Outlaw Chopper

Initial Release Date: 2006

Developer: Jarhead Games

Publisher: Vivendi Games

Platform: Windows

Get your motor runnin’ ‘cause the heat is on your tail in this throttled-up road trip through the meanest streets. The fast-paced cinematic story pits you and your customized chopper-and a large arsenal of heavy duty firepower-against the nasty criminal element surrounding you.

System Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP
Pentium 4 or Athlon 1.8 GHz or faster
256 MB
800 MB free
Nvidia GeForce 2 or ATI Radeon with at least 64 MB of video memory
Windows compatible sound card
DirectX 8.1
CD-ROM 4X or faster drive

Despite what the overview says (which is an excerpt straight from the box) there isn’t much cinema to the game.

After a slideshow with a narration, the player is put on a bike to do some missions. Most side missions are copy paste. Deliver documents to so many people in a period of time, race a random biker on a predefined route, assassinate some guy, etc…

Once the player earns enough reputation, the next story mission unlocks. These are where the few cutscenes are shown. Most of the time it’s just two characters standing still while the voice actors read their lines. There isn’t much emotion or any real talent to the voice acting.

One thing to note is the inability to get off the bike. The whole game is spent driving. This has been done before by the likes of Driver or The Italian Job. However, this game is unfortunately an unpolished mess.

This, though, is to be expected, as Jarhead Games was a budget developer. The game being open world (albeit separated by loading screens) is kind of impressive considering the assumed low budget. 

Critic reviews:
Gamespot: 2.4/10

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