Project Gotham Racing Xbox

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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 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, andIn 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. Collapse
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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. Game Informer
    85
    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. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    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 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Kelley(pk4pk4)H.
    Jun 13, 2004
    10
    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 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
    10
    amazing game! get it!
  3. MadisonS.
    Dec 12, 2003
    10
    Project gotham is a cool game. I think that everyone should play this.
  4. YannP.
    Mar 25, 2002
    9
    This game is definitely not for pussies. You will have to perfection your style all throughout the game! Which means improving Kudos from This game is definitely not for pussies. You will have to perfection your style all throughout the game! Which means improving Kudos from previous races in order to increase your chances to get a better, faster car!!! You can ditch your dreamcast in the bin! Long life to P.G.C. Expand
  5. KristenG.
    Oct 20, 2002
    9
    A fantastic game - made me happy I purchased an Xbox instead of a PS2. Can be frustrating building up Kudos, or being overtaken by a car that A fantastic game - made me happy I purchased an Xbox instead of a PS2. Can be frustrating building up Kudos, or being overtaken by a car that is sub-par to your own vehicle, but the sweet rides and sheer scope of game play options and tracks means that this game is great on your own or as multiplayer. I only wish they had a greater variety of high-level cars. An AMG or Lambourghini would be nice to see amongst all the Ferrari's. Overall, a very addictive and rewarding game! Expand
  6. Mick
    Sep 26, 2004
    8
    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 funGabor- 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
    0
    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. 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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#4 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
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#4 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2001