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  • Summary: You are Groove Champion, auto-vigilante. Your agenda: Payback for your dead sister. Your weapon: A 425-horsepower '72 Picard Piranha with two 50-caliber M60 machine guns on top and a flame-thrower on the side. You're one mean dude in an even meaner ride. They've messed with the wrong Champion. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Full of 1970s atmosphere and attitude, I-76 proves that Activision has more tricks up its sleeve than giant robots. It's a blast. [June 1997, p.76]
  2. Combining a great premise with an excellent physics engine, this may be the most realistically exciting vehicular violence since Steve McQueen blazed through the streets of San Francisco as Frank Bullitt.
  3. The music is the best I've ever heard in a game. I'd buy the soundtrack even if the game never existed.
  4. You want weapons? I76 has about 25 different weapons. Slug throwers, SPP Pods, Flamethrowers, Mortars, Droppers, and even a hand-held 45 caliber automatic pistol are there for the taking. There are about 15 different views to choose from to set your sights on the enemy, and there's even a Missile Cam, for a rocket's-eye view of the mayhem.
  5. The story and cut scenes are brilliant, in a kitschy Starsky & Hutch kind of way... Not since LucasArts' "Full Throttle" has a game maintained such a singularly unique style.
  6. The second major problem is the wildly fluctuating difficulty levels. Some missions will be easily completed in one try; others will require days upon days of unsuccessful attempts. Not that the challenge is insurmountable, but it seems somewhat misguided for Activision not to have included difficulty levels - or at least some options to make the game easier.
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  1. TifZ.
    Aug 24, 2004
    10
    Great game. Awesome music. I´m driving myself mad trying to find out a full version of this game.
  2. Feb 23, 2014
    10
    The game is amazing. I did need to buy a windows 98 computer to run it, because i am too lazy to get it to run on 7... Good gameplay, but level 4 is an absolute pain in the arse Expand
  3. Sindow
    Jan 7, 2009
    10
    Probably one of the best games I have ever had the fortune of playing. I still keep I'76 installed in case I need a break from flashy graphics and realistic physics to drive around to a funky soundtrack and blow things up. With the guns. On my muscle car. From the 70's. Expand
  4. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    Some of my most fun memories playing a pc game was this one... wow what an amazing game it was, especially for its time. I wonder if they could ever properly remake this game, it was so amazing, even the multiplayer was simply fantastic. Expand
  5. E.P.
    Oct 11, 2007
    9
    Possibly one of the best games to come out of Activision before they started to suck. 10 years later and I'm still waiting for a sequel that doesn't suck. Interstate 84 is to be avoided at all costs. Interstate 76 has it all, great story, great voice acting, awesome cut scenes, great music, and fantastic game play, with great realism. I played this online a lot just for the racing dynamics. In short, great damn game. My final comment on how much this game rocks is this: I actually built a Pentium 233 with a couple of Voodoo 2's in SLI early this year just to play this game in its proper glory. Expand