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Stuntman (PlayStation 2)

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Description

In Stuntman, you play as an aspiring stunt car driver, working on major motion pictures. You begin your trek as a Rookie, working on low-budget films. As you gain notoriety, you will get offers from big budget, Hollywood films, complete with large stunts and pyrotechnics.

Stuntman takes place in six different locations, each location shooting a different movie. There are four to eight different missions for each movie. Some will have you chasing a car around a harbor, to jumping between two trains, to jumping through windows. When a movie is complete, you can view a trailer of the movie, with your stunts worked into it.

Aside from the Career mode, you can choose to play various driving tests, such as Speed Tests, Precision Tests, and, of course, Stunt Tests. Stuntman also includes a stunt park editor, where you can place ramps, obstacles, and other equipment in an arena, and then choose to play it.

As a Stuntman, you get to drive a variety of cars, such as police cars, sports cars, trucks, and armored vehicles.

Stuntman can be informative, as well. Before each stunt, your character will describe what he has to do, and how important timing is. You can learn various techniques that real stunt drivers use, such as the cannon roll and the nitro boost. You can also learn what the different pieces of equipment are called, such as the "side pipe", which is used to roll a car onto it's side.

Screenshots

Stuntman PlayStation 2 Follow the yellow markers on the road... You'll need to precisely follow the onscreen and verbal prompts in order to make the director happy (who for some reason wants all the stunts in one take).
Stuntman PlayStation 2 Up, up, and away. Sometimes you'll wonder whether you should have a stuntman's license or a pilot's.
Stuntman PlayStation 2 I get paid to wreck cars. Before each stunt, the stuntman talks the stunt through for some apparent documentary.
Stuntman PlayStation 2 Old School Stunts. The opening video displays stunt footage from movies dating back to the black and white days.

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User Reviews

One of the most underrated games on PS2 Sean Goguen (6) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
good idea gone bad sbikerbud (10) 1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars
The Ultimate Frustration James P. Wong (2399) unrated
It could have been one of the best, but it failed miserably ThE oNe (178) unrated

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Sep, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gaming Target Jul 08, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot Jun 24, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Peliplaneetta.net Oct 07, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Game Over Online Aug 27, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Futuregamez.net Sep 11, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania Sep 10, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Game Revolution Jul, 2002 B- 67
GamePro (US) Jun 24, 2002 3 out of 5 60
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 26, 2002 12 out of 20 60

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JPaterson (9147) added Stuntman (PlayStation 2) on Jun 27, 2002