Gangstar Rio: City of Saints, what a title. It’s like Gameloft felt like banking off of the upcoming release of both Saint’s Row 3 and Grand Theft Auto III. It’s no secret that the developer is known for making clones of successful IPs for the iOS. Last month we were graced with the Call of Duty version, Modern Combat 3. We tend to like these games and are glad to have Gameloft bringing these sorts of games to our favorite portable gaming platform.
This is a sandbox game where you can roam anywhere you want. You can do missions, or not. Do whatever you want. Kill whoever you want, take any vehicle you want. Yah it’s a lot like Grand Theft Auto, but to be fair Gameloft isn’t the first developer to copy that model.
We’ve played the other Gangstar games and immediately we noticed a difference with this game, the graphics were much better. You have many of options in driving a vehicle, but I prefer using the on-screen wheel and pedals. Default is accelerometer with pedals for gas and brake. There are a couple of other options as well. For us, driving could have been the deal-breaker because we love driving crazy in this sort of game. The coolest addition to this game type was an ATV, we love it. Don’t get us wrong we love driving the really fast cars as much as the next guy, but give us some off-road action any day.
we can’t speak to how long this game is, but it seems like a lot of time could be spent playing it. The downside of this game is that there is no multiplayer. We’re not counting off for that because we don’t care about multiplayer in this type of game, unless it’s co-op. Yes Gameloft, we would like to see co-op in this game, please!
Overall this is the best sandbox game we’ve seen from Gameloft and recommend a download if you like being naughty.