Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. 58
    The game comes up short, and is only going to appeal to fans of the sport that can turn a blind eye to its faults, and instead enjoy what can at times be a fun nod to a racing era long forgotten.
  2. I’ve played better Flash games. I’ve played better racers on the Game Boy Advance. Those are both very sad statements that I hope I never have to make again.
  3. A pretty dull game. Almost every facet of this game feels monotonous and could even be described as boring.
  4. 40
    This game might be worth a rent for a diehard Indy fan who is not an experienced gamer.
  5. In many ways, Indianapolis 500 Legends is more an interactive history lesson than a proper game. By limiting you to certain drivers and certain years, players gain a deep historical knowledge of certain races at the expense of all the others.
  6. You've got one track, a small assortment of vehicles, stupid opponents, an antique setting, and little variety. Unless you're a historian of racing, better leave this one in the garage.
  7. As far as racing games with only one track goes, Indianapolis 500 Legends isn't half bad. Unfortunately its limited scope makes it difficult to recommend over some of the better racing games on the console.
  8. It's got bad graphics, boring, repetitive missions, and not enough variety to justify toiling through race after race. The game is really nothing more than a photo and video collection of the race's history with some interactive parts to tie it together.
  9. The tracks are dull and lifeless, with little to no detail and the same circular pattern. In addition, each car handles the same, no matter which model you select.
  10. What it can best be described as is a glorified demo. With only one track, no customization, and not much to accomplish outside of the missions, the game is extremely shallow.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. ShawnK.
    Jun 27, 2008
    8
    This is actually a fun game. I love the mechanics of racing and the retro era. The many negatives I see lament that only one track is available. Well it is a game about one track...Indy! I do agree that they should not have limited the car selection so much. But the various cars do drive differently. Full Review »
  2. Andyman
    Mar 13, 2008
    2
    Ignore Bob B. The Corporate Marketing Goon below. The only thing "accurate" about this game is the information about the cars and track... the gameplay has little basis in reality. The only thing "challenging" is trying to keep your lunch down due to severe nausea resulting from profound regret over wasting your money. Finally, the only thing "fun" here is laughing at the absolutely pathetic visuals... racing games on the N64 looked better than this. Avoid this game at all costs, even if you are a die-hard racing fan. Instead, save your money for Mario Kart. Full Review »
  3. RichardHilleman
    Feb 13, 2008
    7
    I suspect this might be a game where the hardcore doesn't get it. It isn't mario kart, but it has its merits. By far the most effective driver aids on the platform, it is very hard to lose control in this game. The drafting/slingshot game mechanic are very nicely done. Now if I could only avoid the pits, and only '60's cars? Full Review »