Free Running (video game)

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Free Running
Developer(s) Rebellion Developments
Publisher(s) Ubisoft, Reef Entertainment
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii
Release 20 April 2007
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player

Free Running is a 2007 video game for the PlayStation 2, developed by Rebellion Developments and published by Ubisoft.[1]


Free Running is a freerunning sports game, with mechanics similar to those found in skateboarding titles such as the Tony Hawk's series.[1] The objective of the game is closer to that of parkour, in that the player must demonstrate speed, rather than flamboyance.[1] The player is required to navigate their character through an urban environment by climbing, leaping, wall-running and other acrobatic maneuvers. Points are earned by performing combinations of such moves, and completing mini-challenges such as checkpoint races.


Eurogamer rated Free Running 5 out of 10, criticising stiff controls and camera, leading to unease in performing tricks and combinations. It did not compare favourably to the fluid movement in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Crackdown – titles that were deemed to be better free running games than Free Running.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Dan Whitehead (10 April 2007). "Free Running PlayStation 2 Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2010-07-06. Free Running is a noble effort to apply the platform game template to a seemingly appropriate real world pastime, but it's hamstrung from the start by gameplay that is neither agile nor fluid enough to deliver an engaging experience, and by a concept that is considerably less unique on a joypad as it is in reality. 

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