The bad reviews mostly came from two camps. A) The usual Nintendo sucks crowd B) Diehard N64 GoldenEye fans who wanted either an XBLA handling or VC port. They're against the modernization If you cut through the crap, the reviews are largely positive. It has an 83.77% on GameRankings and an 81% on MetaCritic. I have played through it a few times. I endorse it XD It's good, it's fun, it's an impressive re-imagining of the film. And that's how you should really look at it. It's a re-imagining of the film, it's not a remake of the N64 game. It has Bond in it and they share some locations because the basic plot is the same but that's about it. The multiplayer is drastically different from the N64 game, so don't get your hopes up there. But there is a clear respect from the developers for the Bond franchise, and GoldenEye license. It's modified from the more recent Call of Duty engines, to give it that modern shooter feeling. But, it is well hidden. It doesn't play like a CoD map pack. It feels like a Bond game. Regardless it's a solid, well-made shooter and must-have for Wii owners whether you've played the original or seen the movie or not. The controls are a highlight, so get the PSMove version if you haven't already got the Wii version. I'm not sure how it will fare on the 360. It is a good, solid game. But, there are better shooters out there and without the motion controls found on the Wii or PS3, it won't really have the same edge on the 360.