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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. A fun weekend rental at most (alongside Activision’s port of “Wreckless”), the PS2 version of The Italian Job is left eating the dust of its cheaper and much more enjoyable PSOne counterpart from Rockstar.
  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. Too many things were left out, like bigger levels, damage modeling, better textures, etc. The driving engine is great, and it’s a breeze to get used to the controls, but all the other factors drug it down.
  6. 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]
  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.