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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 39 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53

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  1. Jan 12, 2011
    7
    A solid 7. The slightly tedious armed combat is offset by the great set pieces, and varied take down animations. The shooting sections want for a targetted zoom, but it's good enough. It'll only take 6 hours start to finish, and it's an easy 1000 achievement points. A solid 7.
  2. Jan 4, 2013
    7
    Given it's another game based on a film, I was expecting a 4/10 game. I was pleased to be proven otherwise. In terms of quality, this game is as you'd expect - mediocre. There are some glitches here and there, and checkpoints aren't always as well-placed as they could be (especially for Assassin difficulty). What annoys me is that when you've spent 5 minutes clearing out loads of enemiesGiven it's another game based on a film, I was expecting a 4/10 game. I was pleased to be proven otherwise. In terms of quality, this game is as you'd expect - mediocre. There are some glitches here and there, and checkpoints aren't always as well-placed as they could be (especially for Assassin difficulty). What annoys me is that when you've spent 5 minutes clearing out loads of enemies and get to a cutscene, you take your hands off the controller to itch and boom, you've failed because of a quick-time event. That said, the QTEs are actually a strength of this game. There are some cool features in the game, such as the adrenaline meter for cinematic takedowns (involving QTEs) and Bourne Instinct (as adopted by Arkham Asylum). These takedowns not only make you feel like you're watching Bourne in the film but also act as a vital combat tool which adds variety and resets the pace of a heated battle. In terms of game mechanics, the Bourne Conspiracy is surprising robust. The hand-to-hand combat can be described as a somewhat basic "Cinematic Tekken". There aren't many combinations so it does get repetitive, but despite this the boss fights are intense, satisfying and make you feel like you're controlling Bourne as he is in the movies, so it does the job. Shooting-wise, the game is solid too. One big gun, one side-arm, all real weapons and good cover system. The lower field of view when your weapon is drawn and the simple dot crosshair mean there's no aim assist, and the realistic ammo capacity emphasizes accuracy. Being accurate is as difficult as it needs to be. Enemies take a realistic number of shots to die, and the hit detection is good. The controls - as with everything else in the game - are simple, but feel like they were more designed for the PS3 controller than 360 one. The achievements are exhaustive of everything in the game, and are all offline. Graphics, being on Unreal Engine 3, are standard, and do a good enough job; especially when compared to other movie-games. Overall, the Bourne Conspiracy is definitely a game you should consider if you have any interest in the classic Bourne Identity film. Some of the classic scenes are remade with the game engine and you get to play some of the parts as they happen in the movie. There are also some levels which were not in the film but give more of a background to it. It's not a straight port of the film to the game, but there are some parts of the film, which is good because you can see how the story connects and even understand the film a bit better. By nature, the game is VERY scripted and you cannot deviate from the set pieces, but then again you don't need to, since this is more of a cinematic, interactive Bourne movie rather than a free-roam game. The bottom line is, if you wanted a game which can make you feel like Matt Damon in the Bourne Identity, this does an excellent job. The difficulty is just right so it's very satisfying at points. Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2012
    7
    Melee combat feels brutal and satisfying, but the same cannot be said for the shooting mechanics. Shooting feels like you just shot a thick pillow in the shape of a human. A generic shooter made better by the melee combat, I guess give it a try if it is cheap. Very dated.
  4. Aug 24, 2013
    9
    Compared to what passes for movie tie-ins; The Bourne Conspiracy is the best out there. You will find not better game based on a movie. Combat is powerful and entertaining, stealth is annoying; but works, the quick time events feel in place and when you drive; you'll have an adrenaline rush. The Game's story is good and while the textures aren't great-they at least don't glitch or break.Compared to what passes for movie tie-ins; The Bourne Conspiracy is the best out there. You will find not better game based on a movie. Combat is powerful and entertaining, stealth is annoying; but works, the quick time events feel in place and when you drive; you'll have an adrenaline rush. The Game's story is good and while the textures aren't great-they at least don't glitch or break. The pacing is great and the bosses actually take some skill. If you were looking for the best video game based on a movie-look no further. Expand
  5. Aug 13, 2014
    6
    Okay, the game is not perfect, it suffers from awful pop in and dodgy shooting mechanics, and plot feels badly recycled, but let's get to the pros. The Bourne Conspiracy is a reasonably fun game to pass the time with, it offers good graphics, okay shooting, and a brilliant hand to hand system, on of the best I've ever seen. It's a bit short, but the missions feel like there's more waitingOkay, the game is not perfect, it suffers from awful pop in and dodgy shooting mechanics, and plot feels badly recycled, but let's get to the pros. The Bourne Conspiracy is a reasonably fun game to pass the time with, it offers good graphics, okay shooting, and a brilliant hand to hand system, on of the best I've ever seen. It's a bit short, but the missions feel like there's more waiting around every corner, while I can't recommend it, it's a great game to play when you've worn out your other games. Expand
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 72 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 72
  2. Negative: 2 out of 72
  1. 80
    At around 10 to 15 hours, The Bourne Conspiracy isn't exactly a brief experience, but its addictive and gratifying combat can certainly make it feel so.
  2. It's not that often you encounter a game that mixes genres and still manages to be above-average in quality.
  3. The Bourne Conspiracy, despite its shortcomings, is an example of a very good movie-licensed game.