Excerpt: The Italian Job was a fantastic summer movie, that goes without saying. However, if you missed it, this game won't ruin the plot for you, nor will it fill you in on all the movie has to offer. Instead, what you'll get are tiny tidbits of the movie's plot interspersed with fast paced driving missions based loosely on the movie. The levels, although nicely rendered, are somewhat repetitious.
Excerpt: It's almost hard to believe that this game only costs ten dollars. Back in 1999, brand-new racing/driving games retailed for as much as $50 (at best, you could buy a new racer for $40). Now you can buy a really, really good one for only ten bucks. Most decent music CDs cost more than that. Magazine subscriptions cost more than that. Heck, I paid more than that for a Star Wars baseball cap!
Conclusion: The Italian Job: L.A. Heist's story mode seems a bit unfinished with its lack of movie clips, rubbish link sequences and lack of pedestrians to immerse you in its version of Los Angeles, but it'll certainly supply some no-brainer driving action as long as you don't require too much in the way of eye candy. The bottom line is that although there are plenty on PS2 and Xbox, there aren't many games of this kind on the Gamecube so this may be just the thing for you.
Pros: Simple, straightforward driving fun.
Cons: Poor graphics and link sequences., Sparse versions of L.A. & Hollywood., Little use of the movie licence or footage., Poor 2-player game., No replay facility.
Summary: The Italian Job is yet another game to fall into the movie-to-game trap, resulting in a rather average game. If you thoroughly enjoyed the movie, the game should be fun the first time through but there isn’t much urge to play it again.
Summary: "The Italian Job" ist sicherlich nicht so gut wie der "große Bruder" Driver! Trotzdem solltet ihr, falls ihr auf rasante Verfolgungsjagden steht, "The Italian Job" mal probespielen. Auch wenn man das Spiel nicht kennt, wird es das Game schaffen einen in den Bann zu ziehen.