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  • Summary: Introducing a more lethal and cunningly efficient Bond, the game blends intense first-person action with a unique third-person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress through missions. Blending the action of the "Quantum of Solace" feature film with the "Casino Royale" movie, the title propels players into the cinematic experience of international espionage. Based on the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare game engine that has been specifically engineered to immerse players in the Bond universe, the Quantum of Solace game delivers high-definition graphics, reactive AI and visually stunning locations inspired by locales portrayed in the films. Quantum of Solace marks the first time players can become the dangerous and cunning Bond as portrayed by Daniel Craig. From silent take downs and sneaking through confined spaces, to one-on-one shoot outs and large scale battles, players experience a variety of gameplay that challenges them to think through situations and choose how they progress, whether it's through covert means or confronting enemies in full force. Advanced combat and Realistic AI: Players engage in both first-person and third-person gameplay that allows gamers to be Bond in unscripted battles against the world's most evil villains and mercenaries. Filled with armed combat, massive explosions and vertigo-inducing chases, gamers are immersed in an authentic Bond universe and drawn into epic movie moments with theatrical camera angles, split screen effects, picture-in-picture sequences, and amazing environments inspired by real world locations such as Montenegro, Venice, Bolivia and Austria. Bringing James Bond to next-gen consoles for the first time, gamers now have the ability to battle online in a variety of modes. [Activision] Expand
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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It's one of the few Bond games that come close to the N64 classic. [Feb 2009, p.78]
  6. 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.
  7. Quantum of Solace will give you enough of a Bond fix, but you’ll be jonesing for something better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. ChadK
    Feb 18, 2009
    Fun Story mode, Addictive multi-player.
  2. Jul 21, 2011
    I didn't pay full price for this game or play it when it was first released, but if I had I think I would've been OK with that. Straightforward FPS gameplay mechanic, but with a with a few twists thrown in the mix like the excellent cover system that's necessary to the game and doesn't feel like a tack-on, the timing challenges for takedowns and mini games for hacking locks. A few years on it looks a little dated, but the upside is now it's in the bargain bin. Expand
  3. Aug 3, 2012
    This review contains spoilers. 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 Collapse
  4. RayF.
    Nov 2, 2008
    Generic FPS in Bond clothing. Kind of fun, but really not triple A, and not worth $50. PC port is a little shoddy, does not run as well as COD:WAW due to capped framerate, but not that bad. Wait until the price drops, there is at least 15 games I would buy before I thought about paying for this one. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2011
    I just bought this game from the recent sale on Steam, and I have to say that I feel like I got a fair deal for the money. If you see it on sale for under $10 pick it up. Expand
  7. 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.

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