World Racing Xbox

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. MartinB.
    Apr 2, 2003
    5
    Er... if this game is only ok, then why give it an 8? This game has its good points and bad points which average out as an ok game. Which is a shame. The maps are terrific but as you drive through them you don't feel you are there. There is no interaction with the surroundings as you either drive through objects or hit zero on others. Nothing moves, sways or makes a sound. There are Er... if this game is only ok, then why give it an 8? This game has its good points and bad points which average out as an ok game. Which is a shame. The maps are terrific but as you drive through them you don't feel you are there. There is no interaction with the surroundings as you either drive through objects or hit zero on others. Nothing moves, sways or makes a sound. There are people, good, looking like cardboard cutouts, bad. And yet the skies are filled with ridiculous animations of planes, helis and ufos!? There is no feeling of speed, no excitement in the race and the cars raced are unbalanced. The AI is pretty dire aswell. No matter what the opponents are driving, they all seem to manage the course in exacatly the same way and you always feel like you are trying to keep in with the pack. Hit one obstacle and you have pretty much lost. The accessability is indirect too, but there is a good range of options. To sum up, there is nothing here of interest except the actuall courses, which are excellent. Damn shame. Expand
  2. SeanS.
    Apr 7, 2003
    5
    Martin B's comments plus .... Looks nice enough at first, but after 1/2 an hour, the graphics don't hide the fact that ... Being punished for cutting corners gets really old really quick ... This game makes racing a family saloon against a people carrier less fun that it actually sounds (quite an achievement really) ... This game boasts the most unnecessarily complicated menu Martin B's comments plus .... Looks nice enough at first, but after 1/2 an hour, the graphics don't hide the fact that ... Being punished for cutting corners gets really old really quick ... This game makes racing a family saloon against a people carrier less fun that it actually sounds (quite an achievement really) ... This game boasts the most unnecessarily complicated menu system ever .... Oh, another plane/ufo/helicopter, great !?!?! I'm gonna hit a tree!!! never mind, it was one of those 'ghost' trees that I can drive straight through - phew!!!!! (same applies to the cardboard people - they don't even have the decency to at least jump out of the way) Redeeming features - it only takes a few hours to realise how dull this game is, so you should have enough time bring it back to the shop and swap it for something else The 5 points are for the graphics and tracks, plus recognising that some people may like Mercedes enough to see through the less-than-average gameplay ... Expand

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#43 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. It's too hard, it's a bit feebly constructed in places, and it plays too much like real driving, which, for a game laden with UFOs, is a bit of a contradiction.
  2. Sure, the graphics are splendid (and the in-car cockpit view is tremendous) but with such a limited array of cars prescribed by the license and the sad truth that the game doesn't really offer anything new, Gamestyle is hard pushed to really recommend it.
  3. Xbox Nation Magazine
    40
    At a very basic level, this is a competent racer in desperate need of a better interface and better A.I. [June-July 2003, p.94]