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  • Summary: Charlie Croker and his gang are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold heists ever. You must take on the role of Charlie and his gang members in their quest for revenge and the gold. Based on the film, The Italian Job's story mode challenges you toCharlie Croker and his gang are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold heists ever. You must take on the role of Charlie and his gang members in their quest for revenge and the gold. Based on the film, The Italian Job's story mode challenges you to create the largest traffic jam in LA history, and then escape in supercharged Mini Coopers. Master four other action-packed modes, including stunt driving, circuit racing, and multiplayer modes for up to two players. Expand
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  1. The biggest problem with LA Heist is that although it's on the so called 'next gem' consoles it's not as enjoyable or immersive as SCI's stab to the genre some years ago.
  2. While TIJ doesn't exactly fail on any given level, it certainly doesn't really over achieve either. Another movie, another bland game is released. The world continues on.
  3. 68
    With no Live, limited two-player races, and an entirely too short Story mode, you can get everything out of this racer with a rental.
  4. The ordinary race-and-chaser’s loosely knit compilation of repetitive Mini Cooper showdowns has a recognizable scene or two, but that’s about it.
  5. Away from the restrictions enforced by the licence the game improves. Free Roam gives you unlimited access to the excellently designed LA streets and rooftops, while Stunt Mode also takes greater advantage of the exquisite physics engine. But why are there no added incentives such as stunt scoring or accumulators? A missed opportunity. [Oct 2003, p.101]
  6. A workmanlike, uninspired racer that just doesn't do enough to sutain my interest. [Aug 2003, p.93]
  7. Even with my enjoyment of the movie, the game just didn't do anything for me. I was having so much fun playing "Burnout" and Italian Job just seemed to lack it.

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  1. JoshH.
    Dec 13, 2004
    0
    Probably the worst racing game ever. I was stupid enough to buy it at full price.I returned it the next day.