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  • Summary: (U.S. Version with Online capability) The future of online racing is now! Experience the first cell-shaded 3D arcade racing game of its kind on the PS2. Race head-to-head, up to 8 drivers online, up to 2 offline. Revolutionary VJ Feature: edit your instant replay footage and screen effects, music or save for later review. Easily customizable cars: tires, brakes, suspension, turbine kit, muffler, transmission and more with hundreds of parts to choose from! Sophisticated car physics and opponent car AI along with innovative cell-shaded graphics let you capture the true essence of racing. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. This game has great controls, but they’re touchy.
  2. Sure, it's got the gorgeous looks of a supermodel, and enough cool effects to keep your eyes entertained for hours. But underneath all that makeup is a deep, less-realistic simulation racer that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
  3. The game's pacing is easier than GT, letting you fill up your garage pretty quickly - which is great fun since you can race your stable online. [July 2003, p.104]
  4. Has a fantastic look, but its gameplay unsuccessfully tries to straddle the line between simulation-style tuning options and arcade-style handling and collision physics.
  5. 60
    It's fast and easy to play, and it looks terrific. At least the cars do. Serious car culture enthusiasts and a very select group of auto-manga readers will dig it, but its dusting of drawbacks leave it just barely on the three-star side of the rating scale.
  6. The biggest problem I found was control. Nag all you want about the AI, its not that big a deal. But I hardly ever felt like I was in true control of the car that I was driving.
  7. The original "Ridge Racer" on PSOne had better control than Auto Modellista. The biggest problem with the game is the utter lack of traction that these cars have. [June 2003, p.28]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9