IGN writes: "24: Special Ops is a good game betrayed by lackluster controls. Perhaps the arrow system worked for somebody in the testing department of Digital Chocolate, but the game needs options, such as being able to adjust the movement arrows or manual targeting. The minigames are also too simple. I like the story and pacing in 24: Special Ops and think the game looks really nice on the crisp iDevice screen. But right now it's hard to recommend it outside the diehard Bauer fanbase".