Perfect Dark is a Rare developed first person shooter for the Nintendo 64. It follows the GoldenEye 007 gameplay formula. The gamer plays as Joanna Dark, an Agent that works for Daniel Carrington of the Carrington Institute. The game begins with the mission of recovering an artificial intelligent sapient from the DataDyne Corp.
With 21 missions, dozens of cheats to unlock (without the help of button codes), a co-op mode as well as a counter-op mode (player 2 plays the enemy), a shooting range, and many different multi-player features made Perfect Dark one of the more popular games at the time.
Though the N64 version being M-rated and published by Nintendo, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem was considered to be the first M-rated Nintendo published game.
- Grant Kirkhope wasn't originally supposed to compose the soundtrack for this game. but Graeme Norgate lefted Rare and joined Free Radical.