Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. May 17, 2019
    71
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 28, 2019
    70
    It’s neither long nor difficult, but that’s a large part of the appeal. Breeze through this with a smile on your face and murder in your heart. [Issue#163, p.97]
  3. May 6, 2019
    70
    Despite some repetitive mission design, Shakedown: Hawaii manages to entertain in much the same way as its predecessor. It swaps out pop culture references for jibes at the modern world, and it's an angle that slots right into the GTA-esque design. The business management aspects are what will keep you hooked, with each day bringing you more and more cash to splash. Its brand of action is simple but satisfying, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the game if you're after some breezy open world antics -- just don't expect it to blow your socks (and sandals) off.
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  1. May 14, 2019
    The latest from the Retro City Rampage studio, this Grand Theft Auto style take on capitalistic business models is worth a scope.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 15 out of 31
  1. Nov 4, 2019
    9
    Probably one of the best GTA clones of all time! The 16-bit-ish open world of Shakedown Hawaii includes a huge amount of memorable weapons, aProbably one of the best GTA clones of all time! The 16-bit-ish open world of Shakedown Hawaii includes a huge amount of memorable weapons, a decently funny story and an amazing chip-tune soundtrack as well. I also enjoy the various destruction mechanics the game lets you mess around with. Full Review »
  2. May 10, 2019
    10
    Gorgeous pixel art, quick-paced missions with loads of satire and impressive scope make this game a real joy to play. Think Smash TV and earlyGorgeous pixel art, quick-paced missions with loads of satire and impressive scope make this game a real joy to play. Think Smash TV and early GTA gameplay and humor with property/business management. A+ fun. I haven't bought many indies but was sold on the retro appeal by a trailer on the official PS Blog. Glad I bought it. I wish more indies would go with colorful SNES/32-bit pixel art. It scratched that nostalgia itch better than an actual old game, because of the novelty of the gameplay and humor of the story. Highly recommended. Full Review »