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Quantum of Solace £5.97 @ Amazon [PC Games]

Matt Gardner
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Quantum of Solace £5.97 @ Amazon [PC Games]

Essentially a video game combination of all of the best bits from Casino Royale and its subsequent sequel, Quantum of Solace is an FPS that sees you step for the first time into the shoes of Daniel Craig as James Bond. There are several unseen bits that fill in the largely confusing narrative of the second film and a bunch of spy-related collectables to snatch along the way as you blast your way through the game to the sound of David Arnold's magnificent score.

You can pick up a copy of the PC version for just £5.97 at the moment from Amazon, saving you a couple of quid on the nearest competitor over at Coolshop.

Quantum of Solace is a pretty average shooter that's improved marginally by the James Bond licence. It won't surprise or thrill you particularly, and there's little here that hasn't been done before, but that doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable. Far from it.

Sandwiching together the two movies into one game makes sense, and actually Quantum of Solace itself comes off rather better here than it did in the cinemas due to the fact that the action is consistent and there's no poorly directed shaky-cam. It's a standard FPS affair, fleshed out with a reliable cover system and context sensitive stealth takedowns, that are a couple of welcome touches.

I won't lie, it's short, the graphics are pretty dated, the level design is very linear and the auto-aim is forgiving to the point of becoming obsequiously helpful. But for under £6 you get a fairly decent shooter. It's nothing particularly special, but then at this price it doesn't really need to be.

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