Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions

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Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions
Wreckless - The Yakuza Missions Coverart.png
North American PS2 cover art
Developer(s)Bunkasha
Publisher(s)Activision
Composer(s)Hajime Fukuma
Platform(s)GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
ReleaseXbox
  • NA: February 4, 2002
  • JP: February 22, 2002
  • PAL: March 14, 2002
GameCube & PlayStation 2
  • NA: November 13, 2002
  • PAL: November 22, 2002
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player

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.[1] However, the GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions suffered from performance issues and did not sell well. In 2005, a Japanese only sequel was released for the Xbox called "Double S.T.E.A.L. The Second Clash". [2]

Story[edit]

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.[3]

Vehicles[edit]

Vehicles in the game range from police cars, to spy vehicles with rockets, and garbage trucks.

Reception[edit]

Wreckless
The Yakuza Missions
Review scores
PublicationScore
GCPS2Xbox
GamePro3.0/5[7]3.0/5[8]4.0/5[9]
GameZone7.0/10[12]7.0/10[11]9.5/10[10]
Aggregate score
Metacritic58/100[4]60/100[5]74/100[6]

According to Metacritic, the Xbox version of Wreckless received "mixed or average reviews," with a score of 74/100 based on 36 reviews.[6] The PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions fared worse but still fell in the "mixed or average reviews" category, with respective scores of 60/100 and 58/100.[5][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boulding, Aaron (6 February 2002). "Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions".
  2. ^ "Double S.T.E.A.L. The Second Clash for Xbox - GameFAQs". www.gamefaqs.com.
  3. ^ "Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions - Story". Activision. Archived from the original on 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2006-08-18.
  4. ^ a b ""Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions: Gamecube"".
  5. ^ a b ""Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions: PlayStation 2"".
  6. ^ a b ""Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions: Xbox"".
  7. ^ Fox, Fennec (November 12, 2002). ""Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions"". GamePro. Archived from the original on April 9, 2005. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  8. ^ Fox, Fennec (November 12, 2002). ""Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions"". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Mike, Major (March 18, 2002). ""Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions"". GamePro. Archived from the original on April 8, 2005. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Bedigian, Louis (February 18, 2002). ""WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions"". GameZone. Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  11. ^ Romano, Natalie (December 14, 2002). ""WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions"". GameZone. Archived from the original on April 23, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  12. ^ Lafferty, Michael (December 12, 2002). ""WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions"". GameZone. Archived from the original on August 27, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2018.

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