Robert Ludlum’s: The Bourne Conspiracy (2008)

by Christopher
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Robert Ludlum’s: The Bourne Conspiracy is a thrilling action stealth game that puts players in the midst of espionage adventures as Jason Bourne. With its engaging combat system and rich narrative, it’s a game that both fans of the Bourne series and newcomers will enjoy.


Dive into the intense world of espionage with Robert Ludlum’s: The Bourne Conspiracy, a game that combines stealth, action, and a gripping narrative. Experience the life of Jason Bourne, a spy on the run, as you navigate through a series of covert operations and high-stakes missions.


“Robert Ludlum’s: The Bourne Conspiracy” is a third-person action stealth video game that was developed by High Moon Studios and published by Vivendi Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was released in North America on June 3, Australia on June 5, and Europe on June 27, 2008. The game expands upon Robert Ludlum’s character, Jason Bourne.

The game’s plot takes place prior to, and during the events of, the first film. It begins with Jason Bourne, the protagonist, trying to assassinate African dictator Nykwana Wombosi, who has threatened to reveal details of the CIA’s clandestine activities in Africa. After fighting his way through several guards and mercenaries, including Wombosi’s lieutenant Solomon and his assassin O’Connor, he confronts Wombosi, but is unable to kill him because Wombosi’s children are present.

The game mostly derives from the film version of “The Bourne Identity”. Although the game does not use the likeness of Matt Damon who portrays Bourne in the films (due to creative differences with the actor who initially wanted the gameplay to be more similar to that of Myst instead of a shooter), it aligns closer to the film storyline than that of the novels, and features musical themes from the films by John Powell.

As in the movie, the player character begins as an amnesiac found off the coast of Marseille, but as the game progresses, the player is provided with more clues to Bourne’s true identity. Jason Bourne’s senses are an important part of surviving the game, with noteworthy items or locations highlighted—when a switch to this sense is triggered, the visual style changes, with important elements much brighter.

A third-person espionage action game, the player encounters armed and unarmed combat, the latter usually resolved through quick time events, and at one point, a driving section, also often dependent on quick time events. There are three difficulty settings which the player can choose from when playing the single-player campaign: Trainee (easy mode), Agent (normal mode) and Assassin (hard mode).

The game also contains a boss battle feature, allowing the player to fight the boss without having to complete the entire level again, although some boss fights last entire levels. The game also contains a music player feature that allows the player to listen to music from the game. It includes an original song for the game, “Falling”, written by Paul Oakenfold and performed by Cee-Lo Green.

In addition to scenes from the film, several chapters also reveal some of Jason’s backstory and missions that take place prior to the beginning of the game. Checking into a Paris hotel, Bourne has a third flashback to a mission in the city to eliminate an arms dealer called Charles Renard at an art museum. Bourne watches as Renard is killed by his client, Khalid Azar, who takes a dirty bomb he was buying from him. Bourne pursues Azar and shoots his helicopter down.

“Robert Ludlum’s: The Bourne Conspiracy” is a thrilling game that takes players on a journey through the life of Jason Bourne, a deadly government assassin, as he uncovers his true identity and navigates a world of intrigue and danger.


Jason Bourne is the main character, supported by a cast of allies and adversaries drawn from both the Bourne novel series and original characters created for the game. Each character plays a crucial role in Bourne’s journey, providing assistance, challenges, or deeper insight into the espionage world.


The gameplay focuses on hand-to-hand combat, stealth sequences, and fast-paced action. Players can employ Bourne’s signature fighting techniques, use environmental objects as weapons, and execute critical takedown moves. The game also features driving sequences and puzzle-solving elements, enhancing the overall gameplay experience.


Robert Ludlum’s: The Bourne Conspiracy offers an engaging experience for fans of the Bourne series and action stealth games. Despite some flaws, its intense combat and intriguing story make it a worthy adventure for those looking to step into the shoes of Jason Bourne.

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