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Gangstar: Miami Vindication
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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Gangstar: Miami Vindication is a violence-filled racing game that attempts to copy the Grand Theft Auto formula. Beatings, shootings, foul language, and carjackings occur frequently, separated by driving missions. Women are presented as nothing more than objects and human life is worthless in the game. In essence: Your character's moral compass is broken. This game also connects to the Gameloft Live Lobby which has open, unregulated chat, a feature that Common Sense Media doesn't recommend for kids, tweens, and younger teens.
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Is it any good?
GANGSTAR: MIAMI VINDICATION desperately wants to be confused with Grand Theft Auto. The game apes many of the best known characteristics of the Rockstar Games title, but fails to get the most important right: Story. GTA typically comes with an engaging plotline, but there’s nothing memorable here. The main character is a compilation of bad-guy clichés, stealing cars, urinating out in the open, and talking tough. It’s far from the worst clone on the market, but if you want to play Grand Theft Auto, just buy the real thing.