Excerpt: The Bourne series of movies has been widely hailed as being smarter than your average run of the mill action movie. However this is not what the Bourne Conspiracy is, falling into more dumb action movie genres along the same lines as Strangehold (although for what it was, was a great game). This is not necessarily a bad thing however, as it is still an enjoyable experience.
Conclusion: As the collection of Xbox 360 titles piles up,
The Bourne Conspiracy is definitely one the best action games
you can add this summer. The dramatic fight
scenes are enough to send you flying off your
chair. You’ve got these amazing takedowns that
make you feel like a badass! And they are not
only used for fancy brawling, but as part of
your counter mechanism, too – such as evading
certain fatal collision or dodging stray bullets
by grabbing one of your foes as human...
Summary: Parents need to know that this third-person game has some blood, gun shooting, and hand-to-hand combat, but it doesn't feel excessive or out of the game's context. However, this Teen-rated game does have some graphic finishing moves: You can smash an enemy's head into a neon sign or into a wall, or throw an enemy off a ledge. There's also some drinking and smoking and product placement.
Excerpt: It is telling that you can replay boss fights from the main menu in The Bourne Conspiracy - they are by a country mile the best thing in the game. What we know and love about the Bourne films - the visceral, brutal, super fast shaky cam fight scenes - have been faithfully recreated by US developer High Moon Studios. It's a crying shame then that the rest of the game is such a let down. As it is Conspiracy is one of the best licensed games in recent memory.