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GF Rating
7.4

1559 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

does this really "define" next-gen gaming?

posted by DoktorNein (PORTLAND, OR) May 27, 2014

Member since Aug 2005

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

Not saying this game is bad. In fact, it's pretty cool. It's frustrating, at times... but it's not bad. It's just that for something that "defines" next-gen (as the ad campaign claims) the game is missing something. It's missing some grit, or some polish, or something that I can't put my finger on as a gamer. It feels... a little half-hearted, maybe, is the thing.

Now don't get me wrong. I've played a couple hours of it, and I'm having fun wasting time (and occasionally people) in virtual Chicago, driving a stolen Challenger clone with my foot to the floor. But therein is another issue. The car physics are cartoony at best, and they lack the solid feel of Grand Theft Auto, which is what people will inevitably draw a comparison with.

And on the subject of driving, getting away from the cops is absolutely a pain, more so than it needs to be (especially in early 'fixer' missions where you're given a sports car and told to ditch the cops before driving it back to a set location.)

This game will do fine until there is a Rockstar title with the same mechanics to play with. Until then, we'll always have Chicago.

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GF Rating
7

Good

OVER-HYPED LACKLUSTER TITLE

posted by xFIELDxMARSHALx (WARWICK, RI) Jun 13, 2014

Member since May 2014

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

-Poor A.I.
-Horrendous Driving Mechanics
-Last Generation Graphics
-Unlikable (stale) Main Character, supporting characters
under utilized to full potential.

This title has potential but, unfortunately, Ubisoft failed to deliver on the next generation experience that was promised.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Horrible. Overrated. Done before. GETTING OLD!

posted by StyleGamer (FOUNTAIN, CO) Jun 26, 2014

Member since Sep 2010

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I honestly could not even finish the game. Boring visuals, uninspired story, terrible driving, confusing multiplayer, subpar combat, TERRIBLE soundtrack.

The hype behind this game was LAUGHABLE

Listen to other users when they say it feels VERY last gen...because it is. This particular style of game has been done a million times over. They just added a new coat of paint but its still the same vehicle along the lines of infamous, HUD (hulk ultimate destruct), and the million other free roam skill point type games that have come out. There is nothing new or innovative about this game AT ALL.

I had NO fun with this game despite the hype. 1/10. TRASH.

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