Smuggler's Run

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Smuggler's Run
Developer(s) Angel Studios (PS2)
Rebellion (GBA)
Publisher(s) Rockstar Games
Destination Software (GBA)
Designer(s) Wing S. Cho (PS2)
Engine Angel Game Engine
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA October 26, 2000
  • EU November 24, 2000
  • JP December 28, 2000
Game Boy Advance
  • NA July 22, 2002
  • PAL October 8, 2002
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, 2 person Multiplayer

Smuggler's Run is an early video game developed by Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego) and published by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 2 console. In the game you drive multiple vehicles including trophy trucks, SUVs, and cars. The game is rated T for teen and you can hit cops and animals but they will not die.

One sequel to the game was produced: Smuggler's Run 2, which was released for the Sony PlayStation 2 on October 30, 2001. The game was later ported to the Nintendo GameCube on August 7, 2002 and renamed Smuggler's Run: Warzones.

The original Smuggler's Run is now a part of the Sony Greatest Hits series of games that have reached a particular sales milestone for the Sony PlayStation 2.

Plot Summary[change | change source]

In the game you are a drug and weapons smuggler battling against rival factions. You must completed objectives such as drop offs, races, and smash-up derbies. This game is been questioned because it is very repetitive.

Critical reception[change | change source]

 Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 6/10
GamePro 9/10
GameSpot 8/10
GameSpy 7.5/10
GamesRadar 7.5/10
IGN 7.9/10


Although some reviews criticize the game for being repetitive and frustrating, the overall response was positive. It achieved an average score of 79/100 on review aggregator Metacritic.[1]

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