OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Xbox

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
Buy On
  1. There isn't enough of a difference between this game and Outrun2 to make it worth respending $30 on.
  2. 73
    It's a good game that holds onto the initial flavor of the arcade franchise, and it incorporates a few new twists on the game formula. At the same time, it's the same graphical engine, the same levels and practically the same idea just two years later with limited replayability once beaten.
  3. OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is like the unattractive girl at the high school mixer. While all the popular guys are dancing with Need For Speed and Burnout, OutRun is standing quietly in the corner waiting for that special guy who can appreciate an old-fashion good time.
  4. This game is worth hiring before you even consider buying for two reasons, the first being that you might actually finish the game over the hire period, and the second reason is to see whether the music will drive you insane.
  5. Sega seeks to reenergize the arcade racing genre, but just slaps some rehashed tracks from OutRun2 and nothing much else.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    65
    So if you pick up Coast 2 Coast, don't expect any sort of significant evolution of the arcade experience. [Jun 2006, p.87]
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    Oh, and if you already own OutRun 2 on the Xbox, don't bother with this update. [Jun 2006, p.110]
  8. 70
    Up against such performance powerhouses as "Burnout," "Gran Turismo," and "Midnight Club," it simply can't compete.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
#10 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. AndyM.
    Apr 27, 2006
    9
    A superb update. And don't be fooled by the graphics issue. Mip mapping or no mip mapping, only a couple of the stages look inferior to A superb update. And don't be fooled by the graphics issue. Mip mapping or no mip mapping, only a couple of the stages look inferior to the Outrun 2 standard, and that is compensated by some truly stunning stages. It is more forgiving - perhaps too much - but it also boasts much better mission stages, with fewer difficulty spikes, and greater variation. Compared to your Burnouts, and Project Gothams, Outrun 2 is anachronistic. But that is the charm, its an arcade game in your home that you can pick up and play, full on, flat out. Full Review »
  2. BarneyC.
    Apr 4, 2006
    8
    It's good, no doubt, but unfortunately the cross development with the PS2 version has resulted in grainy textures (Basically, it appears It's good, no doubt, but unfortunately the cross development with the PS2 version has resulted in grainy textures (Basically, it appears to have NO mip mapping on the scenery), meaning that textures in the distance get pretty ugly and "shimmery". Even the included Outrun 2 tracks don't look quite as good as they did in the original Outrun 2, thanks to the lack of mip mapping. What's more, it's easier than the earlier Outrun 2, with less penality for hitting other cars, and while that makes it a little more user friendly, those who played Outrun 2 to death may find it a touch too forgiving. HOWEVER, when all is said and done, the game still looks pretty good, the track designs are as captivating as ever, and the gameplay still has that sublime 'just one more go' factor. Essentially, what you have here is the PS2 version of Outrun 2006 on your xbox, and although that's not as great as it could have been, it aint all bad either, and it sure is better than missing out altogether! Full Review »
  3. music_maniac1965
    Apr 3, 2006
    10
    I would have given it a 9,5, but that's not selectable. but given the quallity and quantity of things to do, and the fact that i truelyI would have given it a 9,5, but that's not selectable. but given the quallity and quantity of things to do, and the fact that i truely love arcade recers like this, i could not give it something less than a 10. the "outrun miles buys you unlockables" is exelent, and despite a few small details missing compared to the orginal, this game breathe and feels like its arcade parent. sega and sumo did a marvelous job. not only do i own the xbox version, but also got it for on the move, in other words, for my PSP. Full Review »