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  • Summary: A modern take on classic sandbox action. Framed for your father’s murder, you’ll need to do whatever it takes to unveil the real culprit. Tackle thrilling missions for the criminal underworld — just don’t let the cops track you down! Set in the deep south of the 80s, American Fugitive is aA modern take on classic sandbox action. Framed for your father’s murder, you’ll need to do whatever it takes to unveil the real culprit. Tackle thrilling missions for the criminal underworld — just don’t let the cops track you down! Set in the deep south of the 80s, American Fugitive is a love-letter to the classic movies and games of old. Expand
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  1. 80
    An accomplished homage to GTA games of old with some interesting mechanics. Sometimes less is indeed more. We're going to go the distance with this one.
  2. Jun 5, 2019
    70
    American Fugitive is an enjoyable homage to GTA of the distant past, with a good deal of content and a story that does a good — if rarely memorable — job of moving game through its paces. Some regrettable mechanics and repetition in mission design steal some of the game’s good will but American Fugitive is engaging simply for competently exploring an under-represented genre and style.
  3. May 21, 2019
    70
    A likeable, car chase-riddled sandbox crime spree that updates the original pre-3D Grand Theft Auto games into a more modern play experience.
  4. Jun 10, 2019
    70
    Although Fallen Tree Games is a small studio who mostly focused on mobile games until now, they managed to develop a great title using ideas and mechanisms that used to entertain us a lot, and if not for a few shortcomings here and there (probably because of budget limits) it could have done even better.
  5. Jun 3, 2019
    67
    Ultimately, American Fugitive lives and dies by its gameplay. Driving around and tearing through Redrock County is fun, destructive, and weirdly cathartic. Casing buildings and barely escaping before the police show up is breathtakingly thrilling. Past those two parts of the gameplay, however, there’s not much of substance to hold onto. American Fugitive is a quirky and fun open-world sandbox, but if you expect a bit more from games that tackle Grand Theft Auto’s legacy, you’ll be left wanting.
  6. May 22, 2019
    60
    A new game in the vein of GTA Chinatown Wars is something that should work quite well, but while American Fugitive has some good ideas it fails to deliver on the execution, especially with the Switch version's wonky frame rate. American Fugitive takes the promise it had, prangs it on a lamp post, and gives it a wanted level.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 28, 2019
    50
    Despite this the core grind of American Fugitive fails to both tap into the random chaos of classic GTA and the thrill that should come from being a convict on the run seeking answers. It’s a game that sadly can’t outrun the spectre of its own inspiration. [Issue#163, p.86]

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  1. May 26, 2019
    4
    Best thing about this game is it's looks, everything else seems half-baked including some questionable design choices like NO MINI MAP, noBest thing about this game is it's looks, everything else seems half-baked including some questionable design choices like NO MINI MAP, no sensitivity options for controls, no location names even though there are collectables that you are specifically told are in certain locations leaving no alternative but to run around the map aimlessly hoping your heading in the right direction. Missions are very boring and repetitive the majority feel no deeper than fetch quests. Expand
  2. May 24, 2019
    4
    Crash. Crash. Crash. I can't manage to play for longer then 20 minutes at a time. I've completed only a hand full of mission in several hoursCrash. Crash. Crash. I can't manage to play for longer then 20 minutes at a time. I've completed only a hand full of mission in several hours of attempting to play. It's a base ps4, I don't know if the pro is having similar issues. Fun. The game is a lot of fun, before the crashes. It's on the back burner till an update corrects the problems. And its worth the return. Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2019
    0
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