• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2006
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. Tuning the numerous parts of your car provides for some decent variation, but you’ll soon figure out that the actual gameplay just isn't very good.
  2. An utter waste of time and you money, please ensure this unambitious racer never enters your 360. [Issue 13, p.88]
  3. If you enjoy customising your car, however, you'll quite possibly wet your pants with excitement. [Issue 17, p.67]
  4. Though it's fun to earn enough credit points to pimp your licensed Mazda, Toyota, or Nissan into a serious ride via performance upgrades, ITC's featureless concrete racing environments, detached driving physics, MIA damage modeling, and dated graphics bleed too much air from the tires. [Holiday 2006, p. 80]
  5. 40
    If this were a $20 budget title, then it'd be worth a purchase. But at the Xbox 360 standard $60 at the register, there's no way you should bother with Import Tuner Challenge. Wait for "Need For Speed Carbon," instead.
  6. Petrolheads and tuning fans will probably get a kick out of it for a short while, but the lack of any sense of speed, the monotony of doing the same thing time after time from the beginning of the game to the end and the fact that the development team have forgotten to add the slightest bit of personality means that you probably shouldn’t bother.
  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.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 16, 2014
    8
    Why do people hate this. Its just a slightly more realistic Wangan midnight! Same delveloper, Same tracks(on some games). Made by the tokyo extreme racer team. Its an awsome arcade racing game that would feel great if you use a wheel! Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 Full Review »