F355 Challenge Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2000

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. I feel that in spite of the few omissions, with its incredibly tight control, beautiful graphics, and excellent multiplayer modes, F355 Challenge takes the crown for best Dreamcast racer yet, and is a strong contender for best sim racer of all time!
  2. AllDreamcast
    Within the first five minutes of playing the Dreamcast version, I was convinced I had found my new favorite racer of all time, and now countless hours later, that feeling is etched in stone.
  3. The best driving game currently available on any console, let alone the Dreamcast, and once you crest the game's steep learning curve, the addictive need to constantly best other players' lap times will provide weeks of replayability.
  4. Combining breathtaking graphics and phenomenal gameplay Ferrari is one of the most convincing driving simulators available for any system and will thrill fans who love a true racing challenge.
  5. Underneath the videogame exterior lies a real Ferrari physics model that will make any hardcore racing fan happy, and make any casual racer burst into tears.
  6. CNET Gamecenter
    A supremely well-crafted port of the popular coin-op racer that sets a lofty new standard for fidelity and realism in console driving games.
  7. Dreamcast HQ
    This is probably the toughest racing game I have ever played. I have yet to finish 1st in a race yet, and I have logged serious hourage into it...If you are a true racing fan, there is no excuse for not owning this game.
  8. 90
    The father of "Virtua Fighter" sat out to make the most realistic Ferrari simulation ever created -- and he succeeded with flying colors.
  9. Spank!
    Frustratingly difficult at first, F355 rewards the patient gamer with an experience that just can't be beaten.
  10. Antagonist
    Once you do get the hang of it, though, the graphics, gameplay, and sounds make for one kick-ass driving experience.
  11. Dreamcast.net
    Other then the fact that the game looks very realistic, the controls are dead on.
  12. Daily Radar
    For the devoted, F355 Challenge is the closest videogames have ever come to reproducing the experience of driving a single car.
  13. An immensely satisfying racing sim designed for hardcore racing fans.
  14. Sega X
  15. Hits the spot with the best controls and the most convincing handling, ever, in a driving game.
  16. Total Video Games
    It has set the standard for racing as did "OutRun" and "Hang On" before it.
  17. One of the best driving simulators ever made, effectively giving to the masses what until now has been the privilege of the racing elite or the very wealthy.
  18. The high degree of difficulty is matched only by the high degree of bad music.
  19. 70
    You'll either immerse yourself in truly mastering one of the world's most powerful sports cars, or you'll find this about as much fun as taking your driver's test.
  20. Unfortunately, the limited replay (showing "highlights" rather than the entire race) is the only time you'll be able to have an outside perspective.

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BenH.
    Jul 25, 2002
    I picked a Dreamcast up for 36 quid and this game for 10. Along with many other fantastic games at the same price, this is the best I picked a Dreamcast up for 36 quid and this game for 10. Along with many other fantastic games at the same price, this is the best investment in my 15 years of gaming I have ever made. Full Review »