Star Wars: Racer Revenge PlayStation 2

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. 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 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
    High-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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  2. 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 got kinda boring after awhile, though, so I would suggest a rental.
  3. 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.
  4. PeterB.
    Mar 14, 2002
    10
    Brilliant!

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. With all the right elements to make a stellar racing game, Star Wars Racer Revenge fails to inspire true excitement or bring something wholly different.
  2. To say you need quick reflexes to survive this would be an understatement—it’s almost like you need to use a mystical, ambivalent power to help guide you through it. Sort of like the movie.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Sure, it's repetitive, unoriginal, and not very challenging, but we have two words for you: Star Wars. [8 March 2002, p.77]