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  • Summary: A new extreme anything goes racing league of racecars thrust to extreme speeds by super-exotic technologies such as Heavy Element Drive Engines, Directional Thrusters, Vectored Jet Engines, and Electro Magnetic Brakes. [Titus]
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. A great game. It's simple gameplay will take you back to the old school days of pure gaming goodness.
  2. Perhaps the most impressive visual aspect to Downforce is the games split-screen multiplayer mode which stays extremely quick, with no loss in quality, framerate or objects on-screen.
  3. A wonderful ode to the old school racing games of yesteryear and fans of the racing genre will be quite pleased and entertained by its intensity.
  4. The learning curve for Downforce is about 2 hours – within that time, most people should have figured out the nuances of the hairpin turns and how to contact other cars to spin them out.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    The fun is over too soon.
  6. Jaw-dropping crashes cannot an entire game carry, however. While passable handling provides for a mildly entertaining play experience, it's an incredibly short affair.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    Its boring tracks make you feel more like you're racing around a generic airport terminal with fancy backdrops than actually IN the exotic locales. [June 2002, p.97]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MikeD.
    May 9, 2002
    10
    This game+ you=a very good time.
  2. Jun 6, 2017
    8
    It's a cool game. I like it.It's a cool game. I like it. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    6
    This game is fun but there is some physics problems such as overspin and a terrible inability to back up. The other problem is that they makeThis game is fun but there is some physics problems such as overspin and a terrible inability to back up. The other problem is that they make it impossible to do well on the last level of the championship. The computer is perfect and you can never catch up and thus never complete the game. There is some good crash simulations though and some fast-paced fun. Expand