Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice Reviews (PSP)
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Good Game (Nov 13, 2007)
Jung, there’s SO many C grade games out for PSP, which is weird because it’s such a powerful piece of hardware. So I’m going to score taking into account what games are available for PSP right now, and based on that, I’m giving it a 10/10.
Good Game (Nov 13, 2007)
Big call Bajo! Multiplayer looks hilarious but could have done with an online infrastructure mode. There’s replay value here with special challenges and bonus unlocks like laser guns, pew pew pew! I’m giving it 9/10.
videogamer.com (Dec 14, 2007)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is one of the best PSP games I've played. It's not trying to be an epic action shooter, nor is it a simple arcade racer. It's a mish-mash of all of these things, and more. Get into gear, and get this game.
AceGamez (Feb 18, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a high-octane, lighthearted, linear game and it's a must play for every PSP owner. Most importantly, the game is fantastic fun to play, using every section of its large amount of modes to make you enjoy every moment. It may not be serious, but it is so over the top that you'll love it for not trying to be realistic, while Extreme Justice surpasses the original in every way, even though the basis of the gameplay is very similar. Few PSP look good as this, and at a bargain price point it hits all the right buttons, with style, justifying your forceful pursuit of a purchase extremely well!
4Players.de (Nov 16, 2007)
Die Macher wollen aus ihrem flotten Krimi einen Blockbuster meißeln, der es mit den großen Feuerwerken aufnehmen kann - und überheben sich dabei. Gott sei Dank lassen sie den spielerischen Kern unangetastet, verfeinern seine Bestandteile, fügen umsichtig Neuerungen ein und inszenieren auch zwei Jahre nach ihrem Erstlingswerk rasante Action, die mich immer noch im besten Sinne gewaltsam an die PSP fesselt. Die erweitere Gerechtigkeitsleiste, das bessere Fahrverhalten, die abwechslungsreiche Action - die Charakterisierung des Commander findet einzig auf der Straße statt und macht ihn dort mühelos zum Helden. Doch weil es von Beginn an mächtig kracht und weil Extreme Justice seine Schauwerte daraufhin zu wenig steigern kann, verläuft sich der Reiz schneller als zuvor. Die müde Dramaturgie in den Dialogen tut im Zusammenspiel mit den unspektakulären Filmsequenzen ihr Übriges.
TotalPlayStation (Feb 03, 2008)
Honestly, though, that was probably the most annoying part of Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice. The rest of it sailed right on by without major incident, culminating in a fantastic boss battle that just seemed to combine the best parts of all the major fights leading up to that point. Like its predecessor, Extreme Justice doesn't try to do too much, and with the exception of the on-foot segments, everything that it does it does quite well indeed. If you're capable of not questioning how a guy can grab onto the tail pipe of a plane without falling off or jump from one car doing 100+ miles an hour to another, then you're more than ready to have a blast with Pursuit Force.
Video Games Daily (Oct 29, 2007)
If you hadn't gathered, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is great fun. A favourite mission involves capturing one of these bosses and then strapping him to the bonnet of your car, driving him around until you - ahem - persuade him to talk. Pick it up and play and you'll likely find it will raises your pulse in a similar way. Without such extreme measures of persuasion of course.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Nov 29, 2007)
Fans of the original Pursuit Force game shouldn't hesitate for a second in purchasing what is essentially a textbook example of a substantial sequel. Newcomers to Pursuit Force should also strongly consider getting hold of this game, which complements the PSP so perfectly.
Modojo (Feb 01, 2008)
Overall, though, despite the ridiculous scripture and the lacking on-foot crap, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a rock-solid sequel, one that you won't mind coming back to for breezy runs through the city. Its destruction is varied and challenging (you try knocking a freak off the top of your truck while maintaining your vehicular energy), the graphics rock and the single and multiplayer content is just right. You'll definitely find your money's worth here - and maybe even double that if you love cop movies like the Lethal Weapon series. "I'm getting too old for this - GREAT JUSTICE!"
IGN (Jan 24, 2008)
Does Extreme Justice live up to the fast-paced nature of the original game? Yes it does thanks to its rail-shooting sequences and breathtaking leaps between vehicles. Its story is also rather intriguing and fun to play through. If you happen to be an adrenaline junkie, you should take a look at this title. However, you will have to put up with a number of old problems from the first title that didn't change for the sequel, as well as some new changes that don't particularly strengthen the game.
GameTrailers (Feb 05, 2008)
Extreme Justice is another good, exclusive game on a platform that’s in need of both. The PSP has definitely turned a corner in the past few months, and this latest Pursuit Force really illustrates what the system is capable of when developers really care about making a quality game with an original property.
Game Tap (Feb 08, 2008)
Extreme Justice is no world beater, and you wouldn't call it deep; but it is a solidly crafted action game with a good amount of gameplay. If you enjoyed the first Pursuit Force, this one's even better. And putting away bad guys is always a good time.
GameDaily (Jan 24, 2008)
In spite of these negatives, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice has more than enough action to go around. If you like performing super-human techniques, blowing up things beyond repair and driving at ridiculously high speeds, you'll enjoy this explosive sequel.
Darkstation (Feb 21, 2008)
This isn't a huge leap forward, it is more of a gracious step forward that offers enough to keep the game at status quo. This game doesn't reinvent the wheel, it just improves the wheel to last longer and perform better. If you were a fan of the first make sure to check this one out as well, if not there are probably other fish in the sea.
Game Vortex (Feb 04, 2008)
The outcome of this sequel is that new people will have a chance to inhabit the Pursuit Force universe. Better to be a gamer in that world than a pedestrian. They seem to be creamed constantly, have their cars broken into, and be shot at. The fact that they have such a cool, cool, demeanor just goes to show that they're the toughest by far in this brave new world. Now if the hero of the game can avenge his fiancee and continue meeting his obligations. He could go vigilante, but he needs his team of specialists and recruits, in order to succeed. You'll laugh at the corny dialogue, cry when you find out how difficult it is to move through certain parts of the game, and shout at the fast-paced action here. It would have been better with more robust multiplayer, and it needed a tweaked level of difficulty to accommodate newer gamers. In all other respects, it continues to be fun and original, with the dream match-up being a match of Pursuit Force versus GTA. Maybe someday...
Play.tm (Dec 20, 2007)
As no-nonsense arcade thrills go Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is something of a flawed diamond. Behind the wheel its huge fun and the jumping from car to car idea works so well you wonder why it's not been done before. The on foot sections however are awkward and frustrating enough to wipe the smile off your face every time they appear. At the end of it all though, the good outweighs the bad and while you get the feeling that come the third game in the series BigBig Studios may well have a classic on their hands, this second entry is still more than enough fun to warrant a look.
VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (Feb 09, 2008)
Como puntos negativos, encontramos las similitudes con la primera entrega y la elevada dificultad en algunas misiones. En definitiva, estamos ante un título al que la mayor parte de los usuarios de la plataforma deben dar una oportunidad.
Kombo.com (Jan 30, 2008)
The developers at bigBig Studios have shown that the best kind of justice is the extreme kind. Extreme Justice is a definite improvement over the first title and kudos for trying to expand the Pursuit Force universe. However the on foot missions weren't a complete success, the driving is still the best. The punchy, simple, fun gameplay and expansion of the Pursuit Force universe plus some Ad Hoc modes give Extreme Justice some longevity as you go cruising to dish some Extreme Justice.
Extreme Gamer (Feb 13, 2008)
Pursuit Force increases the action and goes more over-the-top in Extreme Justice. BigBig Studios has adjusted the gameplay slightly enough to add new elements while keeping the same fast paced action a focus. New game modes including a fun selection of multiplayer games with wider variety of vehicles and missions should be enough to hook fans into the cops and robbers action for another round. If you’re looking for a good looking challenging vehicle based action game for your PSP, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is the only way to go. Extreme Justice doesn’t leap over the original version, but it jumps far enough to make another impact.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Jan 23, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a highly enjoyable game that should appeal to all adrenaline-inclined PlayStation Portable owners. Diverse player assignments make for a thrilling ride, even though on on-foot missions dwindle in comparison to 200 kph-plus highway shootouts. Featuring solid controls and detailed graphics, BigBig's latest action game should keep fans entertained for hours. The only spike in Pursuit Force's road is its difficulty curve – the eight-cylinder beast may prove too tough to tame for some players.
NZGamer (Feb 01, 2008)
Furthermore the addition of multiplayer adds plenty of gameplay and luckily removes some of the frustrations you’ll encounter in single-player. Three of the four modes are the usual race and chase scenario and offer some stylish action sequences. You can either take the role of cops and robbers and take turns hunting each other down, or take the co-operative approach and try Survival mode where one player drives, the other controls the rear gun and you both have to fend off waves of enemies. But Rampage is an on-foot deathmatch mode and is probably the least exciting of the collection. Overall, fans of the original will be pleased with the additions and tweaks, but those who found it frustrating will still recognise room for improvements.
Jolt (UK) (Jan 22, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice still feels like a bit of a shallow showcase title, albeit a less impressive now that over two years have passed. It’s pretty amazing that developer Bigbig has acknowledged and dealt with some of the first game’s major issues, yet overlooked others – deliberately or otherwise. Extreme Justice is still a pretty tough nut to crack at times; the only difference is that it’s a bit more fun to play, and a bit less frustrating as a result.
GameZone (Jan 24, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice for the PSP is a solid action game with all the works but it still has a long way to go if it wants to remain a fresh action series worthy of the original. The addictive bite-sized driving missions are still an addictive joy but the on-foot action remains to be the game biggest weak spot. If you loved the first game, you will like this fun sequel.
GameSpot (Feb 04, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is an easy game to recommend if you enjoyed its predecessor. It does everything that that game did a little bigger and little better. The game's three difficulty settings and new checkpoint system address the main complaint that anyone had with the original, and the storyline, though predictable, is entertaining enough and certainly never gets in the way of the action. If you're in the mood for a Hollywood blockbuster that you can play a starring role in, you could do a lot worse than to enlist with Pursuit Force.
Armchair Empire, The (Mar 10, 2008)
If you enjoyed the first title, this one definitely has improvements and will satisfy your craving for more. If you missed the first one, or gave up on it because of its difficulty then you should give this one a chance. Ultimately, it really is like a Hollywood blockbuster: exciting and fun for what it is, and when it’s over you don’t feel cheated because you got what you wanted for while it lasted. Pass the popcorn.
IGN UK (Nov 23, 2007)
Extreme Justice is a game that often delivers and sometimes doesn't. It's been improved no end since the first instalment but, just as you're enjoying the pure arcade outrageousness and speed of a chase mission, you're brought down to earth by a subsequent trial-and-error shoot-out. It's very nearly a great game and its on-the-rails arcade driving and shooting is hard to dislike. But there are still things that need fixing and improving if BigBig's wannabe blockbuster plans to be a true Force to be reckoned with.
Cheat Code Central (Jan 27, 2008)
I don't expect this game to be a smash hit because it is a simple cops and robbers chase arcade that's off the commercial radar. However, the game is a lot of mindless fun. I think anyone who likes to have a varied gaming library will want to pick up this title. The amount of content combined with solid gameplay and an extensive multiplayer online component makes this game worth the price of admission. If you've got limited dollars to spend on games, you may want to hold off. However, if you are waiting for it to go to the bargain bin, think again! I've got a feeling this will be a sleeper title that will become increasingly rare.
Game Watcher (Jan 22, 2008)
For the PSP owner looking for a new action experience, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a solid choice. It has some of the most intense action you’ll experience in a video game, but it also has a number of deep rooted gameplay issues, particularly when it comes to the on foot side of the proceedings. If you can look past these shortcomings, then there is plenty of high octane action to be had.
Game Informer Magazine (Feb, 2008)
From it's absurd bosses like the fireball-throwing fire truck to its borderline racist cartoon characters (you start the game by chasing down a group of bayou hillbillies), it's cleat that this unique game doesn't take itself too seriously, and that may be the trick to enjoying it. With a little more polish, BigBig might have a good series on its hands, but it's not quite there yet.
Fragland.net (Nov 17, 2007)
If you enjoyed the first part, then you’ll have fun with this one also. If you hated the first game then maybe you should reconsider your opinion and try to test it with a friend or so since the new additions in single- and multiplayer are quite nice.
JeuxVideoPC.com (Dec 06, 2007)
Pursuit Force : Extreme Justice est une suite fidèle au premier opus, mais qui aurait gagné à offrir quelques nouveautés supplémentaires. Car si l’on excepte le mode multijoueurs et les quelques modes additionnels, pas de surprise. On retrouve cependant le plaisir du premier épisode, les dialogues tordants et les ennemis toujours aussi déjantés. La jouabilité n’a pas évolué, mais les graphismes ont été fluidifiés, avec la même difficulté de jeu. Un bon jeu d’action qui vaut largement son prix, ne serait-ce que pour sa durée de vie.
Jeuxvideo.com (Dec 11, 2007)
Malgré son côté répétitif, la mollesse des phases à pied et la difficulté mal calibrée de certaines missions, Extreme Justice est plus qu'une distraction. La légèreté de son univers, la simplicité des commandes et la variété des véhicules suffiront à vous convaincre de goûter à une recette originale qui prend le temps de s'orienter vers le multijoueur. Et c'est tant mieux.
GamesRadar (Jan 29, 2008)
Boss battles are over-the-top with some taking place on the wing of a plane and a violently skidding fire truck with a flame-throwing taunting hillbilly nutter at the wheel. It’s exactly the kind of action overload you’d expect from BigBig Studios. There’s extra value here too, with Bounty and Challenge modes enabling you to hone your skills and rack up some points, which can now be used in the newly added Shop to buy cheats and upgrades. Although the multiplayer is offline, Pursuit Force allows you to play through the whole game with up to four buddies. A frantic and shallow slice of retro-feeling arcade brilliance that sucks you right in. May not have enough depth to keep you coming back for more, but it's a real blast in the short-term.
GamePro (US) (Jan 29, 2008)
Extreme Justice hardly stands out from the rest of the pack but it more or less hits its intended mark. It's not going to blow you away but it is fun to keep you engaged for a few hours. If you're looking for some mindless action then check this game out.
Pocket Gamer UK (Nov 16, 2007)
For all that Extreme Justice is crass, if you could somehow peer into the imagination of a child smashing cars together and making 'kksshhh' noises you'd see something like this game: a silly and enthralling distillation of everything that makes danger, speed and violence enjoyable, hampered only by a lack of real depth and a couple of minor schoolboy errors that, if riotous action is what you like, really shouldn't put you off.
GameSpy (Jan 30, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a decent enough sequel to the hit game of two years past. It's unapologetically cheesy in presentation, from the one-dimensional characters to the terrible dialogue to the awkwardly awful stereotypes, but it's oddly endearing. The core mechanics are still intact from the first game, and the turret sections are decently implemented. The third-person action segments are clunky and awkward, but aren't game-breaking. Also, the multiplayer extends all of the mechanics into modes that allow you and friends to cherry-pick your favorite moments to play together. Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice isn't a jaw-dropping leap forward, but it is a guilty pleasure of a UMD.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Oct 20, 2007)
Extreme Justice is certainly a better game than its predecessor, and has a lot more variety in terms of play modes, but it can't help falling prey to some of the same complaints. So it's hooray for the stuff that's been fixed, fluffed up or otherwise filled out, but disappointed boos for the way the game builds up so much goodwill and then pizzles it away with fussy objectives, tough checkpoints and an awkward learning curve all over again. Pursuit Force remains a great idea in search of the right execution, and there's clearly a fantastic arcade game in here absolutely bursting to get out, but it's still not there yet. Not quite.
Boomtown (Feb 14, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is the sort of game ‘real’ gamers hate to acknowledge, and having it in my collection makes me feel somehow illicit, like a raw-foods vegan tucking into a Big Mac. It’s bold, brash, skin-deep but oddly irresistible, and while it doesn’t leave my desk with a firm recommendation, fans of arcade action could certainly do worse.
Gaming Age (Jan 30, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is a fun and action-packed PSP title but it has some issues, much like the original. Those who had a blast with Pursuit Force will likely also very much enjoy the sequel, as it's more of the same. If you haven't played the first game however I'd almost recommend going for that version before going "Extreme".
Game Revolution (Jan 31, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is grounded by its single acrobatic gimmick. The game itself is a well-presented - but ultimately shallow - series of car chases, shooting sequences, and escort missions. The on-foot portions are in need of a fundamental redesign, but the other non-vehicle sections do a reasonably good job of mixing up the action. Pursuit Force isn’t the most promising title around, but when it comes to simple, straightforward thrills and action, it works. The lack of substance makes it the ideal game to be played in short sessions amidst any number of distractions. In fact, it’d be the perfect game to play while stuck in commuter traffic. What better place to fantasize about automotive agility?
Game Informer Magazine (Feb, 2008)
Someone call the Guinness Book of World Records. I think I just achieved the record for the longest yawn. To be fair, the original Pursuit Force put me to sleep. This one just bored me. So it is making strides forward.
Worth Playing (Apr 05, 2008)
Ultimately, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice does exactly what it sets out to do. It's a high-speed action title where pedals are put firmly onto metals, and the lead flies about like mosquitoes at a Southern picnic. That really only goes so far, though, and the efforts to extend and modify the title come off as half-hearted and weak. I wouldn't call it a bad game by any stretch — technically it's sound, with an engine that trucks beautiful scenery at solid frame rates, and the controls are so simple that they wrap back around again and land on elegant and intelligent. However, it feels as if, somewhere during development, the overall idea suddenly got truncated and was left as a concept stretched out into a full game, so it eventually wears out nearly every idea it's got. PF: EJ is a lot of fun while it lasts, though, and is at least worth a spin around the garage. It's not a must-own title, so buyers should be aware that they're not getting anything monumental.
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Feb 05, 2008)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice offers straight-up arcade action which offers a slightly more involved twist on classic coin-ops such as Chase H.Q. and APB. The package is made somewhat less desirable by the return of on-foot missions and the total lack of online play, but the game still features the same fast-paced fun that made its predecessor so enjoyable. By no means a must-buy title for the non-fan, Extreme Justice is still a decent reason to shell out money for a PSP game if you can find it used or in the bargain bin.
1UP (Jan 29, 2008)
Multiplayer rounds things out with some low-key thrills. The standard deathmatch for four players is on foot and not that much fun...whoever gets the best weapon tends to clean up. The rest are two-player affairs of the cops-versus-robbers and work-together-to-stay-alive variety. Again, none will keep you entertained for long. Extreme Justice throws a lot out there and hits the mark on a few counts, but it doesn't all come together as a cohesive whole.