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  • Summary: Raw power versus legendary performance in high-impact street racing mayhem. Rocket through crowded cities, opponents and the law on your tail, in the ultimate test of man and machine. Test Drive is reborn with more racing action and thrills than anything before. You can take the wheel but can you take the challenge? Over 20 of the hottest licensed exotic sports cars and all-American muscle cars. 4 stunningly realistic and highly-detailed real-world cities. Fully interactive environments including competitive AI, unpredictable cross-traffic, reactive pedestrians, gravity-defying jumps, smashable street-side objects and relentless cops. Realistic physics model tuned for a fun and exciting racing experience. Challenging driving modes and special events. Real licensed music on the new Test Drive radio. [Infogrames] Collapse
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  1. Despite its unrealistic physics, repetitive racing, and insufficient options, the game can, at times, be surprisingly enjoyable.
  2. 60
    If anything, fans of driving games who aren't looking for the most hard-core street racing experience will enjoy the somewhat simplified gameplay.
  3. A conspicuously mediocre chapter in a perpetually flaccid series of arcade-racing games. [Apr 2003, p.95]
  4. It took me less than two days to complete the single-player campaign and unlock all of the vehicles. After that, the game pretty much becomes a drag, since there will be no further challenges for the player and given that the game's graphics are not all that impressive either, there's nothing left to draw you back into that "fast and furious" racing atmosphere.
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  1. Sep 29, 2011
    5
    Driving physics don't exist. Neither does damage. The game is from a technical perspective- hugely flawed. For some reason I still liked it though. I was curious as to what would happen next; where the story would lead to. You go from San Fransisco to Tokyo to London to Monte Carlo. What's dissapointing is that you only get to play as a cop in skirmish mode not in the main story. Overall, it's definitely not a good game but one that I enjoyed. Expand