Star Wars: Racer Revenge PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: It has been eight years since the first spectacular Podracing showdown between Sebulba and the young Anakin Skywalker. Seeking payback for his humiliating loss, Sebulba has a new beefed-up Podracer and lust for revenge. But it's not going to be easy: Anakin has grown into a boldly skilledIt has been eight years since the first spectacular Podracing showdown between Sebulba and the young Anakin Skywalker. Seeking payback for his humiliating loss, Sebulba has a new beefed-up Podracer and lust for revenge. But it's not going to be easy: Anakin has grown into a boldly skilled Podracer pilot. Thus the stage is set for Star Wars® Racer Revenge, bringing newer, faster, and even more dangerous Podracing to the galaxy-taking you on a one-way ride to ultimate victory. Jockey for position with a tangle of Podracing opponents or leave the pack behind at intense, nerve-jangling, planet-scorching simulated speeds of up to 600 mph. Crash and bash competitors into oblivion as you take them out of the race for good. [LucasArts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    There's a constant sense of achievement and unlike many sci-fi-themed racers, it doesn't get old as it always manages to stay so exciting and fun. [Apr 2002, p.106]
  2. 84
    If you're a Star Wars fan, well, it's time to rejoice, because this game is handled with class and fine detail.
  3. Placing first is about as hard as finding Star Wars fan clubs on the web... Revenge is a dish best served cold - this Revenge never warms up.
  4. What's disappointing is how little sense of immersion there is. Most of the time you feel like the pod is sitting still and the background is moving by.
  5. 70
    Racer Revenge looks more like a first-generation PS2 game, complete with draw-in and bland environments. The sounds can be just as dull.
  6. Game Informer
    65
    If Rainbow would have made it competitive, I would have loved it, but without challenge, there really is no reason to continue playing. [Apr 2002, p.75]
  7. 40
    An excellent "pick-up-and-play" title. The trouble is most will be satisfied enough by "picking up" the controller just once to play this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. PeterB.
    Mar 14, 2002
    10
    Brilliant!
  2. RyanM.
    Feb 13, 2003
    9
    Too easy, but addictive and fun. Absolutely a great racing game with many players, many tracks, and just plain great.
  3. Dec 12, 2015
    9
    High-speed, podracing action is back. This sequel admittedly doesn't do too much different outside of giving gamers more content and having aHigh-speed, podracing action is back. This sequel admittedly doesn't do too much different outside of giving gamers more content and having a new emphasis on vehicular combat (you can now K.O. you opponents by destroying their podracer), but it's hard to complain when the racing is this good.

    Excellent track design and a nice selection of racers are sure to keep you coming back to tackle all of the game's challenges. Setting best times, completing tournaments with different characters, and even (locally) duking it out with a buddy are all distraction the game has to offer. While perhaps not having the most robust selection of modes, the game manages to keep you hooked thanks to just the all around solid gameplay. Plus, it's Star Wars. So that helps.

    Really the biggest issue the game has is that it doesn't always offer the best challenge. Most races will fly by without giving you a fight. I found that only some of the later races in the tournament mode actually made me worry, outside of one map that was actually downright brutal.

    Yet, even if it won't always test you in the traditional races, objectives like setting records are sure to give you a challenge if you need one. It's minor flaws don't detract from the fact that is an excellent racing game. One that makes great use of an exciting concept from the Star Wars universe. Any fan should check it out, be they fans of racing or the films.
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  4. SammytheBull
    Mar 27, 2003
    9
    I had a blast with this game. I think the challenge is just perfect, and there is so much stuff to unlock that it will take you a while. It I had a blast with this game. I think the challenge is just perfect, and there is so much stuff to unlock that it will take you a while. It got kinda boring after awhile, though, so I would suggest a rental. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002