The Italian Job (2003 video game)

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The Italian Job
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Developer(s) Climax Brighton
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive
Producer(s) Nicolas Rodriguez
Designer(s) Serkan Hassan
Programmer(s) Balor Knight
Artist(s) Vassos Shiarlis
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
Release date(s)
  • NA: 25 June 2003 (PS2 & Xbox)
  • NA: 17 July 2003 (GC)
  • EU: 12 September 2003
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

The Italian Job (released in Europe as The Italian Job: L.A. Heist) is a racing video game released in 2003 by Eidos Interactive. The game is based on the film of the same name. The game features a story mode based on the movie and a multiplayer mode where you drive Minis through several different circuits in Hollywood and LA.

Gameplay[edit]

The Italian Job is a racing game based on the 2003 film. Players drive vehicles around Hollywood and Los Angeles, earning points for completing small tasks. There are 15 missions in the story mode. Each is designed to reflect a certain part of the movie, with the spoken introduction to each 'section' giving background on what part of the movie is being covered, and what the objective of the mission is going to be. The game's four other modes include racing around tracks, performing stunts for points, free roam, and time trials.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GC) 61%[1]
(Xbox) 57.90%[2]
(PS2) 55.75%[3]
Metacritic (GC) 56/100[4]
(PS2) 55/100[5]
(Xbox) 54/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 5/10[7]
EGM 4.67/10[8]
Game Informer 5/10[9][10][11]
GamePro 2.5/5 stars[12]
Game Revolution C+[13]
GameSpot 4.4/10[14]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[15]
GameZone (Xbox) 7.1/10[16]
(PS2) 5/10[17]
IGN 6.8/10[18]
Nintendo Power 2.9/5[19]
OPM (US) 2/5 stars[20]
OXM 7.8/10[21]
Maxim 5/10[22]

The game received mixed reviews. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 55.75% and 55 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[3][5] 57.90% and 54 out of 100 for the Xbox version,[2][6] and 61% and 56 out of 100 for the GameCube version.[1][4]

Maxim gave it a score of five out of ten and said, "The ordinary race-and-chaser’s loosely knit compilation of repetitive Mini Cooper showdowns has a recognizable scene or two, but that’s about it."[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Italian Job for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ a b "The Italian Job for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  3. ^ a b "The Italian Job for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  4. ^ a b "The Italian Job Critic Reviews for GameCube". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  5. ^ a b "The Italian Job Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  6. ^ a b "The Italian Job Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  7. ^ Edge staff (October 2003). "The Italian Job". Edge (128): 101. 
  8. ^ EGM Staff (September 2003). "The Italian Job (Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (171): 121. Archived from the original on 2004-01-01. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  9. ^ "The Italian Job (PS2)". Game Informer (124): 91. August 2003. 
  10. ^ "The Italian Job (Xbox)". Game Informer (124): 98. August 2003. 
  11. ^ Helgeson, Matt (August 2003). "The Italian Job (GC)". Game Informer (124): 93. Archived from the original on 2003-09-19. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  12. ^ Fennec Fox (2003-07-08). "The Italian Job Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-02-08. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  13. ^ Dodson, Joe (July 2003). "The Italian Job Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  14. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (2003-06-30). "The Italian Job Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  15. ^ Pavlacka, Adam (2003-07-06). "GameSpy: The Italian Job". GameSpy. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  16. ^ Knutson, Michael (2003-07-27). "The Italian Job - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  17. ^ Watkins, Rob (2003-07-28). "The Italian Job - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-05. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  18. ^ Robinson, Jon (2003-06-24). "The Italian Job". IGN. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  19. ^ "The Italian Job". Nintendo Power. 172: 137. September 2003. 
  20. ^ Davison, John (September 2003). "The Italian Job (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 97. Archived from the original on 2004-05-25. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  21. ^ "The Italian Job". Official Xbox Magazine: 81. September 2003. 
  22. ^ a b Boyce, Ryan (2003-06-25). "The Italian Job". Maxim. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-11-29. 

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