Gallop Racer 2006 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: May 2, 2006
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    70
    For long time horse racing fans, Gallop Racer 2006 brings some great improvements in both the racing and breeding aspects above previous versions. [July 2006, p.72]
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    GR06 may be tough, but its thoroughness should be appreciated. [July 2006, p.78]
  3. Game Informer
    68
    If you already like the series, not enough has changed to stop you from enjoying it. And that's exactly the reason why new players may as well just stay away. [July 2006, p.106]
  4. To each their own of course, but this game's developers probably could have put a bit more effort into Gallop Racer 2006 in order to make it more accessible for people who are curious, or just think the idea of a racing game with horses is cool. As someone who feels just like that, I can respect what Gallop Racer 2006 is about, but I'm a little disappointed too.
  5. 60
    Like many complex sim games, Gallop Racer can be as frustrating as it is rewarding.
  6. Gallop Racer 2006 is pretty proficient; it's just not a very inviting experience. Fans who have already acclimated themselves to the generally noninclusive tone of the franchise shouldn't have too much trouble digging through the clumsy interface and often clinical appearance, but it's probably not worth the trouble to anyone else.
  7. 50
    If you're the kind of gamer that likes to set two CPU-controlled combatants battle against each other in "Street Fighter II" and bet on the outcome with your friends, then this may be your type of game.

Awards & Rankings

#97 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#41 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 5, 2016
    9
    This game gave this game series a high note with its slightly better graphical capabilities it stands up to the rest of the games very wellThis game gave this game series a high note with its slightly better graphical capabilities it stands up to the rest of the games very well with its own style and twist. Full Review »
  2. TonyaD.
    Jan 8, 2007
    9
    I'm new to GR. After playing BCC I like GR for the most part, but there are a few things I would change. I dont like the fact that you I'm new to GR. After playing BCC I like GR for the most part, but there are a few things I would change. I dont like the fact that you can only race one horse at a time. Once you pick a MyHorse to race you are stuck with it until it wins so many races. I do like the breeding aspect of the game, trying to find the perfect combo. I did figure out to edit a F horse into a "Super Horse" in Simulation mode and then race it in Theme Park mode to win lots of money so I can breed to my hearts content. Full Review »
  3. DavidK.
    Jun 23, 2006
    9
    excellent, just takes many ours of betting breeding racing.