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James Bond: Bloodstone

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Great 007 Game

on 11/1/2013

This is a good one for Bond fans. This game was produced during the time when Bond has been placed on hold my the movie studio. In essence what the game provides is a Bond film you can play. Game play is a little short, but the price reflects that. Online multi-player is no good so don't buy this for that.

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An international conspiracy has placed the UK's most secretive bio-chemical project into deadly hands, and only Her Majesty's most lethal agent, James Bond, can unravel the mystery. To navigate through layers of corruption, you, as Bond, will embark on a global chase that will have you battling on land, sea, and air through Athens, Istanbul, Monaco, and Bangkok. Nothing is what it seems as each adventure reveals a deeper and more sinister conspiracy. Engage in precise cover-based gunplay and tactical firefights, and speed your way through explosive adrenaline-fueled driving sequences. Become Bond as he engages in intense hand-to-hand combat and uses his environment to finish off enemies. Take the battle online in a 16-person multiplayer mode that requires skill, teamwork and strategy as you compete in matches that will have spies battling mercenaries!


Manufacturer Activision Blizzard
Mfg Part# 83719
SKU 216680978
UPC 047875837195
UPC 14 00047875837195
Format Xbox 360
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
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.
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Manufacturer Part Number 83719
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name James Bond: Blood Stone
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Activision
Platform Supported Xbox 360
Software Name James Bond: Blood Stone
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Maximum Number of Players Supported 16
Multiplayer Supported Yes
Network Compatible Yes
Release Date 2010-11-02
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Format Xbox 360
Game Genre Action
Max # of Players 16
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. Stylish combat and white-knuckle driving make this an enjoyable James Bond adventure, despite some pacing issues.
GameSpot Stylish combat and white-knuckle driving make this an enjoyable James Bond adventure...
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