- Publisher: 505 Games
- Release Date: Mar 28, 2023
Rockay City. A thriving metropolis with excitement buzzing from the sandy bay to the towering skyscrapers. But beyond the glamour, there is a fierce turf war raging on... After the demise of the previous crime boss, there's an open vacancy for a new King of Rockay City - but it isn't justRockay City. A thriving metropolis with excitement buzzing from the sandy bay to the towering skyscrapers. But beyond the glamour, there is a fierce turf war raging on... After the demise of the previous crime boss, there's an open vacancy for a new King of Rockay City - but it isn't just you who is fighting for the throne. Choose your crew based on their skills and expertise, and execute daring missions with the hopes of walking away with the cash, the turf and, ultimately, the crown.
Crime Boss: Rockay City is an organized crime game combining first-person shooter action and turf wars, playable solo or with friends. Take on the role of Travis Baker - a man with his sights set on becoming the new King of Rockay City, one crime at a time...… Expand
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- Genre(s): Action Adventure, Open-World
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Crime Boss: Rockay City Trailer | The Game Awards 2022
Positive: 0 out of 17
Mixed: 12 out of 17
Negative: 5 out of 17
Mar 30, 2023If you're looking for something similar to Payday 2 as a shooting experience to be played in a GTA-style metropolitan setting with some micro-management elements, Crime Boss: Rockay City might give you some satisfaction.
Mar 29, 2023A game that falls short of its potential. I like what it’s offering, but the execution is just a little off in almost every aspect. If you play through the single-player campaign, you will have a good time, but it won’t last more than two or three playthroughs, which is not good for a mode that brands itself as a roguelike.
Mar 28, 2023In its current state, Crime Boss: Rockay City feels like a low-level wannabe criminal trying to get rich quick on a street populated with multiplayer shooters who already do better.
Mar 29, 2023Crime Boss: Rockay City isn't a terrible game, but it is one that fails to even scratch the surface of its own potential. Sometimes mediocrity is worse than being bad, though, especially when all of the game's most unique concepts feel half-baked and the core gameplay experience is average at best. For a game that draws immediate parallels to other highly successful co-op crime games, Crime Boss fails to make itself stand out and tries to cover that up with gimmick-y Hollywood performances.
Mar 31, 2023A subpar shooter that is diminished by the money spent on licensed music and stunt-cast voice acting, Crime Boss could be the year’s biggest “if only,” as you can see good ideas let down by poor writing, woeful shooting and a game that feels like all of its cash was spent on Chuck Norris one-liners instead of making the game stand on its own without those issues. A disappointment.
Mar 29, 2023Crime Boss: Rockay City is proof that star power isn’t everything. In fact, it’s a reminder that a celebrity cast does nothing for a game when it’s void of anything interesting or fun to support it. When run-ending bugs appear, Crime Boss is miserable, but even when I’m running a mission bug-free, I lay witness to a painfully dull take on organized crime. At its best, Crime Boss functions – I can shoot weapons at enemies, empty bank vaults and warehouses for loot, watch cutscenes with recognizable faces and voices, and grow my empire – but it never captures my attention in a meaningful or memorable way. Instead, it pushes me further and further away, leaving me with no desire to ever return to Rockay City.
Positive: 11 out of 22
Mixed: 1 out of 22
Negative: 10 out of 22
Mar 30, 2023By no means a GOTY contender, but what part of the trailers and leadup made it feel that way? This game is like Payday with differentBy no means a GOTY contender, but what part of the trailers and leadup made it feel that way? This game is like Payday with different Roguelite features with smoother segments and jankier segments as well. It's not terrible, it isn't great, but it is fun and for the entrance price of $30 (sales leading up to launch), it really is a fun game worthy of some positive attention.… Expand
Mar 30, 2023The game real score is a 7 or so. But since the game is being trashed by media and haters I'll give it a 10 here cause it is not really so badThe game real score is a 7 or so. But since the game is being trashed by media and haters I'll give it a 10 here cause it is not really so bad (hell it even have worse reviews than overkill's walking dead) Pretty good graphics, surprinsingly good gunplay and cheesy b-movie action.
Once you start to get deep into the single campaing, you actually realize that it is very adictive and fun. Multiplayers is a payday 2 with far better graphics and gunplay.
Overall, if they keep adding heists and content, the game has the potential to be great. And it's also 30 dollars only which almost everyone seems to forget.....… Expand
Mar 30, 2023Certainly not the greatest game, but not terrible either. At sub $40, it's a pretty fun experience, if not shallow. It reminds me a lot ofCertainly not the greatest game, but not terrible either. At sub $40, it's a pretty fun experience, if not shallow. It reminds me a lot of Payday with some additional jank, but a better experience IMO. If they are able to maintain new content, it could be a fun game that entertains for a good bit… Expand
Mar 30, 2023Although certainly rough around the edges now, Crime Boss is an otherwise interesting and fun single-player oriented take on the PAYDAYAlthough certainly rough around the edges now, Crime Boss is an otherwise interesting and fun single-player oriented take on the PAYDAY formula, offering both cooperative heists and a dedicated single-player roguelite campaign.
+ A full-fledged roguelite story mode revolving around taking over the Miami-inspired city, offering turf war elimination matches, heists to finance our criminal empire, and some occasional scripted story missions. The available opportunities (and muscles to hire) slightly differ with each playthrough, offering a slightly different experience for each run, even though the roguelite gameplay basics remain the same. During each run, our protagonist gains XP, unlocking new skills with each level up, making subsequent runs slightly easier to progress through by buffing our protagonist, our gang's cash flow and general strength, or the quality of equipment and muscle we can buy.
+ The two co-op modes are also serviceable, with Quick Play being similar to the Crime.NET screen of PAYDAY2 (offering the same heists we encounter in Story Mode in a standalone fashion), while Urban Legends being more akin to the multi-day heists of PAYDAY2 and the grand heists of GTA Online, each spanning three levels.
+ Some minor gameplay enhancements compared to PAYDAY2. For example, we can temporarily speed up the speed of our drills, or can unlock doors via dedicated minigames. We can also carry up to two loot bags at the same time, although in that case, we are restricted to our sidearm.
+ The visuals are okay, the city really conveys that 90s Florida setting pretty well.
+ All-around performance is also acceptable. I'm running the game on a rig with a i7-4790 CPU, a GTX 1070 VGA and 32 gigs of RAM, on a 2560x1080 ultrawide resolution, with the High detail preset. With this setting, I only experience some occasional hiccups during larger battles.
+ AI companions are serviceable, being able to loot the goodies independently, pick up dropped loot bags, or deliver them to the escape van on their own. We can also order them to follow us or stay put, and can seamlessly switch into them whenever needed. Granted, if we want to stealth, they may not be reliable, but they serve the single player campaign well enough.
+ All-around stealth is easier than it is in PAYDAY2. We have an unlimited amount of zipties and bodybags available, while guards don't wear pagers, so as long we can divert/separate them from other NPCs, it's easy to dominate and tie them up without trouble. We can also move tied NPCs around.
- Writing and voice acting is horrendous. Chuck Norris' performance is probably the worst VA I've ever heard in a video game. Michael Madsen at least tries putting in a performance, but in his case, it's really off-putting to hear a 35-40 years old protagonist talking with the voice of a 65 years old guy. The game also doesn't have separate stealth and loud voice lines, meaning that you dominate guards by shouting at them (undetected) even when in stealth.
- Gunplay is serviceable, but could be a lot better. You can't really "feel" any of the guns, and most of them feature really annoying bloom - it's hard to land shots even with semi-automatic pistols and rifles.
- Lone wolfs might be bothered by the fact that even though you can play the Quick Play and Urban Legends heists solo with bots, you cannot create private lobbies. As such, if you don't fill the slots with bots, others can easily join in. Also, as I understand, the co-op game modes don't have any special rewards, you can only unlock the higher-level characters in them for story play.
- Customization is only rudimentary, with each character being able to wield a two-handed weapon, a sidearm, and a special gadget (e.g. a number of throwable rocks or bricks).
- Map variety is also not the game's forte, as all three game modes seemingly sharing the same combat map pool of roughly ~two dozen levels, with some minor randomization during each run (affecting guard patrols and camera placement). This, however, could change in the future.
TL;DR, I like the game, and I think it worth the discounted AA price it cost during the preorder campaign, but it can certainly use some additional polish, a redesign of the rudimentary customization features, and extra robbery/heist maps. Still, if you are looking for a primarily single-player PAYDAY experience set in an over-the-top 1990s setting, you can definitely take a look at the game. :)… Expand
Mar 30, 2023Such wasted potential. This was supposed to be that game that isn't totally great, but is a guilty pleasure like the 1990 action movies. ButSuch wasted potential. This was supposed to be that game that isn't totally great, but is a guilty pleasure like the 1990 action movies. But it's been a terrible disappointment.
The actors are the main attraction, but they don't act, they recite lines that are extremely boring, with no ideas and not a shred of humor. Except for Michael Rooker who at least tried. Which is a big shame because we know that games can incorporate real actors well see Keanu Reeves, Christopher Judge etc. and it's a breath of fresh air to games.
Gameplay is boring, repetitive, no fun, frustrating. In two hours you get to the same area in multiple missions, but the difference is the safe is in a different location and there are more enemies. The AI in the game just doesn't exist. You have partners who do absolutely nothing and 20 cops charging at you headlong. No tactics, no stealth gameplay (you can try, but it still usually turns into a headless gunfight)
The rogue-like element is interesting, but not in this game. If you play 6-8 hours and then have to do it all over again, same lame dialogue, same missions. The idea of a 4 minute mission is interesting, but not so much when you then have to click through the menu for crap and spend another 5-10 minutes there. Then Dialogue, mission, menu and repeat over and over again.
The cinematography is terrible, where you jump from actor to actor and the feeling is bad. The music is well chosen but poorly used. There is so much music in the 90's and they only pick six licensed ones.
One of the few things that isn't so bad is gun play. Not excellent, but good. Maybe a couple of missions where you don't steal are mildly interesting
We'll see what the developers and studio do with those problems. At the moment it's a lot worse payday, but even payday wasn't in the best shape in the very beginning and it took a while to get it to where it is today, so maybe there's hope for Crime Boss, but there's a long way to go.
In current state, this game simply cannot be recommended.… Expand
Mar 30, 2023Very boring after 5 minutes of playing, tons of bugs and repetitive gameplay, stealth doesnt work. Piece of garbage.
Mar 31, 2023oyun çöp. bu oyunu alıp sakın oynamayın mobil oyun gibi iki görev yapıp adam dinlenirmi amk. 3 saatlik oyum 50 tl bile etmez 1 saat zoroyun çöp. bu oyunu alıp sakın oynamayın mobil oyun gibi iki görev yapıp adam dinlenirmi amk. 3 saatlik oyum 50 tl bile etmez 1 saat zor dayandım ne vuruş hissiyatı var ne adam akıllı silahla oynama var. açık dünya yapsalar belki bi nebze ama bu boktan beter. payday gibi görevlere gir çık. baya kötü ya… Expand
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