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  • Summary: Charlie Croker and his gang are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold heists ever. You must take on the role of Charlie and his gang members in their quest for revenge and the gold. Based on the film, The Italian Job's story mode challenges you to create the largest traffic jam in LA history, and then escape in supercharged Mini Coopers. Master four other action-packed modes, including stunt driving, circuit racing, and multiplayer modes for up to two players. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Doesn't last long enough to feel like anything more than a bunch of tasty side dishes lacking a main course. [Sept 2003, p.81]
  2. While TIJ doesn't exactly fail on any given level, it certainly doesn't really over achieve either. Another movie, another bland game is released. The world continues on.
  3. Eidos has given me an enjoyable game but its over before it ever gets started. Give me longer missions and more of them. Just because its based on a two-hour movie doesn't mean it has to be a two-hour game.
  4. 50
    Like a plate of pasta without the sauce: not bad, but missing all the flavor. [Sept 2003, p.57]
  5. 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]
  6. 50
    The graphics are crisp and astonishingly smooth, but the game is terribly short—the mission mode is too easy and the auxiliary racing bits are uninteresting.
  7. Aside from [the stunt mode], there is absolutely nothing else that could make this game interesting. To anyone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Razzauk
    Jul 2, 2003
    Brilliant game, just too short, and no replay value a fan of the films will be a fan of the game.
  2. BobM.
    Jul 16, 2003
  3. TysenC.
    Feb 9, 2004
    This game is horrible. This is the kind of bland, unimaginative, and plain sucky game that makes you feel like you got ripped off, even though you only rented it. This game is almost as lame as those remote control cars with the wire. I'm about to go outside to use the game disc as a frisbee. Pointless. Expand