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  • Summary: (Also known as "Off Road") Take racing to extreme off road terrain with Land Rover and Ford. Race powerful 4x4’s, trucks and concept vehicles across desert, water and ice in your bid to be first past the finish line. With 12 distinct race types, real-time damage repair and sweeping tracks designed for aggressive, rough-tough racing, Off Road is an adrenalin-pumping, high-speed racing experience. 18 officially licensed Land Rover and Ford off road vehicles. 12 distinct race types. 24 detailed tracks. 3 beautifully detailed off road environments. Real time, on-the-go damage repair. Pick up and play handling. Discover hidden routes. Power sliding - throw powerful 4x4’s around the tracks. In-game pickups: Discover repair pods, time extensions, artifacts & cash. Multi-player racing via split screen (PS2) and Wi-Fi (PSP – 6 player). [Xplosiv] Expand
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  1. A fairly well-paced, but fairly unadventurous racing game.
  2. The generic can't-be-arsed title says it all. It's the sort of thing you might consider buying for your Dad, should you spot it in the GBP 1.99 bin at the supermarket two days before his birthday, even though you know he doesn't really play games all that much.
  3. Ford Racing: Off Road is a throwaway title that lacks any professional refinement that’s most necessary this day and age; just because it’s a PS2 game doesn’t change the fact that this is 2008. Developers have managed to do some pretty incredible things with that system, and while we understand this wasn’t a big-budget project, the amount of exhibited effort is very low.
  4. 35
    Slowly meandering around the same few tracks with vehicles that don't really deliver a sense of power or speed just makes for a flat-out boring experience, and it's one you can pass up without consequence.
  5. It's too slow, too ugly and too pricey for what it is. [May 2008, p.84]
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