User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  1. CatlinA.
    Feb 7, 2007
    2
    I played it through to the end and never picked it up again. The turbos just made the game too easy. No challenge at all, even on the hardest difficulty.
  2. KennyC.
    Sep 22, 2008
    8
    I truly liked this game because it's just fun. Most racing games have just crazy good handling like you have a super car. This game isn't like that. It's more realistic. But sometimes the handling can be pretty bad and make the car hard to drive. Some cars handle nice while others are a nightmare. Mostly the cars that are farther in the drift side of the meter. I like myI truly liked this game because it's just fun. Most racing games have just crazy good handling like you have a super car. This game isn't like that. It's more realistic. But sometimes the handling can be pretty bad and make the car hard to drive. Some cars handle nice while others are a nightmare. Mostly the cars that are farther in the drift side of the meter. I like my cars to not slide like it's on ice. Other than that there is not that much to complain about. I personally would recommend picking it up if yuo just like to drive really sweet cars because the AI doesn't ever even challenge you pretty much what. Expand
  3. Acrodude
    May 28, 2005
    10
    This game is the best. The graphics are awsome,the cars are great and its like need for speed and burnout almost combined. You should buy this game if your looking for a racing game.Its not to hard as underground is and its very easy to control.
  4. NickM.
    Jun 23, 2007
    7
    Rather bizarrely, Gameloft made a complete mess of the sequel, making this version STILL the best racer on the DS, it's got a higher framerate, has decent and inoffensive music, and actually has a proper drift mechanic. The sequel - Oh dear. Asphalt 2 was clearly created with an EA games mentality, ridiculous handling, jerky framerate, utterly AWFUL music, and embarrassing Rather bizarrely, Gameloft made a complete mess of the sequel, making this version STILL the best racer on the DS, it's got a higher framerate, has decent and inoffensive music, and actually has a proper drift mechanic. The sequel - Oh dear. Asphalt 2 was clearly created with an EA games mentality, ridiculous handling, jerky framerate, utterly AWFUL music, and embarrassing sponsorship of the Pussycat Dolls (presumably for teenage virgins to exited about). The game mechanic has been completely wrecked, and the physics are like the Java phone games (crud). If you like driving games, you could do worse, just remember that this does not apply to the massively inferior Asphalt 2. Expand
  5. Aug 12, 2010
    6
    I liked this game, i really did. But the problem was that it was easy to get through, in a few days i had completed all the races, and all though there is a fairly decent amount of cars to buy, there's not really much of a reason to buy them. Thats why i've marked it down. It's good, but lacking in some places.

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#9 Most Discussed DS Game of 2004
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#3 Most Shared DS Game of 2004
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 38
  2. Negative: 7 out of 38
  1. Cheat Code Central
    50
    It simply seems rushed in certain areas and the whole game is a little on the short side.
  2. Asphalt Urban GT doesn't participate in much of the innovation that makes the DS special, but oddly enough, it's still a fun racer that offers some very cool multiplayer features.
  3. 55
    Gameloft managed to squeeze in a great graphic engine in the short amount of time it had with the hardware, but it clearly just couldn't fit a well-balanced racing game within that engine.