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]
24: The Game manages to duplicate the shows frantic pace and distinct look while providing an interesting story fans will want to experience. Unfortunately it also features some bad control and terrible driving missions. But who said Jack's day was going to be perfect?
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.
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!
the game is too good just the movement of the camera and the protagonist that I didn't like. the puzzles are also horrible and i hate that whatever game it is i don't find puzzle fun.
I love the physics of this game both objects and ragdol
24: The Game's presentation is top notch. It perfectly captures the feel of the show. Everything from the beloved FOX Network thriller is here including the actors. This video game adaption was even penned by one of the show's writers. It also features new music from the show's composer. However, the gameplay is very average. There is a good variety of action in "24: The Game", but none of it is very good. If you're a fan of the show, you'll probably enjoy it. But similar titles like "Dead To Rights" are much better. I would rate this with a 7 out of 10.
This is a mission based game which has a decent presentation. The controls are functional but not very satisfying. With many enemies around it gets into gong show territory pretty fast. Lots of options exist for camera and aiming preferences however I found none to provide controls which I found fluent. The world and missions were decent enough and maybe in the day I would have played the game out, but like many games of the past these games haven't aged well. It's a decent game with some warts and it's subjective whether it's worth playing nowadays. I like the old style games which have good atmosphere and seem batch crafted. This game is worth checking out for that reason, but it's also worth ignoring for it's simplistic controls which could use a ton of improvement.
This game was mediocre, but had a good style in is a very high production quality for PS2 game. I would recommend it. Just to see it.
The game story flew thought me, I don't really know what was happening most of the time. I've never watched the TV shows but I like the split angles and the seeing two different angles at once it was very fun to watch.
The shooting is kind of brainless ,it was only difficult when you have to protect people but most of the time my brain was just in the autopilot when I was in shooting mode.
The driving was painful , but mostly because the PS2 pressure sensitive button hurt to pull down all the time if it's 20 minutes of pulling my thumb as hard as I could it was red and numb.
The game is brainless fun, fun have it most of the time though games. Would recommend if you find it
Summary24: 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 a...