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Starsky & Hutch (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Starsky & Hutch is an arcade racing game based on the popular TV series from the 70s, released to tie in with the film. The game includes 18 missions, each based on an episode of the TV show and introduced by Antonio 'Huggy Bear' Fargas. There is also a free roaming mode, in which the player explores the GTA-esque environment looking for action and trouble.

Like the film, the game does not entirely play it straight. Starsky & Hutch are actually shooting a TV show, and the scoring for each mission reflects how ratings-friendly your driving is. You are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals for each mission depending on performance, and must get at least 1 gold and 2 silvers on season 1 for a second season to be commissioned, and 3 golds and 2 silvers in season 2 for there to be a third for you to play through.

The overall goal in each mission is usually to chase and destroy a criminal's car. There is always a secondary target as well. In addition, the player will gain viewers by hitting the bad guy, pulling off elaborate jumps and skids, nearly hitting civilians, and hitting the bonus targets such as canisters which are strewn through the levels. Hitting civilians will lose viewers.

Dave Starsky is the guy behind the steering wheel and Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson shoots out of the windows of the car. On PS2 and XBox a second player can take care of the shooting, using either a light gun or a standard controller. During single player, the aiming is automatic for shooting.

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There are 30 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "极速双雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

Super Play Aug, 2003 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Sep 06, 2004 B 75
GameSpy Sep 10, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Gamesdog Nov 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Sep 19, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 03, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2003 5.75 out of 10 58
IGN Sep 09, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 25, 2003 11 out of 20 55
Game Revolution Sep, 2003 C 50

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Erwie84 (155) added Starsky & Hutch (PlayStation 2) on Jul 05, 2003
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