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  • Summary: Enthusia steps away from the norm in the racing genre, opting to focus on the driving experience rather than the time spent "under the hood." Winning requires superior driving ability, establishing Enthusia as a true racer for driving enthusiasts who appreciate the details of car physics, performance and motion. The realism of the game is bolstered by the innovative and proprietary Visual Gravity System which conveys a true sense of G-forces experienced by high-speed driving and maneuvering around a race track. This innovative feature is a first for the racing genre and gives gamers the ability to see and "feel" the pressure exerted on a car during racing. Enthusia includes hundreds of cars from more than 40 real manufacturers ? each car driven and captured in real life by the development team. Photo-realistic graphics stand out as players race on dozens of real and fictional tracks around the world. Multiple camera views, including both a first- and third-person orientation, allow for players to either get behind the wheel or on top of the action. Variable weather conditions pose additional challenges that require players to stay on their toes. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. The true disaster here is the likelihood that nobody will really play Enthusia. "Gran Turismo 4's" massive popularity is destined to overshadow it even though both games rank at the top of the genre.
  2. While it’s an excellent entry in the crowded racing genre, your overall enjoyment of Enthusia Professional Racing is dependent on a number of things: patience, persistence, and practice being the three most pressing.
  3. 80
    The most obvious problem is that the system is far too forgiving of dragging a wheel or two off-track. Do that in real life, and you'll easily lose control almost instantly. In Enthusia, you'll barely even feel the car pull in that direction.
  4. 70
    For all it does with innovations in HUD, career mode, and vehicle unlocking, multiplayer is a bit underwhelming.
  5. A quite decent and demanding racer.
  6. 60
    Though the many tracks on offer (which amusingly take inspiration both from reality as well as other racing games), varying weather conditions and racing styles (including rallying, desert-crossing and touge racing) offer a lot of variety, the Enthusia Life format itself proves to be a little too simple and short, as reaching higher ranks does not involve as long a road as possibly it ought to. [JPN Import]
  7. The simple fact is Enthusia is simply a simulation of life, but has little life itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Ángel
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    I think this game is better than GT4 because the control and the physic of the cars are very real. This game has a better velocity sensation and has many new things in the genre. The graphics are photo-realistics and the natural efects are very nice. Is the best sim-racing game. Expand
  2. AstemirE.
    Apr 27, 2005
    9
    I like the cars un this game. More specialy bmw mersedes and wvo taureg.
  3. NintendoPSBox
    May 14, 2005
    9
    I like, I like.
  4. LiamG.
    Aug 17, 2005
    9
    Xxcellent game i have it!!!!
  5. JamesE.
    Jan 1, 2006
    9
    Amazingly addictive and stunningly fresh, this game is easily as good as every Gran Turismo, if not better. Unfortunately, this game is destined for oblivion, as very few people who hear of it will bother to try it. And most of the people who DO try it will play it for five minutes, and being used to the controls of other racing sims, they will jump to the conclusion that this game is way too hard when it really isn't. It's too bad really, as this game could have had a future, if it weren't for Gran Turismo 4. As I play this game, I pray that Konami will make a sequel, but I am fairly sure that they won't. It's a shame. Expand
  6. Kei
    Mar 25, 2005
    8
    Great driving experience, real pro car physics but graphics not good as in Gran Turismo 4.
  7. XERO
    Jun 1, 2005
    3
    What a tremendous disappointment.....rent it just to see how bad it is....sorry it's back to GT4 and MC3.

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