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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
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  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
  1. Kelley(pk4pk4)H.
    Jun 13, 2004
    I bought PGR as a Platinum Hits edition, and it's some of the best xbox money I've even spent! I had no experience with racers before and I recently topped 610,000 with the NTSC version, and I haven;t used my jokers yet. Literally years of replay value! Get it and DRIVE! Expand
  2. RyanB.
    Nov 19, 2002
    amazing game! get it!
  3. MadisonS.
    Dec 12, 2003
    Project gotham is a cool game. I think that everyone should play this.
  4. LeeW.
    May 26, 2002
    Very Challenging. No Graphical Popup At All. Cars Not Quite As Good As GT3, But Backgrounds Are Far, Far Superior. Like GT3 Is To The PS2 ... A Reason To Buy The Xbox. Expand
  5. ScottW.
    May 11, 2003
    This game is really the best racer out for the Box. If you have played MSR for the Dreamcast to bits then this game isn't for you as really thats all this game is. There's pleantly to do in this game and the only downside to this game is that the slide factor seems a little over the top. No matter how good you are at controlling a car your garenteed a slide with every corner. I actually find this one of the best things about the game for realism fans it can be a little anoying! Expand
  6. Mick
    Sep 26, 2004
    Gabor- u kinda got a point, about the right angles and stuff, but the tracks also go thru outskirts and not just skyscrapers- i had fun playing this game and admit that i had real trouble with it but there are better racers out there- also it looks really crappy when ur playin 4 player multiplayer- the cars are crap. Expand
  7. RogerM.
    Jul 28, 2002
    This game was terrible, I found that the FPS (Frames per second) was sub par. And It's just not worth wasting your had earned money on. Unless your a prostitute because that's not a very respectible job. Expand

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