Test Drive Unlimited PC

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 70
    TDU is all about driving fast in expensive cars through gorgeous locales and that's exactly what it delivers. It's not a sim, so don't expect GTR2-level realism.
  2. 70
    An ambitious game that hasn't (yet) fulfilled its potential. There's brilliance here, but it's currently being smothered by technical issues and an unfortunately wobbly multiplayer component.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. JonTheHorrible
    May 4, 2007
    0
    It doesnt work, theres no patch, and the bits that do work or need fixing get boring very easily. Whats the point of making an online racing It doesnt work, theres no patch, and the bits that do work or need fixing get boring very easily. Whats the point of making an online racing game you cant either get online with or when you can, everyone has connection problems so you cant race them. Steer clear (pardon the pun) unless it gets fixed. By the way the lyrics to the installation music go- This is an excuse that we're making we're making, Is it good enough for what you're paying you're paying It's just another excuse Is this song about Atari's support? ... Say no more Full Review »
  2. ManuelT.
    Jul 24, 2007
    10
    Best driving game ever, giving a superb sensation of driving expensive hot cars. Wainting for more of these!
  3. Mar 4, 2015
    9
    I usually only deal with the hardcore sim racing stuff like rfactor or Assetto Corsa. But this is a little gem. The best open-world drivingI usually only deal with the hardcore sim racing stuff like rfactor or Assetto Corsa. But this is a little gem. The best open-world driving game on PC to this date.

    It has some faults:

    -driving physics are... arcade. Not NFS arcade, you still thing you are operating something with tyres but it is not the games strong suit
    -it is generally too easy if you manage to avoid running into things repeatedly.
    -engine sounds are lackluster.
    -it doesn't have a contextualizing story or career scenario, if you need this to keep paying attention.

    But!

    +it doesn't have a contextualizing story or career scenario, because who needs that crap annoying crap anyway!?
    +1000 miles of open road on O'ahu, Hawaii no less.
    +125 cars and bikes you actually want to own. No 50 Nissan Skylines or VW Fox to be found here.
    +the process of buying cars is well done. you actually go to a official dealership and put your car together. Rims, paint, interior. way cooler then cycling through a lifeless menu.
    +Little details like clothes and house shopping.

    Most importantly though the game nails the freeroam aspect. I hate being called by npc's all the time trying to dictate where to drive next like in the crew or forza horizon sometimes. just leave me be! no distracing challanges like getting points/cash for drifts, near misses and so on. Just you, car, road. The graphics have aged surprisingly well and the ambient sound just gives you a nice summerly feeling when the engine happens to be not running.

    The feeling of this game is it's major appeal. Drive your Gallardo convertible in a summer holiday environment like you know you always wanted! The licenses are a bit old. it is from early 2007. but don't let that put you off. You will find timeless machinery in every class you will race in.

    Word of advice: stay away from TDU 2, buy TDU 1!
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