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  • Summary: 24: The Game is set between seasons two and three and provides the answers to many unanswered questions: who was really behind the assassination attempt on President Palmer? How did Kim Bauer get a job in the L.A. CTU? How did Jack Bauer and Chase Edmunds first start working together? The24: The Game is set between seasons two and three and provides the answers to many unanswered questions: who was really behind the assassination attempt on President Palmer? How did Kim Bauer get a job in the L.A. CTU? How did Jack Bauer and Chase Edmunds first start working together? The game has jaw-dropping revelations for '24' fans and thrilling, non-stop time-pressure gameplay. 24: The Game has multiple character plots and strands and over 100 missions covering multiple genres of game-play including: on-foot sections with shooting, stealth, puzzles and sniping; driving challenges varying from stealthy tailing to high-speed pursuits; interrogations where you have to coerce information out of suspects and gadget sections including decoding information and examining satellite images. [SCEE] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53
  1. Captures the frenetic atmosphere of the popular TV-show successfully. The game is fun to play, although the controls feel a bit clunky. The car chase scenes could have used a bit more thought. [Mar 2006]
  2. This is more for 24 fans, who will instantly love it — so long as they don’t mind another TV addiction to feed.
  3. Topical, political, preposterous, dynamic, frustrating and addictive in equal measure.
  4. The look and feel of the show is there, and the story is compelling enough to keep you trudging through the amateur gaming parts. [Apr 2006, p.68]
  5. For all its faults, 24 is strangely compelling largely due to the snappy story-telling, but non-fans of the show may well disagree.
  6. If Sony Cambridge had placed as much emphasis on the gameplay mechanics as it had recreating the show’s style, then 24: The Game would have been an excellent action title. [Apr 2006, p.102]
  7. As a game, 24 The Game is absolutely horrible, an unfinished, barely playable, multigenre wreck. But judged as a lost season of 24, the game fares notably better. In this sense, 24 The Game is simultaneously one of the best and worst licensed titles to hit in some time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. SeanB.
    Sep 1, 2006
    10
    It's really good if u love mission type games. you need 2 have brains aswell as stratergy to play a game like dis and most importantly u It's really good if u love mission type games. you need 2 have brains aswell as stratergy to play a game like dis and most importantly u need 2 b able 2 work under presher! Expand
  2. JackB.
    May 3, 2007
    10
    Great game that totally capture the story and style of the show. This is one of the best Televsion games around. The game is well made and Great game that totally capture the story and style of the show. This is one of the best Televsion games around. The game is well made and can be considered as season 2.5. Yet, the game has more of a movie feel than a realtime feel. This would be because if their were comercials like in the show the commercials would be at times a half an hour long. But when you get past that the story and suspence is well worth the title of Jack Bauer. Not to mention Sean Callery's music rocks. Expand
  3. JalexD.
    Aug 5, 2007
    10
    This game is actually what got me back into video games. i love 24, but i'd probably love the game anyway. This game's shooting This game is actually what got me back into video games. i love 24, but i'd probably love the game anyway. This game's shooting system is actually my favorite. It's long enough as well. Usually, i prefer more non-linear games, but this is one level-oriented game that i regularly play. If you like 24, you should love this game. If not, then you should still find enough enjoyment from the gameplay to justify buying it. Expand
  4. victorhernandez
    Jan 10, 2006
    9
    this is a great game. everything about it is good except the camera. it can get frustrating when you play the game on your first time. butthis is a great game. everything about it is good except the camera. it can get frustrating when you play the game on your first time. but over all...
    it gets really fun using stealth, weapons, and vehicles to complete your missions... this is a cool game and it should definately be bought as soon as possible!!!
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  5. BarryM.
    Jan 15, 2008
    8
    Very enjoyable. Flawed however. 24 fans simply must play. Non fans can also enjoy the variety. The aiming system is very well done, but in Very enjoyable. Flawed however. 24 fans simply must play. Non fans can also enjoy the variety. The aiming system is very well done, but in frantic situations with too many enemies it faulters. The driving is enjoyable, but feels scripted and is a bit slow at times. The mini games(interrogatoins and hacking) are great fun. And of corse the story is very well constructed. Expand
  6. TimG.
    Dec 23, 2007
    8
    V. good game play. like it that there is a variety of missions such as stealth interogation etc. but graphics are nothing to shout about but V. good game play. like it that there is a variety of missions such as stealth interogation etc. but graphics are nothing to shout about but who cares the game is good. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Mar 20, 2006
    2
    This game is TERRIBLE! I am a huge fan of the show, and aside from the cut scenes' good presentation, this is a joke. The mini games are This game is TERRIBLE! I am a huge fan of the show, and aside from the cut scenes' good presentation, this is a joke. The mini games are laughable, and the choppy framerate and poor controls aren't even good enough to be a beta, let alone a final release. The story is also really shallow, almost as if someone said "Here is an outline of our story" and they just used that as the main plot. [***SPOILERS***] This game does such a terrible job of bridging seasons 2 and 3 together as well. You'd think they would mention a bunch of terrorists invading ctu and michelle wasting all of them in season 3. Or, if Jack got Kim the job at CTU because he wanted her safe, I don't think she'd still be working there after she gets kidnapped on her first day. Also, there's a bug on mission 11 where if you fail (the part right after the sniping part), it restarts you with only 1 enemy to fight and the rest never show up. So you can't advance in the game. Since it auto saves, you're stuck here forever and have to go back and play the whole game over again. The only reason this gets a 2 is because of the unintentional humor of running around yelling "CTU!" "Federal Agent!" while handcuffing all of your co workers, civilians, enemies and swat team members, then punching them in the face with no reprocussions. Also, it is really funny when you get hit by a car. It's like the physics get turned off and you go flying into the air doing a series of backflips and twists that only a dead person with no skeleton could emulate. Only rent for the above mentioned unintentional humor, and nothing else. Expand

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