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  • Summary: Inspired by the events of Universal Pictures' upcoming film, "The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift," this game immerses players in the underground world of drift racing. Set in a world related to, yet separate from, the movie, the game features a drift mechanic that makes drifting accessibleInspired by the events of Universal Pictures' upcoming film, "The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift," this game immerses players in the underground world of drift racing. Set in a world related to, yet separate from, the movie, the game features a drift mechanic that makes drifting accessible to both beginning and veteran racing game drivers. Gameplay features revolutionary new systems like the Drift Indicator. Turn on the assists and feel like a pro, or turn them off and hone your drift skills. Focusing on the "next big thing" in underground street racing this video game utilizes Universal’s extensive sound library, an incredible context based camera code, a revolutionary context based rumble system that gives players the feeling of driving city streets at break neck speeds like no other. Immerse yourself in the world of the game. 10,000+ polygon model cars, cinematic camera angles straight from the movie, unique boss challenges, stunning visuals and an Advanced Rubber Band AI system. Tune your ride with a hundred licensed wheels, and over 500 body kits from real JDM companies. Tune your ride like never before from performance to appearance, and for the first time ever swap out your engine to truly push the limits of your vehicle. [Namco Bandai] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. The sense of power and weight, combined with awesome drift controls and the aforementioned speed, mean you won't have to wait until you can buy faster cars to enjoy the game as it's meant to be enjoyed.
  2. The Fast and The Furious is by no means a bad game, but in a genre already flooded with countless racing titles it doesn’t really stand out or do anything new.
  3. F&F is fun, popcorn entertainment, exactly what it intended to be.
  4. AceGamez
    60
    The Fast and the Furious will probably come off as unimpressive and forgettable - but if you've played Carbon as much as possible and you're still in need of your street racing fix then this will do you nicely for awhile.
  5. 55
    The PS2 is still clearly still capable of impressing in the graphics department as games like Okami and God of War 2 have proved, TFatF by comparison looks like it's from a different generation entirely, one where blurry low detail was the norm.
  6. Games Master UK
    51
    An utterly forgettable racer devoid of charm or pizzazz. [May 2007, p.66]
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    40
    Given that fans of the movie have surely long-since moved on, there is simply no reason for this game to exist. [May 2007, p.120]

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. flukeX
    Aug 4, 2006
    10
    after having a sample play i must admit thgis is the second best racing game iver ever played second only to the legendary gran turismo 4. theafter having a sample play i must admit thgis is the second best racing game iver ever played second only to the legendary gran turismo 4. the movie should be watched first so you can truly understand the game but apart from that its realistic fun and just downright awesome. Expand
  2. DavidJ.
    Oct 7, 2006
    10
    I don't know what the official reviewers are thinking about - they have been far too influenced by the fact it is a license to look at I don't know what the official reviewers are thinking about - they have been far too influenced by the fact it is a license to look at the actual game under the hood. Outstanding drift racing that will put EA's Carbon to shame! Buy it and be REALLY surprised! Expand
  3. Aug 4, 2016
    10
    This is one of the best street racing games ever. Similar to Need For Speed and Gran Turismo. It has the same extensive number ofThis is one of the best street racing games ever. Similar to Need For Speed and Gran Turismo. It has the same extensive number of customizations just like from NFS Underground 2 and the number of cars in the game too. Feel the burst of speed and velocity of this game. Plus many Fast and Furious characters return in this game too. It's very interesting to see. Expand
  4. Kevin
    Oct 1, 2006
    9
    This game overall to me is one of the best racing games that is a non simulation. I have found some glitches in the game. The game speed is This game overall to me is one of the best racing games that is a non simulation. I have found some glitches in the game. The game speed is really nice. Expand
  5. BobB.
    Oct 4, 2006
    8
    I haven't played it but I heard it is really good. I have never found it at wal-mart. I have liked all the other street racing games. I I haven't played it but I heard it is really good. I have never found it at wal-mart. I have liked all the other street racing games. I cant wait to play it I should get it pretty soon. Collapse
  6. Dec 10, 2013
    4
    Physics are simply terrible, anyone has a concept about "what a tuned car should act like" will agree with me. I put some rating points toPhysics are simply terrible, anyone has a concept about "what a tuned car should act like" will agree with me. I put some rating points to this game only for the tasty body kits and rims, these fantastic cars deserve a better platform. Expand
  7. TravisG.
    Aug 21, 2007
    1
    Terrible. long loading screen cartoony races no storyling terribke.

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#60 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006