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  • Summary: GET IN. GET OUT. GET EVEN. Charlie Croker and his gang are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold heists ever. Taking on the role of Charlie and his gang members, you must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. RecaptureGET IN. GET OUT. GET EVEN. Charlie Croker and his gang are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold heists ever. Taking on the role of Charlie and his gang members, you must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. Recapture the high-octane thrills of the 2003 blockbuster movie by creating the largest traffic jam in L.A. history and attempting your escape in super-charged MINI Coopers. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Although some of the later missions are very hard, it has a well-pitched difficulty curve, where most missions will require a few goes to crack and will require you to learn the road layout, which you’ll quite happily do.
  2. 65
    The game is short -- way too short. A halfway decent player is going to spend more time watching the movie than playing through the story mode.
  3. While there isn’t anything that makes the game bad, its short length and uninspiring gameplay will leave you without any desire to return to the game for further play.
  4. Sure, Mini Coopers are neat little cars, but I think I would rather be run over by one than play this game again. [Aug 2003, p.91]
  5. Uninspired. [Sept 2003, p.38]
  6. The Stunt mode is actually criminally under-exploited with only a handful of courses to try, but with every level of the story mode featuring a grading system as well, one can easily turn familiar areas of the city into practiced and perfected courses - not too unlike the real thing then.
  7. It's like a feeble attempt at a mission-based driving game (think "Midnight Club" or "Driver" or something, I guess - it's hard to tell since it's hard to tell since it's so half-hearted) with Mini Coopers thrown in for really obvious movie "flava." [Sept 2003, p.97]

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  1. CraigS.
    Jul 12, 2003
    7
    It is better than the original on Playstation but it could be better.