The Bourne Conspiracy
|a game by||Sierra Entertainment|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 1 vote|
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|See also:||Action Games, Action Adventure Games, Beat 'em-Up, Movie-Based Games, Third-Person Shooter Games, Stealth Action, Espionage Games|
Based on the popular character created by acclaimed thriller author Robert Ludlum, which was adapted into a major Hollywood movie in 2002, The Bourne Conspiracy is a third-person action stealth game with some fun twists. Instead of telling a unique story of its own, this spin-off title draws most of its story inspiration from the first Jason Bourne movie, featuring many of the same scenes and sequences. Armed with mainly their wits and heightened senses, players must unravel a surprising conspiracy as they evade capture and regain their memories. Although most games based on movies are pretty bad, The Bourne Conspiracy ends up being much more fun than you would think.
Main Game Features
- Mixture of third-person shooting and action
- Features moments from the blockbuster movie
- Three difficulty modes to choose from
The story in The Bourne Conspiracy is a mixture of both the movie and original novel source material, blending the two together for a familiar but somewhat original story of espionage. The plot follows Jason Bourne, a stealthy assassin who wakes up with amnesia and must escape capture from the authorities as he tries to figure out the truth behind his shady past. Although the events of the game take place during and before the movie, it also deviates at key points in the story, offering different revelations. You can still expect to play through some of your favorite scenes from the movie though, including a dangerous escape from a bank and an assassin vs assassin battle in an apartment.
Unfortunately, while the story worked well in the movies, it doesn't transfer as well into video game form. It's still a cinematic experience that is full of action and suspense, but there's a big focus on action instead of the narrative. Unless you're already familiar with the overall story and characters, you might find yourself confused or underwhelmed by the spy-based mysteries. There are plenty of fun moments, but the story lacks the intrigue of the material it is based on.
However, playing through the main story in The Bourne Conspiracy is surprisingly fun, especially if you're a fan of linear, straightforward adventures. There are 11 levels total, with three different difficulty options for you to test your skill at. When you're not shooting down bad guys or getting into fist fights, the game also features exploration, encouraging you to seek out important information hidden around each level. To find these clues more easily, Jason can engage his assassin senses, which makes interactive items shine brightly. This is similar to “detective vision” as seen in games like Assassin's Creed and Batman: Arkham Asylum.
There are a handful of exciting boss fights to take on as well, which require interesting solutions to overcome. The gameplay switches up style often, in order to keep things fresh, offering fast-paced action, slow stealth, and even vehicle-based sections. That said, once you've finished the story, it might be hard to find a reason to play through the game again. Apart from a single set of collectibles and the harder difficulty options, The Bourne Conspiracy doesn't offer much in the way of extra content. This makes it a pretty short game that can be finished in just a few hours, or much quicker if you rush through levels.
The Bourne Conspiracy might not be the best stealth-action game around, but it's still a decent amount of fun, with a cool main character and some exciting gameplay. Unless you are an achievement hunter or want to play on a harder difficulty, there's not much replayability here, but the game is still worth playing through once.
With its entertaining mix of shooting, sneaking, and stylish action, The Bourne Conspiracy is great for fans of stealth action.
- Good gameplay variety
- Fun to see favorite scenes from the movie
- Cool boss fights
- Overuse of quick-time events
- Not a lot of replay value
- Underwhelming story and characters
Download The Bourne Conspiracy
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
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