Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53
  1. The camera is a constant pain, general movement can be challenging at times, and even aiming can be extremely cumbersome.
  2. 45
    The game never truly matches the intensity of the show itself though, mostly because it's placed between seasons of the show which have already aired, so you know from the beginning that certain characters are going to be ok, even when their lives are supposedly threatened.
  3. 45
    24 lacks the focus and innovation to make it stand out from the crowd, and is yet more proof that throwing as many ingredients into the pot as possible rarely yields favourable results.
  4. 42
    But the actual game itself really is simply poor. There's almost nothing redeeming to find during any section where the analog sticks are in use, and being that this is a game and not a TV show, that simply doesn't cut it.
  5. 40
    Apart from the occasional distraction of a mini-game such as diffusing a bomb or the excellent cut scenes this game is poorly constructed even for a budget title.
  6. 40
    It's really a bummer to see 24: The Game fail so miserably at being a competent title. It seems that the main focus of the game was on making it look cool and impressing fans of the show when they looked at it.
  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.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Mar 28, 2013
    9
    24: The Game is available on the Playstation 2. It is based on the hit US TV show called 24. The premise of the game is that over a period of 24 hours, the federal agent Jack Bauer is attempting to stop a criminal gang and save many lives. You take part in several different missions which are divided into hours. The main characters work for CTU, which is the Counter-Terrorist Unit of the government. You have Jack Bauer, a Federal Agent with a knack for getting things done and making people talk. You have Tony Almeida, head of CTU and someone who tries the best to organise the task force. There’s Michelle Dessler, another CTU operative who is an expert with computers and technology. There are also several side characters such as Kim Bauer (Jack’s Daughter) and an agent called Chase.

    You have undercover agents, assassinations, double-crossing, political backstabbing and much more. Just like the show, you’re in for a real thrill ride as you have no idea who is friend and who is foe. Mission objectives will sometimes change and warp depending on what happens throughout the mission. Surprises are aplenty and enemies come out of every possible place.

    The action sequences take place in a building or an area, in which the character must attack enemy suspects and complete objectives. There are some special sequences involving vents, boss battles and stealth. You have a variety of weapons available including pistols, machine guns, shotguns, tasers and more. The driving segments require the player to get to a certain area on the map, sometimes while being chased by the police.

    Hacking on the other hand, requires the user to complete problem-solving tasks by matching coloured cubes, travelling through cyberspace and entering the correct code. There are also Interrogation scenes where the player character must use dialogue which matches the suspect’s emotional state at the time. After each level you’re awarded a percentage, if you get higher than 90% you get a bonus item available in the bonus section.

    While the game is linear, it is fun and exciting. There are a few surprises and multiple choices to keep players engaged. If you’re a fan of the spy genre or of the 24 series, you will most probably enjoy this. It’s not quite like James Bond, or tactical games like Rainbow Six, but there was a decent amount of effort put into this game. It’s also cheap so it’s a win-win situation!
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  2. 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 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 who cares the game is good. Full Review »