GoldenEye 007 cheats allow you to unlock new weapons, characters, and levels across both the story and multiplayer.
Some draw from iconic James Bond films over the years — such as the Golden Gun, and a bonus level inspired by Moonraker — while others are more original, from firing paintball rounds to handing every enemy a rocket launcher.
In the N64 original of GoldenEye 007, cheats could be unlocked one of two ways — by entering a cheat code, or by completing levels under certain conditions.
While this still applies on Switch — which is essentially the same as the N64 version, albeit with some caveats when it comes to registering inputs — entering codes on Xbox does not work, meaning you must rely on unlocking each cheat the normal way.
GoldenEye 007 cheat unlock times
Whether you are playing on Xbox, Switch, or N64, you can unlock cheats by completing levels under certain conditions.
If you are struggling with any particular unlock — including completing the infamous Facility on 00 Agent in around two minutes — this playlist by Graslu00 on YouTube shows you the best routes for each one.
GoldenEye 007 cheats
|007 mode||Complete all missions (including Aztec, Egyptian) on 00 Agent|
|All characters (multiplayer)||Complete the story on Agent difficulty or higher|
|All guns||Complete Egyptian on 00 Agent under 6:00 mins|
|Aztec level||Complete all main levels on Secret Agent difficulty or above|
|DK mode (Big Heads)||Complete Runway on Agent under 5:00 mins|
|Egyptian level||Complete all main levels on 00 Agent difficulty or above|
|Enemies with rockets||Complete Streets on Agent under 1:45 mins|
|Fast animation||Complete Statue on Secret Agent under 3:15 mins|
|Gold PP7||Complete Cradle on Agent under 2:15 mins|
|Golden Gun||Complete Egyptian on any difficulty or time|
|Grenade launcher x2||Complete Surface 1 on Secret Agent under 3:30 mins|
|Hunting knife x2||Complete Jungle on Agent under 3:45 mins|
|Infinite ammo||Complete Control on Secret Agent under 10:00 mins|
|Invincibility||Complete Facility on 00 Agent under 2:05 mins|
|Invisibility||Complete Archives on 00 Agent under 1:20 mins|
|Laser||Complete Aztec on any difficulty or time|
|Laser x2||Complete Aztec on Secret Agent under 9:00 mins|
|Magnum||Complete Cradle on any difficulty or time|
|No radar (multiplayer)||Complete Frigate on Secret Agent under 4:30 mins|
|Paintball mode||Complete Dam on Secret Agent under 2:40 mins|
|RC-P90 x2||Complete Caverns on 00 Agent under 9:30 mins|
|Rocket launcher x2||Complete Bunker 1 on 00 Agent under 4:00 mins|
|Silver PP7||Complete Train on 00 Agent under 5:25 mins|
|Slow animation||Complete Depot on Secret Agent under 1:40 mins|
|Throwing knife x2||Complete Bunker 2 on Agent under 1:30 mins|
|Tiny Bond||Complete Surface 2 on 00 Agent under 4:15 mins|
|Turbo mode||Complete Silo on Agent under 3:00 mins|
For those on Xbox, an extra tip is being able to map controls to easily run diagonally and speed through levels faster, as shown by Stephen Berg on Twitter:
PSA: You can still use the diagonal run hack in Goldeneye for XBOX. Here's how! It's vital for beating target times and unlocking cheats! Now go find @drdoak in the Facility and earn that invincibility cheat! #xbox #XboxGamePass #GoldenEye #GoldenEye007 pic.twitter.com/oWEU8pcILC— Stephen Berg (@StephenRBerg) January 27, 2023
How to unlock Aztec and Egyptian in GoldenEye 007
For those focused on single-player, there are two bonus levels to unlock — Aztec and Egyptian — which require you to complete every main story mission on a certain difficulty:
- Aztec unlock requirement: Complete all main levels on Secret Agent difficulty or above
- Egyptian unlock requirement: Complete all main levels on 00 Agent difficulty or above
For those on Switch and N64, there is an additional cheat code to unlock Aztec, but reportedly this only works once you have unlocked all main story levels first.
As for Egyptian, there is no code — meaning you have to put in the legwork.
How do GoldenEye 007 cheat codes work on Xbox and Switch?
As mentioned, in the N64 original, cheats could be unlocked by entering a code as well as completing certain in-game requirements.
However, codes are not in the Xbox version, as confirmed by our own tests and the following comment from an Xbox spokesperson to Polygon: “This version of GoldenEye 007 is, for the majority, as players know and love from the 1997 version. Specifically for cheats, these can be unlocked by completing levels in the required time, rather than with the button codes previously used.”
For those on Switch, you can view the full list of these cheats on GameFAQs, However, in our experience, these are difficult to activate, in part because you must translate the N64 inputs to Switch controls.
On Switch, the C buttons are mapped to the right analog stick, and the Left, Right, Up and Down inputs are assigned to the D-pad, and not the left analog stick. You can take your time entering each command, but know for the final one, you might have to hold on for several seconds for it to work. Even then, it might not - so take your time and keep trying until you see results.
If you’re struggling, double-check where you need to input each specific cheat — such as during gameplay or in the multiplayer menu — and know that if you are using the mission unlock cheats, it appears they only work in sequence, starting with Facility, then Runway, and so on.
If you can’t get these codes to activate (we struggled in most instances), then you have to do things the old fashioned way.