Juiced PC


Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Graphically, Juiced is very slick without getting too superfluous.
  2. The gameplay is varied enough to maintain interest, and its clutch of quirky distractions adds to the experience.
  3. PC Format
    A nice idea, but the respect system eventually begins to grate. [June 2005, p.97]
  4. 70
    The racing feels bone-dry next to the tastier "Midnight Club 3"; the tracks in Juiced are closed off and clean, giving the game a hygienic feel.
  5. It does feature a fair bit of cars, some decent courses to drive on, a nice arcade mode and multiplayer to boot, but when the graphics and overall presentation is unimpressive, gameplay mechanics don’t feel right, and very limited sound effects are included you’re probably left thinking that the money you spent should’ve gone elsewhere.
  6. Play Magazine
    If you're so inclined to prowl the mean streets for pinks, Juiced certainly deserves your registration. [July 2005, p.78]
  7. Juiced fails to find a balance between the sweet and the sour, so will be a turn-off for those who like a guaranteed reward. But to others it'll be a tangy throwback to the old days, and for that we can't justifiably condemn it. [PC Gamer UK]
  8. PC Gamer
    An ambitious attempt, but substandard physics and AI demote it to the B-list. [Sept 2005, p.62]
  9. It simply exists in an inoffensive and unexciting realm of commonplaceness that makes it incapable of standing out among the pack of infinitely better racers available for any of its chosen platforms.
  10. Edge Magazine
    An impressively comprehensive, reasonably captivating though ultimately flawed experience. [June 2005, p.95]
  11. Pelaaja (Finland)
    Juiced has many interesting features, but they all have been seen before in the games it shamelessly imitates. The game has interesting characters and good career-mode but why bother, when there are better games to choose from? [June 2005, p.62]
  12. 60
    What Juiced offers is a career mode that has ideas about respect and making connections, but in the end is a clunky racer where the main gaming mechanic of making money to spend on more races and car parts can easily backfire and put players in a position of struggling to make ends meet.
  13. 60
    The simple truth is that Juiced is behind the curve. The racing isn't bad, but the game places emphasis on the wrong reward system.
  14. 60
    Offers a good variety of race options and an involved career mode, but that flawed mode puts too much focus on money, respect, and schedules, and not enough on actual racing.
  15. I intend to play "Gran Turismo" as long as Polyphony decides to make new sequels simply because it's fun. Juiced, on the other hand, is not.
  16. Computer Games Magazine
    THQ salvaged the wreckage, polished the package, and let the game out of hte garage, where it debuts with middling success. [Oct 2005, p.68]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 12, 2015
    Another take on the Need For Speed series. Juiced is an excellent racing game with great graphics and car customization. I managed to playAnother take on the Need For Speed series. Juiced is an excellent racing game with great graphics and car customization. I managed to play online on this before GameSpy shut down. When i saw the Acclaim version, I liked the crashes but THQ never gave us that. I tried the crashing but there were no flips or anything. Oh well, never mind. I recommend buying it Full Review »
  2. Aug 28, 2015
    this is the best and needs to have 10/10 **** the critic most of 'em get paid any ways must have not got paid dat much i love this game forthis is the best and needs to have 10/10 **** the critic most of 'em get paid any ways must have not got paid dat much i love this game for years and years i been playing it still the best need for speed not as good as juiced and never will be Full Review »
  3. Jul 4, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The idea of the game is fantastic. With different racing teams approaching you and your own team to do pink slip races etc. You are able to attend to any race you feel like attend to, with or without your teammates to win powerful parts to the car you take to the race.

    You are an unknown racer, your team will always consist of the exact same members whatever you do. Without experience they do stupid mistakes, but keep them attending to races and they will get better until they can't get any better. While it's a very interesting and original system it is not well thought through.

    There is a good amount of cars to choose from, and you can choose anyone that fits your style. The big negative on this game is also how the cars are controlled. Cars that are RWD, will wipe out. A lot. They are very hard to steer and looses grip on the very slightest turns.

    Car customization exists and it allows minor to medium amount of customizing of you and your teammates cars. You can take your car for a spin on the oval track and also do a dyno test to check your cars firepower.

    Is it worth your money? The game is cheap, but still, I'd only recommend it for people who have an history with few to moderate amount of racing games. You can also check it out on You Tube.
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