Paris-Dakar Rally PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2001
Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
Buy On
  1. Great course diversity and a choice of four vehicle classes should motivate players to ignore the initial frustration and get to the good stuff.
  2. All the licenses and potential that Paris-Dakar Rally has as an enjoyable rally experience, however, go to waste in a game that makes the event it portrays seem more boring and dull than it should be.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    I’d commend the scope of the design, but you that it’s let down by the execution. [Feb 2002, p.113]
  4. It takes some special effort to make a game so frustrating in all of its aspects that it seems to have been made by gaming sadists with the express intent to torture innocent gamers.
  5. Regardless of how passionate you are about rally racing, or just the ASO-sponsored event itself, it's doubtful that you'll tolerate Acclaim's mockery of the sport.
  6. 25
    It's a totally weak rally game through and through, with bad control, no real sense of rally driving (unless you like to feel completely out of control).
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Duel
    Aug 21, 2004
    2
    The game could have been a contender if it weren't for its touchy controls. Never mind the average graphics, it has long point to point The game could have been a contender if it weren't for its touchy controls. Never mind the average graphics, it has long point to point courses, the only plus I can see in the game. Going back to the controls, the vehicles are a struggle just to keep on the road. Just one tap of the steering sends you to an overwhelming oversteer. Try to correct that oversteer with opposite lock steering & you end up spinning out of control! Full Review »
  2. BenN.
    Mar 15, 2003
    1
    This game is hopeless, what on earth does anyone see in it, The graphics are bad to say the least and gameplay even worse, the cars handling This game is hopeless, what on earth does anyone see in it, The graphics are bad to say the least and gameplay even worse, the cars handling is pathetic. Don't even think about buying this disappointment! Full Review »
  3. GabrielO.
    Nov 13, 2001
    0
    It sucks!!!