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  • Summary: Enter a new age of driving, a new form of thinking and feeling, and totally immerse yourself in the most advanced driving game ever created. Your 'Kudos' is the only path to success, since this is a unique test of skill, style and precision, which spans the streets of London, Tokyo and San Francisco. Be astounded by the realism, push your limits round 250+ different circuits, in hundreds of challenging events. Indulge up to 8 people in a unique multiplayer experience, and prepare yourself for the ultimate Internet Kudos Challenge Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Both the graphics and the driving model are spot-on, but the game is also full of great new ideas, like a time of day setting that corresponds to the internal clock of the Dreamcast, a fictitious car stereo that lets you "make your own CDs" and a brilliant point system.
  2. The combination of incredible graphics, outstanding control, flawless sound, and the groud-breaking Kudos system make this one the kind of game that will thrill racing veterans while converting new fanatics by the carload.
  3. Pick this game up today and you'll still be playing it months from now, without ever once feeling bored. How many games can you say that about?
  4. Visually MSR is second to none with highly detailed environments...Likewise, the AI can be bullish at times, but with cunning driving you can beat them at their own game.
  5. But I cannot help but note that with the length of the development time why were there some faults with the game? Regardless, with detailed graphics and an innovative scoring system, MSR earns the Joystick up.
  6. 80
    What MSR fails to do is generate any real adrenalin rush.
  7. One of those games that coulda, woulda, shoulda, but didn't. It introduces some great ideas and lets them fall flat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. RoadKill
    Apr 15, 2002
    10
    MSR excels, it is the best racing game I have ever played.
  2. JibboJ.
    Jan 14, 2002
    10
    I had just purchased this game and my dreamcast crapped out a week later. I put the games away and thought that was it until the ps2 came. We got the ps2 and played gt3 A LOT. It had the quality I expected from a new system. But about 2-3 months later I had new roomates move in and they had a working dreamcast. So I started playing MSR again and I havn't touched the ps2 since. the game is so incredible. I know that a lot of gt3 fans complain about not being able to modify the cars, but screw that. The high point of this game (and it is very high) is what matters most in any game, the actual gameplay. There is such a definitive feel of driving in this game. This is the driving game that doesn't feel like a game, it feels real. The sensation of speed is so real. It makes 120 mph feel like what 120 mph really feels like. I guess thats what pissed me off about gt3. I never felt the sensation of speed unless I built up my tvr tuscan to a stage 4 turbo and I was going 250mph. All the customazation is not needed when the gameplay itself is so perfect. The only thing that upsets me about this game is when I can't see where I'm supposed to turn when the track is at night. This game, a video projector and a steering wheel IS the closest thing to actually doing the real thing. Its beautiful. Expand
  3. JonathanD.
    Mar 2, 2004
    10
    Its the best racing game i ever played.
  4. DaRellA.
    Aug 24, 2002
    10
    This game kicks Butt!!!! This game should be rated 100.
  5. Hubert
    Dec 18, 2003
    10
    It's the BEST game i've ever played!!!!!!
  6. Nov 13, 2012
    10
    I had the chance to play the game back in 2000. It was mindblowing. All the cities, the details, the music. A very arcade game, very challenging. This game paved the way for Microsoft and the PGR franchise.

    Sadly it wasn't enough to save the Sega Dreamcast !
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  7. IANR.
    Jul 30, 2003
    6
    VERY OVERRATED GAMEPLAY :(

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