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  • Summary: Exotic Imports, an international delivery service, calls you back for another round of brutal courier action in Smuggler's Run: Warzones. This entry in the Smuggler's Run series lets you work for an elite band of smugglers. The game boasts a vehicle update--with the new hoverbike--plus new levels, new four-player multiplayer modes, and new countermeasures to thwart would-be pursuers and enemies. Now, make the drop, hit the nitro boost, and get across the border before all hell breaks loose. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Definitely shines in the single player mode with its generous amount of missions and a steady difficulty curve to keep you interested and wanting to play. The game itself just seems to scream fun.
  2. 90
    Despite its questionable ethical objectives, Warzones is simply a frantic driver.
  3. The massive levels are probably the highlight of the game and they themselves offer hours of fun just driving through enjoying the scenery.
  4. An enhanced version of "Smuggler's Run 2," with new vehicles and an expanded multiplayer mode with support for four players. [Feb 2003, p.96]
  5. It's a great introduction for first-time smugglers, but those already familiar with the series won't find much new here.
  6. 75
    All very clear cut stuff, but simplicity is a big part of the game's appeal. [Sept 2002, p.46]
  7. But in all honesty, this is a game I'd be embarrassed to own, and I own "WCW Nitro."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. KevinP.
    Aug 17, 2002
    It's the best.
  2. DerekN.
    Aug 21, 2002
    Even with the cheesy FMV movies, generic electronic music, and somewhat drab graphics the game was just a blast to play. Fantastic controls, smooth frame rate, an incredible view distance, and levels that steadily increase in difficulty. A lot of fun. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2013
    From my knowledge of the series, this is a "updated" version of smugglers run 2 on ps2. I think the game is a great upgrade from the second, it has more maps more vehicles and harder missions. I have played this game for awhile now and it always seems to grab me and really make me focus it gets really fun and hard to play. Although there is that electric repetitive music and mildly bad graphics (back when it came out i thought its graphics engine was amazing) It is such a fun game and should be bought and played or at least tried by any game cube owner. Overall i think it has lots of potential and is way over looked. Expand
  4. SaintP.
    Sep 10, 2002
    Single player was fun until it crashed and the savedgame file got corrupted. multiplayer is where i had the most fun... until the game crashed. see the theme? Expand
  5. ZiggyStardust
    Oct 22, 2002
    All right, now admitedly I'm a large fan of the original game. I pretty much bought this without much research. And it was a clightly regretable purchase. My biggest problem is with the levels. You can be going along at high speeds and all of a sudden you hit an invisible wall. It's the freaking edge of the map, but unlike Smuggler's Run 1 it looks just like normal driveable terrain. It may seem like a minor gripe, but I am having trouble communicating how annoying it can be to be in an intense mission and suddenly come to a dead stop and be arrested because you hit an invisible wall. Another gripe is with the graphics. While everything is very crisp and great looking, objects do pop-up abruptly. It's not a big deal really but worth mentioning. The screenshots flatter the graphics a little. Expand
  6. RockyG.
    Sep 2, 2002
    Boring, tedious, same ol same ol.