The Bourne Conspiracy

The Bourne Conspiracy

Compared to most movie-based video games, Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy, sans Matt Damon, is a miraculous achievement in that it doesn't suck. As the $30 million super spy Jason Bourne, you'll travel to a variety of locations and beat the crap out of evildoers, blasting them with weapons and crushing their skulls with vicious hand-to-hand combat. In addition, the game features driving sequences that, while not as good as the fighting, offer you a chance to cause multiple accidents and evade the law en route to explosive finishes. Hand-to-hand fighting works best, thanks to an adrenaline meter that lets you perform a variety of painful takedowns on your enemies. That said, the standard issue punches and kicks, combined with the bizarre decision to ignore the left trigger while shooting, makes the game frustrating. For the eight to ten hours of fun it offers, however, The Bourne Conspiracy is worth its headaches.

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