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  • Summary: Ford Street Racing takes you to the sun-bleached streets of LA for a unique fast-and-furious team racing experience. Ford Street Racing has a unique team feature, putting you in control of your own racing team. Whilst racing through the dangerous streets of LA, switch between your three cars racing and issuing commands to your team-mates to gain both a tactical and positional advantage. Block, draft and challenge your opponents as you get behind the wheel of any of the 18 officially licensed high performance Ford vehicles - from the classic 1970 Mk 1 Capri RS2600 to the recently announced 2007 Shelby Cobra GT500. Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. Ford Street Racing has something others do not: one-player team championships. With three cars in one team the competitions can get quite interesting. Unfortunately the gameplay is too sedated and the action too sterile. There are better arcade racers out there. [April 2006]
  2. I came into it expecting something terrible given the reputation of past Ford games, but I ended up with an above average game that didn't really screw anything up, and actually featured innovation - so I'm quite pleased with it.
  3. A decent physics and handling model, not to mention a solid damage model.
  4. Fan boys will get they're fix, and that's about the extent of FBM's scope, providing little to none entertainment value past the first 30 minutes.
  5. The faster the car, the more jelly-like things seem to become. The gorgeous Ford GT 2005 handles like the entire world was one big bouncy castle, as it bobs and lurches around like it had helium-filled wheels. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  6. 35
    But it's worthless, and Eidos knows it. The game design is so transparent, the goal behind the game is so obvious, the lack of any morsel of fun is so far from the car and tracks and the playing of it…it's just exasperating. This is pure bargain bin trash.
  7. If I were William Ford, I'd be looking for a new ad agency. [Nov. 2006, p.81]

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  1. DaveB.
    Apr 9, 2006
    6
    I know that the Ford Racing series of games are budget titles, so I had realstic and modest expectations from this game. It was a bit of a blind purchase because currently there aren't many reviews around. I thought Ford Racing 2 and 3 on the Xbox were decent games - not anything amazing but fun enough to play for a few hours, and with decent graphics and a superb smooth framerate. Ford Street Racing is actually a bit of a backwards step from the previous games in some respects. There is no speech at any point during the game, which I felt was a nice touch in the previous games. Also there are only two camera angles to drive from. The bumper view is too low to see where you are going, so is quite useless to drive by. The chase view is better, but it is still too low for my tastes. The previous games had another chase view which was higher up, so you could see the road ahead better. Also there is NO music whatsoever in the game, and no option to use custom soundtracks! The menu sound effects are very loud compared to the in-game sounds like the engine, but you cannot adjust their volumes independently. Also there are NO replays after a race, which is another big omission and something that Ford Racing 2 and 3 both had! The graphics are quite good, and the framerate is a perfectl smooth 60fps - no problems there. The gameplay is a little dull and can be frustrating though, and the career mode is more convoluted and less intuitive than in Ford Racing 2 and 3. Overall, the game feels less polished and slightly unfinished, and not as likeable as the previous games. Quite disappointing. Collapse