Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions
|Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions|
North American PS2 cover art
Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions (Double S.T.E.A.L. in Japan) is a video game released on the GameCube, Xbox and PlayStation 2. The game is a driving game set in Hong Kong, in which the player completes missions.
The game's then-groundbreaking graphics for the Xbox made it successful for that platform, as it was specifically developed for that console rather than being a port. However, the GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions suffered from performance issues and did not sell well.
Set in Hong Kong, the player plays as either part of a corrupt police unit attempting to crack down on rival Yakuza operations, or as a pair of spies hired to take down Tiger Takagi, the head of the Hong Kong Yakuza.
- Madoka and Mei
One plays as a Japanese female police officer and a Chinese female police officer in the Hong Kong police force paid to hunt selected Yakuza members.
- Ho and Chang
One plays as two goofy Chinese spies working for the Hong Kong crime syndicate to uncover the plots of the Yakuza and take over their operations.
Vehicles in the game range from police cars, to spy vehicles with rockets, and garbage trucks.
Since the game does not specify the names of the locations, the list here gives the respective name of the actual location in Hong Kong.
This game maps a significant portion of Hong Kong into the game. Many important landmarks and even some major streets are in the game itself.
Hong Kong Island
- Central and Western District, including Central, Admiralty
- Wan Chai District, including Causeway Bay
- Aberdeen and the floating restaurant
Buildings and Landmarks
Hong Kong Island
- HSBC Hong Kong headquarters building and Legislative Council building (They are opposite to each other across Cheetah Road, as in reality)
- Convention Centre
- Central-Mid-Levels escalator
- Kowloon Park
- Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the clock tower
- Wong Tai Sin Temple (location changed in the game)
- The Peninsula Hong Kong
This game also features a complete score by Brian Transeau.