Not bad, the budget, and effort were there. I remember a time, when any game, that mentioned a celebrity or movie, was sure to be a disaster. I’m glad they seem to have broken that trend lately, this being a good example. As I expected, I noticed a lot of GTA comparisons in other people’s reviews that I’ve read. I definitely see that, right down to some of the controls, but this is obviously more angled toward motion and fast action, which makes it more addicting. But on the other hand, the performance upgrades are very unsatisfying; the enemies are always able to pace you even if you have 15/15. Things in general get kind of repetitive after a while. I have to make sure my SMG is selected before I jump on a bike to use it while I’m riding. If you use either slow-mo action, your pistol gets selected and you can’t go back to the SMG till you get off again. And worst of all, when you enter a spray shop in a narrow alley, it’s spits you out right into the wall and breaks your brand new windows! All in all, good game.
The game is alright. There is not to much features too it. Its very basic. The story Line could be more exciting. There is about 4 differant cars in the game. No boats or planes. You can't swim. Leaping from one car to another is a cool thing to do. Its too cartoony. If you like the burnout games try it out. but if yuor more of a GTA and saints row person stay away.
posted by SergeantPope (CHARLESTON, IL) Mar 28, 2009
Member since Apr 2007
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Wheelman sounds like the title to a really good game to me atleast, because i like race oriented games. But this game isnt just race oriented, its kind of like Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row because you can also get out of the car and jack other cars. So that makes it even better. But honestly i dont think they really put enough work into this game. It has what you expect, but not what you crave. The campaign mode has just the ragular plot missions and side missions. So itll keep you going for a while. The side missions allow you to unlock special things. The main plot is somewhat good, just not over exciting. But prouble the most different things about this game is the special things you can do with your car. You can move the right stick, left, right, or forward to make your car kind of attack other cars. You can also drive-by shoot other vehicles. Which auto aims for you. And when you shoot while not in a car it does basically the same shooting system GTA IV uses. But prouble the coolest thing you can do in your car is you can Air Jack other cars. Basically what that means is while driving a car you can get right up behind another car and jump on it and kick out the driver. The graphics are acceptable, but not really as good as i would like to see. And thats about it, no online, just the campaign. Try it out if you like Vin Diesel or GTA games, if not try out one of the other amazing games out on the market today.