I bought this guide as VCS is such a new game that online guides are rare so far. The main story missions are explained in general terms and sensible advice is offered to complete them fairly easily. However, the side missions and collectibles sections are where this guide really excels. There are numerous maps showing the locations of all health, armour, police bribes and weapons icons, all side mission locations as well as the locations of all Empire Sites, Unique Stunt Jumps, Rampages and Hidden Packages (in this game, 99 Red Balloons - a tribute to 80s German Pop Idol Nena). However, I suspect the writers of this guide were working from a beta or test version of the game as one or two red balloons are not quite where the guide says they are (though very close by as it goes), and while the Rampages locations are essentially correct, the actual Rampage you get is not as the guide suggests.
Aside from these few errors (which are probably the result of the game-makers tweaking things after testing), I find the guide to be very useful in completing, even 100%ing, the game. The book is large, A4 or slightly larger, the maps are clear and conveniently placed, and very user-friendly overall. I recommend it to all VCS players for the maps alone, well worth the very reasonable price.
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