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GF Rating
7.6

703 ratings

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

DO NOT RENT OR BUY

posted by HIGHStasis (LAS VEGAS, NV) Jul 18, 2014

Member since Oct 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was insanely boring! Missions are the same, gameplay sucks, graphics are okay but really.. The only thing interesting was the chess game and find the ball game. Other than that you have lame assss driving controls, shitttty music except kid cudi, and the police chases are annoying as fuuuck! If you have the patience and time to play a lame version of gta and retardedddd reoccurring missions with the same purpose than get this. By the way wtffff is up with the hide and seek online gameplay like seriously," oh someones hacking you. better go to this location and find them before they get your info.. " wow. Fuuuck this game, fuuuck all the hype, if you see reviews with a rating of 10? Seriously ignore those reviews because this game sucks. Fuuuck you to everyone who created this game.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

GTA Clone With A Big Gimmick

posted by Thanatos522 (DENNIS PORT, MA) Jun 3, 2014

Member since Feb 2011

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

First off the game plays a lot like any other open-world game. I.E. Shooting and driving are more of how you will end up playing other than any other way.

The story is some pretty hollow tripe and I will admit that the beginning kind of looked like it could turn in a good direction but it starts to spew out some weak cliche stuff very early too.

The actual game play like I said is more of a GTA clone than anything really original, but it feels like it's hamstringing you into using the hacking mechanics more than they are useful for.

You cannot shoot and drive at the same time so you have to really just chase them until you have an opportunity to activate some sort of block or traffic light which doesn't happen as quickly as I would like. And every enemy car acts like its 10 tons when you ram it and it pushes you anywhere it wants. Cops have all that plus they are always faster.

And the bottom line on the hacking is that you may only really use it on one out of six bad guys if you feel like constantly moving forward instead of playing Splinter Cell with the game. The stealth and hacking feel so laborious when you have a silenced pistol from the absolute outset of the game and it apparently makes no sound what so ever, oh and there's bullet time, yeah.
So you can either slo-mo pop out of cover and drill guys or ping-pong between city building wall cameras for minutes waiting for guys to walk by random steam pipes.
Its fun when it works and to thin out a bunch of guys before you engage but when your forced to do it, it slows the game down because there are some strict ways that 70% of missions play out.

There is skill and progression but it is filled with a good amount of unfulfilling upgrades and hacks that never come into use for as cool as they sound. You check it out like "That's going to be a game changing Hack. Now I'm really going to be the BA hacker!" and it never happens.
Bottom line GTA clone with bad driving and a semi fun gimmick.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Nothing to like

posted by temak82 (SCHENECTADY, NY) Jun 19, 2014

Member since Aug 2007

I will say that I am generally not a huge open world game enthusiast, but I played all GTAs and I thought they were decent, well made. This game, on the other hand, is complete waste of time. I am honestly not sure how anyone can give it anything higher than a 5.

As others have pointed out, the store is weak, graphics are so so, characters are bland. The worst thing is the repetitive gameplay.

I would not recommend this game to anyone.

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