This game is supposed to suck, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. One of my favorite things to do was car customization and like in the movies make it look as obnoxious as possible. This added to my enjoyment of the game since I could quit out of any new mission cranking the cars doosh dial to over four popped collars, then completing it in all its blazing glory. Everyone seems to hate this game including one review I read online judging the game solely on its Hip Hop and Rap music, saying the game had "dreary music reminiscent of a primitive time." The games soundtrack isnt that bad, not to mention for people who hate rap and hip hop they can just turn off the music while keeping the sound on. But why do that? Dont be like that critic strumming his neckbeard to Beethoven's fifth. Didnt that neckbeard know that the original notations for the metronome exist on Beethovens works? Because he was the FIRST coposer to use the metronome, and believe me that ish made Beethoven the Fast and Furious of the OG musical composers who truly do kick it old skool. The more you know ----=====*
The game is fun with its ridiculous ideas, one of them involves two cars driving away with a bank vault, which is probably alot better than listening to Bain whine about his thermal drill. There are also these drift race point battles, that are kinda pointless since there is a multiplier so whoever is in first place wins, so its basically just a race with very little to do with drifting. The settings for the game take place all over the world, from Mexico, to Buenos Aires, to right on the front steps of red square which is amusing since you drive around flipping over peoples cars, this must be normal in Russia I guess. Races have different challenges which can be fun to complete though two were impossible I felt, one is where you fly through Hong Kong and not hit any cars, yea good luck with going through intersections and all that unscathed. Another is where you are on an airstrip in Siberia, and are supposed to follow some jerk in a truck. Only hes the biggest jerk in the world and just drives off leaving everyone else behind and if your not perfect you cant even keep up with him let alone complete the silly challenge of following in his draft for 1000 feet. In many levels you can drive or shoot things, its fun mixing it up or doing one only the whole race and see if you can make it. We need more games where we drive around shooting things, there really arent that many sadly. Most racing games are just plain old easy peasy racers, push a button go fast, been there, done that, and it gets old, so this game mixes it up.
The AI sucks at times and can go full FUBAR such as when stealing that vault, the other computer controlled driver will just stop playing and not move. As if they got bored and leave the room, I only saw this once but other missions kinda had the driver go crazy now and then. This game is Co-Op on consoles, for some reason on PC there is no co-op which sucks, but since noone plays this game I guess it doesnt matter. But this game would be really fun if it did work online. The helicopter missions are boring... You fly around on rails and just blow stuff up, its kinda fun, but not that fun. There is bonus content showcasing a bunch of movie stills, the concept art is amusing, it all looks like it belongs on an edgy trapper keeper from the 1980's. Biggest downer is that Riddick isnt in this game, guess he knows not to just sign his image over to some movie-game tie-in, being a gamer, Riddick knew those things usually dont end well.
Every character in the game from the movies is named wrong, such as it will say the girls name Letty over the guy Shaw's picture. Pretty sure their all messed up that way which is weird thats kind of the first thing they shoulda noticed was wrong since everytime they would test a track its RIGHT there, and I checked the credits, there is a WHOLE list of QA and testers, and noone saw this? I mean I get some names are unisex like Tej, but girls names over guys heads. I never even saw the movies but I am pretty sure Jason is a guys name and I can google who the people are from the movies in 2 secs. Did they just get a list of names of characters from the series with no clue who they actually were to match them up correctly? Oh its funneh... funnier over drinks, and this game is a good drinking party game with friends since misery loves company.
-1 point for no online or else coulda been an easy ten.
Rating: 9/10 Value: $9.99 <----Rating based on price, at $30.00 its 0/10