Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Angel Studios
Release Date: October 26, 2000
The secret life of the off-road smuggler has a merciless, singular
rule: Deliver the goods and get rich, or fail and get arrestedâ€”or worse.
As a new member of a gang of rugged individualists known as "The Forgotten,"
you must prove to your teammates and potential clients that you have
the driving ability and smarts to successfully deliver expensive goods
while surviving extreme terrain full of hazardsâ€”some of them manmade!
Early successes earn you the chance to take on more prestigious missions
with richer payoffs.
Many forces stand in your way: Ruthless gangs of rival smugglers will
try to steal your stuff. Police, Border Patrol, CIA, and military from
the United States, Mexico, and Canada will do their best to chase you
down and bust you. Even the rugged terrain itself seems like it's made
to stop you.
This PlayStation 2 game combines the action of off-road racing with
the lawless adventure of being a smuggler. Gameplay takes you beyond
tracks and into truly open and vast wilderness areas along the Mexican
and Canadian borders of the United States. Your challenge is to climb
in fast off-road racing vehicles and take on missions to smuggle contraband
across tightly guarded international borders.
The 30+ missions mostly involve picking up and delivering contraband
quickly, without getting busted by the law or robbed by rival gangs.
Along the way, living the life of a criminal, escaping the law in high-speed
chases, and building a dangerous career accompany the sheer fun of driving
like mad across rough terrain. Excellent vehicle physics and responsive
controls will keep you playing for hours at a time. On every level,
Smuggler's Run delivers the goods.