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Gangs of London Review

Ever since GTA3, there have been games clamoring to be the

Your characters in GoL have a distinct look to them depending on which gang you are fighting for.  The Zakharov gang looks a bunch of thugs, the Steele Associates look like businessmen, while the EC2 Crew has a Jamaican bent to them.  Their outfits also reflect that difference.  There isn

You wouldn

While on foot, movement is handled with either the D-pad or the analog nub.  X fires, Triangle performs an action, and Square moves in and out of stealth mode and reloads your weapon when held down.  Circle brings up a tactical menu that selects actions using the D-pad.  Hitting R lets you strafe and move into an aiming mode.


Driving is done similarly.  Steering is done with the D-pad or analog numb.  X accelerates and Square brakes and goes into reverse.  Circle honks the horn.  Triangle exits the vehicle.  R uses the handbrake and lets you turn ninety degrees quickly or pull a full one eighty quickly.


The controls do take some getting used to.  Since you don

Gangs of London emphasizes the

Each campaign lasts a while, as you have several missions to complete on the map to take over the city.  With five gang campaigns to play through, you aren

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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