• Publisher: EA Games
  • Release Date: May 10, 2005
  • Also On: PC
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
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  1. MatthewJ.
    May 11, 2005
    Awesome game with PSP-quality graphics.
  2. DavidFerro
    May 12, 2005
    Best racing game on DS, even better than the PSP version!
  3. JebasM.
    May 16, 2005
    Great racing on DS. Awsome graphics and game physics. Needs more tracks and gameplay options, but a SOLID game.
  4. DilsburyB.
    Jun 1, 2005
    DS rocks! So does this! Graphics great! Game great! It is definitely the racer out now. Bring on Mario Kart!
  5. Chris
    May 12, 2005
    Great graphics for a DS title, sound is solid with some great background tracks (cars just sound like cars tho). Lots of cars, lots of mods, great sense of speed. Only lacking in modes (although the the Underground mode is enough of a challenge), minimal touch screen support and there is no replay function.. other than that, the best racer on the DS right now.
  6. TristanH
    May 23, 2005
    The game is insanelly difficult. It will make you wish that you never played a previous game before it. Although it is a tough cookie it has everything else to offer all people, especially good graphics and cars.
  7. Jatt
    Jul 18, 2005
    This game is the best racing game you will ever find on a portable system. It it so fun and puts you in the game. If you want to buy a racing game then this game is perfect!!!!!
  8. Aug 15, 2013
    Average graphics, i've seen other games that push more the DS than this. Very challenging, can get frustrating, given the dificulty of it. Lots of customizations. Liked the game, still enjoy more on the PS2 version.

Awards & Rankings

#24 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#38 Most Shared DS Game of 2005

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 70
    The variety of racing options, the wireless multiplayer, and the art customizing features are a good start; it's certainly a satisfying racing experience, but there are gaps in its production. As fun as it is, it just feels like there should be more to the package.
  2. Nintendo Power
    The mixture of shame and frustration it instills will make you raise your eyebrows, turn on your heels, and snicker as you walk away. [July 2005, p.99]
  3. Even though the DS does not have an analog control, the game is really responsive.