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  • Summary: A cutting edge blend of arcade, SIM and puzzle games, TrackMania is set to be the first in a new and unique genre of racing game that will truly bring the game back in to gameplay. Using the simple and intuitive editor, players can let their imaginations run wild and build their own crazyA cutting edge blend of arcade, SIM and puzzle games, TrackMania is set to be the first in a new and unique genre of racing game that will truly bring the game back in to gameplay. Using the simple and intuitive editor, players can let their imaginations run wild and build their own crazy tracks, modifying them block-by-block, to create complex and spectacular tracks. Then, when the tracks are completed, players can test their creations in real-time, and experience all the fun and excitement of high-speed racing. [Nadeo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 29
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  1. Whether you are looking for a quality arcade race experience, challenging puzzles, an in-depth racetrack design tool, or all of the above, TrackMania is one game you won’t want to miss out on.
  2. Despite the game’s flaws – and it does have them – track building and racing is surprisingly fun and addictive. You might find yourself hooked. I was.
  3. A real shot in the arm for what is becoming a dull genre.
  4. From the great graphics, fun gameplay, and amazing concept, TrackMania provides a might punch in a small package.
  5. Refreshingly, cheating is often the best way to go. [Sept 2004, p.70]
  6. On the bright side, multiplayer has been designed to not require the fastest connection for smooth play, even on overseas servers. The cars handle quite well, the graphics are nice, and the physics seem good.
  7. What's worse than a mediocre piece of shareware? Answer: a $30 retail game that looks and plays like a mediocre piece of sharware. [Oct 2004, p.81]

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  1. Joachim
    May 22, 2004
    10
    I've been playing games for nearly 20 years, and TrackMania since last christmas. It's one of the five best games I've ever I've been playing games for nearly 20 years, and TrackMania since last christmas. It's one of the five best games I've ever played. Don't expect stunning visuals or sounds, TrackMania is all about the gameplay. Expand
  2. JoseF.
    Jun 26, 2005
    10
    Cool game, very many ways to make a map, totally free.
  3. SlamDunk
    Jun 3, 2004
    10
    What is wrong with the reviewers these days? I mean, giving a maximum score of 8/10 to a game that is fun, original and has practically What is wrong with the reviewers these days? I mean, giving a maximum score of 8/10 to a game that is fun, original and has practically endless replay value (for example in one review, "lifespan = 8/10", now, that is just plain wrong). One thing I have noted in the reviews goes something like "TrackMania does not require so much driving skills and is not a racing game but mainly a track building/puzzle game"...erm, hello? Yeah, there's puzzles and track building but in the heart of TM there is a true racing game and it is all about driving skills. Also... TrackMania is a game where the graphics are not so important. Graphics suit the gameplay very well, no complaints. The gameplay, on the other hand, is what really matters and it is simply superb. To me, online play is the heart of TrackMania. It's all about having fun and enjoying the tracks that people make. Expand
  4. FredericL.
    Jul 20, 2004
    10
    I've been playing to video games for 20 years, and never have I been so much addicted to one. Bought it last December in France, and I've been playing to video games for 20 years, and never have I been so much addicted to one. Bought it last December in France, and I've never stopped playing it since. The concept is totally original, and as someone else said, this game is a class of its own. There is nothing really that can compare to Trackmania. Expand
  5. MikeL.
    Feb 26, 2005
    10
    Somewhat realistic even though I didn't expect that. Anyhow, it's extremely addictive! The best fun to be had unless you require a Somewhat realistic even though I didn't expect that. Anyhow, it's extremely addictive! The best fun to be had unless you require a straight sim. Expand
  6. EduardoX.
    Jan 14, 2004
    9
    This game, in its wonderful simplicity, is amazingly fun. Things you expect would stop having excitement in this game do not die! For This game, in its wonderful simplicity, is amazingly fun. Things you expect would stop having excitement in this game do not die! For example, racing your previous ghost is incredibly fun! I try so hard to beat my own times, which is really hard to do, but very rewarding. Expand
  7. Rugantino
    Oct 18, 2004
    9
    Well the game is just ADDICTIVE. All over the web I've seen lots of reviews... but no one gave a great vote. It obviously hass some Well the game is just ADDICTIVE. All over the web I've seen lots of reviews... but no one gave a great vote. It obviously hass some flaws and minor bugs but.. it's like the old-school games: PLAY PLAY PLAY... Nothing else. Highly recommendend and remember, this is NOT a car simulation. It's a GAME. Expand

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