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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Gangster driver-for-hire; violent but less graphic than GTA.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Can't just get it it's not suitable for kids like the stupid little Bubble Guppies forget it it's that little kids show

In the game somebody put someone out of your car and steal it and you hurt the police in the game I saw strippers stores drugs privacy concerns

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

awsome game nothing bad at all

awsome game violence isnt bad as there is no blood or gore a couple of times people start kissing but we see that all the time there is also 1 scene with an exotic dancer but thats not REALLY bad. the only bad thing is where you hijack cars but its not bad

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (18):

Wheelman sounds like a winning combination for a successful video game: over-the-top driving action in an open-ended city, Hollywood-style special effects, and film star Vin Diesel who assumes the role of the lead character. However, it doesn't live up to its potential. The story is truly awful, as is the dialogue and delivery. Even Vin Diesel's cheesy lines are read without any feeling whatever, as if the actor was handed the script minutes before the microphone was turned on.

But the game isn't terrible: the high-speed shoot-outs and vehicular combat is quite rewarding, controls are intuitive, and the graphics are impressive (despite some odd bugs). But Wheelman could've been much more if any thought was given to the story, characters, and dialogue. Plus, the game doesn't offer any multiplayer modes at all, either on the same television or via the Net. Wheelman appears to draw heavy inspiration from the Grand Theft Auto games, but is less graphic. And while not as good of a game, It delivers an entertaining joyride for fans of open-world, run-and-gun-and-drive-like-mad adventures.

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