Excerpt: Stuntman puts you on the set of a variety of movies, starting with a low-budget English romp (imagine Snatch with car chases) and ending with a hundred million dollar spy flick (imagine Bond…James Bond). Along the way you’ll do some stunt driving exhibitions, risk your life in a John Woo rip-off Hong Kong flick and probably end up having Amhad Rashad introducing you on Real TV.
Excerpt: Watch any summer blockbuster and you're bound to see a sports car flying off a bridge, a mad street chase or some other variant of the unbelievable. There have been many games that offer a similar experience, but nothing that puts the spectator in the seat as the actual stunt driver. It should come as no surprise, then, that developer Reflections Interactive would create Stuntman .
Excerpt: I think James focused a little too much on Stuntman's flaws and not enough on its praiseworthy elements in his review. Despite the long load times and sometimes maddening difficulty level, Stuntman is a well-produced, exciting game that provides a good simulation of the life of a Hollywood daredevil.
Conclusion: Stuntman's visuals are average. They're just norm. It won't make you drool and it won't make you shake your head in disgust. It has some nice visual effects like dust on dirt roads and plenty of interactive objects (You can smash them with your car). The cars have realistic damage done to them depending on what you collide with. You can even lose a tire and drive on the rims. However, damaging your car too copiously will result in immediate failure of the mission.
Excerpt: Before the advent of the PS2 and other next-gen consoles, driving games had been somewhat limited in their graphical prowess in order to retain the framerate of the game. Although this game could stand to be a bit faster, Stuntman offers a very nice blend of eye-candy and smooth gameplay. Everything present in the game is rendered very well, bringing an added richness to the scenes. Stuntman has got all of the sound elements that a typical modern-day game might have.
Excerpt: Stuntman is the latest game from the developers of the Driver and Destruction Derby series, Reflections. In Stuntman , you assume the role of an up-and-coming stunt driver, working your way from low budget independent movies to huge Hollywood blockbusters. Along the way the stunts get more elaborate and difficult, and you earn money based on your performance of particular stunts and the overall quality of the scene.
Pros: Terrific driving physics, Stunt Arena, multiple styles of cars and stunts
Cons: Long initial load times, high difficulty, no stunt tutorials
Excerpt: How was 1999 for you? Me, I had a nightmare. I was ‘between relationships’; I was crashing on a mate’s floor and was just starting a new job, which was really hard. I felt like there was nothing on the horizon; my Playstation was old, my PC was too old to play any decent games and, in fact, the only thing that got me through the first half of that year was the new star wars film.
Excerpt: Like most people, I enjoy watching movies in my spare time. Comedies, science fiction, dramas, and thrillers – I’m down with watching all of them. But the genre I love the most are action movies, especially the summer blockbuster. See, I’m an adrenaline junkie. The larger the stakes, the greater the rush. I’m talking giant explosions, massively destructive car chases and huge shootouts.