Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 70
    A fun game, and the inclusion of a character driven -oh ho - plot to be the right direction for the genre to go. But it’s not for anyone who is either looking for the next-generation visual thrill of its competition, or heavy realism.
  2. netjak
    60
    Unfortunately, Ryan comes off as an unlikable, whiney cliche. Being that this is a racing game, its ultimate success resides in the on track action, as it should.
  3. 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.

Awards & Rankings

43
70
#70 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Aug 18, 2017
    6
    Really wanted to like this but the controls just feel wrong. High speed through most corners without ever letting off the gas, then all of aReally wanted to like this but the controls just feel wrong. High speed through most corners without ever letting off the gas, then all of a sudden its too much for the car to take and you're sliding around like a greased up jabba the hutt. The physics just aren't there even for a PS2 game. I've seen much stronger graphics on this system as well. The story is an interesting idea I guess...Its worth a cheap pick up if you need a half decent racing fix but don't expect Gran Turismo 3 which came out a year EARLIER and was way better than this. I don't get the 10's but I'll keep trying to like this. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 5, 2003
    10
    Amazing, superb, just like half life on wheels.
  3. EricB.
    Jan 17, 2003
    10
    It is a really great mix between racing, strategy and storyline! I love it! Very realistic game with lots of different cars and tracks. The It is a really great mix between racing, strategy and storyline! I love it! Very realistic game with lots of different cars and tracks. The other cars on the track do their best to block you or drive you off the circuit!! Very addicted! Full Review »