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  • Summary: Stuntman: Ignition is the next installment in the Stuntman franchise. The game plunges gamers into the adrenaline-fueled role of a Hollywood stunt driver, challenging them to pull off the most breathtaking, death-defying stunts ever filmed. Players showcase their skills in a wide variety of big-budget action films, commercial shoots and tournaments while commanding more than 25 unique vehicles, including exotic sports cars, motorcycles and hovercraft. Online multiplayer allows rival stuntmen to battle it out on the film sets and custom built back-lot arenas, or players can devise their own insane stunt runs and challenge other stuntmen at their own game. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Stuntman: Ignition will induce some controller-tossing moments, but the action is so intense and fun, it's hard not to want to do that "one more take." It's thrilling, maddening, and addicting all at the same time.
  2. What it lacks in overall content it makes up for by having damned enjoyable and addictive gameplay and enough variations on a theme for the game to last much longer than the four or so hours it takes to complete the main mode.
  3. But Stuntman really shines at parties, where over excited and likely intoxicated friends all want a crack at busting through the floating house and splitting police cars.
  4. 75
    Stuntman Ignition is far better than its predecessor and a highly enjoyable game. As long as the premise behind the game appeals to you we have no hesitation recommending the game.
  5. Stuntman: Ignition is a leap forward for the series but the game is still a lesson in frustrating trail-and-error gameplay that might not sit well with many gamers.
  6. There is no doubt that Stuntman: Ignition is superior to its predecessor in every way, but it still doesn't quite live up to its lofty potential.
  7. If you must complete every game you play, then don’t bother. Still haven't found anyone on Xbox LIVE or on public message boards who has even claimed to have completed the game 100%.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. AdamW.
    May 22, 2009
    9
    This is a thoroughly enjoyable game. Failure never seems to be a punishment, instead it makes you want to play the game more. All the missions are totally original and the stunt creator is a great addition. The multiplayer mode is extremley fun especially when you steal the other players stunt strings. The only problems are the lack of that many good cars in the multiplayer and the fact that hardly anyone plays it online anymore. Expand
  2. StéphaneJ.
    Sep 1, 2007
    9
    Very pleasant experience, it's a driving game with a choreographic twist... I enjoy it a lot (although it probably is a bit short).
  3. StevieB.
    Sep 2, 2007
    9
    This game is great. if youve played the first stuntman game it is not much different to it. there is not really any new features but what it does do it does great. the gameplay is great, the graphics are great, the sound is exellent with a stunt coordinator guiding you through the stages and tottaly different director for each movie. all the movies are really witty and the game itself has a sence of humour. there is also the stunt arena maker which is awesome and much improved from the last stuntman. this game should be an annual game like need for speed and fifa. this would of been a perfect ten if it came out alot sooner. bring on stuntman 3! . . . . . dont count on it though. Expand
  4. ShawnO.
    Oct 22, 2007
    8
    From reading some of the reviews, that maybe there not old enough to apreciate old school gaming. This is a fun game, but its a hard game. It requires near perfection, to move from level to level. I really enjoyed the challenge. Expand
  5. CiaranG.
    Jun 29, 2009
    8
    This game is a lot of fun and the career mode is quite lengthy, without becoming repetitive or boring at any point. The map editor, extra challenges and online play also extend the life of the game whilst offering something a little different. The graphics aren't top notch and sometimes the game can feel as though it was targeted towards younger teens and kids but I'd still recommend this game. Expand
  6. BobyL.
    Nov 5, 2007
    7
    There is something strange about enjoying a game which is derived from someone telling you exactly what you should be doing. being a stunt driver for movies obviously makes sense to listen to your director, but the amount of freedom and choice making is so little that it turns the player into a kind of vegas slot machine...all you can do is keep trying and hope for the best. and just like it happens in vegas, this automation proves to be extremely adictive. im not going to make a comment on either that being good or bad, but if any next-gen product has the daunting task of sitting next to other new amazing games on the shelf such as halo3 and bioshock and assasins creed and dirt and skate and many others...i would expect more from it, and so should the people who make it. it should not just compete with driving games or action games, it should compete with everything. because games are expensive. if im going to get 5 games this holliday...stuntman just cant cut the list...for it to do so, it needs to have a robust driving engine, multiple views such as a fully rendered cocpit view (pgr4), realistic hollywood set locations, better graphics, better chosen simulation settings such as car types and upgrades and weather effects, ability to create our own films, rich career mode, player customization, free ride mode and a larger world in which you have the freedom to "create" your own stunts to be used in films. not just as an add on sorry excuse for a "stunt park editor". all this is too much you say?...look at anyother top next-gen title in any genre and make me a liar. its sad really...how developers rarely go the distance. great ideas such as these fizzle away into the void. whats even worse is, now these guys are doing "stunt" games...so other developers are steering away from the genre just because someone has allready tackled it, since its a pretty focused genre. i would want to see codemasters do a stunt driving game for example...but its not going to happen, for the above reason. Expand
  7. JaredC.
    Aug 28, 2007
    0
    The boringest game ever, there is not a thing good about it, it sucks so bad.

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