Gangs of London PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2006
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 47
  2. Negative: 16 out of 47
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  1. 45
    But after playing the actual title, there's no way that I'd want to subject friends to the bland missions, continually infuriating AI and gameplay issues and repetitive story structure.
  2. As close to broken as it gets. Anyone looking for a virtual 8-ball or darts simulator will find it here, but they certainly aren’t worth the 40 dollar price of admission.
  3. Sure, I’m busting its balls, but Gangs of London isn’t all terrible. It’s just really easy to pick on the bad A.I. and repetitive gameplay.
  4. Whether it's stealth, driving or shooting, the game feels limited and unengaging, is hampered by unresponsive controls and completely lacks the necessary polish of a modern production.
  5. 40
    It seems Studio London has ignored everything anybody disliked about the two Getaway titles and just included the problems in Gangs of London. This results in poor AI, a terrible aiming system, repetitive missions and a sporadic frame-rate.
  6. It all boils down to one simple fact - it's just not fun.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    Apart from the cheese factor, Gangs simply fails at the basics. [Nov. 2006, p.120]
  8. Curiously enough, the billiards mini-game really does sum up Gangs of London as a whole. Gangs of London has a lot of balls but when it comes to sinking them it always scratches.
  9. I desperately wanted to like this game. Really. But the terrible gameplay, boring mission structure and pathetic mini-games just make me pity it.
  10. 40
    There’s a good game in here somewhere, but it’s buried beneath a layer of unpolished graphics, clumsy controls, and boring missions.
  11. Gangs of London would get wasted in the opening cinema of any Grand Theft Auto game. Although it strives to be all things to all gamers, it comes off as little more than a sad mess of something half-digested, in the final analysis.
  12. 35
    A blatantly shallow excuse to create yet another exercise in brutality and abhorrent language. The game lacks any form of motivational justification, and setting it in realistic surroundings, force feeding an uninteresting cliche-riddled narrative across truly banal missions, and then relying on violence and blood-spattered cursing and imagery to pad the gaping holes, makes the '18' certificate assigned by the BBFC ('M' for Mature in the US) seem sadly insufficient.
  13. Edge Magazine
    30
    The dialogue is belief-defyingly bad, the characters who deliver it lazy, one-dimensional caricatures. [Oct 2006, p.94]
  14. It is simply a portable piece of ugliness that lacks humility, wit, or any entertainment value whatsoever. It is singularly unpleasant in the way it handles its subject matter, and it lacks the style or panache to carry its inadequacies with any dignity.
  15. Rent Gangs of London for some pub games on the road, but please do not encourage developers to continue putting wretch like this on a system with so much more potential.
  16. 20
    A truly awful experience. Put simply, it's a portable piece of ugliness that lacks any humility or wit. It is singularly unpleasant in the way it handles its subject matter, and lacks the style or panache to carry its inadequacies with any dignity.

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#26 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Jul 9, 2016
    2
    A poor quality GTA clone. SCEA decided to whip out a quicke sandbox game to make a quick buck before the Liberty City Stories came out. TrashyA poor quality GTA clone. SCEA decided to whip out a quicke sandbox game to make a quick buck before the Liberty City Stories came out. Trashy graphics, comically bad character animations unresponsive controls, pointless mini games and horrible plot. Not even worth tracking down for comedy value. Full Review »
  2. MikeHawk
    Aug 10, 2008
    0
    This could be in fact the worst game I have ever played. Pointless mini-games. Fights you can't win. You think this game has cut scenes?This could be in fact the worst game I have ever played. Pointless mini-games. Fights you can't win. You think this game has cut scenes? Think again. Pictures with words is what they are. If you want to experience pain, you're better off slamming your hand in a car door than buying this game Full Review »
  3. JohnY
    Aug 10, 2008
    2
    I give this a 2 because in the beginning you get to choose a gang...then you realize each one is exactly the same and it doesnt matter becauseI give this a 2 because in the beginning you get to choose a gang...then you realize each one is exactly the same and it doesnt matter because the ai is better than you. I've been playing games since Atari and Super Nintendo and have never seen worse fighting sequences. Button mashing is out of the question because after the enemy hits you once, you simply have no chance of hitting back. You're knocked down over...and over...and over. I thought i got a good deal on a game considering I bought it for $8.99. As it turns out the store ripped me off. There are plenty of better games for the psp then wasting your money and time on this game. What else can we expect from London though? Full Review »