Conclusion: This is a game that, for all intents and purposes, is an online experience almost exclusively -- or at the very least a multiplayer one. Yes, there is a single-player component, but it's the warm up. The real fun here is in playing against other people.
Excerpt: When David Jaffe made it clear that he was done directing huge epic games, many people called bluff…that was until Calling All Cars was announced for the PSN as his next project. Helping to prove that the downloadable game space is the next big thing, Sony Santa Monica and Incognito, two big time...
Calling All Cars! is a frantic good time that's cut short by a serious lack of content.
27 April 2007
Summary: If nothing else, Calling All Cars! earns the exclamation point in its name. It's a chaotic and fast paced game of capture-the-criminal that's easy to pick up and play. The game is fun in spurts, especially with friends, but with a dearth of content and a simplistic design, it won't keep you occupied...
Pros: Cartoon style with zany music and sound effects, Multiplayer is fun and frantic in short bursts
Cons: Only four maps and three weapons, You can finish the single-player game in about 20 minutes
Conclusion: That said, it's difficult to overly criticise Calling All Cars! because it's cheap, looks and feels good (native 1080p at mostly 60fps does make a difference) and in multiplayer mode you definitely get a decent return from the impulse purchase price tag.
Excerpt: Calling All Cars is zojuist in de Amerikaanse Playstation Store geplaatst en is al heel wat keren gedownload. Dit komt mede dankzij het feit dat de game is ontwikkeld door David Jaffe, bekend van God of War 1 en Twisted Metal. Is het Jaffe dit keer ook weer gelukt om een super titel neer te zetten?
Excerpt: Quand le papa de God Of War décide de revenir à ses premiers amours, à savoir le jeu de courses brutal et déjanté, cela nous donne Calling All Cars !. Disponible sur le Playstation Store, ce titre renvoie à un passé pas si lointain où on pouvait s'amuser avec des petits jeux à la "funabilité"...
Excerpt: Man kan diskutere mye rundt de nye konsollene, men noe alle har er muligheten for å kjøpe og laste ned små arkadespill. Det er sikkert endel som er skeptiske til slike småspill, men det finnes faktisk endel bra der ute.
Conclusion: A volte ci aspettiamo grandi cose da pompose realizzazioni e ci ritroviamo invece a divertirci come bambini per un titolo scaricato per una decina scarsa di euro del PlaystatioStore. E' questo il caso di Calling all cars.