Supercar Street Challenge PlayStation 2

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
Buy On
  1. It’s your typical, run-of-the-mill racer with a unique “concept” and nothing more.
  2. Game Informer
    60
    In the end it's all about the racing and nothing here is that compelling. [Dec 2001, p.93]
  3. The big kick in the eyes come with the laughable rain. Besides degrading the graphics to a PSX level, the rain only seems to fall in certain spots, like right over your car. It's as if there's a guy in a helicopter spraying water from above with a hose.
  4. 50
    Here’s the kiss of death for a racing game... I didn’t find myself liking one car more than another...All of the SSC machines feel like a variation of a bumper car.
  5. 70
    The problem here is that the actual racing isn’t that much fun.
  6. Boring (and maddeningly uninspired) techno music nips at your ears as you move through insanely limited and basic design elements to the car, and then race in a game that looks like someone finally figured out the hi-resolution mode on the Nintendo 64.
  7. The high-speed supercars featured in the game feel lifeless, the courses seem entirely too convoluted, and the physics are unexciting.
  8. 65
    Considering the unpolished feel of SSC and with alternatives like "Gran Turismo 3" providing a much more fulfilling experience, there are very few people I could recommend this game to.
  9. Definitely falls flat on its face with simplistic, arcade style gameplay and a lack of decent execution. Most certainly a bargain bin title, I wouldn’t even rent this one if I had the chance.
  10. Steve Saleen's Styling Studio is one of the most unique features I've ever seen in a racing game. I'd like to see it further expanded in a future version of the game.
  11. The game won’t be taking home trophies for the game play, which is the most serious of the game’s flaws.
  12. 57
    Racing around these various tracks in either the real of self-made supercars should be a lot more fun than this and it's a travesty that it isn't.
  13. Next Generation Magazine
    60
    Standard automotive thrills with a mildly amusing twist – vehicle design options. [Jan 2002, p.82]
  14. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    As a racing game, it's pretty much par for the course. You race, you win, you open stuff up...seen it before, thank you. [Jan 2002, p.140]
  15. Stay far far away from this unfortunate mess.

Awards & Rankings

#33 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Marc
    Jul 26, 2003
    9
    Love the game! Not to many cars to choose from, and some of the tracks are hard as heck to even try and win. Trying to find secrets to unlock Love the game! Not to many cars to choose from, and some of the tracks are hard as heck to even try and win. Trying to find secrets to unlock more stuff. Have already won the first two additions, working on getting the rest. The Turin race is a pain in the but to try and win. The enemies seem to get more and more brutal as you go on. Love the Monaco tracks, would love to open the hole thing instead of just the short and long. My nephew and I thought it was funny to take a different route in one of the Monaco tracks and be able to smash through the car-dealerships show room and shatter all the glass! Need to add more and make this a series. How about racing in San Fran Sisco? FLorida? Spain? and other exotic cities with lots of fun alternate routs? One complaint I have about the Design Studio, is that you can only adjust the front and rear forward and back. You should be able to change the center section and go up and down as well. Also, in the accessories section, you should be aloud to change the taillights as well as the head lights. Also, when racing in the dark/rain, it is very difficult to see. We need brighter and more powerful headlights! Last, there should be an option for tires for different road conditions. Need special rain tires for the bad weathered streets! Other than that, I love the game! Just add more cars and more options and it'll rock! Thanks! Full Review »
  2. DanielD.
    Feb 21, 2003
    7
    I just bought the PC version for this game. Good thing I waited til it hit the bargain bin. It seems they took and improved the graphic I just bought the PC version for this game. Good thing I waited til it hit the bargain bin. It seems they took and improved the graphic engine from Test Drive 6 and the cheesy soundtrack too. The driving physics is less sensitive than Test Drive 6. The design feature is overrated. You can only change the aerodynamics and appearance of the car. Full Review »
  3. RyanM.
    Feb 13, 2003
    8
    Surprisingly good game. The graphics arent great and the variety of cars are really limited, but the racing is good. Not great, but good.