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.
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.
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...
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.
Excerpt: Filmumsetzungen sind ja meist sehr zwiespältig beäugt. Wohl auch zu Recht, denn viele der Filme, welche einen im Kino faszinierten, genossen eine mehr als dürftige Umsetzung als Videospiel. Ob Italian Job sich von der Masse abhebt, erfahrt ihr im Review.