Golden hour strikes for 24: The Game

Jack Bauer's first PlayStation 2 mission given the go-ahead, will be in stores in February.

Already caught up in the midst of another hectic day on television, antiterrorist agent Jack Bauer will soon be battling foes in games. 2K Games announced today that 24: The Game, which is based on the popular Fox television show, 24, has gone gold for a "February" release date. Exclusive to the PlayStation 2, the game retails for $39.99 and is rated M for Mature.

The game's M rating shouldn't come as a surprise to viewers of the show 24, which contains a whole season of harrowing action packed into a 24-hour storyline. The game will be set between the events of the second and third seasons of the show, in the wake of the attempted assassination of President David Palmer, played in the game and on TV by Dennis Haysbert. The game will also feature the likenesses and voices of Kiefer Sutherland as the heroic--and often brutal--Bauer, Elisha Cuthbert as his daughter, and Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeda, one of Bauer's fellow agents at the Counter-Terrorist Unit (CTU).

The game was developed at SCEE's Cambridge Studio, creator of Primal and last year's Ghosthunter. The third-person shooter will feature 100 missions, including on-foot shoot-outs and high-speed vehicular pursuits. It will also sport stealth missions, interrogation challenges, and puzzles in the form of decoding various bits of intelligence. For a dossier containing more gameplay details, investigate GameSpot's previous coverage.

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31 comments
bucanero05
bucanero05

ps2 exclusive, why did they take that bad decision?, xbox/xbox 360 version should be great.

A-S_FM
A-S_FM

if i recall correctly, this game is set to last about 24 hours... since it's *highly* unlikely there's over 15 hours of actual gameplay, we're looking at a *lot* of cutscenes... since it's being written by, iirc, the tv scriptwriters and has all the tv voice talent... well, even if the gameplay is bad, we'll still be looking at what might be a really cool experience - personally i'm considering it 24 season 2.5 rather than 24 the game...

turbo525
turbo525

In this game ,will be able shoot people in the knee caps, run away from mountain lions, and torture people by threatening to stab them in the eyes? If so, I'm definitely buying it (except for the mountain lion part... that was sarcasm ;) )

dibz78
dibz78

Any idea's when is coming out in the UK?

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

Yay! If it doesn't suck I'll pick up a copy right away! I love the show.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

just a hunch....... this game is gonna stink.

TryMe01
TryMe01

those who have a GC/360/xbox/DC/DS/GBA/Gizmondo/ngage/GBM/GBA:SP/ and not a PS2 should get one. I wont

mikekare79
mikekare79

Too bad it's not on the 360. Oh well...

777rak
777rak

Too bad this game is not for Game Cube..........

fatguy45
fatguy45

Agent Jack Bauer doesn't follow protocol!!!

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

damn i thought this game was coming out for gc too.

molivers7
molivers7

How do you capture the TV show in a video game? Good luck with this.

dagreyghost
dagreyghost

I PLAYED A DEMO FROM U S PLAYSTATION MAG AND I GOTTA TELL YA ITS SURPRISINGLY GOOD! THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE CAR CHASES...IT FELT SLOW LIKE TRUE CRIME NYC

steelcage
steelcage

I played the Demo in OPM and it sucked.... I relly hope that the game comes out better I love 24!

meteorgun7
meteorgun7

It sucks, i dont have enough money for it. I gotta save up for Kingdom Hearts 2.

veracity024
veracity024

jack bauer could kick chuck norris's arse

ZEELIX
ZEELIX

wow i didnt know what to expect but it sounds pretty good interogation, stealth, car chases etc. this should be interesting i hope its good and does well.

timbrammer
timbrammer

100 missions..... thats a like 15 seconds a mission....

edwardryan
edwardryan

Even if it just captures some of the spirit from the television show, and is otherwise competent, this'll be a winner for fans of the show. Yippie!

djdizz
djdizz

ight let's just hope that the game lives up to its rep

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

I wonder if you will really only have 24 hours to finish it. . .

decebal
decebal

Man... games from movies suck. But I so hope this is a good one.

mex12
mex12

I can't wait to interrogate terrorist and poke their eyes out with a knife. :)

StealthyBurrito
StealthyBurrito

If its as good as the show, We're in for a wild ride!!

fsales
fsales

Highly anticipated this one...hopefuly will live up to the expectations