[[caption-width-right:244:Stony faced killer.]]

A ''Franchise/JamesBond'' video game, the 23rd according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, released November 2010, ''Blood Stone'' is a ThirdPersonShooter with an original Bruce Feirstein-penned plot and featuring the voices and likenesses of Creator/DanielCraig, Creator/JudiDench and Creator/JossStone, who sang for it.

The plot centres around the kidnapping of influential scientists working on the UK's top-secret biochemical projects. In the process of his investigation, Bond is sent to numerous locations worldwide, engaging in infiltration, gunfights and insanely [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome cool]] {{car chase}}s.

See ''Videogame/GoldeneyeWii'' and ''Videogame/DoubleOhSevenLegends'' for the other two Bond games featuring Craig.

!!This video game contains examples of:

* BigBad: It's Pomerov... [[spoiler:No, it's Rak! No wait, it's Nicole! No, [[TheManBehindTheMan it's someone else entirely]]!]]
* BreakThemByTalking: Done by Rak on numerous occasions.
* CardboardBoxes: Encountered numerous times in the Istanbul chase scene.
* ChaseScene: After 5 years of absence, the memorable staple of the Bond games returns. Filled to the brim with over the top set-pieces. Understandable, as the driving sequences were developed by the guys who made ''{{VideoGame/Blur}}''.
* CoolCar: The Aston Martin [=DBS=], and the [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Aston Martin DB5]].
* CulturalPosturing: Bond briefly meets a Chinese colonel who likes to boast about China's technological edvancements.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: The enemy mooks. Who seem to enjoy barrelling into oil tankers with glee.
* EliteMooks: In the last quarter of the game, your enemies are soldiers with body armor and military-grade firearms, who can take 2 to 3 times as much damage as the thugs and private security you've been fighting for most of the game.
* EvilPlan:
** Stefan Pomerov wants to create bioweapons based on Tedworth's Smallpox and Anthrax cure.
** [[spoiler:Nicole Hunter has high profile scientists and corporate executives kidnapped and tortured for their secrets. Her unseen employer also has her dismantle Pomerov's operation, using MI 6.]]
* HeroInsurance: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] After your building-shattering car chase through UsefulNotes/{{Bangkok}}, the police try to hunt you down. [[spoiler:Intel in an earlier level indicates Rak has bought them out, though, so they'd have been chasing you anyway, with the collateral damage simply giving them a valid legal excuse.]]
* GirlOfTheWeek: Nicole, a socialite-turned-MI6 agent. Bond also has an unnamed woman in his bed in one early cutscene.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Nicole reveals at the end that someone who is "everywhere" and "bigger than MI6" was the real mastermind behind the entire plot, but is gunned down by a remote-controlled drone before revealing a name. This was a SequelHook that was never picked up, but given the events of ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' it could be fair to assume it was Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who fits Nicole's description incredibly well.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Greco, the terrorist[=/=]mad-cap schemer from the prologue, seems to get away completely unharmed, which is particularly noticeable since Bond pretty much slaughters everyone else who crosses him. You can't even run Greco over; if you back up the car and try to do so, slamming into him is like hitting a solid wall.
* TheManBehindTheMan: See SequelHook. Most likely it's [[spoiler: [[Film/{{Spectre}} Oberhauser]] or [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Silva]]]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Rak.
* NonIndicativeName: Along with a non-indicative title sequence - the main plot has zilch to do with conflict diamonds. The closest connection is that Nicole's jewelry designs frequently use large bright red gemstones, but that is barely even a plot point.
* RedRightHand: Rak has a King Leonidas-style scar across his right eye.
* RuleOfCool:
** The chase sequences, ranging from a boat chase through Athens harbor to chasing after a speeding train across an icy river in Russia.
** Also applies to the increasingly unlikely appearances of Aston Martins for Bond to commandeer (especially since 3 apparently separate [=DBSs=] have the same number plate: The one used in the tutorial level taken from outside Greco's hiding spot, Nicole's friend's DBS in Siberia, and presumably Bond's own in the epilogue).
** And chasing a big-ass truck through Bangkok.
* SceneryPorn: Notable mentions being the car chase out of the Russian refinery, and [[spoiler:the car chase with Nicole through the Riviera]].
** That aquarium in Bangkok is also damned impressive.
* SequelHook: Either through accident or design, the game dovetails nicely into ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' and ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', especially given the ending with [[spoiler: Nicole telling Bond that everything she did, she did for a man who is 'everywhere' and has more reach than even MI6. Now whether that could be translated as Nicole's lover being in fact Raoul Silva, or even ''his'' ManBehindTheMan, Oberhauser (aka Blofeld) is unknown, but it certainly fits Oberhauser's typical methods to a T]]. Of course, it's entirely possible the creators left it deliberately open-ended and ambiguous [[BatmanGambit on the gamble that it would retroactively make sense.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: An '''entire''' compound ''filled'' with explosive chemicals, blowing up.
* ThirdPersonShooter: Interestingly, of the four ''Bond'' video games released by Activision in UsefulNotes/{{the seventh generation|OfConsoleVideoGames}} (the combined ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}''/''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' adaptation, ''VideoGame/GoldenEyeWii'', this game, and ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends''), it's the only one to primarily be a third-person affair - the others are all FirstPersonShooter[=s=] with, at best, a third-person cover system.
* WomenDrivers: Nicole lets Bond drive her car, saying "I feel much safer with a man behind the wheel." She later admits that she has wrecked every car she's ever owned. Of course, Bond is even more of a CaptainCrash than she is.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: The opening sequences lists the city you're in as "ΛTHΣNδ", which would actually read "[=LTHSNd=]" instead of "ATHENS."