One of the only games that allows you to mug a fat man for his pants, put on said pants, and they magically fit you like a glove.
American Fugitive is a light-hearted romp through the “Good Guy, Bad Boy” trope made famous by the likes of Dukes of Hazard, Grand Theft Auto, Fast and Furious, Need for Speed and many other ripoffs of these franchises.
How does it Feel?
It feels like you are taking part in a 1980s tv show, with a corrupt sheriff, inept deputies, a fugitive that is not guilty of the crime he is accused, committing various crime sin an effort to stay afloat long enough to prove he is innocent, don’t try to follow the logic too hard or it ruins the magic.
The graphics are good, but remind me a little too much of Big Fish Games to be impressive, if you can look past the simplistic interface, mute character interactions and cheesy dialogue you will find a fun open-world game that presets you with a problem and lets you find your way to solve it.
A great alternative for those who cannot run Grand Theft Auto 5 or who miss the simpler days of top-down Grand Theft Auto Titles.
How is the Combat?
The combat is pretty good for an indie game, but it won’t be winning gunplay of the year anytime soon, reminiscent of the early 2000s Army Men titles.
Needs a Controller.
Honestly, games like this need a controller, playing it with an Xbox controller elevates this game to heights not possible with a keyboard and mouse, driving becomes fun and frantic, and far from the frustration inducing mess that is WASD or mouse driving.
As driving at high speeds is a core element of the game, investing in a controller or playing on a console is really recommended for the very best experience.
Worth a Play?
It’s a great game that is sold for a very fair price. I would love to see a multiplayer mode added, as I feel it would be a great game to play with friends.
Available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows