Wheelman is a friendlier version of Grand Theft Auto. That is really the only way to describe this game. You play as Vin Diesel, an undercover cop who isn't really a good one. He blows his cover, kills a lot of people, and has no emotions. It is also never explained that he is undercover. So the layout is simple. He is kind of undercover and he is a getaway driver. However, this game should not be called Wheelman, for your car is pretty much your last priority. The characters are your average crime game. Characters swear for no reason, they take themselves way too seriously, and always have their bases underneath a bar, or in some large buildings. The plot is cliched, and it goes exactly where you think it will. The game is also buggy. Really buggy. You get stuck in items countless times, and I've fallen through the ground way to much. This would be okay, if there was a decent checkpoint system. Every time you fail, you have to restart the boring missions. Grand Theft Auto 4 had the same problems, but at least missions were fun, and they weren't repetitive. Also, this game tries to hard to keep Teen rating. Push, it up to mature and the game would be so much better! You could do more things, and have more fun. It also doesn't help that the world is lifeless. People are identical, buildings are overused, and there aren't any side activities such as bowling, drinking, or streaking. These are what made the game's competitors so successful. Also, the side missions are downright terrible. There is racing, and... that's it. The game is at times fun, but it quickly wears off. The game has a great opening, but it fails after that. I am skinning the cow right now, picking it apart, but really, it is necessary. I believe that if they made a sequel, gave it an M rating, gave the open world much more polish, added more mature themes, applied better side quests, and made it less like an action movie and made it more like a GTA clone, that would make the game much more fun. This game does not have terrible visuals, and quite a lot of replay value (somehow) but there is hardly any pay off to this otherwise mediocre game. I hope that Ubisoft and MidWay team up once more, to give the game a sequel. It would be great, but it probably wouldn't make any money. MidWay and Ubisoft, if you are reading this, make a sequel with more of a Bang, and less of a whimper. Please. Overall, this game did not pull of the large amount of stunts that it tried too, but it is still not a terrible game.
yes: I recommend this product