Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. All in all, Breeders Cup gives a nice introduction to the sport of horse racing, but only those willing to truly dive in and concern themselves with the more complex aspects of the game will be satisfied. Those that just want to climb onto the back of a horse and race will be left wanting more of a challenge.
  2. The gameplay is so easy and simplistic that it's just not any fun, the graphics are just plain bad, and the sound is positively laughable.
  3. 43
    Despite a variety of options, the gameplay turns out to be extremely limited since it's so easy to make money and quickly create the best stable possible.
  4. Perhaps the biggest design gaffe in the entire game is that you cannot quickly skip races to get to a race that contains one of your horses. There are weeks when you may not even have a horse running, but you still have to go to the track and manually "skip" each race.
  5. 38
    The races are simply formulaic and far too easy- if your horse matches up at all with the other horses, you are going to win as long as you can press the A button.
User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. JackJ.
    Nov 14, 2005
    0
    worst game ever. I think a person in the desert would rather hop on one leg than play this game, graphics are rubbish.
  2. JustinJ.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    Great game one of the most fun to play.
  3. MikeG.
    Nov 8, 2005
    1
    A complete waste of money. The simplicity of this game lends itself to little kids who like horseys or the budding degenerate gambler who A complete waste of money. The simplicity of this game lends itself to little kids who like horseys or the budding degenerate gambler who wants to learn how much a superfecta wheel will cost once he or she is old enough to gamble legally. I won a match race against Ghostzapper with a 16k claimer the first day I got the game-it's that easy. I haven't played it up since the day I bought it. Full Review »