Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. With Quantum of Solace, Treyarch absolutely nailed the James Bond experience.
  2. The new Bond game isn't a jewel, but it's better than most games based on a movie franchise. You can fairly easily pull off the spectacular moves as seen in the film, the difficulty level is set so low as to let the casual players who just loved the movie enjoy the game too. [Jan 2009]
  3. The cover-feature provides a tactical touch to the shoot-outs. Thanks to many different locations and surprises, the variety is sufficient. Considering the fact that there are a lot of good shooters on the market, we long for a little more Bond-feeling.
  4. 80
    This is a game with a number of mediocre elements, being released in a season already crowded with other shooters. However, the main thing it does well – capture the spirit and fun of the Bond movies – is enough to draw in a number of people.
  5. It’s hard to really push for this one when it’s being released in the exact same weeks as other momentous AAA titles. It hurts to say it, but I don’t think this one is going to stay at the top of the stack; not to mention a six-hour gameplay time.
  6. 72
    It’s not bad by any means, but what brings it out of the pits of despair is the foundation of a much better game that we all know and love. The action is less compelling and the world that’s built around Bond doesn’t do much to enhance the fun factor.
  7. The most famous secret agent ever to walk the silver screen has simply deserved a better game. Quantum of Solace could’ve been so much more, but instead remains caught in a swamp of mediocrity. [Issue#17]
  8. The take down system is cool, and the hacking has its heart in the right place. But the developer has been told: this game accompanies the film. Bond can't change the story. It's play it like you saw it on the silver screen, or reload from the last checkpoint. Fortunately, the production, the gestalt of this new-era Bond is strong enough to make QOS a pile of fun. [January 2009, p.49]
  9. 007: Quantum of Solace was supposed to be the game that got the James Bond franchise out of its slump, but instead it succumbs to its own mediocrity and will only satisfy those with the lowest of expectations.
  10. A James Bond movie tie-in that unfortunately lacks any of the gadgets and fun aspects we expect from 007. Treyarch have created an enjoyable shooter that fails to live up to expectations, and is far too short to be considered anything special.
  11. Largely solid, but it's just not exciting. [Jan 2009, p.99]
  12. It's one of the few Bond games that come close to the N64 classic. [Feb 2009, p.78]
  13. Quantum of Solace certainly showed some great promise before its release (in preview events, Activision made sure to show off the absolute best levels in the game) and the console versions play a bit more solidly, but the PC port is one that should be avoided.
  14. Graphics and sound are good and the weapons are convincing, even KI and controls are good. If the game was longer and would have a convincing story, it could be a well done shooter. But the developers apparently forgot that second part of the recipe for good games and so the game is too short, without soul and too expensive.
  15. Basic competence. [Christmas 2008, p.72]
  16. Quantum of Solace is a new reason to not trust videogame adaptations from movies. Treyarch's title transmits a sensation of rushed development and not achieved goals. Short, quite repetitive and dreary.
  17. Better than most movie games but yet not perfect. Excellent cover system and exotic locations but it's too short and too scripted. Fortunately, the entertaining multiplayer mode extends the game's lifespan. [Dec 2008]
  18. Quantum of Solace will give you enough of a Bond fix, but you’ll be jonesing for something better.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jun 22, 2011
    No subtitles = crap game. I need subtitles because I'm born hearing impaired.
    No subtitles = crap game. I need subtitles because I'm born
    hearing impaired.
    Not to worry. I've seen the movie version anyway.
    Full Review »
  2. Aug 3, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Best game of the James Bond! Course monotonous gameplay, graphics, bad, and the control is not perfect! But it's impossible not to endure it all, and not to admire a good story?! Once again a song from the screensaver can be easily entered into the player! Fans rejoice and exult, and all the others watching the last two films, and also sit down to play, this is an adventure not to be missed Full Review »
  3. Jun 9, 2012
    Quantum of Solace is a good game. The IW engine looks good. The only porblem is that the game too short, only 3 hours long. Sometimes i heard a voice of the enemies from Call of Duty 2/Call of Duty: World at War. Full Review »