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52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
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  1. Yep, best version of the game. That may not be saying much for those who are looking for an exceptionally deep racer, but for $20, this is the perfect value-priced racer.
  2. Ford Bold Moves is a safe, by-the-book racing game that incorporates some rather fun team racing.
  3. It’s short, not overly challenging, and is a little repetitive. But you won’t find a better twenty-dollar racer for PSP.
  4. Ford Bold Moves Street Racing does very few things wrong and gets a lot in the genre right.
  5. Unfortunately, the lack of unique tracks and insane AI will keep this title from competing with the upper echelon of PSP racing titles.
  6. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Decent looking racer which requires a rare shot of tactical thinking, but one that lacks the flat-out driving thrills of its superior PSP rivals. [Dec 2006, p.92]
  7. Within 30 minutes I knew that we were being forced more licensed junk. Hopefully Ford will take a lot more care of their property and make sure that only quality titles represent their cars from here on out.
  8. Ford Bold Moves Street Racing is fairly basic in presentation and offers a limited selection of real world cars and pretty average racing action mixed with some minor team strategy elements.
  9. Ford Street Racing plays best on the PSP, but it still isn't worth your time or money.
  10. A surprise and a disappointment at the same time. The in-game visuals far exceeded what I was expecting, but the arcade racing soon becomes rather dull and repetitive.
  11. Sadly, a lack of originality alongside somewhat flawed computer opponents, not to mention an almost non-existent soundtrack, leaves LA Duel still trying to catch up to the leaders.
  12. AceGamez
    50
    Possesses the bare minimum requirements of everything a modern racer should have and unfortunately nothing more.
  13. Another adequate yet uninspired entry for the Ford Racing brand.
  14. Even if you love the Ford license, this game will just be a waste of not only your money, but your time as well.
  15. 45
    A better effort for the series but unless you live and breath Ford, there are much better options out there.
  16. There’s a few hours of play in it, but no real fun. L.A. Duel is blander than a petrol station sandwich, but thankfully less likely to leave you blowing chunks by the side of the road.
  17. 35
    It's worthless, and Eidos knows it. The game design is so transparent, the goal behind the game is so obvious, the lack of any morsel of fun is so far from the car and tracks and the playing of it...it's just exasperating. This is pure bargain bin trash.
  18. Ford Street Racing looks like a AAA game, has the features of a AAA game, but plays like a budget title that doesn't know its audience. With a little more time put into AI and physics, Ford Street Racing could easily be a game worth $30-$40.
  19. 29
    The AI driving your other car is just as bad as the one driving your opponents so you spend most of the time flicking between cars just making up for how the AI seems to lose your hard won position as soon as you leave it in control which takes all the fun and tactics out of it, you still have to admire the idea though and it would be nice to see another game pick it up and develop it properly.

Awards & Rankings

83
#83 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. THUDUK
    Nov 6, 2006
    8
    I going to say it, even though on all other consoles this game has been slated, and even though most people will probably ignore this I going to say it, even though on all other consoles this game has been slated, and even though most people will probably ignore this game...I LIKE IT....its basic driving fun, absolutely the best most weighted handling I have ever played on any console...nice sometimes lovely graphics...8/10 Full Review »
  2. AdamK.
    Oct 24, 2006
    3
    While the handling of these vehicles is very well....um.... handled, this game is about as generic as the name 'FORD' itself has While the handling of these vehicles is very well....um.... handled, this game is about as generic as the name 'FORD' itself has become. No music behind a race is hardly enough to condemn a title, but aside from engine noise, there is ZERO ambient sound. The graphics seem to have a screen filter over them which is most likely just the poor graphics engine itself. Even the 'REAL DAMAGE' as listed on the package is little more than a roughly colored texture which replaces the solid color of the car. Bleak. Even FORD fans should recognize there is little in the way of entertainment here and this can be passed by, even at the suitably budgeted price of $19.99 Full Review »