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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: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  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. Nov 4, 2010
    7
    Short review - Fun and satisfying action oriented game!
    Long review - Blood Stone is far from bad! It does many things right, a few things
    Short review - Fun and satisfying action oriented game!
    Long review - Blood Stone is far from bad! It does many things right, a few things wrong, and a few things are not done at all. I'll elaborate.
    Firstly, the game has a good mix of all out guns blazing action to stealthy and sneakier approach to a few missions and it has amazing driving sections which are actually sometimes more fun than the rest of the shooting sequences. The shooting is fun and the guns feel right! Getting headshots is pretty easy and well, satisfying! There is no melee in this game, but there definitely are plenty of takedowns, hand-to-hand that is.
    But the thing here with the shooting is that its just not PERFECT as the rest of the games that have come out! The feel that you get is good, but not as satisfying as say in, Uncharted 2 or even Bourne Conspiracy for that matter! Moving onto the driving. Its the best part about the game according to me. And I'm not surprised since its by Bizzare Creations! It has amazing and intense moments and is fun till the end!
    Now here is the complaint. James bond is about the gadgets, this game has ONLY the cell phone as the gadgets! I miss those Everything or Nothing days. That game had the perfect balance of shooting and driving and usage of gadgets! I was expecting the same from this game but was dissapointed over there!
    Keeping that complaint aside, the gameplay is fun and pretty good.
    The story is classic worldwide conspiracy Bond style. Nothing new here and nothing old. Its hard to care about the characters though. Its just all about Bond. The graphics are not revolutionary, but they aren't bad as well. The cutscenes look kind of stiff, but the gameplay is pretty smooth ad the framerate is constant and there are no other complaints regarding the graphics The game manages to pull of nice lighting and facial details. The animation can be clunky but that can be forgiven. The vistas in the game are pretty good. The variety of locations is a bonus to the graphics, although sometimes it can be bland and dull. But the other effects, such as snow falling or explosions, etc. look pretty good. There is a lack of destructible environments in the shooting sections though. The car sequences have a total opposite of that. Not one moment is peaceful and destruction free in the car segments!
    So all in all, in short this game is no Everything Or Nothing of the Next-gen consoles, but its the best Bond game for this gen of consoles none the less!
    Forgive the flaws and you have a nice fun rent. For James Bond fans, a purchase is a must. Its pretty fun when the action kicks in.
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  6. Jun 29, 2021
    7
    I played Bloodstone just after watching Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. The story fits well within the Daniel Craig Bond canon and feelsI played Bloodstone just after watching Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. The story fits well within the Daniel Craig Bond canon and feels like just another mission for 007. Expand
  7. Aug 12, 2020
    0
    It's unplayable on asian PS3 set and Activision doesn't care about patching the game

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