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  • Summary: SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run takes the Spy Hunter franchise where it's never gone before: on foot. Featuring action superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as government super-spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever can step out of the Interceptor and straight intoSpyHunter: Nowhere to Run takes the Spy Hunter franchise where it's never gone before: on foot. Featuring action superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as government super-spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever can step out of the Interceptor and straight into third-person action, utilizing The Rock's physical prowess by taking down enemies with intense melee combat moves. In Nowhere to Run, the evil NOSTRA corporation returns, this time with a plan to steal the latest government technology including the world's most sophisticated spy vehicle, the Interceptor, and it's up to Alex to stop them. [Midway] Expand
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  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Unfortunately the execution just wasn't quite there.
  2. While the vehicular levels definitely showcase continued improvement for the franchise, the on foot levels just aren’t executed as well as they should have been.
  3. 60
    The addition of a third-person controllable character to this otherwise entirely vehicle-based series adds an entirely new dimension to the fading series. Playing as The Rock is pretty dang fun, and even if some of the shooting controls are wonky, the melee and wrestling attacks remain consistenly hilarious and enjoyable.
  4. The first PS2 "Spy Hunter" is a much better game. [Dec. 2006, p.84]
  5. Its control system is weak, the gameplay mechanics are basic and repetitive and The Rock is woefully underused.
  6. The road on Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run is too rocky to be a keeper. It's a one-night rental -- tops.
  7. Oh dear. We've seen some drab ill-judged resurrections of 'retro classics' in our time, but this takes the pixelated biscuit. [Dec 2006, p.94]

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  1. MartR.
    Aug 22, 2006
    3
    Spy Hunter once was a great arcade hit and does not deserve this junk pile treatment. From the start, know this: this game is utterly awful. Spy Hunter once was a great arcade hit and does not deserve this junk pile treatment. From the start, know this: this game is utterly awful. Aside from appearing just months before PS3 will make its appearance, this game shows just how bad something can go, when nobody pays attention. The driving sections are abysmal, the Interceptor's control is practically non-existent and weaponry is useless. On foot, the game is just pointless, with rubbish fixed animations for fighting and enemy AI the size of a salt almond. Graphics are worse than the first generation of PS2 games. Even the Rock character fails to add any much-required appeal to the game. Save your money. Collapse