24: The Game User Reviews

7.6

A whole season in a game

The good:

- Main character's same voices
- Details on characters are almost exquisite
- Original aiming system
- Great storyline
- Surrender enemies

The bad:

- Short game time
- No Difficulty choosing
- Occasionally easy
- Doesn't answer all Season 3 loopholes
- Low replayability

Summary:

Ok, this game is the "Missing" day that left us all wondering what happened during all those years that changed so much. To be honest, it didn't explain much, in fact, it kept you going with its own storyline and new way to save Los Angeles. Being Jack Bauer does rule in some levels, aside from Chase and Tony will be others to control...though not when you would expect it.

The Interrogation system is a lot of fun to mess with...of course the timer will put you under a lot of pressure which is even better. Other features like finding nodes and bombs and other CTU HQ features are also fun to m...

5.0

Rent First

The good:

Outstanding presentation that emulates the television show to near perfection. Voiceovers by the majority of the television show's cast, as well as a story written by one of the writers for the show really help to cement this game's outstanding presentation.

The bad:

Gameplay not nearly as good as it could have been. Its not bad enough to say that the developers just wanted a quick buck off of the license, but its not nearly as good as other games in the genre.

Summary:

Any fan of 24 should play through this game at least once. It has a fantastic story, and the presentation is nearly perfect.

The gameplay issues, while a bit irritating, are not something that will keep the average gamer from finishing the game and seeing the entire story.

Movement is kinda clunky, and I found myself moving Jack, or any other character around mostly in the slower moving stealth mode, so I could keep them from going all over the place with just a nudge of the analog stick.

Gunplay is pretty good, I recommend that the aim assist be turned off from the outset, as the CPU has a b...

10

The Longest Day of Your Life

The good:

- Amazing presentation: just like a missing season of 24
- Fantastic plot: inventive twists and turns exactly like the show
- The full 24 cast: everyone from Jack Bauer to Adam Kaufman act their socks off
- Superb variety of missions: never repetitive
- Well-realised world: explore a full-scale city on foot or by car
- Brilliant shooting: many weapons and approaches to a situation
- Fast-paced driving: physics created for big cinematic car chases
- Hacking mini-games: not as rubbish as they sound
- Music and sound: score by Sean Callery, plenty of bangs and booms

The bad:

- Not the best graphics: not terrible either, but there are better looking games out there
- No co-operative multiplayer: imagine Jack and Tony working together...?
- Not actually real time: more like 14 than 24

Summary:

The following takes place between 6:00am and 7:00am...

An anonymous phone call from a public pay booth near the Los Angeles docks informs Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) that a shipment of illegal weapons, plus a deadly ricin biotoxin bomb, has arrived. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) leads a SWAT unit to seize the shipment and diffuse the bomb. Meanwhile, in Washington DC, DC CTU agent Chase Edmunds (James Badge Dale) is working undercover with a group of terrorists who are planning to assassinate Vice-President Jim Prescott in LA later on in the day. Blowing his cover to warn CTU in LA, he bec...

7.0

For Fans Only

The good:

  • Fantastic storyline. Fans of the show will enjoy the quality of the story.
  • Top-notch presentation. From the great voice-acting to the amazing cinematics.
  • A variety of gameplay elements. Including shooting, driving, and an array of mini-games: interrogation, hacking, retrieving software, unlocking doors.
  • Multiple playable characters. You play as Jack Bauer, Kim Bauer, Tony Almeida, and Chase Edmunds on various missions.
  • Fans will enjoy seeing non-playable characters such as Chloe O'Brian, Adam Kaufman, Michelle Dessler, David Palmer, Nina Myers, Kate Warner, etc.
  • Fans will also like how it explains how Chase and Jack meet, and how Adam came to work at CTU.
  • A great set of environments. Fans will enjoy exploring inside CTU.
  • A fantastic ragdoll/physics engine, though it is a bit over-the-top, though still great.
  • Decent graphics. The pre-rendered graphics featured in the cinematics are fantastic.
  • Nice array of unlockables that will make fans of the show try and achieve. You achieve them by getting 90%+ on the missions.
  • A large variety of weapons to use.

    The bad:

  • The camera can get quite bad at times and will confuse you.
  • Targeting system isn't that great.
  • While running, you'll notice it's hard to control your character and he'll go all over the place.
  • The driving is quite clunky and the A.I. vehicles are relentless and quite annoying.
  • The game is short. It can probably be completed in about 15 hours or so.

    Summary:

    24: The Game is pretty much all story and presentation, while its gameplay falls a bit short. 24 fans will probably enjoy the game and forgive its gameplay because they'll be wrapped up in watching the story unfold and getting to play as their favourite characters. The shooting and driving is a bit clunky, though it's still playable. The camera is probably its biggest fault. The ragdoll and physics engine is really well done, it's a blast to plug an enemy with a shotgun shell and see him fly over a desk into a piece of glass, and watch the glass shatter; that's definitely a high point of th...

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