Fast & Furious: Showdown takes players around the world with the cast of the hit film series. There are eight locations in total that include the dusty roads of Mexico, the parties in Rio, the crowded lanes of Moscow and the sunny streets of Los Angeles. The variety is nice, but the environments themselves are very uninspired and don't seem very reminiscent of their real life counterparts at all. There are several events and missions scattered across these areas, and most are as uninspired as the place they call home. A handful of missions are cheaply recycled to offer little variety in the types of missions that essentially fall into typical cop chases, shootouts with rival cars and by the books races. Fans of the film series will enjoy seeing their favorite characters in the game, but their voices aren't featured in the game, and with a such a lackluster story dragging down the rest of the game, it probably wouldn't have mattered much anyhow.
Fast & Furious: Showdown is now available from all major retailers for the MSRP of $39.99 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii U and $29.99 on PC and Nintendo 3DS. Fast & Furious: Showdown is rated T by the ESRB for Mild Language & Violence. For more information on Fast & Furious: Showdown, check out the official Activision website.
Developer: Firebrand Games
Platforms: PlayStation 3 (reviewed), Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo Wii U & Nintedo 3DS
Release Date: May 21, 2013