• Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2004
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Remember, this is not an arcade experience. This game is more for serious sim lovers of an equine bent. If you’ve ever played (and liked) any games of this series, you’ll probably like this latest version and its requisite additional bells and whistles.
  2. I continue to be hooked on Gallop Racer for one simple thing, it’s depth.
  3. It may be horseracing, but Gallop Racer once again proves to be a surprisingly irresistible and incredibly deep play. [Oct 2004, p.134]
  4. The multiplayer aspect of GP 2004 is an absolute blast. There’s nothing like the excitement and tension of racing against a human player when you round that final turn, neck and neck, frantically fighting the urge to not make your move too soon, especially if your foe begins to pull away.
  5. You can play until you achieve a perfect stable and set some insanely incredibly record. If you are a horse fan, this may be the best game available at this time.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    A nice simulation of horse racing and alll the decisions and action associated with it. [Oct 2004, p.108]
  7. Weekly Famitsu
    78
    8 / 8 / 8 / 7 - 31 silver [Vol 793; 27 Feb 2004]
  8. While multiplayer is a nice addition, it really pays to have friends who actually enjoy the game’s delicacies. Otherwise, they’ll likely be turned off by the whole thing.
  9. 72
    This game is trial by fire and if you don't like to get burned by complex games, then this is one you'd want to avoid. This one is for the hardcore and the faithful.
  10. PSM Magazine
    70
    With more than 4000 horses and nearly 40 racing track options, with variables such as weather and track conditions, there is little room for repetition and boredom. [Oct 2004, p.42]
  11. There is not enough new in the game to make you need to upgrade.
  12. Most players, however, will find this game to be a quaint cultural artifact--and not one that warrants a great deal of sustained interest. If you've avoided the Gallop Racer series thus far, it's best to stay the course.
  13. 60
    I just can't find enough new content here to recommend that you pick up this year's model. This old horse needs to learn some new tricks, or at the very least not forget the ones it's already learned.
  14. Cheat Code Central
    50
    The reason that people love horses is because they're interactive animals. This sim has all the interaction of accounting software.
  15. 40
    For anyone with a passing interest in the sport, we recommend dusting off those lawn darts and firing up the barbeque.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jun 5, 2016
    9
    This is a gallop racer times 7 and it is the real new breed...........................................................................................
  2. MichaelG.
    Apr 5, 2005
    10
    This game is not for everyone but its depth is very gratifying for a gamer who appreciates such things. I feel like the way the game is This game is not for everyone but its depth is very gratifying for a gamer who appreciates such things. I feel like the way the game is designed allows for more replay value than a new breed. Full Review »
  3. DanielleH.
    Mar 25, 2005
    10
    This is the best game ever.