Rated 5 out of 10 by STealtHySnIper Rent it first
The game is fun, but once you complete the campaign, there is NOTHING to do because of it having no xbox live. If you have played GTA 4, SR2, Crackdown, or any of the other games like that, then you probaly won't like this. If this is your first game like this, then you might love running around takin cars. This game seems like more of a car fighting game than an on-foot and cars. I mean it's called "Wheelman". The controls are okay but when you switch weapons, it gets hard. No and it's not the scroll thing you press right on the d-pad, but it doesn't work that good. Graphics-good when it comes to city and cars, but the people are kinda messed up. The story is thrown around- there are 3 gangs and you are secretly working for all 3, causing them to start having war on each other. then you go in and kill the leader of each. woohoo acheivment. the end. for gamerscore- i got 385 but haven't seen any higher. i havent even seen many with the game. glad i rented it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Mikem Good, but way too short
Well, i definitely had fun playing this game, but then i got to the end and it left me with a kinda "that's it?" sensation. To be fair, i didn't beat all the side missions, but I found most of them boring. The racing ones were cool, and so were the ones where you gotta like run away from people chasing you. The story was great. Just like watching a Vin Diesel movie, but i beat it the day I got it, and that kinda sucked. So i guess to sum it up, its a short, fairly exciting, vin diesel gta clone sandbox game. Like remember how when you got GTA san andreas and it took you weeks to beat and you get that sense of accomplishment after Tempeny's dead under the firetruck, and all the cool kids are chillin on Grove Street and all is right with the world? You won't get that experience with this game, but it still is pretty fun, and its sweet to jump from car to car (although, if thats all you wana do, just snag the demo).
Rated 10 out of 10 by Xbox boy Great game
when i got this game i was expecting it to be a bad copy of games like grand theft auto or saints row both of which r games i love but i was very surprised to find that it is a great game that is just as good as both gta and saints. well on the ground the game is pretty much the same as those two you can do whatever you want and you can get cops up to 5 stars worth. missions on the ground are also the same as other games. but the features when you are in cars is what really sets this game apart. the air jacking is very fun the cars are easily controlled one of the best features is the vehicle melee. the story line is great and very in depth. the missions are pretty challenging but not to hard. the game is pretty lengthy it isnt short but its not one of the games that goes on forever. overall this is a great game that i highly recommended
Rated 8 out of 10 by Jason Bourne almost!!! :)
I got this game about a week or so ago. Overall it's a pretty good game. It's kinda like a GTA but minus the blood, and the freedom. Also some of the missions don't really fit. One minute you're dealing with a rich broker at his ginormous mansion then the next minute your getting shot at by a bunch of drug dealers or you're trying to run through new stands. It's crazy and fun at the same time. Like craun, or fuazy. The graphics are not the greatest i looks kinda like mercinaries or shaun white. Another thing is the movements are kind of off. For example when you try to turn sometimes the car takes a while to turn so you end up crashing into the side of a building and totaling your car. But to me the coolest part is when you need a new car all that you have to do is line up behind a car and press B then boom you have yourself a new car. ALOHA!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by dwaste48 GTA minus the G
This game is really great for gamers that are fans of GTA, but aren't into the whole extreme violence thing. I love free for all games, and this totally allows you to do that. The shooting engine is HORRIBLE, but yet, it doesn't matter when u r shooting off a ducati or out of a big rig. I would like some more variety in the cars, but you forget that when you can jump from a convertible to a smart car in the middle of a high speed chase. The only car games i was really into was Need For Speed, but i wanted more freedom. This totally provided. I played for hours and it kept changing. The story is kind of hard to follow unless u r a big "CSI/NCIS" fan that has to follow the story continuously until it becomes a habit. That would be me. This game is definitely a great buy, if you don't like it, then you are looking at the wrong TV!
Rated 10 out of 10 by HALO GUY $22$ A GOOD GAME!
Listen, I like the game. Im not big on beating games, so, you know I just like to unlock a couple a things and then just play the game. I kinda view the game as just walk around and hyjack some cars and get into some high speed chases. I thought that the graphics were pretty good. I thought the storyline was ok, i was actually able to keep up with what was going on. The sound was great! The thing I liked about the game was that you can get into a high speed chase and if you got arrested, you wouldn't lose anything like points or lose your car, but, if you hyjacked the car than you got nothin to worry about. When you do a burn out on the game or make a sharp U turn to try and evade the cops, the smoke actually looked pretty real. I think that anyone who wants action and fast pace crime, this is the game to go for.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Zombie Monkey Them streets is dangerous!
Do NOT jaywalk in Barcelona. You WILL get taken out! Wheelman provides me with a nice large dose of adolescent pleasure, actually encouraging the player to wipe out cars, wreck the environment and generally go on an all-out smash fest as you charge your way through Barcelona to work your way into the local underworld and uncover a plot involving a heist. WAY over the top and super fun, this game doesn’t take itself seriously, embracing a more Hollywood action film philosophy instead. The voice acting for the main dialogue is pretty good, but the occasional side dialogue can get a bit annoying. That quip aside, the game really excels in presenting the story and dishing up the thrills. After hours of playing, the game just kept getting better and better, speaking well of the pacing too. Overall a great game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Grandmaster Fozzy Memory Lane
This game looks to be a sequel to Driver, one of the first driving games for PS one. It was one of the first partial free-roam, 3D, sand box games made. They pushed it farther with the first sequel, allowing you to jack cars, but no person to person combat. The physics were more realistic, but the fluidity of the driving experience was lost, and the soundtrack had about .5 seconds of lag to it on a good day. If they deliver like the original game with a smooth driving engine and focus more on the driving aspect, this game could be clearly one of the best games for driving quests, and movie-like car stunts. The only failure so far that I see is that it may seem too GTA-like for most people, even though they were originally one of the pioneers of the Sandbox genre. I really hope they pull it together.
Rated 10 out of 10 by NativeSk8er Fun game
This game Wheelman is really fun to play, close to GTA4, but not as good, some downfalls to it. But it will keep you playing it, and seeing what happens next as u go threw the missions. The graphics are really good in it if u have a hdtv. The sound is perfect doesn't need to be any better, only downfall is that Wheelman has the same attitude and feel just like Grand theft Auto Liberty Cities. I've been told its a short game, but i've been playing it and doing the side missions that way i at least have some fun it, i'd recommend you do the same so you don't beat the game so quickly than decide to bring it back. The controls on it are a lot better when driving a vehicle. I'd say buy this game if your into Vin Diesel's movies, because than u'll like this game made up by him.
Rated 10 out of 10 by dj59 4 best game ever
it is the 4 best game ever kinda short though but i still gave it 6 great game in it you are milo burik and you are working for 3 gangs and do work for them milo is a agent and has to do things for them in barcelona in spain there is a litte spanish in the game i did not get but it was ok but the beggining was werid it was just a police chase and you had this women called lumie in the car and you had to escape i will not tell the end if you are reading this but all i have to say is i love this game and this is a game to get really i would give it a 10 i do not know why it got bad rattings maybe because it was like gta which every body loves but i hate gta but again gameinformer gave it a 8.5 of 10 which is not bad but one of the best games game and great visuals