Starsky and Hutch is about to be re-released as a movie starring Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller. The video game is based on the original TV series and is sort of Vice City with car chases.
In fact, the game isn't about earning points or getting kills. It's about keeping the ratings high. If you drive around without doing much of anything, the ratings fall away. If you do fantastic stunts and flips while chasing the bad guy, your ratings soar.
There are fun comic-style cut scenes, but the actual action is in a vice city style realism. The car - the authentic Zebra 3 - handles wonderfully and really immerses you into the TV show world. You can drive and shoot at the same time, chasing down bad guys and solving crimes.
The map is huge, with no intermediate loading times at all. They claim there are 25 square miles of map here for you to roam around, and it's quite detailed.
If you're looking for a really complex game, you might want to rent this one first to make sure it's for you. There's no building up of characters or strategic thought involved. You're just racing, stunting, shooting and having fun. But if that's the game you enjoy, definitely buy a copy! The price is rather low, and it will give you weeks of fun!
Buy Starsky and Hutch from Amazon.com