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Pursuit Force – Consumer Guide

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Language, Violence

Parents should be aware that the violence in Pursuit Force is actually quite strong. Though not at all bloody, the ability to blow someone's face off though his windshield or blast a driver through the roof of his car has tremendous impact. Unlike Grand Theft Auto, however, Pursuit Force gets away with some of its own crimes by aiming them at criminals only; although civilians can still be thrown out of their cars if the player so wishes. Furthermore, the game's overt machismo makes a number of politically incorrect faux pas with its sexist overtones and innuendo. Those weary of the industry's 'boy's club' attitude are advised to stay away from the mission set involving a group of hi-tech female thieves called the Vixens.

Fans of classic coin-op Chase HQ, the Die Hard Trilogy race section or more recently the Vigilante missions in the Grand Theft Auto games will be more than interested in Pursuit Force's remit to take that gameplay model to the next level. For the most part it succeeds without diluting the mini-genre's core, but anyone expecting a rousing third-person shooter should look elsewhere as Pursuit Force's thrills are almost exclusively vehicle-based. It is also an extremely challenging title and players should be prepared for having to repeat levels over and over again in order to progress.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gamers will find all crucial mission info and game dialogue accompanied by text as a default. However in the heat of the action it is rarely advisable to take your eyes off the road for too long, so a slight disadvantage should perhaps be expected on some missions.

Category Tags
Platform(s): PSP  
Developer(s): Bigbig Studios  
Publisher: Sony  
Genre(s): Driving   Shooting  
ESRB Rating: Teen (13+)  
Articles: Consumer Game Guides  

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