Whether you are relying on your gut intuitions, having a friend guide you, or reading a walkthrough detailing each level of [easyazon-link asin=”B005DKMCCG”]GoldenEye 007: Reloaded[/easyazon-link] – pulling off missions with 100% of your stealth intact perhaps isn’t proving easy for you. I can relate to you my friend because the truth is, I was in the same boat! With some practice and common sense, I began learning the ins-and-out of being as stealthy as Bond and surviving a good deal of missions on 007 Classic difficulty. You can take a look at my 7 tips in this article or watch the video of them in action below.
Tip #1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bond
Maybe you feel crouching is overrated…well…its NOT! Crouch anytime you enter a new area, especially when red dots pop up on your minimap revealing that there are enemies nearby. Crouching will not make you completely invisible but it does make slipping past patrols much easier. Its also a good way to get into position for melee takedowns (more on that later).
Tip #2 Minding a Guard’s Line of Sight and Perimeter
Each guard in the game has a line of sight that is pretty sensitive, so be sure to stay out of it. Even if you are not within a guard’s view, he still will retain a perimeter of detectability. The best way to deal with this is to take guards out from a medium range either from the back, side, or directly above. Things get trickier when you have two guards facing each other. Speed is the crucial factor in this case. Take out the guard nearest the alarm first and then immediately after take aim and gun down his comrade. If you don’t do this quick enough, the guard who is alive will begin shooting and alert other guards in the area.
Tip #3 Never Rush In
Do not come barging into any room or area regardless of how safe it looks. As a double O, you earned your rank based on the fact that you could complete complicated objectives without raising the slightest bit of attention. Therefore, look around and see if there are ways to take out the guards in front of you silently and effectively. You may even come across really powerful weapons on the ground that have silencers on them. Pick those up and take full advantage of them.
Tip #4 Melee Takedowns are the Business
Melee takedowns not only look cool but are a great way to conserve your bullets. These are best used when you catch a guard all by his lonesome with his back to you. Melee takedowns don’t really work in situations with more than one guard as his companion will notice you and if you don’t act fast he’ll alert everyone to your presence. However, if you are particularly close to an enemy who already is firing at you, you can rush toward him before you take too much damage, and bop him on the head for an instant knockout.
Tip #5 Being Wary of Security Cameras
Just like Vegas, there are bound to be eyes in the sky watching you. A lot of players like to take out security cameras the moment they see them but believe it or not this is a big mistake. Immediately disabling security cameras usually alerts nearby guards who are standing under them because they notice the breaking of the glass lens. Before taking fire at any camera, subdue guards who are close to the perimeter of them and then fire at the camera. By remembering this order, you will save yourself quite a bit of frustration in the long run.
Tip #6 Hiding in Terrain and Finding Shortcuts
As stressed earlier, Bond is the master of stealth and espionage. He didn’t get that way by stomping around in broad daylight without a care in the world. Look around and find places in the terrain to hide behind or climb up. Air ducts are very common in several indoor structures so be sure to poke around those too. When you remember to actively look and use such features of your environment, you can really get the jump on enemies or slip by them if you’re not in the mood to fight.
Tip #7 To Hack or Not to Hack a Robo Gun (Drone Gun)
In your travels you may come upon lethal gizmos known as drone guns – but I like to call them robo guns. These robo guns can make Swiss cheese out of you if you’re not careful but they also can be your best friend. While it is very tempting to hack one and watch guards drop like flies, you take a little bit of a risk when doing so. Oftentimes, robo guns are so loud that they draw attention of most of the guards on the map. So scope out ahead and see if there are more guards to be wary of. If you feel its not worth the risk, do not hack the robo gun and just be careful not to walk in its line of sight.
There you have it! That’s all 7 tips to make your GoldenEye adventures even better. Don’t own the GoldenEye game? Why not give our game giveaway a try and see if you can win it or any other game of your choice . Or if you fancy yourself a video game reviewer or want to showcase your own gaming videos, we are giving away a Hauppauge HD PVR which is the exact one used to make the game recording in this video.
Mitra Faridian first joined the site in 2011 under the handle “Persian Poetess.” Her gaming and entertainment taste is very eclectic and she’s always open to a fun new virtual adverture. Email her at the following address: mitra [at] dragonblogger.com