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  • Summary: Wheelman takes gamers on a white knuckle thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona. Featuring car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences, Wheelman delivers powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline. Vin Diesel stars as anWheelman takes gamers on a white knuckle thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona. Featuring car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences, Wheelman delivers powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline. Vin Diesel stars as an undercover agent and highly skilled driver who must infiltrate the Barcelona underworld to gather intelligence surrounding a covert heist. Posing as a driver-for-hire, he ends up caught in a crossfire of corruption and chaos while trying to stay one step ahead of local law enforcement and rival gangs. [Midway] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Wheelman has enough explosive thrills that you’ll be yelling and laughing the whole time.
  2. 80
    The combination of a driving and a sandbox game, complete with new car moves, makes Wheelman a very nice game to play for many hours.
  3. The collaboration between Vin Diesel’s software house and Midway has given birth to something original and exciting, with fast paced action and Hollywood blockbuster’s style as the best elements in the game. Longevity, around 15 hours, is another strong point in the production, making of this game a must have for all the free roaming action game lovers, who will find in Wheelman the right dose of adrenaline and cinematic action.
  4. Though it’s fun at first due to the arcade steering, Wheelman quickly decelerates to a halt, because of the dull story and the imbalanced difficulty.
  5. Wheelman draws influence from a number of other titles, and fails to provide anything really new to the mix. Some initial excitement is offset quickly by repetition, and ultimately the game suffers for it.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    60
    It was a worthwhile dig, but it just isn't a patch on genre leaders. [May 2009, p.64]
  7. It’s like an ironic mustache or mullet. Like having a Steven Segal DVD in your collection. You’ll never get any real use out of it. You just have it in with your other games to show you friends you have a sense of humor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. ErnestoG
    Mar 29, 2009
    10
    GTA, your reign is over. Meet Wheelman, your successor. Free roaming is one of the things that made GTA so good, but it
  2. bobg
    Apr 11, 2009
    10
    amazing is the only way 2 put it the combat is great best game EVER!!
  3. Mar 25, 2015
    10
    This game is a game. It will question your intellectual social life, and today's society in general. It's a surprisingly emotional experienceThis game is a game. It will question your intellectual social life, and today's society in general. It's a surprisingly emotional experience on subjects that is way, way deeper and focused than Bioshock Infinite (and that one is serious, by the way).

    Honestly though, this is just a fun as **** game that has the most hilarious and stupid story and gameplay, that is nothing short of a fun experience. It is a fun experience because of it's faults. I don't know if it was intentional within the game design or not, but either way it is fun.
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  4. peteryxxxx
    Apr 4, 2009
    8
    While not perfect its certainly fun and worth a play if you liked the driver series of game you will almost certainly like this. This is what While not perfect its certainly fun and worth a play if you liked the driver series of game you will almost certainly like this. This is what driver should have started to become. A movie tie in thats actually worth buying. Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2012
    7
    Spectacular car chases, cinematic jumps and collisions with cars and motorcycles, as well as provide exciting shootouts throughout for all the action.
  6. Apr 28, 2018
    6
    Wheelman is a driving-focused open-world game developed by Tigon Studios and Midway Studios - Newcastle and published by Ubisoft inWheelman is a driving-focused open-world game developed by Tigon Studios and Midway Studios - Newcastle and published by Ubisoft in conjunction with Midway Games was released in 2009.

    + Vehicle Melees, Air-Jacking, Aimed Shot and Cyclone Move (make the driving fun and exciting)
    - Terrible On-Foot Gameplay
    - Empty City
    - Boring and Repetitive Side Missions
    - Poor Variety of Cars

    My Score: 6.9/10
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  7. Nov 30, 2018
    3
    El único atractivo que tenóa era el de ser un escenario de mi país, por lo demás. historia mala y jugabilidad peor.

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