Pro Race Driver PC

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
Buy On
  1. One of those games that will be remembered years down the road for anyone who plays this fine title.
  2. Pin-sharp sim that's both challenging and forgiving, with a story that's not just bolted on... A true delicacy in a time of relative famine for racing sim fans, but should feature on any gamer's menu. [PC Gamer UK]
  3. Stuff the storyline and just play the game.
  4. If you’re a racing fan, Pro Race Driver is a no-brainer. It was everything you want, and even though the story seems a bit hokey, it’s tolerable and doesn’t break the game. Worthy of a test drive at the very least.
  5. The concept of a story behind the racing is excellent, but I can't help feel that Pro Race Driver was simply pushed out the door with only minor modifications and improvements.
  6. The designers have done a great job with every aspect of the game, graphics, sounds, story line, car selection, tracks, options, you name it and they have done it and presented it all to you in one well rounded and polished package.
  7. Mixing an intriguing plot with exciting racing action, you cannot help but get sucked into the gameplay.
  8. Computer Games Magazine
    80
    It's the kind of racing game you might fire up just to find out what happens next, rather than to go once more around the track. [July 2003, p.81]
  9. The main coup of the PC version over the PS2, however, is that it that the on-track visuals have been given a massive overhaul.
  10. All of the abovementioned discrepancies are outshined by the excellent in-game physics, solid damage model, excellent particle effects, good sounds, and beautifully designed racing tracks.
  11. 75
    Considering the less than optimal frame rate, lack of mirrors, arcade-ish physics and rather subdued FF wheel support, I'm thinking that the audience for the PC version won't be very large.
  12. A racing game that puts drivers in the spotlight without sacrificing exciting ontrack action.
  13. 63
    For some reason, the excellent racing engines from TOCA and Colin McRae were seemingly abandoned, replaced by a lackluster arcade-style physics model that feels like you're driving a slot car rather than an actual automobile.
  14. PC Gamer
    51
    When you insult your audience by coughing up some of the weakest physics and AI ever coded for a PC racer, then kudos quickly turns into Bronx cheers. [May 2003, p.62]
  15. Computer Gaming World
    30
    Lame story, lame racing, lame A.I. - lame game. [July 2003, p.86]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Rhymez
    Sep 30, 2003
    10
    GT3 is sh*t Toca race driver is REALISTIC (but sensetive controls) Car Physics are Very Very Real! the sounds are actually recorded from the GT3 is sh*t Toca race driver is REALISTIC (but sensetive controls) Car Physics are Very Very Real! the sounds are actually recorded from the real cars!! its got all the cars and trackS WOT MORE COULD YOU WANT? Full Review »
  2. BenP.
    Sep 16, 2003
    10
    w/ATI9700 outstanding overall graphics; in multiplayer w/2 drivers smooth rich movement of all surfaces; nice reflection off the paint job on w/ATI9700 outstanding overall graphics; in multiplayer w/2 drivers smooth rich movement of all surfaces; nice reflection off the paint job on the cars; OUTSTANDING sound with Audigy 2 including motor wind up's and downshifts, tire squeel, great story draws you in, FF too weak, drive and feel communicated nice. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 22, 2003
    6
    The graphics are nice, the tracks are real, but the physics of the cars LICK BALLS! with a steering wheel, i was hoping for it to have The graphics are nice, the tracks are real, but the physics of the cars LICK BALLS! with a steering wheel, i was hoping for it to have "simulated" controls, but its actualy much like racing on xbox or ps2 (not GT3). Full Review »