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  • Summary: Wheelman takes gamers on a white knuckle thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona. Featuring car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences, Wheelman delivers powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline. Vin Diesel stars as an undercover agent and highly skilled driver who must infiltrate the Barcelona underworld to gather intelligence surrounding a covert heist. Posing as a driver-for-hire, he ends up caught in a crossfire of corruption and chaos while trying to stay one step ahead of local law enforcement and rival gangs. [Midway] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Wheelman is good, but far from outstanding. The PC-Version's controls are unintuitive and some graphical glitches and missing detail-settings are making it hard to recommend the PC-Version. Nevertheless: if you consider yourself a fan of the Transporter-Movies, the Driver-Series oder simply Vin Diesel: Wheelman is exactly your game!
  2. Though it’s fun at first due to the arcade steering, Wheelman quickly decelerates to a halt, because of the dull story and the imbalanced difficulty.
  3. Packed with high-speed chases, car combat (you can bump rivals into walls) and ridiculous explosions, the game's still far from perfect. Sloppy looking characters, excessive loading and average on-foot shooting keep it several steps behind the competition. As a rental, however, Wheelman offers some decent thrills.
  4. 62
    Unfortunately, while on paper it might have sounded like a Fast and Furious calibre idea, in reality Wheelman is barely a Pacifier.
  5. Carjacking is quick and fun, at least the first few times. After the first few missions, things feel awfully repetitive.
  6. “Never get out of the car”, the heroes of Interstate ’76 used to say. If the developers of Wheelman decided to follow this credo, they could have focused their efforts on turning lifeless Barcelona into a real city, instead of churning out boring TPS sequences. Or they could have made a menu for editing keyboard shortcuts. Or re-do boring side missions and build them into the story.
  7. It’s like an ironic mustache or mullet. Like having a Steven Segal DVD in your collection. You’ll never get any real use out of it. You just have it in with your other games to show you friends you have a sense of humor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Sep 18, 2013
    10
    wealmin iz a gud gaim but i compleatid it ded fast bekuz am ded gud at it, de best prt abwt weelmin iz dat u cn be van diezel. e iz a dad gud aktor an e iz gud in iz muvie carled fast and futuruz 2 china town warz Expand
  2. May 14, 2011
    6
    Very interesting, Karolina M, SarahL, RaymondF (and so on) reviewing this title. Obviously, it's 1 person, 1 fan, with multiple accounts, but LAME as hell, doubled his name same style and writing reviews same way. Amateur are you...
    The game: enjoyable game with many bugs, failures. Recommended, if you like GTA, but GTA is better.
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  3. Dec 26, 2011
    0
    LOL. Just come here to see some guy making a bunch of accounts to raise the score. 0! The game was terrible. Just doesn't compare to much better games like Saints Row and GTA. Sorry. Collapse

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