Crime Boss: Rockay City, the latest “Organized Crime” simulator, is amusing but outdated. Online FPS Crime Boss: Rockay City’s roster of the 80s and 90s celebrities isn’t the only thing that’s outdated. Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption have dominated organized crime video games. Crime Boss: Rockay City has a cast that would make a great action/comedy thirty years ago, but its gameplay and execution make it feel unoriginal in virtually every way.
Rockay City feels like an Xbox/PS3 shooter. The game’s several modes feature cringe-worthy speech and cartoonish characters that form Rockay City’s crime-filled and colorful universe. Athletes recruit criminals to steal money, drugs, and turf. Up to four players can play Crime Time and Urban Legends online silently or violently.
Crime Boss: Rockay City’s story-expanding cutscenes feature Michael Madsen, Kim Basinger, Michael Rooker, and Vanilla Ice. The protagonist of Michael Madsen’s Crime Boss, Travis Baker (called The Candy Man), is introduced to the player in the game’s tutorial.
Players in Rockay City’s roguelike single-player mode take on the roles of famous criminals like Danny Trejo and Vanilla Ice as they complete tasks to seize control of their territory and loot from rival Crime Bosses.
The law enforcement, headed by Chuck Norris’s persona, becomes increasingly difficult and furious as evidence develops on Travis, thus it’s best to complete duties flawlessly without leaving bodies and evidence. If Travis dies during a mission, the player can choose to continue as one of several different thugs, each with their own arsenal and special abilities.
If you’re interested, you can also watch the announcement trailer for Crime Boss: Rockay City on the PS5 Games website-
In Crime Boss, your foes, cameras, and objectives will all be in new places for each operation. The amount of foot traffic and the time of day can have a significant impact on how easily a mission can be executed. Yet, just like the People that players will spend most of their time directing, the environments all feel the same, with very few distinguishing features.
Characters not based on famous actors feel lifeless and uninteresting in comparison to the over-the-top main cast. They resemble bad movie caricatures rather than people you can care about. Crime Boss: Rockay City’s review build felt incomplete, and the time I spent with it left me wanting more of the game.
Since InGame Studios intends for the game to be a live service, we can expect that as development progresses, new features and gameplay dynamics will be added to make it stand apart from other multiplayer shooters. Completing assignments with a group of four pals is a lot of fun. But, in its current form, Crime Boss: Rockay City feels like an amateur attempting to make it big in a world full of superior multiplayer shooters.
On March 28, 2023, Crime Boss: Rockay City will be available for purchase on the PC via the Epic Game Shop. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S have not yet been given a release date. Screen Rant was given a PC Code to facilitate this review.