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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Project Gotham Racing, it's just as important to look good racing as it to drive fast. You receive "Kudos" points for your style, skill, and willingness to take risks during races. Choose from more than 25 different cars from top manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, and BMW, and compete on 200 city-based circuits. You can also race shoulder-to-shoulder with up to three friends in multiplayer mode. Fun and reward come from focusing equally on speed, flair, and risk-taking. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. This game is fantastic, even if you don't like cars/racing, this game will get you sucked in. With a huge track selection, and a wide variety of music, and amazing gameplay, this game is a must have for all types of gamers.
  2. Project Gotham gets harsh when you start going for gold. This game's liable to have you tearing out your hair and bawling like an infant with regularity. You'll wonder how on earth your competition managed to take that turn faster than you did, in a budget car that's far inferior to your performance-bred steel.
  3. The range of driving skills required, the excellent combo Kudos system, the satisfying handling and range of unlockable extras ensure this is a game you'll keep playing.
  4. 88
    It's a tough game that demands perfection more often than not, and to beat some particular races you'll be restarting the entire race the moment you've made an error.
  5. I got the distinct impression during my time with this game that there was an arcade-like slant to how you progressed through different levels and unlocked items. [Dec 2001, p.100]
  6. The game's impeccable control blends arcade sensibilities and simulation accuracy into a smooth, silky cream. [Jan 2002, p.87]
  7. Speaking of the A.I., this is where my biggest gripe with the game lies...The control is overall a bit slippery at times, even when using a 4WD car with a high Handling rating. That is a bad combo usually, and drove me crazy on several opportunities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 2 out of 17