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5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved the Film, Love the Game!!, 25 Oct. 2005
You do not have to be a fan of the movie to enjoy this great game!!
I had two real reasons for getting this game: -
1.I loved the film,
2. The makers, Rockstar always release promising games whether it be a GTA game, or fresh ideas, such as Red Dead Revolver.
I got the game, and realised....This is amazing!
Before i got the game i thought that it may be too linear, and have little or no replay value, as well as nothing outside the missions, this is where i was wrong.
In between missions, you can hang around coney island and do bonus missions and explore the island, this was a plus, also in the warriors hideout you can play pre-game story missions of how members joined the gang, such as Cleons story, and these too are amazin. You can also train to get your stamina up, whether it be pressups or use the punch bag. The fighting is original, intuitive and very well perfected in the sense that it works well and is not too hard to get to grips with.
Rockstar have made the game very much like the movie, they have included great amounts of characters, also backdrops and levels as well as voices (not sure if original but are very good) and music.
Also you can create your own clan, where you choose nine from a total of 365 unlockable characters which i thought was really good, and you can use this clan to undertake variosu missions such as a battle royale whre you win by thoring the other clan (of 9 people) off the roof, and massive fights.
Instead of you just fighting, fighting, and fighting. Rockstar Toronto have cleverly included various aspects from the cult movie. These include smashing up the street, using weapons, such as bricks and bottles, breaking into shops and looting, and also stealing car stereos. You can also mug people. Not to mention, you hav to evade the cops if you cause trouble and can also tag (or spray paint) various parts of a level.
I would rate this game: -
Graphics... 9/10 dark an gloomy like manhunt, great effect
Gameplay... 9/10 many different modes to complete
Sound......10/10 well captured, sounds like ur there.
All in all the game makes you feel like you are actually there.
This game is similar to manhunt, in the sense of gameplay, this is the game that GTA and Manhunt should have been.
I would highly recommend this game to anyone who owns a Playstation 2, (or Xbox)