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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. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 22, 2019
    80
    Whilst I take issue with the game’s pacing and its hit and miss AI, there’s little else to scoff at here. American Fugitive is a love letter to fans of classic Grand Theft Auto. The game’s stunning world is full of varied activities and events, with no shortage of choice to take to throughout each and every aspect within. This is all held together by remarkably fluid gameplay, putting forward a sandbox that’s deep, robust, and constantly action-packed.
  2. May 21, 2019
    80
    The team at Fallen Tree Games have created a brilliant playground for us to explore, destroy and burgle. It is a great love letter to the humble origins of the open-world game that we know and love now, but that does mean it comes with the restrictions associated with that; mainly, the overly long mission arcs that unfortunately become a bit of a grind, especially in the opening hours where the map is more restricted.
  3. Jun 9, 2019
    72
    A very nice and satisfying top-down open word game, bringing back vibes of the first GTA games. It shines during the car chases, while the shooting system feels imprecise and the indoor thefs mini-game end up being boring very quickly, but this is definitely a game to try by lovers of open world games.
  4. May 21, 2019
    70
    If you're not looking for anything particularly original, American Fugitive is a decent adventure with enough good ideas and atmosphere to keep you interested.
  5. Jun 18, 2019
    65
    American Fugitive is a neat take on the top-down crime drama. I like a lot of its ideas, while others hold it back. I would love to see more from this team with these ideas in mind. Clean up the padding and add fast travel and this game could really be something special. Also, give me the option to zoom the camera out a little more, as it stands it feels a little too close to avoid oncoming traffic.
  6. Aug 1, 2019
    55
    American Fugitive is fine if you can overlook its slew of flaws. From shaky AI to an overzealous crime detection system and spotty controls, there's enough here to make one quit the game rather quickly. It helps that the core aspect of the open-world gameplay and the small town setting are enough to keep some people interested. If you really want a throwback to the old GTA system, then this will do, but don't expect something as polished and varied as Retro City Rampage.
  7. Jul 2, 2019
    50
    American Fugitive will probably strike a note with people wanting to play a solid old-old-school GTA impersonator with modern adornments, but those looking for a meaningful story and evolution in the gameplay won’t find much.

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  1. May 24, 2019
    8
    American Fugitive provides a solid sized world and with the low price of admission it's quite a rewarding experience, because there alwaysAmerican Fugitive provides a solid sized world and with the low price of admission it's quite a rewarding experience, because there always seems to be something to occupy you while it remained fun and enjoyable. When I 1st played American Fugitive it became clear that it had took a lot of inspiration from the old-school Grand Theft Auto games and improved on that formula with a modern approach. American Fugitive May not be GTA but it is still an action-packed fun-filled adventure with plenty of cops looking to take you down for your spree of criminal activities. In order to get to this action-packed experience though you’ll have to grind quite a bit at the start but even though this part of the game is tedious I recommend that you stick with it because when the map starts to open up there always seems to be something new for you to enjoy. Stealth plays a big part in getting away from the cops and these elements have been implemented well because getting away from them always provided me with an exhilarating experience. While the driving isn’t perfect I still got a lot of joy from driving around as we all have in GTA. In terms of problems the game has a few but nothing game breaking, any concerns I had were washed away by the fun and value present in this title. If you look past the game’s little shortcomings then you’ll find American Fugitive to be a game that takes a proven formula and makes it work once again. Yes it’s not as good as the very best this genre has to offer, but it value priced and indeed a worthy addition to your Xbox One library of games. Expand