Wheelman Review

Maybe it is too much to ask, but I genuinely look for games that are capable of shifting my attitude towards a genre or subject. Oddly enough, Vin Diesel stars in two recent games that are diametrically opposed in this regard. The first is the updated Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (which comes with the Dark Athena campaign too) and it is uniformly fantastic. It may not have aged as well as a fine wine, but it is a shining example of what the first person shooter genre is capable of when it branches out.


On the opposite end of the spectrum is Wheelman, a cotton candy game if ever there was one. I

One thing that Wheelman isn

Vin Diesel has the best voice. Fans of Iron Giant get all weepy whenever you mention the word

The controls are pretty tight for Wheelman. Throughout the course of the game, you

Vin Diesel

There is a lot of game here, but it is largely the same. If you airjack a motorcycle in each race, you should be able to blow through all the street races in an hour or so. Ditto pretty much every other side quest, so if you

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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