Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Word of advice to the developers: When creating the next installment of this franchise, do what you did with the presentation end of things, and almost completely rip-off "Grand Theft Auto," and their gameplay. It’ll make this sort of title appeal to almost everyone.
  2. The control of the vehicles is tricky to master but possible if you have the patience.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    A great game for the over-30 crowd, though, which is something we don't get to say often. [Dec 2004, p.108]
  4. The General Lee's controls are really rough. I don't think I have played a driving game that handles this poorly. It's so loose that sometimes it's outright hard to control.
  5. Game Informer
    60
    If "Driver" married its cousin, there's a good chance the spawn of said union would look a lot like The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee. [Oct 2004, p.129]
  6. Too bad the sugar in this car's tank comes in the form of handling that is as unresponsive as heavily handling can be. Driving like the Good Ol' Boys is often a matter of luck, while that holler button does get annoying after a few hours.
  7. It features a plot worthy of the TV series, a number of the original TV actors reprising their roles...and boring, frequently broken gameplay that absolutely ruins the entire experience.
  8. PSM Magazine
    55
    Gameplay is nothing but slippery physics and monotonous driving around Hazzard County through 15 different "Driver" knockoff missions. [Holiday 2004, p.96]
  9. 55
    The car never really feels grounded, but rather appears to float at a high rate of speed. It doesn't take much more than too much gas and too sharp a turn to start spinning, adding unnecessary aggravation to some of the longer missions.
  10. It’s true to the show that inspired it in almost every possible way but Return of the General Lee just falls flat thanks to awful controls and several glaring glitches scattered throughout.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 6, 2004
    1
    How does it get any worse - this is horrible! Take a classic TV series and make it so plain boring and lacking gameplay, its wrong that such How does it get any worse - this is horrible! Take a classic TV series and make it so plain boring and lacking gameplay, its wrong that such games even get made! I couldnt give it 0, because there must be worse.. right? Full Review »
  2. BossHawg
    Oct 3, 2004
    3
    So mediocre, wopat and co. can marshall in a new era of boredom. f the creators and the quick buck.
  3. JONE.
    Oct 2, 2004
    10
    GOOD GAME.