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  • Summary: Import Tuner Challenge is an authentic and extremely customizable street-racing game that challenges racers to immerse themselves in Tokyo's underground to take on the fastest street-racing teams. Players can customize and race licensed import sports cars using real tuner parts and tuning techniques. Includes real Tokyo highways and regions, all the hottest licensed import sports cars and concept vehicles and the most prized import tuner part manufacturers. More than five million customizations: Select from a vast warehouse of specialized parts to customize a car's interior, exterior and engine. Includes everything from authentic aero kits from Mazdaspeed, C-West and Veilside to racing seats from Recaro and Bride. Tune your car like a mechanic: Install custom parts with the click of a button and hit the streets wheels spinning. Players can fine-tune their parts to suit a specific race. Conquer the toughest and fastest street-racing teams: With more than 400 unique opponents with different strengths, weaknesses and custom cars, never play the same game twice. Take your ride to the Xbox Live online gaming service: See how your custom tuner stacks up in head-to-head in Versus mode – take your most extreme mods straight to the streets to dominate all who challenge. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. For fans of Tokyo Xtreme Racer, Import Tuner Challenge is a must-buy.
  2. Import Tuner is a fun affair that is better played with others than alone. You won't want to slow down once you get started.
  3. Import Tuner lacks either the impressive visuals we've come to expect from next-gen games (racing titles, especially), or a well-executed new feature that contrasts it from other offerings in the genre.
  4. The game design is pretty cool for a next-gen console, but the meat and potatoes of a real exciting street racer got checked at the door.
  5. Despite its lack of personality, variation or depth, Import Tuner Challenge isn't a terrible racer, and Japanse driving fanatics might get off on multiplayer duels and the realistically non-descript office buildings that pass for scenery.
  6. An utter waste of time and you money, please ensure this unambitious racer never enters your 360. [Issue 13, p.88]
  7. The millions of customization options are great for gear heads, but the actual racing is monotonous, and the diversity in locales and time of day is nonexistent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. BryanJ.
    Jul 18, 2007
    10
    Great game, fun to trick out the cars, and it is also great graphics.
  2. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    this game left me absolutely speechless, easily the most diverse and creative racer ever! and thats just the tip of the iceberg....... with a MASSIVE array of tracks and graphics that will make your eyes bleed with joy, this is the definative racing title and probably the only racing title you will ever need. the sense of speed is absolutely incredible and the damage model unparrallelled and the customisation is off the charts too. for those who havent played this and are waiting for forza 4..... dont waste your money, this game is soo far ahead of the competition that we may have to wait for the next generation of consoles before anyone rivals this Expand
  3. May 17, 2012
    10
    Other great racing title. Import Tuner Challenge can not be original, fresh, better, but is really funny. The system for personalize your car is great, the tracks are repetitive, the cars are cool. This game is funny, no more. Expand
  4. Jweezy
    Oct 2, 2006
    8
    This game is awesome dude you just have to give it time. Once you start unlocking parts you really start to feel the sense of speed the game has tons of customizations. Fun. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Sep 27, 2006
    7
    Haven't played through it yet, but it seems right along the lines of every other TXR game, if you like them you will like this one, loads more customization and the cockpit view is nice too. Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2010
    6
    What this one lacks in technical prowess, it more than makes up in addictivity. Impromptu racing on Tokyo highways has never been this fast, fluent, and fun. Not necessarily a classic but an entertaining racer nonetheless! Expand
  7. JonD.
    Apr 8, 2007
    0
    This game is horrible...I got it yesterday and I don't even play it anymore. Don't waste your money!

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