Stuntman

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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.

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Average score: 77% (based on 23 ratings)

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Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 19 ratings with 4 reviews)

good idea gone bad

The Good
The game is very similar to the classic DRIVER, cars handle in a similar way, graphics look very familiar etc. The stunts are very good and if you are a movie buff you can identify which films they are ripped from (or similar to). The 3 wheeled rickshaw chase across the roof tops is very reminiscent of the motorbike chase in a certain bond film. complete with a jump over a helicopter. The Idea behind the game, a movie stuntmans career is pure genius.

The Bad
As for the bad points, the graphics are not much cop for the PS2, especially when compared to GRAN TURISMO 3 for instance. The collision detection is a bit hit or miss (pardon the pun) on some objects. On some levels there is a noticable slowdown on the frame rate. The snowmobile chase level sometimes fails because the PS2 controlled driver gets stuck in the restaurant!!. The stunt arena whilst fun for 20min soon becomes boring and you cannot go back and play individual levels from the game. There is no FREE RIDE such as in the DRIVER series. I know this game is not supposed to be a replacement for DRIVER, but it loses so much of a good format without replacing it with anything to keep your interest. The most telling thing I can say is that I no longer play Stuntman, where as I still play Gran Turismo 3 and even take Driver and Driver 2 for a spin on occasion

The Bottom Line
A game that could have been SO much more but falls woefully short. If you are expecting DRIVER with stunts (how it was marketed) FORGET IT.

PlayStation 2 · by sbikerbud (9) · 2003

It could have been one of the best, but it failed miserably

The Good
First of all, the plot is great. It is very fun going around doing stunts. That’s about it for the good things.

The Bad
Now, if you can get past the choppy, horrible, disgusting PS1 graphics, you can see that the gameplay is equally as bad. You have no briefing for directions, you just have some guy yelling at you to do things with an arrow pointing at your destination. This makes it very hard to play, and ends in multiple, and I mean MULTIPLE(100 +) attempts to do a stunt.

The Bottom Line
In total, the game isn’t really that bad, its horrible. The game could have gone to become a great game, but instead of taking the concept to the stars, they dragged it down into the underground depths of #%$@. I give Stuntman a poorly earned 45%

PlayStation 2 · by ThE oNe (180) · 2002

The Ultimate Frustration

The Good
A solid physics engine has been a staple of Reflections Interactive's games. Replays are fun to watch since this game is replay-centric. Unfortunately, that's all I saw as a plus in this title.

The Bad
The core gameplay involves driving and performing stunts exactly as planned. Isn't this against the nature of interactive gameplay? I wasn't expecting this going in and still finished the game... with a terribly bad aftertaste.

In addition to the linear gameplay, the load times are painful. Every time I had to restart a level I had to reload it as well, which took at least twenty to thirty seconds each time.

The Bottom Line
People either love or hate this game, and I'm afraid I feel the latter. This is one of the most frustrating games I have ever played.

PlayStation 2 · by James P. Wong (2402) · 2004

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Game added June 27, 2002. Last modified January 19, 2024.