multiplayer
- Good campaign
- Nice multiplayer maps
 Players didn't like:
- Online multiplayer is hosted by players and a host disconnect affects win/loss statistics
- Not enough content
- The soundtrack
GoldenEye 007 gives players a choice in how they play the game; players can use a range of controllers to play the game. Players can opt to use on the Nintendo Wii controllers such as a Wii Remote with Nunchuk attachment, Classic Controller or a Wii Zapper. In addition to this, the player can also use a GameCube Controller.