You know there are certain movies that I have seen which nearly put me off watching films ever again the main two culprits are American Cyborg Steel Warrior and The Rollerblade Seven two of the worst film ever made. Seriously. They are so bad that you will want to actually hunt down the directors and make them pay for making such bad films.
And if you actually play America´s 10 Most Wanted then you will probably want to do the same to whoever came up with the idea for the game and the entire group of programmers who look as though they churned this game out overnight.
It´s atrocious. It´s terrible. It´s diabolical. In short just STAY AWAY FROM THIS GAME. It´s the worst game I have played in a long time, and my game-playing goes way back to the days of Pong.
As I´m reviewing this game I guess I really should tell you something about it.
You are Jake Seaver, a former US Navy Seal, who has joined a fugitive hunting team all sounds highly illegal but never mind and you have to hunt down the ten most wanted men on America´s FBI list.
Yes, Osama Bin Laden is in the game! Wow, you too can hunt real people in this world. What wonderful steps we are taken to entertain people these days! I haven´t actually killed any of the main characters while playing the game and don´t know if you can but you sure can fight with them in truly tragic piece of beat 'em up style gaming.
Of course this comes after you have waded through generic bad guys volumes 1 through 30 with your standard staple of FPS sniper rifle, flamethrower, rocket launcher and fists. The graphics are so dull that you may fall asleep as you play and the controls are terrible with aiming more a hope and a prayer than an actual slight of hand over the controller.
The game kicks off with you on your way to capture one of the United States' 10 most wanted. Your helicopter explodes in Afghanistan and you are the sole survivor. The burning helicopter lies close by and the area is packed with weapons waiting to be used. Luckily for you there are hundreds of enemies waiting to be slain. Aiming really is quite bad and the weapon in your hands is either leaping about wildly as you fire or seemingly taking forever to move.
You have to get the extraction point but your way is blocked so you unleash round after round into their digital bodies, then pick up the ammo they drop or their weapons. When you get the flamethrower you get to hear your enemies scream in pain burning alive but when you get close to your extraction point you spot Osama and one of his main commanders. Osama sprints off into a cave while you have to duke it out with his main man.
You only have to shoot him once and then the game changes into a 3rd person beat 'em up. Yup, you have to fight the enemy using Kung Fu moves, and you´ll be glad to know that it´s not once-sided as all your main opponents all know the same style of martial arts as you. So you fight, beat the living snot out of him and then move on to the next part of the game.
During the main first person shooting part game you'll be treated to enemies that appear out of the middle of nowhere, a damage model that gives you no actual indication that you're taking actual damage, and even the delights of getting more points in the game for getting a 'splash´ kill which is basically when you get up close and take out an enemy so that his blood splatters on you I would love to be making this up, but I´m not. It´s all packed in this game.
The dialogue from the main character will drive you insane as he only seems to have around five different lines to say every few minutes and the music from UK rap band So Solid Crew will drive virtually anyone to madness. How this game was ever released is beyond me. Whoever sat in the boardroom of developers Black Ops Ent and said 'Hey, that's a good idea for a new game´, should have been thrown out of the window.
This is the kind of game which gives the majority of gamers a bad name, and the kind of dire rubbish that fuels a media frenzy. It is a disgrace and every gamer should boycott this turgid piece of so-called entertainment.
The sound is pathetic, the gameplay terrible, the graphics an embarrassment for a modern game and the premise simply shocking. Stay away from this game. Don´t even rent it to see what it´s like because you will have justified someone actually purchasing this game.