Le Mans 24 Hours PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2001
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
Buy On
  1. There's something a bit anticlimactic about the game... When you pull into the lead, win a race, or improve upon your lap time it would make the experience so much more gratifying if you got some acknowledgment, whether visual or audible.
  2. This Le Mans is more like coming down from a caffeine binge than the exciting beginning, especially when there are fresher drugs, err… games, like "GT3" just waiting to be played.
  3. 65
    Falls short of what I think it intended to accomplish. The guts [are] there with the good control and tight physics model, but the presentation is not up to the level it should be.
  4. Next Generation Magazine
    60
    Yet another checkpoint-to-checkpoint semi-sim, and racers yearning for something new will run out of gas quickly. [Nov 2001, p.105]
  5. 60
    A less than stellar port of that stellar [Dreamcast] game.
  6. 60
    The visuals and sound are the major sore spots of Le Mans. The graphics are grainy and not very sharp, especially when you’re driving at night or in the rain.

Awards & Rankings

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#84 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. GeorgeS.
    Aug 7, 2004
    10
    Very cool game worth buying better than gt3.
  2. Oct 12, 2013
    6
    This is nowhere near as fun as the Dreamcast version. Its missing some detail and it just feels like a different game. The car handling hasThis is nowhere near as fun as the Dreamcast version. Its missing some detail and it just feels like a different game. The car handling has its own style and of course some tracks are fun. But for the most part this is not exciting to play. I don't know why, but the Dreamcast Le Mans was better in every department. If you play GT3 or Toca Race Driver, totally skip this one. Full Review »
  3. AlexB.
    Aug 7, 2004
    10
    This game is awesome it is the only game that lets you race for a full 24 hours and it has way more cool prototype cars than gt3.itsThis game is awesome it is the only game that lets you race for a full 24 hours and it has way more cool prototype cars than gt3.its simulation isnt as good as gt3 but the sense of speed is amazing and the way the game shows the difference between a porshe 911 gt3 and a nissan r390 is also very good.and it has a well modelled pit crew that replaces fuel and changes the tires.all up it is a great game, it doesnt have the best graphics but it is a very life like le mans simulator 10/10. Full Review »