Based on the "Quantum of Solace" and "Casino Royale" films, Quantum of Solace places you in the ruthless world of international espionage and intrigue. Blending first-person shooting and third-person action, you are in control of Bond's greatest weapon - his mind. Experience James Bond as Daniel Craig - more dangerous, more lethal, and more cunning than ever before.
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The game's plot revolves around both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, with added gunfights and action sequences for gameplay purposes. Many of the game's events were altered for gameplay purposes, and some of the events do not coincide with those of the actual films.
The game begins with James Bond in Lake Como, where Bond is sent to abduct Mr. White from his home. After overcoming resistance at the White estate, Bond successfully escapes with White. White is taken to Siena, where Bond and M interrogate him for information regarding Quantum, an organization unknown to MI6 at the time. White escapes with the assistance of M's bodyguard, Mitchell, who is revealed to be a traitor. Bond chases Mitchell through the rooftops and engages him in combat, resulting in Mitchell's death.
The game then takes Bond to Lake Constance, where members of Quantum meet up to discuss the "Tierra Project"; amongst them is Dominic Greene, who poses as an environmentalist. Bond disrupts their meeting, takes photographs of the Quantum members, and escapes the area. The plot then fast-forwards to Camille Montes and Bond crash landing in Greene's intended land acquisition in Bolivia. Bond endures a violent gun fight to reach Camille. He soon learns Camille is pursuing the man responsible for murdering her family: General Medrano. Learning this, Bond opens up to Camille, telling her that Quantum was responsible for the death of his former lover, Vesper Lynd.
The gameplay then takes the form of flashbacks from Casino Royale. Bond begins in Madagascar, having been recently promoted to Double 0 status. Bond pursues Mollaka, a bomb maker, through a construction site and embassy before killing him. Bond then travels to Miami Airport to stop a terrorist from destroying a Skyfleet airliner. He successfully stops the terrorist, and it is revealed the bomber was hired by Le Chiffre, a private banker to numerous terrorist organizations around the world. Le Chiffre had sold stocks of Skyfleet using his clients' funds, to bet against the market in order to receive a substantial profit after the airliner's destruction. Le Chiffre sets up a high-stakes poker game at the Casino Royale in order to win back enough funds to placate his clients.
Bond meets Vesper Lynd, an accountant from the Treasury, on his way to Montenegro. After their meeting, Bond fights off dealers from a drug organization spread throughout the train (a notable difference from the film). After combat, Bond arrives in Montenegro, where he comes face to face with Le Chiffre. After defeating Le Chiffre in the poker game, Vesper is kidnapped. Bond pursues the kidnappers but crashes his car and is taken hostage. He escapes and battles through Le Chiffre's barge to rescue Vesper. While he is successful, Bond and Vesper are re-captured by Le Chiffre's body guards. Near death, they are saved when Mr. White kills Le Chiffre for his recent actions, leaving Bond and Vesper alive.
Later on, Bond and Vesper begin a romantic relationship, and Bond resigns from MI6, acknowledging that his work could strip him of his humanity. Bond and Vesper travel through exotic locations, arriving in Venice. Bond receives a call from M, who informs him that the funds won from the poker game were never returned to H.M. Treasury. He pursues Vesper, who is meeting members of Quantum. Bond fights off the Quantum members in a building collapsing into the Venice waters. Vesper allows herself to drown, feeling guilt over her betrayal of Bond.
The game then returns to the storyline of Quantum of Solace, with Camille and Bond arriving at a hotel in the middle of the Bolivian desert, where Greene and General Medrano are meeting. Greene plans to fund Medrano's war against the Bolivian government in exchange for his desired land acquisition. (In the film, we learn Greene wants the land for the massive underground water supply, which is cut off from the rest of the country. With the land, Greene can become the major utility supplier in Bolivia, and turn a substantial profit). Bond battles Quantum members and kills Greene by igniting the hotel's fuel cells, causing the hotel to catch fire. Camille eliminates Medrano and escapes with Bond just as the hotel explodes. Bond and Camille are then seen walking towards an MI6 helicopter, leaving the destroyed area.
The game ends with a scene not seen in the film; Mr. White and Guy Haines (another Quantum associate) are present at the events described above. Bond, who is seen outside spying on both of them, speaks with M about his findings. The final scene shows Bond going through the rain, ready to engage the Quantum members as the screen fades to black.
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The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows releases of the game support 12-player online multi-player, while the Beenox-developed Wii release supports 4 player local multi-player.
Examples of multi-player Modes:
- Bond Versus: A lone Bond plays against six other members of 'The Organization'. Bond will win if he defuses 2 of the 3 bombs or eliminates every member of the organization. To make the game fairer, Bond has 2 lives, can see all enemies, and can use any weapon set (whereas the members of The Organization have only 3 basic options). The Organization wins if Bond dies twice or if he cannot defuse two bombs in the time limit.
- Team Conflict: Team deathmatch of MI6 versus "The Organization".
- Conflict: Your basic free-for-all deathmatch.
- Golden Gun: This is a standard free-for-all conflict, which the main aim is to score 100 points. One point is scored for a kill with normal weapons or for picking up the Golden Gun, while kills while holding the Golden Gun (or killing the person with it) scores 6. When holding the Golden Gun the user will appear invisible or blue depending on which team the player is on. The winner is the first to score 100 points, or the highest amount in the allotted time limit.
- Bond Evasion: There are four teams, MI6, SAS, Rebels and The Organization. One player of MI6 is randomly designated as 007, and therefore the VIP. MI6 wins the round if 007 can get to the escape point, or if all of the Organization are eliminated. The Organization wins if 007 is prevented from escaping in the time limit, or if 007 dies. Rebels also appear on the map as snipers which are randomly placed in sniping positions. The Organization take control of helicopters and are assigned the task of killing Bond.
When playing in multi-player, credits are earned based on points scored (as with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare).However, unlike Call of Duty, these are used like currency to "purchase" upgrades, instead of "levelling up". These can be spent on unlocking new weapons, explosives, gadgets (such as increased health or better accuracy), and attachments for weapons. The upgrades can be accumulated in any order, instead of in a set order.
The game's multi-player maps are recognisable from the movies/game. Some, however, are not featured in either:
- Eco Hotel
- Construction Site
- Chemical Plant (Based on the Facility map from GoldenEye 007)
- Science Center