• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2006
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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  1. Dec 21, 2010
    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!
  2. Mar 16, 2011
    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
    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.
  4. Jul 16, 2014
    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!
  5. Oct 22, 2014
    For anyone who is a fan of the Tokyo Xtreme Racer games this one is a must buy. Import Tuner Challenge is a highway racer that takes place on the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway, and does an excellent job at re-creating the actual Tokyo highway. The game looks great, with the graphics being a little out of date compared to newer games but still very good for a game that was released at Xbox360's launch.
    Players looking for something different and unique will find it with this game. Rather than racing to finish your laps in first you will have an 'SP' bar that diminishes when you either fall behind, hit walls or other vehicles, that alone makes this game one of a kind.
    With hundreds of rivals to race and 'wanderers' to challenge you will find hours of gameplay to enjoy.
    The customization in this game is also excellent and actually gives you a sense of personalization, far more than most games in the racer genre.
    The music is a little lame in this game when compared to the Tokyo Xtreme racer titles but does fit with the time period they were going for in this game.
    My only complaint with this game are the major lacking of vehicles you can customize. As in the Tokyo Xtreme Racer games the player was given a massive list of vehicles to choose from as the player beat rivals and unlocked more vehicles. Where as this game has 15 or so to choose from, somewhat limiting the player in that regard. However if you have never played a Tokyo Xtreme Racer game then this wont be a problem for you.
    Great game, awesome customization, addictive gameplay, real location, unique racer, not enough car selection. 8/10

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. 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.
  2. It has a decidedly limited range of licensed cars, an unsatisfying handling model, a dull course and a difficulty level that's way out of whack.
  3. Graphics and sound aside, this is one of the stronger racing titles available on the Xbox 360, offering a unique racing experience that can’t be found in Need for Speed, Test Drive Unlimited, or any other titles on the market, and is easy to recommend to any speed freak who thinks as much about tuning as they do racing.