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7.1

1012 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

24:The Game

posted by Paullorenc (PISCATAWAY, NJ) Jun 8, 2006

Member since Jan 2006

18 out of 18 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have read many reviews for 24:The game. Between magazines and online Video Game websites, on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the best, most places gave 24:The Game, an average of 6 or 7. I can only partially agree with that score. There are both Pros and Cons to the game.
First the Pros. For any HUGE "24" fan, this game is a must! It explains a lot that happened between seasons 2 and 3 of the TV series. The game certainly isn't slow or boring in any way. There are plenty of missions, somewhere around 100 of them. And the variety of missions makes going through the game entertaining. Some of them are very simple, like trying to figure out a code on a keypad, clicking in sync with colored blocks to clean a computer hard drive before it erases, using a computer to download satelite images to find snipers on rooftops, or timing button presses to change stress levels on people you are trying to interrogate. But even those make the game fun. You feel like you are in the "24" TV show, trying to get important information any way possible. As interesting as those simple missions are, they don't make up the majority of the game. You'll find yourself doing the usual Run and Gun, Stealth, Sniping, and Driving missions as well. You'll also play as several of the "24" TV series characters throughout the game. Variety is the spice of life, and this game has it in spades! The game doesn't ramp up the difficulty too much, so you'll breeze through it fairly quickly. The graphics are up to par, but some of the character movement is a little blocky at times. The story scenes are fun to watch, and are presented just like the TV show, with split screens and ticking clocks. The story is original, well written, and follows the "24" TV series mythos to a "T". You'll want to get through this game as soon as possible to find out what happens next, it's just that good! The voice acting is done very well. Every character from the TV show does their own voice-work for the in-game character

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Some flaws, but great for any 24 fan

posted by MrPink (BOERNE, TX) May 27, 2006

Member since Jun 2005

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I absolutely love 24. It is my favorite TV show. So upon learning that there would be a game of it, of course I got very excited. However, after seeing the videos for it, I wasn't expecting too much. I bought the game the day it came out nonethenless, and was actually very surprised. It is a really great game.

The graphics are kind of hit-and-miss. It actually looks like everyone from the show (and they got pretty much every main actor for their likeness and voiceovers). But most of the NPC's look like each other. The cars look OK, but not as good as it could be. The environments look pretty good though. The cutscenes are phenomenal, with the split screens (which are acutally in the gameplay itselt) and it makes you feel like you're watching an episode on Monday night.

The sound is phenomenal. Sean Callery, who does all of the music for the TV show, does a fantastic job with the score here. The voiceovers overall are pretty good. You can tell that the actors aren't quite used to acting off-screen, but it's still great. The sound effects are pretty good too.

The gameplay is where you'll hear the most complaints from anyone. The only big problem I have is the driving. The physics are clunky and it feels like you're driving a bus, not a sports car sometimes. As far as the on-foot stuff goes, it's pretty good. The aiming system is very cool. It allows to pinpoint shoot the bad guy anywhere on his body.

So overall it's an average game for someone who doesn't watch 24, but really good for any die-hard or even casual 24 fans. If you don't watch it (and why don't you?), I suggest renting it here first, and if you like you should buy it, but you're a hardcore fan, I suggest you buy it.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Driving Stank

posted by Nameless (SAN JOSE, CA) Apr 17, 2006

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Member since Apr 2005

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

24 The Game is something like Max Payne. Everything in the game is pretty much predictable but fun. It can be a little tricky at sometimes but it's a fairly easy game. The graphics are good, the facial expressions are the best i've seen yet. The shooting feels like The Getaway style of shooting. You can also interrogate people but it can get a little boring. The only downside of the game is the driving, it seems like they just slapped it together at the last moment. But the cast from the t.v. show lended there voices for the game as which makes up for it a little bit. Overall it's a good game with lots of action.

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