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  • Summary: Group S Challenge delivers high-performance circuit racing with realism and fast action. In one of more than 50 street machines by a variety of car manufacturers, you'll circle the globe in real-world cityscape courses, including Tokyo, Monaco, and Australia. In Circuit mode, you'll race against challenging competitors for money to upgrade your car. You can even watch your highlights in the Replay Theatre, and then challenge your friend to a split-screen multiplayer race. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 80
    Excellent car models, lighting, and reflection effects help the smooth visuals create a sense of blazing speed, and the beautifully detailed tracks are punctuated by vicious turns and loops that require you to master braking and powersliding without losing too much velocity.
  2. Offers gamers a solid racing experience that might leave some gamers wanting more.
  3. You have to keep buying new cars to progress. Because you are discouraged from altering your autos, you just forget about them, which severs any possible emotional connection this game attempts to develop. [Sept 2003, p.121]
  4. Unfortunately, the game suffers from so much slowdown when multiple cars are onscreen that it curtails any fun you might be having. [Sept 2003, p.116]
  5. 50
    The frame rate issues are annoying as is the menu system. The handling, which doesn’t feel right initially, isn’t so bad once you get the hang of it. However, the driving genre is a particularly tough market, especially when the game at the top of league is so good.
  6. The ridiculous handling makes these additional modes practically impossible to play.
  7. 25
    Anytime there are more than a couple cars onscreen, the game chugs and stutters like crazy. That's unforgivable on hardware this powerful. [Sept 2003, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4