Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 65
    A clunky racer where the main gaming mechanic of making money to spend on more races and car parts can easily backfire and put players in a position of struggling to make ends meet.
  2. It simply exists in an inoffensive and unexciting realm of commonplaceness that makes it incapable of standing out among the pack of infinitely better racers available for any of its chosen platforms.
  3. The idea of racing for pinkslips is a very interesting one, so I hope future titles can pick up the feature.
  4. So many of the features and options seem like tired old clich├ęs that the developer's obviously believed just have to be included in such a racing game. This whole street culture thing is also on the lame side.
  5. Juiced certainly has the makings of an average street racer, with lots of customizables and affected street appeal. [July 2005, p.116]
  6. 70
    A very decent race game. It's just one that happens to fall into a crowded category, and the car that's late out of the gate is rarely the winner.
  7. 60
    Combine the dull career mode, spin-out crazy physics and average graphics, and you get a ride evoking the same emotions when DX Civics buzz down the street late-night with coffee-can mufflers.
  8. Juiced--as much of a shame as this is because it actually tries out some very good ideas and could have been a contender with some fundamental changes--is more akin to "Street Racing Syndicate: Champion Edition." Take that as you will.
  9. 70
    The biggest problem is that we've seen everything Juiced has to offer before.
  10. At best, Juiced is a mediocre ride. It's got a few shiny bits in the form of the team racing and gambling portions, but then the rough edges come roaring out of the gate and kill whatever joy you had at playing the game.
  11. 60
    Juiced can be highly irritating at some times and completely unfair at others. Why, for instance, do you have to help pay to repair other racers' cars yet no one helps you get your car back into racing shape?
  12. An impressively comprehensive, reasonably captivating though ultimately flawed experience. [June 2005, p.95]
  13. Whilst it plays fine and does everything you'd expect from a good racing title, it could have done a whole lot more.
  14. In relation to the more arcade-based titles available at the moment this game is the leader of the pack, as it manages to deliver everything that makes street racing enjoyable at a high standard, in one neat package. [June 2005, p.106]
  15. If you're so inclined to prowl the mean streets for pinks, Juiced certainly deserves your registration. [July 2005, p.78]
  16. It's fast, and it's pretty fun. It's just not particularly special. [July 2005, p.110]
  17. The simple truth is that Juiced is behind the curve. The racing isn't bad, but the game places emphasis on the wrong reward system.
  18. If the controls were more solid and the graphics a bit better, then Juiced would be a winner. Instead, Juiced gets left behind in the dust.
  19. 60
    Juiced was supposed to be released eight months ago, before we'd played all these brilliant racing games, now it just feels like it has come to the genre too late.
  20. If it had been out a year or so ago, it would have rocked our worlds much harder. [July 2005, p.76]
  21. Loads of fun to play. Hopefully, THQ has already commissioned "Juiced 2." [June 2005, p.76]
  22. Ultimately, it's impossible to recommend Juiced when games like "Burnout 3" and "Midnight Club 3" are out there doing everything it does, and more, in much better fashion.
  23. In the end, Juiced may go down as a great rental, and a solid racing game. But otherwise it falls into the background as just another underground racing game.
  24. Nevermind the naysayers, this is a solid racing game with enough style and fun to balance out the repetitive bits.
  25. The driving itself is seriously good fun and that really is the most important thing. This is a great game made even greater by its protracted stay in the developer's waiting room.
  26. The action is competent if underwhelming but some of the career mode choices were right on. Indeed, Juiced is hurt more by its release date than anything else.
  27. If you could grade a game on features alone, Juiced would be higher scored, because the career mode really is well done and offers a lot of depth. However, the slow progression and mostly old, tired racing action hampers the unique features of said career.
  28. Graphically, Juiced is very slick without getting too superfluous.
  29. Juiced is instantly approachable but has depth.
  30. With some races you can win in a snap but others are down to the wire and sometimes are way too hard. Juiced is definitely for those who love to put the pedal to the metal and lay waste to some asphalt.
  31. 70
    The racing feels bone-dry next to the tastier "Midnight Club 3"; the tracks in Juiced are closed off and clean, giving the game a hygienic feel.
  32. The musical selection features a nice mix of techno, rock and hip-hop.
  33. The gameplay is varied enough to maintain interest, and its clutch of quirky distractions adds to the experience.
  34. 60
    When it comes time to cross the finish line, Juiced unfortunately falls behind the rest of the pack with dated mechanics and frustrating gameplay.
  35. Juiced has many interesting features, but they all have been seen before in the games it shamelessly imitates. The game has interesting characters and good career-mode but why bother, when there are better games to choose from? [June 2005, p.62]
  36. 70
    Quotation forthcoming. [July 2005]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Sep 24, 2014
    This happens to be my favourite game of all time, same with all my friends that played split-screen with me.

    Containing difficult and
    This happens to be my favourite game of all time, same with all my friends that played split-screen with me.

    Containing difficult and unforgiving driving, this game may have been more like a racing sim than any games like Forza/Gran Turismo, in modern day.

    THQ is dead, so the only hope for people that played this game (and had enough common sense to find it legendary), is that some company makes a HD remake of this game.

    Not the second one. That was disgraceful.
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  2. Nov 25, 2013
    I remember when i played this game it was always fun and interesting. There where to many things that it lacked to list, surely it was notI remember when i played this game it was always fun and interesting. There where to many things that it lacked to list, surely it was not polished enough to be called an average game. Only thing i loved about it was the pink slip racing although you could only use your best car which way stupid....

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  3. MadCat
    Dec 2, 2006
    I play CS nearly 4 years and still enjoy it. There is no other game like this!