Driving Emotion Type-S PlayStation 2

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
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  1. It still feels more like work than entertainment, but persistent simulation fanatics will welcome the challenge.
  2. Although the cars and scenery looks very realistic, the steering might be a little too real making for a frustrating and miserable time playing this game in the beginning. It does nothing to thrive over the competition or advance the driving genre except for the realism in the cars.
  3. While the game isn't incredibly deep, it does have a deep learning curve for driving. Otherwise, there are about 50+ cars to be had, most of them unlockable.
  4. 70
    Type-S' handling is not bad, exactly, but it is very much an acquired taste, one which I don't doubt a lot of players will find rather unpalatable.
  5. While the graphics are some of the best that I have seen in a racing title for a nex-gen system, this does not compensate for the fact that Driving Emotion Type-S has unrealistic physics that debilitate the overall enjoyment of the game.
  6. Suffers from a very bland, mediocre play structure.
  7. The only way someone would see like this is if they hung around with Timothy Leary a bit too often in the Sixties, or fought exclusively in Agent Orange blackspots during the Vietnam war. From beginning to end, a bad idea.
  8. In all my gaming years, I have never felt the frustration that I felt when playing this game. On more than one occasion, I had to physically get up and leave the room or risk throwing the controller through my television screen.
  9. The PS2's version of "Vanishing Point." Floaty, slow control, graphics that shine in some ways but fall a bit flat in others, gameplay that doesn't last very long and feels more like work than fun most of the time.
  10. 50
    Even if your suspension, brake, and gear ratios are fixed for maximum handling, the controls are just way too sensitive -- the slightest touch on the analog stick makes your car careen into walls and run off course.
  11. Driving Emotion Type-S is to racing what fingernails are to a chalkboard.
  12. It's so tough to accept the little bit of good (decent graphics, OK number of cool vehicles and tracks) that is mixed with so much that's wrong (physics from hell, semi-broken control, insulting soundtrack) in a driving engine that, with proper care, could have been a contender instead of a bump on the road.
  13. Driving Emotion Type-S’ poor physics engine, overly touchy simulation mode, and mediocre graphics regulate the title to the horde of Gran Turismo also-rans that populate the discount bins.
  14. Daily Radar
    50
    The graphics are fine, the options plentiful and the details lovingly polished, but the core gameplay -- the part where you're in a car racing against other cars -- doesn't do much to advance the genre at all.
  15. It is difficult to recommend Driving Emotion Type-S to anyone who is not a hardcore fan of the driving sim genre, or those with a short fuse. Those that fall within that narrow vertical and don't mind tweaking, tuning, and testing to the extreme, may find some enjoyment with the game.
  16. The visual effects in the game look amateurish, which compliment the wretched gameplay rather nicely.
  17. An unforgiving game that demands precision and perfection from its racers. The pure joy of racing has been lost in the equation. The racetracks provide nothing that hasn't been seen before, the graphics and music are a step backwards, and like I said, I just didn't have fun.
  18. Games Radar
    0
    Blurred, standard visuals, limited circuit choice, atrocious handling, weak engine note, unforgivable loading times, undemanding structure, highly irritating. What else would you like to know?
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Apr 5, 2017
    0
    Plutôt moche, des bruits affreux et surtout une conduite complètement ratée : les bagnoles ne cessent de louvoyer comme des éléphants défoncésPlutôt moche, des bruits affreux et surtout une conduite complètement ratée : les bagnoles ne cessent de louvoyer comme des éléphants défoncés au crack. Jamais vu un truc pareil ! Full Review »
  2. Jan 29, 2017
    7
    Este juego fue una curiosidad en mi vida, por alla en el año 2001 cuando me regalaron mi primera PS2, este juego fue parte de mi comienzo porEste juego fue una curiosidad en mi vida, por alla en el año 2001 cuando me regalaron mi primera PS2, este juego fue parte de mi comienzo por la consola, es un simulador duro, olvídense de los need for speed y su temática arcade aca. Duras horas y horas aprendiendo a conducir prácticamente cada vehiculo del juego, los graficos eran relativamente mediocre incluso para su época, pero lo compensa una buena plantilla de vehículos y unas detalladas pistas. música ok, sonido ok, es un juego regular pero lo que mas sorprende es que fue elaborado por Square, una empresa que en su tiempo fueron los dioses de los juegos RPG orientales. Fue una aventura nada mas, antes de la llegada de Gran turismo fue un decente juego de carreras luego paso al eterno olvido Full Review »
  3. RyanM.
    May 4, 2003
    5
    I have played so many better racing games that it makes this one look terrible. It's not the graphics that turn me off, but the handling I have played so many better racing games that it makes this one look terrible. It's not the graphics that turn me off, but the handling of the cars and poor control. Squaresoft has failed in this game. It was brave of them to try something new but please stick with rpg's. If you never played any other racing game, you'd think this game is ok. Full Review »