World Driver Championship Nintendo 64

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: May 31, 1999
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. World Driver Championship is a solid title with a lot of potential that's burdened by some design flaws and a driving model that will leave most players unsatisfied. Much as it offers a few new spins on an otherwise old formula, these shortcomings hold it back from true greatness.
  2. World Driver’s faults can be easily overlooked. Midway and Boss have managed to offer up a simulator that sits just this side of “arcade style” and actually do it right. Anyone with a little patience will get good at this game fairly quickly and find that it’s quite hard to put down. World Driver’s definitely a keeper.
  3. Where World Driver Championship fails is in its handling. It looks like the developers have studied at Namco's driving school as every one of the 30 cars on offer handles like the treads have disappeared from the tyres.
  4. World Driver Championship is an average racing game with exceptional graphics. The game's incredible visuals give you a sense of realism for a little while, but the second your car starts to do an excessive slide around a turn, it kind of falls apart.

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1999
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 27, 2014
    8
    Graphics: 9.5 Sound: 7.8 Gameplay: 8.6 Fun/Story: 8.2

    N64 lack of decent racing games was the only negative aspect of this system. With
    Graphics: 9.5 Sound: 7.8 Gameplay: 8.6 Fun/Story: 8.2

    N64 lack of decent racing games was the only negative aspect of this system. With good and solid graphics and a semi-realism gameplay, WDC was a great release for N64 fans. Apart the sound the game is very good.
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  2. Dec 13, 2013
    10
    This is a challenging game. One of the best from N64. The graphics are very good, with good cars and courses, extremely detailed. If youThis is a challenging game. One of the best from N64. The graphics are very good, with good cars and courses, extremely detailed. If you looking for a good racing game with a good career mode and hard championshing, you will love WDC. Full Review »
  3. BenjaminB.
    Apr 2, 2007
    9
    Best racing game for the N64, but you have to come along with the car handling.