Auto Modellista Xbox

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
Buy On
  1. For players with Xbox Live, the game has even more depth to offer. However, the incredibly tough controls as well as the unforgiving gameplay are sure to drive away many players.
  2. 60
    The curse of Japanese racer audio lives on in Auto Modellista. The announcer needs a good punch in the face.
  3. 57
    Get someone in there who can fix the damn control.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine
    55
    While the game deserves kudos for its trippy and 'toon-y visual style, the hard reality is there's no compelling reason to give up the 800-pound gorilla that is "PGR2" to adapt to Auto Modellista's driftacular controls, especially since the game's Xbox Live implementation is fairly bareboned. Kee-rash.[Apr 2004, p.80]
  5. Cheat Code Central
    50
    I suggest the title of Auto Modellista be changed to "Auto Modellista: On Ice," since all the cars react as though they're being driven on a skating rink.
  6. 50
    The physics are terrible, the sound will drive you mad (if you listen to the announcer) or put you to sleep (if you listen to most of the music) and the Live feature is deplorably laughable.
  7. The Xbox Live function is easy to use, but good luck finding a crew to race. Several log-on attempts revealed that not too many people are logging into the AM races.

Awards & Rankings

63
#63 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BobM.
    Mar 24, 2005
    9
    My favorite racing game tied with the gran turismo games. if you enjoy tuning up foreign cars this is for you. the graphics are great and the My favorite racing game tied with the gran turismo games. if you enjoy tuning up foreign cars this is for you. the graphics are great and the game is different I guess you like it or you dont. Full Review »
  2. SteveD.
    May 6, 2004
    8
    Oh my GOD, this game has the worst control scheme ever! Why, I actually have to *slow down before I turn*! Please. Modellista is a rather Oh my GOD, this game has the worst control scheme ever! Why, I actually have to *slow down before I turn*! Please. Modellista is a rather good racing game with a strong sense of style, and a great title for Ridge Racer and Initial D fans without a PS2. If you're looking for a decent online racer - either post-PGR2 or pre-GT4, this should fit the bill nicely. The only downer is that AM is a fairly straight port, with nothing much to offer to those who've played it on the PS2. But then again, drift-centric racers are few and far between on the Xbox to begin with. Oh... and if you're having a hard time with the controls, try slowing down *before* you're halfway in to the corner. That sissy Gran Turismo 2 'braking halfway in to the corner' nonsense causes cars to skid uncontrollably in real life... and in this game too. How about that? Full Review »