Gangs of London

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Gangs of London
Gangs of London.jpg
Developer(s) SCE London Studio
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
  • EU 1 September 2006
  • AUS 7 September 2006
  • NA 3 October 2006
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Gangs of London is an action-adventure open world video game released in 2006 for Sony's PlayStation Portable console. It was developed by SCE London Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The player has the choice to play as five different gangs in London, all with different ethnicities and colours. It is separate in canon from The Getaway despite its close likeness and same publisher.[citation needed]

Gameplay[edit]

During the course of story mode, the player is given a wide variety of objectives. One objective may require entering a nightclub armed with a jackhammer, while another may involve trying to run the enemy off the road, or them trying to run the player off the road. There are also kidnapping missions, stealth missions, and race missions. Once story mode is complete, a cut scene will pop up and a cliffhanger ending ensues. Outside of missions, the player can free roam the game's environment and complete minigames such as taking photos of London landmarks or running over pedestrians. The game also has "bar" style mini-games, accessed from a pub. The four pub games are darts, skittles, pool, and an arcade game, which is similar to Snake.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 54.62%[1]
Metacritic 52/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 3/10[3]
EGM 2.83/10[4]
Eurogamer 5/10[5]
Game Informer 6/10[6]
GamePro 3.5/5 stars[7]
Game Revolution C−[8]
GameSpot 5.5/10[9]
GameSpy 3.5/5 stars[10]
GameTrailers 5.3/10[11]
GameZone 5/10[12]
IGN (UK) 5.2/10[13]
(US) 4.5/10[14]
OPM (US) 4/10[15]
The Sydney Morning Herald 3/5 stars[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gangs of London for PSP". GameRankings. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gangs of London for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Edge staff (October 2006). "Gangs of London". Edge (167): 94. 
  4. ^ EGM staff (November 2006). "Gangs of London". Electronic Gaming Monthly (209). 
  5. ^ McCarthy, Dave (September 7, 2006). "Gangs of London". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Helgeson, Matt (October 2006). "Gangs Of London". Game Informer (162). Archived from the original on July 30, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ Long Haired Offender (October 4, 2006). "Review: Gangs of London". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ Dodson, Joe (October 6, 2006). "Gangs of London Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ Navarro, Alex (October 3, 2006). "Gangs of London Review". GameSpot. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ Turner, Benjamin (September 29, 2006). "GameSpy: Gangs of London". GameSpy. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Gangs of London Review". GameTrailers. December 6, 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ Hopper, Steven (September 28, 2006). "Gangs of London - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ Vanderblast, Stretch (August 15, 2006). "Gangs of London Review (UK)". IGN. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ Haynes, Jeff (October 13, 2006). "Gangs of London Review". IGN. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Gangs of London". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 120. November 2006. 
  16. ^ Hill, Jason (September 9, 2006). "Gangs of London". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved July 10, 2015. 

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