Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jan 10, 2011
    87
    It's full of satisfying melee combat, signature Bond moments, great cover combat, pretty visuals and awesome driving sequences. It does feature that classic Bond mood to a point and is definitely worth a play through for single player experience.
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    75
    Stylish combat and white-knuckle driving make this an enjoyable James Bond adventure, despite some pacing issues.
  3. Dec 14, 2010
    75
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    74
    The basic realities of Blood Stone's shooting and driving are generally overshadowed by the bombastic setpieces.
  5. Jan 10, 2011
    71
    Bloodstone does not do anything wrong, but isn't outstanding or great either, just mediocre.
  6. 70
    Blood Stone counts on the story and right movie feel, together with fast paced variable action to cover up its repetitive playability. One must say that it works well most the time. [Dec 2010]
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    70
    In many ways, Blood Stone is a mediocre title. Graphically, characters look dull and frankly some PS2 and Xbox titles looked better.
  8. 70
    But on the other hand, Blood Stone doesn't rise up to its price tag unless you're so into James Bond you're wearing George Lazenby boxers.
  9. Jan 13, 2011
    68
    Blood Stone isn't a bad game, but has numerous imperfections too.
  10. Jan 2, 2011
    65
    There is definitely moments worth experiencing, perhaps a sequel will resolve the issues present in the game.
  11. Jan 5, 2011
    60
    One of the biggest problems with the game is its length, clocking in at about 4 to 6 hours depending on your difficulty preferences. Mix that with a minimalistic multiplayer mode and we have a recipe for a weekend rental rather than a purchase, even though the fact paced action and naturally entertaining story are worth a playthrough for any true fan of Bond. I really enjoyed the ride while it lasted, but anyone that shells out full MSRP is going to feel jilted after the credits roll.
  12. Jan 7, 2011
    54
    Blood Stone's short and uneven mission is no more than the sum of its parts. [Feb 2011, p.75]
  13. Jan 3, 2011
    51
    A small step forward for Activision's value titles, a huge setback for Bond video games. At this point, I simply wish they'd ported GoldenEye to modern (Wii notwithstanding) consoles.
  14. Dec 30, 2010
    50
    Cold and expressionless. [Jan 2010, p.57]
  15. Dec 21, 2010
    50
    Occasional glimmers of hope with Blood Stone are killed by an unwavering torrent of mediocrity - I haven't even mentioned the throwaway multiplayer mode, for instance, and I think that's for the best.
  16. Dec 21, 2010
    50
    Blood Stone is not a bad game: it's just a painfully average one.
  17. Jan 29, 2011
    49
    Incredibly easy, very short. [Jan 2011, p.109]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    7
    Nothing you have not seen done better elsewhere, but still a fun way to spend 5-7 hours in the single player campaign. The overall feeling is that of an arcade version of "Splinter Cell: Conviction" but with signature Bond skin (voices of D. Craig and J. Dench, Bondian music and story, film-like structure and cut-scenes, exotic locales, chases on foot and in various vehicles, huge explosions...). The system of shooting from cover is done well and you can aim covered, pretty effectively shoot "blindly" with just weapon showing, vault across small covers and stealthily take down enemies from such covers. There is enough weapons to mix things up (pistols, shotguns, sub-machine guns, assault rifles, snipers, grenade launchers...) and your trusty smart-phone is really smart (it tracks enemies, shows you the intel and way-points if you are lost, hacks terminals...). The race/chase levels are exciting and also arcade-like in their simplicity but that's the main source of fun here: even if you have almost no shooting, driving and sneaking skills, you will almost effortlessly achieve Bond-like feats of super-spy mastery - and that's not a small thing. Full Review »
  2. Dec 2, 2010
    4
    FUN gameplay. This game seems like a dumb downed Splinter Cell, but that means you have a lot of fast paced action. The graphics are passable, but some textures look poor. This game really captures the James Bond style of beating people up with melee attacks. The car chases are a great addition. I would recommend this game if you find it cheap or rent it as it's not very long and the multiplayer is only decent. Full Review »
  3. Nov 4, 2010
    6
    Not a bad game.Single player campaign is good,but ordinary. The system of shooter is like Splinter Cell: Conviction.And the chase stage is very excited. Full Review »