Excerpt: Smuggler's Run is absolutely incredible! This game has three vast 'go-anywhere' environments that are very lush graphically. Vehicles are nicely and realistically rendered, and also abide (for the most part) by real-world physics. The sound fx of the game are pretty sweet too. The crunching of cars and the revving of engines brings you right into the action as you are sprinting away from the law.
Excerpt: Smuggler's Run Producer: Rockstar Games Developer: Angel Studios ESRB: Teen Players: 1 to 2 Memory Card: 324 KB Digital Control Analog Control Vibration Function Da Introduction: "Every year over 5 billion dollars of illegal contraband is brought in to the United States. Huge profits are being made by ruthless smuggling gangs. That's where you come in." This is essentially the idea behind Smuggler's Run.
Excerpt: In "Smuggler's Run", you are a new member of a gang of international smugglers? What do you smuggle? Well, you don't ask questions - you just get paid. The game doesn't make it quite that easy, though: although you're outfitted with a series of powerful, all-road vehicles, the terrains can sometimes be unforgiving and it's only a matter of time before the police, the border patrol or rival gangs are giving chase.
Excerpt: Smuggler's Run, also known as the "other" Midnight Club, is one of many excessively vaunted launch titles for the PlayStation 2. The premise is simple: you've been hired to do dirty work for those that are naughty. No, you're not a male hooker, but rather a professional contraband smuggler on the run from the cops, hence the title.
Excerpt: Smuggler's Run, one-half of Rockstar's 1-2 launch day combo (the other being Midnight Club: Street Racing), puts you in the proverbial driver's seat for one of the coolest off-road adventures since the days of Test Drive: Off-Road 2. The game starts off with a very simple Driver-esque "test" where you pick a buggy or 4x4 SUV (each with it's own strengths and weaknesses) and go from Point A to Point B. No cops, no worries.
Excerpt: Smuggler’s Run puts you in an environment where driving anywhere is a reality. Sure, there are roads, but they are merely a suggestion. If you want to outrun the border patrol, it is going to take a finding the fastest route to your destination and it usually isn’t a road. While being able to go absolutely everywhere is an advantage, I don’t suggest you actually do it.