The Italian Job - PlayStation

Also known as: Italian Job, The

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Also for: PC
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Racing: Car
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Pixelogic Soft. Co.: Paramount Pictures
Publishers: SCi (GB/GB)
Released: 5 Oct 2001 (GB)
20 Sept 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 11+
Accessories: Analogue JoyPad, Memory Card
Features: Vibration Compatible


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The game is a third-person mission-based driving game. The player is required to complete a diverse range of missions that result in the player being faced with the final part of the game: to raid a the security van and convoy containing $4,000,000 in gold bullion and escape to safety with it.

Players are able to take control of 13 different vehicles throughout the game. Each vehicle has unique handling attributes and abilities. Once the player has unlocked vehicles, he will be able to use them in the free ride game mode. There are also a wide variety of non-player vehicles created for use in the missions and set pieces.

The game begins in England where the player must complete a wide variety of objectives in order to recruit the necessary talent needed to do the big job in Turin. The Turin environment map has miles of road to drive on, lined with suitable Italian architecture. Each area provides its own challenges and landmarks.

The final section of the game is set in the Alps where the player drives the coach containing the gold in an attempt to escape to safety.