24: The Game PlayStation 2

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
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  1. MikeC.
    Mar 3, 2006
    7
    i rented this and black and i got to say i like it better then black i dont watch the show but game is enjoyable it has it flaws but they are not a big thing the only grip i have is the driving missions cars responses bad but if you looking for something to hold you over till new splinter cell this should do nowhere near it but cool ctu game.
  2. AnonymousMC
    Jul 4, 2006
    5
    Good for the beginning part of the game. But it has some major flaws. Graphics are just plain ugly (for PS2, what do you expect?), the driving mechanics are horrible, and the gameplay with shooting is just plain off. Fans of the hit show like myself will enjoy this game, but it becomes very repetitive. At least it has some variety such as computer missions, stealth, and interrogation. theGood for the beginning part of the game. But it has some major flaws. Graphics are just plain ugly (for PS2, what do you expect?), the driving mechanics are horrible, and the gameplay with shooting is just plain off. Fans of the hit show like myself will enjoy this game, but it becomes very repetitive. At least it has some variety such as computer missions, stealth, and interrogation. the voive acting is the best part about this game, due to the actual actors from the show lending their talents. Personally, I'd give it a 6 out of 10, but I can't let personal aspects affect my review. Worth a rent for 24 fans. Not worth a buy for anyone. Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2013
    0
    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 the24: 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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Awards & Rankings

#34 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#78 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
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. Play Magazine
    75
    Like the show it's capably siphoned from, 24: The Game rides on a breathless urgency, folding its events around a condensed 24-hour hunt for terrorists. [Mar 2006, p.41]
  2. Edge Magazine
    60
    With design lifts from here, there and everywhere peppered throughout, it’s safe to say that the developer has rather appropriately played things by the numbers. [Mar 2006, p.88]
  3. 60
    24 isn't the ambitious action opus it should've been, but its engaging quirks and variety of gaming experiences still raise it above the cash-in gutter.