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  • Summary: [Also known as "TOCA Race Driver"] Ryan McKane, a test driver with gasoline running in his veins, spends his life struggling against his father's disappointment, while his brother's phenomenal racetrack success overshadows every minor victory he achieves. When his father perishes in an octane-fuelled blaze of fire on the asphalt that he loved, Ryan's frustrated ambition galvanizes into a unrelenting determination to triumph over all opposition and become first a touring car champion, then maybe even World Champion. Petrolheads and mass market gamers alike slam the pedal to the metal to guide the actions of our hero through the hairpins and chicanes of a career in global racing. Features 42 licensed touring & race cars including Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon, Mercedes CLK, Alfa Romeo GTV and Viper GTS; 38 international circuits recreated under licence including Bathurst, Hockenheim and Silverstone; and 13 global Championships including official series: DTM from Germany, V8 Supercars from Australia and the Britsh Touring Car Championship. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The complete mix of tight handling, great AI, realistic car tweaking and damage, awesome graphics and sound, multiple game modes, and a great story line definitely surpassed my overall enjoyment of "GT3."
  2. Racing games this good are almost nonexistent. [Nov 2002, p.112]
  3. Story aside, PRD is a damn fine racer... I'm completely addicted. [Feb 2003, p.109]
  4. The action is heated enough to hold your attention and the cool touches like a fantastic damage engine make it all worthwhile.
  5. What Bam!'s 2001 release "Driven" should have, but wasn't: a good racing engine tied to an unfolding story.
  6. If the work that's gone into TOCA's story element had been put into the game itself, we might now be saluting the PS2's best racing game. Instead we're lightly applauding a rather good one. [GamesMaster]
  7. 60
    The story is laughably bad, and McKane has to be one of the most unlikable protagonists ever. Even worse, the racing gameplay just isn’t that exciting, largely due to lackluster handling and A.I. competition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13