James Bond: Bloodstone

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Blood Stone, an explosive third-person action/adventure game from critically acclaimed developer Bizarre Creations, features Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Joss Stone in an original story from the writer of GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Your 00 status has you battling through land, sea and air in exotic international locations such as Athens, Istanbul, Bangkok and Monaco in a wide variety of environments including city streets, rooftops, casinos, oil refineries, dams and even hovercrafts Become Bond using authentic combat maneuvers such as punches, kicks, grabs, throws and the environment to finish off enemies with a fighting style inspired by a blend of martial arts Use offensive driving techniques to speed, reverse and handbrake-turn your way through explosive driving sequences on land and sea, doing whatever it takes to stay alive and reach your destination Trust No One: The UK's biggest secret is about to fall into the wrong hands. Nothing is what it seems as you track an enemy who cannot be seen

Specifications

Manufacturer Activision Blizzard
Mfg Part# 33311
SKU 216680946
UPC 047875333116
UPC 14 00047875333116
Format PC
Reviews
ReviewSource GameChronicles.com
Review Activision is just full of surprises this year. First we get an impeccable Spider-Man game with no movie tie-in, and now, here comes our favorite MI6 agent with an all-new adventure, also sans movie. Perhaps the gaming industry is finally getting the message that good games don't require a movie license?just good gameplay...James Bond 007: Blood Stone is certainly the dark horse of shooters this season with so many other major titles, both new and franchise sequels, all arriving in the holiday surge of games that starts today. Bond even has to compete with himself, as GoldenEye is also making its triumphant return on Wii and DS today, but next-gen gamers won't be left out. Blood Stone might lack the nostalgia and name-recognition of the N64 classic, but it certainly isn't lacking in authentic James Bond action. What other franchise can you skydive into Greece, kill 20-30 guys; take part in a speedboat chase, and a car chase, and save the Acropolis, all before the opening credits?...At its core, Bond is a cover-shooter. You run around the levels snapping to cover then taking shots at an overwhelming number of enemies. You can also mix this up with melee combat in the forms of takedowns and stealth takedowns whenever you get within striking distance. Performing these moves fuels your Focus Aim, up to three charges at a time. You can then use this to slow down time and nail a few instant kills, usually headshots. My only complaint with takedowns is they are one-button and automatic ? no real skill involved other than getting close enough...Admittedly, I knew nothing about this game prior to its arrival for review. All my attention was being directed toward GoldenEye so I was surprised, both at the horribly bad first-impression this game makes and how much of a complete turnaround for the better Blood Stone achieves by the end. Arguably, there isn't that much of a Bond feel to the game other than Craig's accent and a few familiar bars of the Bond theme music, but as action-shooters that mix stealth and melee, and a few car chases tossed in to spice things up, you won't find much better this holiday season.
Reviewer Mark Smith
ReviewRating 9
Features
Brutal Close Quarters Combat: Become Bond using authentic combat maneuvers such as punches, kicks, grabs, throws and the environment to finish off enemies with a fighting style inspired by a blend of martial arts.
Cinematic Bond Story: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Joss Stone lead you through an original story from the writer of GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies.
High Speed Aggressive Driving: Use offensive driving techniques to speed, reverse and handbrake-turn your way through explosive driving sequences.
James Bond Returns: Blood Stone, an explosive third-person action/adventure game from critically acclaimed developer Bizarre Creations.
Signature Bond Moments: Your 00 status has you battling through land, sea and air in exotic international locations such as Athens, Istanbul, Bangkok and Monaco. Hunt down your enemies over a wide variety of environments including city streets, rooftops, casinos, oil refineries, dams and even hovercrafts.
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Manufacturer Part Number 33311
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name James Bond: Blood Stone
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Activision
Platform Supported PC
Software Name James Bond: Blood Stone
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
Operating System Supported Windows
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 33311
Manufacturer Website Address www.activision.com
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name James Bond: Blood Stone
Brand Name Activision
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Platform Support PC
Package Type Retail
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
Operating System Support Windows
PEGI Rating Not Applicable
Game Expansion Pack No
Product Attributes
Game Genre Action
Quotes
Game Informer Bizarre clearly set out to make Blood Stone feel like a part of Bond's movie canon, and it's certainly successful on that front.
GameSpot.com Stylish combat and white-knuckle driving make this an enjoyable James Bond adventure...
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