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  • Summary: Bizarre Creations is crafting a James Bond-branded game that will feature racing and vehicular combat elements.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 49
  2. Negative: 3 out of 49
  1. Nov 5, 2010
    90
    It's not tied to a film, but think of this as more of a Bond adventure when he's on vacation; a fun, action-packed ride, but not necessarily cool or clever enough to warrant a cinematic adventure.
  2. Game Informer
    Nov 15, 2010
    75
    Bizarre clearly set out to make Blood Stone feel like a part of Bond's movie canon, and it's certainly successful on that front. The weapons are anemic, and the driving sections can be dodgy, but it delivers a dose of spectacle and intrigue worthy of the character.[Dec 2010, p.114]
  3. Nov 28, 2010
    73
    James Bond 007: Bood Stone is a cool action game, especially for 007 fans. Unfortunate, the game is too linear as you haven't the possibility to explore alternative ways.
  4. Nov 4, 2010
    67
    Even with its numerous imperfections, Blood Stone easily ranks as 007's strongest showing in a videogame since the original GoldenEye. Just try to keep some aspirin handy for the inevitable cellphone-induced headaches.
  5. Jan 6, 2011
    60
    Blood Stone feels like a Bond-movie directed by Michael Bay. The game opens impressively, with variety in surroundings and the perfect Bond-vibe. But after an hour the lack of deep gameplay becomes grating and the shooting parts don't offer anything you haven't seen anywhere else before. Furthermore, the racelevels are downright disappointing and the only gadget in your possession is useless.
  6. Nov 8, 2010
    60
    Blood Stone has been a weird experience for me. Its playability is dynamic but wonky, its production values are really inconsistent, its linearity fades a little when playing in difficult mode, its solo durability isn't so great but its multiplayer remains nice (though not great), and the non-stop action would be charming if there wasn't that repetitiveness. Pros and cons, to sum it up. Blood Stone will not be a future reference, that's for sure, but Bond fans may still enjoy it.
  7. Jan 21, 2011
    40
    Blood Stone is definitely not one of 007's best missions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Nov 17, 2010
    10
    I Really enjoyed this game,nothing revolutionary,but it was really fun,the takedowns are awsome the gun play is not bad,weapons all look andI Really enjoyed this game,nothing revolutionary,but it was really fun,the takedowns are awsome the gun play is not bad,weapons all look and sound very realistic,animations are good,graphics are also good not amazing but good,the car chase levels really help mix things up and are done really well,they are pretty short but they leave you wanting more,the storyline is classic bond,it feels like it was ripped straight from the big screen and could just as easily be put straight up there as well,music is all bondish and works well,multiplayer might at most extend the games 6 hour play time by an hour ,but there,s not much online to keep you comming back,exspecially with games like black ops out.I would say pick it up if you are a bond fan,and enjoyed games like splinter cell conviction.Im on my second play through now and still enjoying it:) Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    10
    To put it briefly, I'd say that James Bond - Bloodstone deserves a 10 from me. Why? Because it's good fun. The story is enjoyable, the actionTo put it briefly, I'd say that James Bond - Bloodstone deserves a 10 from me. Why? Because it's good fun. The story is enjoyable, the action is great, especially the stealth, and it can be challenging at times, especially on harder difficulties. It tries to be moderately original, and doesn't overload on gadgets. Go buy it if you like Bond games; this one's good. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2010
    9
    Thanks to "74656a" and "Whoseanegamer" for their reviews that made me buy this game. I was amazed by the amount of bad reviews out there andThanks to "74656a" and "Whoseanegamer" for their reviews that made me buy this game. I was amazed by the amount of bad reviews out there and as they said, this game is far from bad! I have nothing to add to their comments but to say that I have as much enjoyment in playing this game than in Uncharted 2, Batman Arkham Asylum and Splinter Cell Conviction. The cover system is very well managed and if you're afraid by the length of this game and like challenges, start it in "Agent" mode. You won't be deceived : Bond can only endure 3 bullets max. Have a nice day! Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2012
    7
    Bruce Feirstein who wrote the brilliant Goldeneye managed to conjure up a rather dull script for bloodstone which features voice work fromBruce Feirstein who wrote the brilliant Goldeneye managed to conjure up a rather dull script for bloodstone which features voice work from daniel craig and joss stone. The forgettable story is accompanied by the short playing time, I know that multiplayer is often priority number one these days but thats no excuse for a single player campaign of around four hours or even less. Also the multiplayer in bloodstone is not up to standard. Fortunately the slick and smooth gameplay along with quite a few nice bond moments and the settings that each single player level takes place all help to save bloodstone and save it from looking like a mere side project to Goldeneye for the Wii. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2011
    7
    I. Liked playing this game. I am not sure if its because it was a good game, or because it was James Bond. The opening scenes get your bloodI. Liked playing this game. I am not sure if its because it was a good game, or because it was James Bond. The opening scenes get your blood boiling as most James Bond games and Movies do. For me this was enough to keep me hooked the entire game. The game allows you to decide the way you want to approach the enemy. You can use stealth attacks (my favorite), or you can use the duck and shoot type of firefight method (also fun). Even the normally boring part of walking around using gadgets to break codes was exciting to me. The story was very predictable. Joss stone would have never been my choice for a bond girl. Although the cars you get to drive were awesome, I would have liked to drive a motorcycle (just me). That said it was still a good game. In reality though the simple fact that its a James Bond game automatically gives it 5 points in my review. The good graphics and the modest length of the game add to its quality. That's why I give it a 7 out of 10 Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2010
    7
    I wouldn't call Blood Stone a driving game or a shooter, it's more like an interactive Bond experience. Is it a good game? Yes! Would II wouldn't call Blood Stone a driving game or a shooter, it's more like an interactive Bond experience. Is it a good game? Yes! Would I recommend a purchase? If you really like James Bond then buy it, otherwise it would make a good rental for a day. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2019
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. James bond has had plenty of great video game outings and i certainly have fond memories of playing nightfire and everything or nothing in my child hood but after the ps2/gamecube/xbox gen the James bond games struggled in quality most likely due in part to the publishers switching from EA to Activision. i enjoyed my time playing bloodstone but i can easily say its the worst bond game iv played . keep in mind i have not played all the james bond games.

    Story: the story is really forgettable to the point where i don't remember the main villains name and i only beat the game last night . its campy like the roger moore versions of bond mixed with the seriousness of Daniel Craig's and that just didn't blend well for me. on top of some awkward lines the story is kinda a mess. ending with a plot twist that was not needed or made any sense. in the movies bond and m seem to have a closer relationship and care for one another and in this game it just feels like Judy Dench just seems like the stereotype of an angry boss in this game
    story: 2/10

    world building: this being a movie video game is no excuse to not add to the lore of the series , starwars has been doing it for years across many different mediums. and other bond games have built upon the movies lore before. there is one moment where bond is talking to another country's Representative and he acts like bond and mi6 do this all the time witch was a small but nice touch
    worldbuilding: 2/10

    graphics: bloodstone despite being on the ps3 looks way worst than nightfire except in the driving sections for some reason the driving sections in this game seem to have an increase in quality compared to the shooting sections witch is odd because those driving sections in bond games are usually the worst part . i suppose it could look much worst .
    graphics: 4/10

    Game play: the game play in bloodstone is fast paced and mostly fun , overall the game mechanics are adequate , i enjoyed having to use cool stylish and decently animated take downs to get more focus shots was a nice fun game play loop , the action set pieces are fun and satisfying. the gun play is meh at best in the middle id say . not very much variety in the guns and that made the game feel a little flat cause i basically just used the mp5 the whole game and occasionally picking up another automatic gun . and the shot guns are a joke .
    gameplay: 5/10

    Sound design : previous bond games have done really well with sound design and especially with the music because that theme song is so iconic as well as the added bonus of some games having the real actors voice their characters, blood stone has a good open theme song in the same style as all the other bond theme songs. the voice acting was mediocre , Daniel Craig sounds like he has a cold in this game , i know hes actually British but he sounds like an american doing a bad British accent. witch is strange because he in the movies as one of the coolest voices bonds ever had . the guns sound mediocre , the explosions are mediocre and besides the opening them the music is pretty forgettable
    sound design;5/10

    2+2+4+5+5=18
    18/5=3.6 round up to 4/10
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