PlayStation 2 Racing Games

MotorStorm Arctic Edge

MotorStorm Arctic Edge

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 20, 2009
MotorStorm's next mission is battling the frozen wasteland of Alaska's Arctic Edge. MotorStorm Arctic Edge delivers brutal off-road racing in the beautiful yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska. With temperatures plummeting, sudden avalanches, broken ice bridges, and three different racing altitudes, Arcitc Edge is the most inhospitable environment in the franchise's history. In addition to the six vehicle classes from the original MotorStorm, two new vehicles (the Snowcat and Snow Machine) have been introduced to combat the ice, the cold and the snow. One has the power and size to blast through packed snow, while the other has the grip and pace to combat most of what the sub-zero conditions can throw at it. MotorStorm Arctic Edge is fit for single player action, online multiplayer or playing with friends; two to eight players can compete against each other wirelessly via Ad Hoc Mode on PSP. Alternatively, you can also compete via online multiplayer using Infrastructure Mode on PSP to make it to the summit of the online global leaderboards.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
Ford Racing: Off Road

Ford Racing: Off Road

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 23, 2008
(Also known as "Off Road") Take racing to extreme off road terrain with Land Rover and Ford. Race powerful 4x4’s, trucks and concept vehicles across desert, water and ice in your bid to be first past the finish line. With 12 distinct race types, real-time damage repair and sweeping tracks designed for aggressive, rough-tough racing, Off Road is an adrenalin-pumping, high-speed racing experience. 18 officially licensed Land Rover and Ford off road vehicles. 12 distinct race types. 24 detailed tracks. 3 beautifully detailed off road environments. Real time, on-the-go damage repair. Pick up and play handling. Discover hidden routes. Power sliding - throw powerful 4x4’s around the tracks. In-game pickups: Discover repair pods, time extensions, artifacts & cash. Multi-player racing via split screen (PS2) and Wi-Fi (PSP – 6 player). [Xplosiv]
Metascore:
37
User Score:
5.4
Iridium Runners

Iridium Runners

Platform: PlayStation 2
February 20, 2008
Set in the future where cars have been made obsolete by the blazing speed humanity has achieved on foot, Iridium Runners is a no holds barred, furiously fast racing game that allows players to step on shrunken opponents and knock others over the edge of the track and into oblivion. With 20 characters and 8 sidekick pods, each with differing strengths and weaknesses, knowing the track, your opponents and which combination to pick is essential to winning, Iridium Runners features several game modes, from a deep Championship to a single race, as well as split-screen multiplayer. A team mode is also featured, allowing for two paired teammates to race and battle one another on all the tracks. [SouthPeak Interactive]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

Platform: PlayStation 2
January 8, 2008
The Sonic Riders series returns with a whole new form of chaotic racing by manipulating gravity itself! These gravity-altering powers can transform walls into tracks, or create a "black hole" that sucks you through for the ultimate speed boost, and allows for an entirely new way to gain a leg up on your competitors. From illuminated highways in a bustling metropolis to the outer reaches of space, you will race at the speed of light on 16 dynamic courses. Sixty different vehicles allow you to grind rails and pull off daring tricks on futuristic tracks, including solar loop-de-loops, height-defying vertical drops and tons of other edge-of-your-seat moves. As Sonic or one of 18 colorful characters, you will compete with up to three friends at heart-stopping speeds in three exciting multiplayer modes. With all the action, speed, and addictive gameplay that only Sonic can deliver, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is set for hyper-drive. [Sega]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.5
MX vs. ATV Untamed

MX vs. ATV Untamed

Platform: PlayStation 2
December 17, 2007
MX vs ATV kicks it up a notch and shifts into high gear as the best selling offroad franchise returns. MX vs ATV’s legendary Rhythm Racing lets players pre-load into massive jumps and clutch through hairpin turns at full speed all while retaining the smooth and authentic feel not found in any other game. Attempt to own the offroad by dominating the innovative new "X-Cross Tournament ". X-Cross brings together 6 unique racing series like Opencross, Supercross, Rally and Supermoto and then crosses them into one ultimate offroad championship. Brand new styles of racing are born as powerful vehicles tear through treacherous trails in the new Opencross mode, while then shifting gears to navigate asphalt and dirt in Supermoto. Players can take control of the Monster and Trophy Trucks as they blitz through rough rivers, rip though the swampy Everglades, and blaze through the desert dunes. Customize your ride with new sponsorship logos on your vehicle. Be the last vehicle standing as 6 players compete online. [THQ]
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.8
Need for Speed ProStreet

Need for Speed ProStreet

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 13, 2007
Need for Speed ProStreet accelerates street racing culture by providing the ultimate stage for the pursuit of street racing supremacy. It is a game about building the ultimate performance-tuned battle machine, taking it to multi-disciplinary showdowns all over the world and pitting your skills and reputation against the very best street racers. Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photo-realistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of the action. It pushes the Autosculpt technology to a new level, allowing you to directly impact your car's performance for the first time as well as personalize its appearance. Need for Speed ProStreet is a true taste of raw adrenaline and racing with consequences. Every dent, every scratch and every crumpled body panel is a battle scar, proof of your commitment and competitive mettle. With an aggressive and skilled AI system, you become immersed in an unmatched believable race experience. Add in a revolutionary online mode that will redefine the meaning of competitive social play, and Need for Speed ProStreet is the ultimate formula for an emotionally charged street racing showdown. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.3
Hannspree Ten Kate Honda: SBK-07 Superbike World Championship

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda: SBK-07 Superbike World Championship

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 29, 2007
(Currently available in the UK/EU only) SBK-07 is the official Superbike World Championship videogame so it allows you to enter the fantastic SBK championship. The game is fully licensed and simulates every aspect of this world, from the physics (that give to you the sensation to really ride a racing motorbike) to the behaviour of the opponents and offers all the official races, sessions, teams and riders of the real series.Everybody has the possibility to improve the performances of his bike, managing and tuning a lot of aspects like top speed, gear ratios, suspension stiffness and choosing the better set of tires for the single race. Fetures 22 bikes and 22 racers simultaneously on track (14 on PSP version); 11 official Superbike Championship tracks (10 on PSP version); 4 game modes: Quick Race, Race weekend, Championship and Challenge; 4 variable weather conditions Accurate physics model built on real data and validated with Superbike support; Realistic riders behaviours; Quick and intuitive settings. A unique rewarding system including: racers, tracks, bonus video, historical features. And all the beautiful Pit Girls of Superbike World Championship. [Black Bean Games]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.2
MotoGP 07

MotoGP 07

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 23, 2007
Compete in a full season, create your own customised season, or select a one-off race either on your own or against a friend. Whether gamers are new to the racing genre, fans of four-wheeled racers looking for a new challenge or veterans of motorcycle games, the diverse handling models of MotoGP 07 allows players of varied skill levels to access and enjoy the adrenaline fuelled world of MotoGP. Features such as riding aids provide newcomers to the series with the confidence to push their bikes to the limit. Experienced players have the option to independently control front and rear brakes as well as the rider's position, making them feel at one with their bike as they enter and exit the tightest of hairpins inches from the tarmac, before stepping on the gas to reach speeds of well over 200mph/320kph. Plus players can also adjust the AI of their race opponents, modifying speed and ability to match their own riding level and create a more balanced race. Featuring a comprehensive set of 100 trials, each available at three difficulty levels, MotoGP 07's Challenge Mode tests and hone players' skills. Events include slalom challenges where players handling abilities are put to the test as they navigate a series of gates placed the length of the circuit and time trials which challenge players to beat the lap record for each circuit. [Capcom]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.0
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 17, 2007
Juiced 2: HIN evolves the current street racing scene, letting players experience the culture of the real-life HIN tour, the nation's largest lifestyle custom car show in an intense racing experience. Featuring track and drift racing at real-world locations around the globe, next-gen AI and vehicle customization, Juiced 2: HIN brings street racing to life, allowing players to test their skills at live street racing events against a back-drop of DJs, fashion, models and musicians. New features include addictive drift/ powersliding races and "Driver DNA" that tracks gamers' personal driving traits. These profiles, along with the profiles of select celebrities will be available for download across all online gaming systems. Racing developer Juice Games has evolved the game-play in its online racing, giving players the power to create their car, assemble their crew and put it all on the line in intense pink slip and crew races. Gamers can bet cash on each event, bringing a gambling element to the game that greatly increases the importance of each race. [THQ]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.9
NASCAR 08

NASCAR 08

Platform: PlayStation 2
July 23, 2007
Take the wheel and drive your way to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship. As the new rookie driver on the circuit, develop your racing skills to gain licenses and contracts from hungry owners and unlock legendary top performing cars from NASCAR's biggest stars. Gain new experiences during every race then modify your car's handling with over 40 tuning options to truly master every track. Share your setups with NASCAR's gaming community, then challenge the field in live races with up to 16 players online. Experience tomorrow's racing today in NASCAR 08. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.3
Biker Mice from Mars

Biker Mice from Mars

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 5, 2007
The Biker Mice from Mars are on a quest to get hold of the one thing that can save Mars, their home planet, from total destruction – the Regenerator, but they are not the only ones who want this powerful item – Hairball, leader of the ruthless feline race "the Catatonians", and Ronald Rump, evil corporate land developer want the Regenerator for their own evil purposes. They will throw everything they have at our heroes to acquire it, but the Biker Mice are not alone – they have friends throughout the solar system to help them when the going gets rough. It's an action-packed struggle that starts on Earth and culminates on the planet Mars, with the fate of both planets hanging in the balance! Play the role of each of the three popular Biker Mice: Throttle, the cool leader, Vinnie, the fun dare-devil, or Modo the gentle giant. Throughout each challenge, General Carbine is in touch with the Biker Mice to communicate the mission objectives. Charley the mechanic will also help by repairing their bikes, inventing new weapons and gadgets, and instructing the heroes on how to use them. [The Game Factory]
Metascore:
27
User Score:
tbd
Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT 2

Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT 2

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 17, 2007
The mountains of Japan are calling – and so are your racing rivals. With the mysterious disappearance of the reigning champion, the tournament crown is suddenly up for grabs. Many will vie, only one can win. Do you have what it takes to race, grind and drift your way to the ultimate racing prize? Race in the dangerous mountains of Japan – Hakone, Niko, Haruna and Akagi - all faithfully recreated using the most advanced laser techniques to maintain every tight twist and hazardous turn. Enter your car in legal races held during the day for money - enter the underground races at night to defeat your bitter rivals. The championship and glory are waiting. Race over 180 true-to-life cars from 16 manufactures. Hunt down rivals on the track and in off road rallies. Unleash your inner gearhead with unlimited engine alterations. Tweak your car to the exact specification for your race and driving style. Beware of changing weather that affects your race. Experience an engaging story as you race where drifting was born. [Crave Entertainment]
Metascore:
46
User Score:
8.7
Test Drive Unlimited

Test Drive Unlimited

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 20, 2007
Test Drive Unlimited is the only game that immerses you into the car and bike enthusiast lifestyle, with total freedom to race however and wherever you want within a huge, online-persistent environment. Visit the most sophisticated car and bike dealers to purchase new vehicles or simply take them for a spin. Collect and trade rare performance parts and customize each vehicle to make it one-of-a-kind. Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages. Features more than 125 licensed vehicles from exclusive manufacturers including Lamborghini, Ducati, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Saleen, Shelby, and Jaguar; Upgrade each car or bike with options from the actual manufacturers' catalog. Players create characters, buy new homes and garages, and tune and upgrade vehicles with aftermarket parts; Extracurricular activities such as expanding your garage, getting clothes and fashion accessories for your avatar, helping hitchhikers catch planes, picking up girls, chasing car thieves, and escaping from a psychopath. [Atari]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
Burnout Dominator

Burnout Dominator

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 6, 2007
Burnout Dominator is the next installment in the legendary Burnout series, loaded with intense racing action and dozens of retina-searing World Tour events. Burnout Dominator challenges gamers to face off against a series of hot-blooded rivals in brutal tests of aggressive driving techniques where performing burnouts gives you the advantage and multiplies your score potential. For the ultimate nerve-wracking experience, Burnout Dominator takes you to the very edge of control, punishing the smallest mistakes and rewarding drivers for taking outrageous risks. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
Cartoon Network Racing

Cartoon Network Racing

Platform: PlayStation 2
December 4, 2006
Cartoon Network Racing pits your favorite characters from Cartoon Network's original shows in a Kart Racing tournament against each other. -Race with characters from The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Cow and Chicken, I.M. Weasel, and Johnny Bravo, and -- Just select your favorite driver, co-driver and weapons and you're ready to go! This is no ordinary race - players experience a wild and wacky ride as they battle through 24 different circuits of cartoon craziness, collecting power-ups, eliminating their rivals, rocking and socking their way to victory. The Rules of Racing are simple: win! Be the first to cross the line and you'll win the race. Sounds easy? Not when you're competing against rival drivers, each out to win. Add crazy hazards, weapons, power-ups and more and you'll see why this is no walk in the park. [The Game Factory]
Metascore:
39
User Score:
6.5
Harley-Davidson Motorcycles: Race to the Rally

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles: Race to the Rally

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 27, 2006
Charge out on the highways and bi-ways across America on fully-upgradeable classic and late-model Harley-Davidson motorcycles while facing outrageous road challenges. Harley-Davidson: Race to the Rally takes gamers from coast to coast across America exploring classic rides centric to Harley-Davidson and the biker lifestyle such as Big Sur, historic Route 66, and the Badlands. Each of the 20 authentic Harley-Davidson motorcycles including the Dyna, Softail, Touring, and Sportster are fully customizable and upgradeable with licensed parts and accessories, so there are thousands of possibilities on which to perform the gravity-defying jumps, and high-speed turbo boosts in this game. Plus, it features a soundtrack that captures the attitude of Harley-Davidson with tracks by George Thorogood, Heart, Poison, Great White and more. [Activision]
Metascore:
33
User Score:
tbd
ATV Offroad Fury 4

ATV Offroad Fury 4

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 31, 2006
Select your favorite ATV, or for the first time in franchise history, MX Bikes, Buggies, and Trophy Trucks to race through 72 tenacious tracks on six different continents en route to the checkered flag. Featuring an all-new story mode, players will be able to live the life of a rookie rider and earn a path to the ranks of professional racer. Players will experience the drama and intensity of realistic offroad racing with increasingly difficult race challenges and events all tied together with engaging, story-driven Full Motion Videos (FMVs). ATV Offroad Fury 4 adds cross communication capabilities with ATV Offroad Fury Pro for the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, including vehicle exchanges and upgrades, shared online communities, and the ability to share user created circuits. Adding to the selection of classic ATVs, more than 30 new vehicles are available to race including MX bikes, buggies, and trophy trucks. Extensive vehicle customization provides players the chance to upgrade a vehicle's suspension, engine, gearbox, exhaust, intake, and brakes. New Cross-Connection Compatibility with ATV Offroad Fury Pro for PSP – Players are now able to share customized circuits, exchange and upgrade vehicles, and access chat rooms and newsgroups with the upcoming ATV Offroad Fury Pro for PSP. [SCEA]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
Need for Speed Carbon

Need for Speed Carbon

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 31, 2006
What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you into the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve. Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of customization giving you the power to design and tweak your crew's cars in every way using the ground-breaking new Autosculpt technology. Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in racing games. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.4
Ford Bold Moves Street Racing

Ford Bold Moves Street Racing

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 26, 2006
(Known as "Ford Street Racing" in the UK/EU) Ford Bold Moves Street Racing delivers players a chance to race 18 officially licensed high performance Ford vehicles from the classic 1968 Mustang GT to the new scorching hot 2007 Shelby GT500. With plans to make the title affordable enough for every gamer to own, Ford Street Racing is still pushing boundaries by delivering unique features such as the trademarked Maximum Team Control that allows players to switch on-the-fly between a team of three vehicles to dominate a race. A progressive damage system also adds a new element of realism to the game, allowing every hit your vehicle takes to affect the appearance, performance and drivability of the vehicle. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
50
User Score:
4.6
IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix

IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 12, 2006
The thrill of the popular Cartoon Network series IGPX, comes to the PlayStation 2 in an exhilarating fashion. Delivering the intense chase as you battle against your opponents, IGPX provides a type of thrill never before experienced. By creating a strategic scenario with a variety of formations, players are able to participate in combinations with partners that will deliver high-impact attacks. [Namco Bandai]
Metascore:
55
User Score:
tbd
NASCAR 07

NASCAR 07

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 6, 2006
Get an inside look at the incredibly fast and dangerous world of NASCAR racing with NASCAR 07. The control is now in the hands of the player as they attempt to navigate through intense moments with drivers racing inches apart at 200 mph. Push your car to the limit and leave drivers in the dust as all-new effects from screen blurring to camera shaking highlight every detail of the action. Modify your car's handling to your exact specification with a user-friendly sliding scale that makes for ultimate control behind the wheel. Get a NASCAR 101 racing education in a one-on-one tutorial from Kenny Wallace, then select your favorite driver and invest skill points to help him reach the pinnacle of the sport: The NEXTEL Cup Series Championship. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.4
Pac-Man World Rally

Pac-Man World Rally

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 22, 2006
In Pac Man World Rally, players can race through a variety of environments from Pac Man World as Pac Man, Pac Jr. and other characters from past Namco classics. Players kart race for the win or fight it out in colorful Battle Arenas with special weapons, power ups and variety Pac-Man powers. The game also features the Prince of all Cosmos from the award-winning Katamari series as an unlockable character. Making a debut in his first kart racing game, the Prince can be unlocked by winning a Gold Trophy in all Circuit Cups within the EASY difficulty setting. [Namco Bandai]
Metascore:
54
User Score:
8.3
D1 Professional Drift Grand Prix Series

D1 Professional Drift Grand Prix Series

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 15, 2006
D1 Grand Prix recreates the exhilarating art of drifting, including all the cars, tracks, drivers and physics that has made the D1 Grand Prix the pinnacle series in drift racing. Players select from 39 American and Japanese drivers, as well as vehicles from Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Pontiac, and more. 13 Driving Circuits from past D1 competitions including Odaiba, Tsukuba Circuit, Autopolis, SUGO, Fuji Speedway, Irwindale, and more. In-depth tutorial teaches players the art of drifting. Official D1 Grand Prix car stats, rules, racers and racing circuits. Compete in both day and night, clear or rainy day races. Enhanced commentary engine lets players hear what the three judges have to say in real time. Six modes of play: D1 Series, X-Treme, Time Attack, Survival Mode, Battle Mode, D1 Theater (unlockable movies of actual footage of the D1 Grand Prix, as well as in-game replays of the players' best runs). [Yuke's]
Metascore:
45
User Score:
7.4
Micro Machines V4

Micro Machines V4

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 27, 2006
Mixing miniature mayhem with maximum multiplayer racing, Micro Machines v4 features knockabout, breakneck racing in the fastest scale miniatures, complete with explosive weapon power-ups. Letting you loose with hundreds of vehicles, each with distinctive performance abilities, you'll be racing your inch-long miniature motors on the wildest tracks where everyday household objects appear immense in size and can become lethal hazards. Sport cars, street racers, stock cars, 4x4s, beach buggies, lowriders and muscle cars are just some of the Micro Machines models you'll be taking out on the improvised tracks around the Micro Machines house, garden and - for the first time - beyond. Spin out around the breakfast table littered with cereal spills, tear through the kitchen but avoid literally burning tyre rubber on the blazing hot cooker, turbo boost around the pool table (while avoiding the treacherous pockets), or hit the gas as you drive around the rim of the bath, carefully negotiating the ferocious waters pouring over the edge of the bath (because someone left the tap running). [Codemasters]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.1
MotoGP 4

MotoGP 4

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 20, 2006
MotoGP4 continues the series's tradition of realism and speed with an advanced physics engine, authentic rider animations and multiple weather conditions for a truly intense racing experience. Players can take part in the thrills and drama of professional racing across all three engine classes from the 2004 season, including MotoGP, 125cc and 250cc throughout 16 accurately recreated tracks from around the world. Boasting a larger selection of playable racing legends than ever before, "MotoGP4" lets players choose from greats such as Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan, Wayne Gardner and the late Daijiro Kato. "MotoGP4’s" commitment to racing realism extends beyond the tarmac -- allowing players to conduct parts tests between races to upgrade the performance of their bikes. [Namco]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 25, 2006
OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast features a choice of 15 fully licensed Ferrari models, featuring the all-new F430 and F430 Spider, as well as the dazzling Superamerica and the stunning 550 Barchetta. Power your way across 15 new American themed environments from the "OutRun2 SP" arcade experience. Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, a license mode and online play, with up to 6 players for a thrilling head-to-head journey. [Sega]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT

Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 18, 2006
(Also known as "Drift Racer: Kaido Battle") Developed by Genki as the sport's first authentic videogame simulator, Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT fully immerses players in the world of drift racing. The game faithfully recreates the Kaido so players can race the very roads where the sport was born, and further enhances the realism with more than 150 licensed cars to unlock in the course of the game. The game also has sponsored race parts for detailed car tuning and modifications to handling physics, along with five play modes that cover underground and sanctioned drift racing and the sport's variety of speed and style-driven competition. Drift Racer: Kaido Battle has more than 150 licensed cars from over a dozen manufacturers like Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Volkswagen, with variable handling physics and detailed car tuning using sponsored race parts. The game offers five modes of play for stylistic precision-driving and racing for 1 or 2 players, including a career mode that pits players against nearly 200 underground racers in official daytime events and underground nighttime races.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
8.6
Hummer Badlands

Hummer Badlands

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 13, 2006
You're in the Badlands now. It's more than just 4 tons of raw Hummer power rumbling across the earth. It's the ultimate off-road, mud sliding, log climbing, rock crossing Hummer battle...And that's just before lunch! 19 torque twising Hummer models, including the H1, H2, and H3T Concept. Authentic customization: wheels, roof lights, brush guards and more. Race on or off-road: Smash through barriers to uncover short cuts and hidden routes. Championship Mode, Quick Race, Tug 'O War, Extreme Off-Road and more. Split-screen Multiplayer for Head-to-Head action. [Global Star]
Metascore:
48
User Score:
tbd
Tourist Trophy

Tourist Trophy

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 4, 2006
Experience the true essence of motorcycle racing in Tourist Trophy, the real riding simulator. With unrivaled physics and graphics, the developers of the best-selling "Gran Turismo" franchise have captured the fluid movement of man and machine, featuring perfected handling and rider perspective. Ride on more than 35 courses and more than 100 sportbikes from more than a dozen manufacturers, including Honda, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, and Ducati. [SCEA]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.5
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 13, 2006
The Midnight Club is back and bigger than ever. Take on street racing's toughest competitors as you tear through the living city sprawls of Detroit, San Diego, Atlanta and now Tokyo at breakneck speeds. Personalize the huge assortments of all new additional rides with the latest rims, kits and upgrades hot off the street. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix is the definitive urban racing experience, giving you the ultimate freedom to choose your own route to the finish line. [Rockstar Games]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Sonic Riders

Sonic Riders

Platform: PlayStation 2
February 21, 2006
Developed by Sonic Teaem, Tokyo, Sonic Riders integrates Extreme sports, high-speed racing and head-to-head battles, offering a new racing experience with Sonic unlike any before in other racing games. In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald! Gliding on air boards – which are performance-oriented for each playable character – gamers experience a heightened sense of sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his pals perform tricks and stunts over treacherous wide-open terrain. [Sega]
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.6
Need for Speed Most Wanted

Need for Speed Most Wanted

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 15, 2005
Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer. Players instantly feel the thrill of the ride as they hit the streets in an open world environment where drivers can tune their cars to compete against any class of vehicles or use their wits to out-fox the law to satisfy their need for speed. Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time. Also included are a dynamic open world, new gameplay and customization as well as tuners, supercars, muscles and sports cars. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
L.A. Rush

L.A. Rush

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 11, 2005
An innovative racing videogame based on the sport of competitive street racing and the fanatical, ruthless lifestyles of those involved. Based on entirely new technology that recreates a living, breathing go anywhere Los Angeles with highly destructible environments, players will be able to explore Los Angeles by day or by night from Compton, to LAX, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beaches of Santa Monica. Pure racing skills are on the line as the world's best street racers gather in L.A. and the player's self-respect is up for grabs in a variety of non-racing driving missions. Cop chases, gridlock, cross-traffic, high-flying jumps, and the death-defying shortcuts that the Rush franchise is known for take L.A. Rush beyond the standard tuner-car simulation game. Featuring a number of gameplay modes and unique objectives, L.A. Rush will feature more than 50 licensed and concept cars, classic muscle cars, SUVs and import tuners, customizable part manufacturers and designs (including several exclusive West Coast Customs vehicle concepts), celebrity talent, music and much more. [Midway]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.5
Burnout Revenge

Burnout Revenge

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 13, 2005
Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. In addition to tricked out new race, crash and road rage modes, Burnout Revenge takes the series' blistering speed and spectacular destruction to dizzying new heights with an all-new Revenge mode, challenging gamers to battle the clock and unleash their frustrations on rush hour traffic. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
NASCAR 06: Total Team Control

NASCAR 06: Total Team Control

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 30, 2005
As the first console racing game to use voice-recognition technology, you have the edge. Call out to teammates for help, talk to your crew chief for real-time info on track conditions, as well as activate in-game menu options. New Dynamic Car Swapping: Using the right analog stick, take control of your teammate's car during a race and bring him to the front. New Interactive Crew Chief: With eight new controller commands such as Pitting With Teammates and Blocking and Holding Position, you will feel what it's like to race as a team and move to the front of the pack. Every driver has his own personality and performance characteristics matching their real-life counterparts. Create your character and work your way up the NASCAR ranks, building-up the ultimate team. Take the helm of your own racing organization and position yourself to out-perform real-world NASCAR teams, or even own them. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Suzuki TT Superbikes

Suzuki TT Superbikes

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 4, 2005
TT Superbikes is an Official License from the Isle of Man Government, with further Official support from the Auto Cycle Union, the motorcycle racing governing organization for the TT Races. The game features licensed motorcycle manufacturer support, such as Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Aprilia and Triumph. Related motorcycle product manufacturers also provide additional licensed support with major brands, Castrol, Dunlap, Avon and Bridgestone Tyres, Alpinestars Leathers, Arai and Shoei Helmets, Dymag and Marchesini Wheels along with Ohlins suspension and Arrow Exhausts to name a few. Containing more than 40 miles of beautifully recreated true to life real road racing circuits with data from the Isle of Man Government and the game's own road surveying crew means every vital bump, wall, tree and house included in the game, just like real life. [Valcon Games]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
Juiced

Juiced

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 13, 2005
Juiced, as in life, is all about the car. Style comes in a close second to speed, and Juiced offers thousands of real-time modding combinations that empower players to create their ultimate personality-infused street machines. But it takes more than a fresh coat of pearlescent paint to earn respect on the road; it takes the ball bearings to go up against the trash-talking, nitrous- burning faithful who want to strip everyone of their cash, cars and pride. Juiced lets players connect with their community and share the high-octane action by recruiting drivers to become part of their crew and race together as a team to put the brakes on the competition. Features more than 50 licensed vehicles, including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Dodge, Ford, Mazda Mitsubishi, Pontiac, Holden, Volkswagen, Fiat, Renault, Subaru, Peugeot and Chevrolet; Hundreds of authentic aftermarket parts from leading manufacturers such as A'PEXi, AEM, Bridgestone, Ferodo, Konig, Alpine and HKS that provide players with thousands of personalized vehicle customization combinations; Progressive, non-linear gameplay that enables players to build their characters and cars, and gain respect and notoriety by winning races and cash; Unique blending of simulation and the high-octane appeal of arcade-style racing; Ability to build custom racing crews that work together as a team to win races; Authentic car physics and damage; and Online head-to-head play. [Acclaim]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.5
Enthusia Professional Racing

Enthusia Professional Racing

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 3, 2005
Enthusia steps away from the norm in the racing genre, opting to focus on the driving experience rather than the time spent "under the hood." Winning requires superior driving ability, establishing Enthusia as a true racer for driving enthusiasts who appreciate the details of car physics, performance and motion. The realism of the game is bolstered by the innovative and proprietary Visual Gravity System which conveys a true sense of G-forces experienced by high-speed driving and maneuvering around a race track. This innovative feature is a first for the racing genre and gives gamers the ability to see and "feel" the pressure exerted on a car during racing. Enthusia includes hundreds of cars from more than 40 real manufacturers ? each car driven and captured in real life by the development team. Photo-realistic graphics stand out as players race on dozens of real and fictional tracks around the world. Multiple camera views, including both a first- and third-person orientation, allow for players to either get behind the wheel or on top of the action. Variable weather conditions pose additional challenges that require players to stay on their toes. [Konami]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.4
Ford Mustang: The Legend Lives

Ford Mustang: The Legend Lives

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 19, 2005
Since April of 1964 the Ford Mustang has sold over 8 million vehicles and has generated a strong following of enthusiasts, aftermarket manufacturers, websites, and publications - all dedicated to this iconic vehicle. "Ford Mustang" provides incredible graphics and "pick up and play" gameplay - at a value price. Drive the hottest cars from the 40 year history of the Mustang on 22 tracks in 7 U.S. cities. Features 40 incredibly rendered production, concept and racing models from 1964 to 2005. Choose from a diverse set of 22 accurately modeled, lifelike racing environments in 7 cities from across the USA. Arcade-style racing physics and realistic AI, from opponents as well as from obstacle traffic. Compete in "coin-op" style Challenges or Career Mode to unlock new cars, tracks and game modes while testing your skills to the limit. Split screen Multiplayer support for Head-to-Head racing. [2K Games]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.6
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 11, 2005
The series that took racing from tracks to the open urban streets is back, and the stakes are even higher. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition delivers insanely fast, open city racing in Atlanta, San Diego, and Detroit, complete with 8-player online competition and the most comprehensive vehicle customization ever seen in a video game. Drive the hottest licensed real life SUVs, import tuners, muscle cars, choppers and luxury rides, and trick them out with the latest rims, trims, and upgrades just like in the pages of DUB. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition has more speed, more choices, and more chrome than any game has ever packed under the hood. [Rockstar Games]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
MX World Tour Featuring Jamie Little

MX World Tour Featuring Jamie Little

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 6, 2005
Your adrenaline pumps and your heart pounds as you wait for the starting gate to drop. Every turn, every jump and every second increases the potential for disaster. But nothing is going to stand between you and the checkered flag. Not today. Jamie Little, the voice of motocross, helps bring the MX World Tour experience to life. Offering more than 30 levels of both indoor and outdoor action, Jamie herself even gets into the action. So strap up as we tackle hairpin turns, jarring rhythm sections and more to take home the championship trophy. Upgrade your bikes to increase horsepower and handling. Each race features up to 12 riders going head-to-head in supercross (indoor)and motocross (outdoor) events. Radical new Super-Moto (dirt and asphalt) event never before seen in a motocross game. Over 30 levels to race that take you all over the world. Split-screen multiplayer mode. Realistic starts, complete with a 30-second board. [Crave Entertainment]
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
Ford Racing 3

Ford Racing 3

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 22, 2005
Ford is without doubt one of the biggest brands in the world, with one of the most famous product ranges ever. Ford Racing 3 takes this amazing range of vehicles, from the Model T Ford through to the latest concepts, and pits them against a huge variety of courses, cars and challenges. Features 55 beautifully detailed Ford automobiles: Ford GTs, Thunderbirds, concepts, SVT vehicles, Mustangs and trucks. 26 sumptuously detailed tracks with interactive scenery: road, off-road, oval tracks and more! Unlock a huge range of game modes, tracks and vehicles as you face each challenge. Innovative Ford Competition mode, containing 14 unique championships! 6 Player racing on Xbox Live, via LAN for PC or race head-to-head in split screen on PS2 for the ultimate race experience. [Empire Interactive]
Metascore:
50
User Score:
7.2
MX vs. ATV Unleashed

MX vs. ATV Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 16, 2005
In MX vs. ATV Unleashed, players power through all-new environments and event types, choosing from a variety of new vehicles. A redesigned monster truck, powerful sand-rail and raised 4x4 golf karts meet ATVs, dirt bikes and bi-planes to compete in massive free-world environments featuring hill climbs, machine challenges and short track races. The game's career mode allows gamers to choose from the top professional ATV and Motocross riders. [THQ]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Gran Turismo 4

Gran Turismo 4

Platform: PlayStation 2
February 22, 2005
Gran Turismo 4 features a truly authentic racing experience spanning 100 years of automotive history. Packed with more cars, courses, race modes and online gameplay via the Network Adaptor, Gran Turismo 4 delivers enhanced, if not perfected game physics and graphics. New physics engine adding a higher level of realism in cars, which allows for cars to be handled easier. More than 5,000 polygons per vehicle capture exceptional detail, right down to the disc brakes behind the wheel. Up to 100 courses including Nurburgring, New York City, the Grand Canyon, Tsukuba Circuit, Fuji Speedway, Citta di Aria, Hong Kong, Costa di Amalfi and others. Includes courses that can be played in reverse mode. More than 500 vehicles encompassing manufacturers from around the world with a range from vintage to modern models seen today. All vehicles are fully customizable from racing tires to gear ratio. Race opponents posses advanced artificial intelligence, which allows for behavior that captures human-like emotion. Compatible with the Logitech Driving ForceTM Pro Wheel. GT Career 'Simulation' Mode ? Via the GT Universe, players start from the bottom and race to earn money, unlock cars and courses, buy and sell cars and upgrade parts while competing in more than 200 various championship races. GT Online Mode ? Features head-to-head racing for up to six players per race. Chat functionality and in-depth menu screens for the ability to build communities to interact about automotive topics. GT Arcade Mode - Players compete against each other or the artificial intelligence with select cars on select courses. More cars and course are available in the GT Arcade Mode when they are unlocked in the GT Career Simulation Mode. GT Photo Mode ? Players can travel around the globe with their car(s) and conduct photo sessions in various popular locations that include Piazza San Marco, Shibuya, Tsumago, Sagano and more. Once the photo is taken in the game, the player can save it to their memory card and have the option to share with friends or print out a color copy via a USB Printer. [Sony]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
American Chopper

American Chopper

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 25, 2004
Get a job on the hit TV series American Chopper. Here's your chance to ride the bikes built by the Teutuls and featured on American Chopper. Choose from the P.O.W./M.I.A. Bike, Jet Bike, Black Widow Bike and more. But there's more -- you'll be sent on missions to create your very own original themed chopper that will rival those by Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. Experience first-hand all of the hard work, drama and thrill of creating one of the most beautiful bikes on the road today. Ride seven custom choppers from the hit Discovery Channel TV series. Customize your forks, wheels, fenders, gas tank and handlebars and paint and add details to your chopper. Race Paul Sr. and Jr. on a cross-country trip to Sturgis. Cruise the streets of Rock Tavern to gather together the top specialists to help you build your chopper. Gameplay modes include Career and Single Event.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
7.5
ChoroQ

ChoroQ

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 17, 2004
Experience a car racing game unlike any other. Combines the elements of a deep role playing adventure and intense racing action that will ensure hours upon hours of gameplay. Race on tricky, whacky and extreme courses that only Choro Q could present. From earthquake country to zero-gravity space, from haunted castles, mid-air highways and even underwater, there are over 160 adventurous races. Participate in over more than 100 events to earn 200 kinds of vehicles. Fully customizable vehicle bodies with tons of interchangeable parts and colors! Race head-to-head against a friend or compete in over 30 mini-games. [Atlus]
Metascore:
48
User Score:
8.1
Crash 'N' Burn

Crash 'N' Burn

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 15, 2004
Choose your car. Paint it, polish it, and personalize it. Build it up with new components, giant spoilers and reinforced fenders. Supercharge it. Fill it with nitrous. Take it to circuits in the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, LA and New York. You're at the back of the pack, grid position sixteen. Fifteen cars ahead of you, polished until they gleam. Your primary objective is to take first place. Your secondary objective? Run everyone else off the road. Crunch them into the barrier. Rip, shred and tear sheet metal from their frames, leaving burning engine blocks and melted tires in your wake. The last driver with four wheels wins. Then do it again... Online. Customize and personalize a garage full of cars with everything from paint schemes, to rims & spoilers, to nitrous and more. Cause extreme crashes and dodge on-track wreckage as you engage in high speed, high danger driving through the back streets of Miami, San Francisco, LA and New York. Compete in multiplayer destruction with or against 16 total players online featuring a variety of modes like last-man-standing, bomb tag and more. Replay the mayhem with multi-angle player-controlled cameras set up throughout the courses. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.4
Need for Speed Underground 2

Need for Speed Underground 2

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 15, 2004
Need for Speed Underground 2 challenges gamers to immerse themselves in the tuner culture, exploring an expansive, free-roaming city divided into five distinct neighborhoods. Gamers encounter rival racers who initiate events, tip players off to the hottest racing spots, and show them where to buy the most sought-after licensed aftermarket upgrades. The game features new game modes, deep new performance customization and tuning, and more than 30 licensed cars. The game also delivers twice the visual customization upgrades as the original game, providing a staggering 70 billion possible car combinations for total automotive self-expression. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge

Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 10, 2004
In the Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge videogames, players are thrust into competition on a hot new extreme game show -- on which they must complete perilous stunts and win intense races. The goal is to beat opponents and impress the audience with fearless maneuvers, in order to advance into other 'episodes' and win better cars. At the end of the season, the driver with the most courage and best stunt skills will cruise away in a gold-plated car as the Hot Wheels Champion. Players will choose from 30 authentic Hot Wheels cars to compete in 24 stunt challenges on 12 different tracks set in environments such as Buccaneer Bay, Jurassic Jam, Zero Gravity Zone, Tiki Island, Spider Alley and Lava Land. Before each race, players can enter the garage to customize their cars with unique colors, wheels and decals. [THQ]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.3
ATV Offroad Fury 3

ATV Offroad Fury 3

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 2, 2004
ATV Offroad Fury 3 provides intense, free-roaming offroad racing gameplay, packed with additional courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more ATVs, online gameplay via the Network Adaptor and future support for the internal Hard Disk Drive. Through both on- and offline gameplay, players tear it up anywhere and blaze their own trail, choosing from more than 24 highly detailed ATVs ? including six competing ATVs in all singleplayer and multiplayer modes that offer varied gameplay. With visually stunning backgrounds featuring water and mud effects and fully interactive objects and instances such as ramps, tires, cones and trees, ATV Offroad Fury 3 includes new short track, one-day events and Olympic championships. Playable from both first- and third-person perspectives, ATV Offroad Fury 3 features two main modes of play containing race, freestyle, career, mini-games and multiplayer games. Other modes will include a training course and waypoint editor. In ATV Offroad Fury 3, players will have the ability to race in more than 30 unique environments with six distinct terrain types including snow, dirt, mud, ice, water and grass, as well as compete in eight exciting mini-games including king of the hill, treasure hunt, tag, hockey, soccer, basketball and pre-load ? to play in all multi-player modes. Supporting up to six players online with voice-chat capabilities via the USB Headset, ATV Offroad Fury 3, includes a new comprehensive online scoreboard system that records event data for players and clans within all race types. [SCEA]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.2
Burnout 3: Takedown

Burnout 3: Takedown

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 7, 2004
Burnout 3 takes the hit series even further, now featuring a unique "crash and burn" racing concept and a one-of-a-kind special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals. The intensity heats up as players race, and often crash, their way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot. Boasting multiple single-player, multiplayer and online crash and race modes, Burnout 3 offers players the opportunity to race through busy city streets and be rewarded for taking risks that result in heart-pounding action and electrifying crashes. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
9.1
Street Racing Syndicate

Street Racing Syndicate

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 31, 2004
SRS is the first game to deliver authentic street racing action, featuring realistic cars, genuine aftermarket parts, and true-to-life driving physics. Live a life immersed in the underground world of real street racing. Customize and tune realistic vehicles with detailed auto upgrades including dozens of licensed aftermarket parts that physically appear on cars. Progress through the Philadelphia, Miami and Los Angeles street racing scenes. Outrun and outsmart the cops in high-speed late night chases. BET BIG. Race for money, pink slips or even the girlfriends of rival street racers! Experience real high-speed illegal street racing with true racing physics and authentic damage that affect both looks and performance. Compete in both illegal and official sanctioned racing events. [3DO]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.8
NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup

NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 31, 2004
NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup challenges you to battle through a groundbreaking new story mode to achieve NASCAR stardom. Start from humble beginnings by earning NASCAR Busch, Craftsman Truck and Featherlite Modified series rides before grabbing million-dollar purses in the NEXTEL Cup Series. Develop your racing skills and intimidate your rivals on the track with all-new controls. Off the track, force the action with post-race confrontations, and settle disputes by racing America?s top production cars through city streets. Fans react to the drama, idolizing both NASCAR heroes and villains, while owners and sponsors recognize talent and reward success. It's up to you to show 'em what you've got. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Powerdrome

Powerdrome

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 15, 2004
Get ready for fast, futuristic racing as you strap yourself into a supersonic flying craft and take on the competition. On the track and through the streets, race against a variety of characters, each with their own personality, racing style, and friends or foes. Fly around the track at breathtaking speeds of 1,000 miles per hour in single player and multiplayer action, including split screen, and system link. Unique competitors - From decommissioned war droids to spoiled rich kids, interplanetary playboys to robot political activists, each opponent has their own attitude and style. Take it to the streets - Take your supersonic blade off the track and challenge an opponent to a one-on-one illegal race on city streets filled with ramps, tunnels, obstacles, and more. Develop your driving skills, learn new tricks, and continue to shave seconds off your best times as your experience evolves. Realistic damage - Panels buckle or are wrenched off, hydraulics will malfunction, smoke will plume from the blades, and you'll have to avoid debris that falls off other craft. [Mud Duck]
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.6
Corvette

Corvette

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 9, 2004
This is the only game that lets you race virtually every Corvette made in street and track settings. Over 80 incredibly rendered production Corvette models from '53 to '03---plus awesome show cars. Upgrade your 'Vette's engine and suspension---feel the effect of real car physics. Race on various tracks and an obstacle filled Route 66 from Chicago to LA. The choice is yours...6 characters, 15 official production colors, multiple environments. Variable camera angles---and era-specific HUDs---enhance your race experience. Heritage mode allows you to "test drive" any stock production 'Vette. [TDK Mediactive]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.2
MTX Mototrax

MTX Mototrax

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 2, 2004
Get the jump out of the gate and grab the holeshot. Take the inside line as you battle for 1st place against 7 other riders pushing your bike's power and handling to the limit! Launch into a gravity-defying inverted 360 before crossing the finish line to the roar of the crowd. Earn more cold hard cash from contest wins and sponsorships. Use the money to modify your rider's attributes, purchase equipment upgrades or buy access to freeride environments complete with new goals and objectives. Accept the MTX: Mototrax challenge: beat the pros and become the ultimate MX athlete in the fastest, most complete motocross game offering a thrilling career mode to boost your fame, fortune and adrenaline! [Activision]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
MX Unleashed

MX Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation 2
February 17, 2004
Rainbow Studios, the masters of off road racing games, returns to their heritage to bring the definitive next generation MX game to life. Challenge yourself in the ultimate off-road playground, a never before seen freeworld mode filled with treacherous terrain, mini games, and machine races. Go bar to bar against the top champions in the world through the season long Supercross and Outdoor National series in an extensive career mode. Prepare yourself for mud, dirt, high speeds, and serious attitude. [THQ]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
R: Racing Evolution

R: Racing Evolution

Platform: PlayStation 2
December 9, 2003
R: Racing Evolution is an extraordinary action-racing experience featuring authentic licensed cars and daring, real-world tracks. Combining awesome graphical quality and high performance driving physics with a spectacular story line, R: Racing Evolution chronicles the intense competition and deep rivalries found only within the professional racing circuit. New exciting features such as the Interactive Driver AI System and in-game radio communications bring players closer to racing action than ever before! 14 tracks from real-world and fantasy locations. 8 different racing styles, including GT, Rally, and Drag. 4 game modes including Racing Life (Story Mode), Time Attack, Arcade, and Versus. New "Interactive Driver AI System" enhances realistic racing situations. [Namco]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.7
Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal

Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 25, 2003
Whether you're grinding through mud pits in Louisiana, crunching up cliffs in California, or smashing up trees to make the ride a little bumpier for the guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: the cash you earn on the circuit goes to buy new trucks and build up your ultimate Monster machine. Tear through 30 Monster events, including brutal stadium circuits, merciless exhibition arenas, and the hairiest off-road circuits your tires have ever seen. Soup up your truck with speed, traction, and other power-ups to give your opponents a run for their money. Smoke the competition as you blaze through well-known U.S. locations, such as Alcatraz Island, Central Park, Louisiana swamps, Cape Canaveral, and the Arizona desert. Master your tricks in Training mode as you taste all of the thrills, spills, twists, and rolls of Monster Truck racing. Then show them what you?re made of in Single Race or Championship mode. Get behind the wheel of over 20unstoppable Monster trucks, including Grave Digger, Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine, El Toro Loco, and Bulldozer. [Ubi Soft]
Metascore:
48
User Score:
8.3
Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3

Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 18, 2003
For the first time in the series' history, TXR3 uses real cars licensed from Japanese, North American and European car manufacturers. Over 15 different licensed car manufacturers such as Nissan, Toyota, GM, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. 200 miles of faithfully re-created roads, made to look and feel just like the real roads of Japan. Massive upgrade to the physics engine, special effects, graphical editors, weather conditions, courses, textures, lighting, menus, options, car tuning features, and rival characters. Over 600 rivals to challenge on the highways. An awesome level of car tuning options allows you to adjust just about every car body part and car performance aspect. Modify your car with custom parts from such manufacturers as Hart, Riverside and Yokohama. [Crave Entertainment]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.7
Need for Speed Underground

Need for Speed Underground

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 17, 2003
Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today's most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. A number of diverse events set in gritty, nighttime environments make up the heart of street competition. Players become complete street racers by perfecting skills in each event by nailing the perfect shift in drag racing and by putting their street cred on the line, racing through the city streets at all hours of the night. Prove you belong in the elite street racing circles, work your way up the underground rankings and take on the best of the best in each discipline. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Crash Nitro Kart

Crash Nitro Kart

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 11, 2003
Crash hits the track in his most fast-paced adventure yet - Crash Nitro Kart! Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must race his way to victory in order to save the Earth from destruction - but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself! Crash Nitro Kart leads the pack by mixing awesome next-gen graphics and gameplay with the playability and fun of classic kart-racing games. [Vivendi Universal]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.0
Super Trucks Racing

Super Trucks Racing

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 29, 2003
Features official teams, driver, circuits and trucks with action so realistic you can almost smell the diesel fumes! Super Trucks offers competitive challenges with a unique A.I. system that responds to your aggressive driving skills in various games modes such as single race, championship modes, last one-standing, skid pan or challenge your friend in two player mode. If you live and breathe racing gaming this will offer you a quick fueled adrenaline rush that all race fans have been waiting for.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Hot Wheels World Race

Hot Wheels World Race

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 29, 2003
Race against the clock on extreme tracks featuring split/multi-level courses and obstacles while pulling-off wild gravity-defying stunts. Features special 35th anniversary Hot Wheels cars!
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.3
Ford Racing 2

Ford Racing 2

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 28, 2003
The anticipated sequel to Ford Racing has finally been created. To sustain its reputation, Ford Racing 2 has new and improved cars, added tracks and challenges, and more thrills than ever. With such a big selection of Ford vehicles - ranging from the '49 Ford to the latest Mustang GT Concept - picking out a car will be a lot harder than you might expect. Ford Racing 2 is ready to put you in the driver's seat and bring you for a ride you'll never want to forget. Are you daring enough to put yourself in that seat? [Gotham Games]
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.1
NASCAR Thunder 2004

NASCAR Thunder 2004

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 16, 2003
From 200 MPH super-speedways to hairpin turns on 11 fantasy tracks, tuning your car and finding the line is no longer enough. Now you?re running to the edge against 42 other unique NASCAR® personalities every race, drivers who remember your every move and won?t think twice about paying you back. Out-smart and out-drive them as you battle three-wide from green to checkers. Online or on your own, racing just became a contact sport. Grudges & Alliances: Emotion comes to a racing game for the first time as CPU drivers remember your every move and aren't afraid to pay you back. Pick up & Play controls help new fans navigate over 60 events including all real world NASCAR races, plus 12 winding road courses. NASCAR Thunder 2004 goes online with peer-to-peer racing on the PlayStation®2 and 16 player races on PC. The most extensive Career Mode in a NASCAR video game just got deeper and easier to navigate! The deepest NASCAR game ever created with over 70 drivers and 175 authentic cars and the first game with a full pack of 43 Cup Series cars. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association

XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 11, 2003
In the future racing is faster - much faster. More dangerous - much more dangerous. And it's totally merciless, which means anything goes. Run by the XGRA (the Extreme Gravity Racing Association), this motorized bloodsport throws teams of futuristic bikes and daredevil riders against one another through dangerous tracks that crisscross vast and treacherous landscapes pushing all to their limits.... And beyond! [Acclaim]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.6
Freaky Flyers

Freaky Flyers

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 5, 2003
Never before has such a vibrant and interactive animated world been delivered to a flying videogame until Freaky Flyers, the first and only, fast and furious, fully-open 3-D airplane racing adventure, which drops you into the cockpits with the most unique and engaging cast of characters to ever explore, adventure and dogfight in the videogame skies. [Midway]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.6
Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild

Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 5, 2003
Inspired by the spectacle and excitement of theme parks and thrill rides, SplashDown Rides Gone Wild has you blasting through huge, imaginative locales with amazing sights and startling events around every corner. Splashdown's famously beautiful water has evolved as well: bigger waves, swift currents, and treacherous downhill rivers. There are also plenty of tricky, technical indoor stadium courses, plus a freestyle stunt mode, an all-new technical time trials mode for hardcore racers, and more. [THQ]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Butt Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom!

Butt Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom!

Platform: PlayStation 2
July 30, 2003
Race the fastest, most futuristic vehicles in the universe to the ultimate finish line! Emperor Bog is fed up with the Butt-Ugly Martians' antics, so in order to continue their assignment on Earth, the Butt-Uglies must win the Martian Conqueror's Cup. A heart-pounding, interstellar racing championship. Players will fight off enemy attacks at every turn in super-slick O.M.A.B.s (One Martian Air Bikes) across nine intergalactic landscapes as they race, chase and conquer opponents. Kids can victoriously pilot their way through the collection of outrageous races by becoming their favorite Butt-Ugly hero or an evil alien bent on destruction. [Crave Entertainment]
Metascore:
41
User Score:
1.8
Downhill Domination

Downhill Domination

Platform: PlayStation 2
July 23, 2003
Downhill Domination is based on the extreme sport of downhill mountain bike racing and puts players in control of a customizable mountain bike to race down vertical mountainsides and urban environments while performing stunts at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Playable in first- and third-person perspectives, players will be able to select from one of 14 riders, including five pro-riders in an intense race to gain corporate sponsorship and a chance at the coveted Downhill Domination Championship.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Freestyle Metal X

Freestyle Metal X

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 27, 2003
Freestyle Metal X unleashes anarchy with the freedom to do what you want, when you want. Be anti-establishment: break windows, run over people, ride where you normally can't ride...and get away with it. With an unlimited stunt system and a lawless energy, Freestyle Metal X dares riders to push the envelope with psychotic tricks in limitless, freestyle environments full of challenges and side events. Freestyle Metal X doesn't just cross the line, it eliminates it. A sizable dose of insanity will help you perform stunts on the tops of buildings, get air over the Vegas Strip, or shoot yourself out of a cannon onto the Marina streets. Be sick all over! [Midway]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.3
F1 Career Challenge

F1 Career Challenge

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 24, 2003
Start as a rookie Formula One driver. If you prove your worth by passing a range of superlicense tests, you can take your place among the elite drivers competing in the world's fastest and most glamorous motor sport. To succeed, you?ll have to work hard, as your reputation determines how far your career can take you. Hone your skills to make the improvements that will show over four successive seasons (1999?2002) on the Formula One circuit as you make your drive for the championship.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.9
Big Mutha Truckers

Big Mutha Truckers

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 16, 2003
Hick State County, in the USA?s Deep South, is home to the infamous Big Mutha Truckers Haulage Company. That's about to change though, as proprietor Ma Jackson has announced she's planning on retiring. Her dilemma is who to leave the company to... Ma has four very different kids and choosing a successor should be done fair and square. The solution is simple: Ma's going to hold a "trial by trucking!" The one who can make the most money buying, selling and hauling cargo around the County in sixty days will inherit the company when Ma retires. Can you truck 'n' trade your way to the top? There may be some sibling rivalry along the way (not to mention obstacles of other types...), but as Ma always says, "When it comes to business, family don?t mean squat!" [Empire Interactive]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
5.3
Speed Kings

Speed Kings

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 28, 2003
It will take nerves of steel and lightning fast reflexes to make your way through these crowded streets. Speed Kings is about the pure unadulterated adrenaline rush of the street motorcycle racing...the speed, the danger, the risk, the buzz and of course, the bikes! Power-down slide underneath lorries, jump over road works, avoid major wipe-out crashes from the on-coming traffic and gain as many respect points as possible...make sure you look good when you cross the winning line! Features 22 bikes based on production and custom real world models, 3 single player modes and 5 multiplayer options, Arcade-style handling and control. [Acclaim]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.8
IndyCar Series

IndyCar Series

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 21, 2003
The main game offers immediate high-paced action and player-friendly handling, making the feel both authentic and realistic. It is easy to pick up and play and offers a dynamic difficulty management system to keep the action packed, 200mph maneuvers coming thick and fast. Modes include Quick Race, IndyCar Series Season, and The Indy 500. Features realistic AI and team tactics modeled after real IndyCar Series drivers and tems. Learn more about IndyCar Series tactics from the Masterclass, taught by Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever Jr. Create your own racing drivers and teams with your own personalized car. IndyCar Series TV-style presentation, which enhances the immersive gameplay experience. [Codemasters]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Colin McRae Rally 3

Colin McRae Rally 3

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 22, 2003
(Colin McRae Rally 3 isn't just about cars and tracks; it's about giving gamers the professional rally driver experience. The game makes a massive leap in terms of playability, motor sport detail and rich visuals; above all it delivers a game that captures every drop of sweat, the split-second decision and the teamwork that goes into actually being Colin McRae. Capturing the emotions and consequences of being a professional rally champion, it takes the gaming experience to the limit as the player attempts to become the planet's greatest rally driver. As Colin McRae, get behind the wheel of his internationally famous Ford Focus PS WRC with co-driver Nicky Grist and set the course alight as you race to become champion. [Codemasters]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Midnight Club II

Midnight Club II

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 9, 2003
The world's most notorious drivers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there - don't get caught. Race with up to 8 players throughout three massive, fully open cities in one of five online play modes. Select any car or bike that you've personally unlocked in offline arcade mode. Join a game or host one yourself via GameSpy.com. A broadband connection is required for online play - there is no slow lane on the streets of Midnight Club 2. [Rockstar Games]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Auto Modellista

Auto Modellista

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 25, 2003
(U.S. Version with Online capability) The future of online racing is now! Experience the first cell-shaded 3D arcade racing game of its kind on the PS2. Race head-to-head, up to 8 drivers online, up to 2 offline. Revolutionary VJ Feature: edit your instant replay footage and screen effects, music or save for later review. Easily customizable cars: tires, brakes, suspension, turbine kit, muffler, transmission and more with hundreds of parts to choose from! Sophisticated car physics and opponent car AI along with innovative cell-shaded graphics let you capture the true essence of racing. [Capcom]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.4
Micro Machines

Micro Machines

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 19, 2003
Miniature cars, motorcycles, boats and more compete in an oversized world where anything (and everything!) can happen! Players choose one of eight crazy characters to speed through a variety of ingenious racing environments, including a sci-fi laboratory, a beachside setting and the "Ghoulish Graveyard." Each track offers outrageous. Mad-dash action with ramps, tunnels, obstacles and hazards of all kinds. Speedsters can grab wacky power-ups --- bazookas, magnets, giant frying pans --- that'll send their opponents out of control. There are even multiple types of single and multiplayer competition, including the riotous Bomb Tag, where drivers must pass a ticking bomb to one another before... BOOM! We've scaled down the cars and scaled up the fun! [Infogrames]
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
The King of Route 66

The King of Route 66

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 18, 2003
Prepare to climb inside the cab of a nitro-powered 18-wheeler and haul ass from Illinois to California in a mad dash for cash. But this big rig road trip isn't your ordinary out and back. The sinister Tornado Corporation has sent a rogues gallery of truck-ramming goons to keep you from succeeding. Upgrade your truck with more than 70 insane performance-enhancing parts to smoke the competition. But don't forget to stop and smell the flowers, because along the way you'll have the chance to win the hearts of eight scandalous interstate beauties known as the Queens of Route 66. These friendly gals are among more than three-dozen characters you'll encounter, each with their own story to tell. 4 modes of play including new story modes and short cuts. Two-player split screen mode and multiplayer battles. Fully customizable trucks and 70+ parts to build your truck. 40 unique characters. Truckloads of insane mini-game challenges. [Sega]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
MotoGP 3

MotoGP 3

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 17, 2003
Officially licensed, MotoGP3 straps you to the greatest 2-stroke and 4-stroke performance cycles. New features include: 15 circuits plus 20 new Fantasy Tracks; 100 unique challenges to unlock specials; 4-player multi-player mode using multi-tap; Optional Brake Assist feature; Cockpit view; Updated stats, teams and riders. [Namco]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Grand Prix Challenge

Grand Prix Challenge

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 3, 2003
Features the official cars, tracks and drivers from the record-breaking 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Feel the heat of real life competition with an AI that takes into account driving styles of each individual driver and test your nerves and tactical skills with an original dynamic and interactive pit stop system. Features include: 5 different game modes including split screen multiplayer option to challenge your friends; 3 levels of handling and 4 levels of Artificial Intelligence catering for the novice to F1 fanatics; Super-smooth high fidelity graphics running at 60 frames per second; Detailed environment and dynamic weather; 3D positional sound system. [Infogrames]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
HSX HyperSonic.Xtreme

HSX HyperSonic.Xtreme

Platform: PlayStation 2
January 26, 2003
All out anti-gravity racing at its best. This game is about speed! Stay on the track and come in first place is your mission. Featuring the exclusive Track Editor option where you build your own track then race on it. [Majesco]
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.1
ATV Quad Power Racing 2

ATV Quad Power Racing 2

Platform: PlayStation 2
January 13, 2003
ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 is all about big tricks, big boots to the face and big finishes. It's arcade ATV racing like you always wanted it to be. ATV Quad Power Racing 2 combines 10 of the top pro riders in the world (including Dana Creech, Kory Ellis and Tim Farr) and 40+ real-life sponsors with the fast, edge of your seat, arcade gameplay the fans of the original know and love. Get ready to get injured. [Acclaim]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Pro Race Driver

Pro Race Driver

Platform: PlayStation 2
December 6, 2002
[Also known as "TOCA Race Driver"] Ryan McKane, a test driver with gasoline running in his veins, spends his life struggling against his father's disappointment, while his brother's phenomenal racetrack success overshadows every minor victory he achieves. When his father perishes in an octane-fuelled blaze of fire on the asphalt that he loved, Ryan's frustrated ambition galvanizes into a unrelenting determination to triumph over all opposition and become first a touring car champion, then maybe even World Champion. Petrolheads and mass market gamers alike slam the pedal to the metal to guide the actions of our hero through the hairpins and chicanes of a career in global racing. Features 42 licensed touring & race cars including Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon, Mercedes CLK, Alfa Romeo GTV and Viper GTS; 38 international circuits recreated under licence including Bathurst, Hockenheim and Silverstone; and 13 global Championships including official series: DTM from Germany, V8 Supercars from Australia and the Britsh Touring Car Championship. [Codemasters]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Whiteout

Whiteout

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 24, 2002
Rip the throttle and feel the power as 900cc's rocket you through the icy tundra and propel you into the sky. Your heart rate will rise and your knuckles will turn white as you experience the blinding speeds of Whiteout, the fastest racing game on one tread. Featuring the top SnoCross athletes in the world, plus a never-before-seen "Objective-driven" Arcade Mode, Whiteout is the definitive racing game for the cold-climate connoisseur. [Konami]
Metascore:
50
User Score:
tbd
Total Immersion Racing

Total Immersion Racing

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 20, 2002
In Total Immersion Racing, other drivers will remember your actions on track. Always listen to your Team Manager. Be careful that you don't block a rival on track, or destroy the chances of a driver i na lower class, as he will remember your actions going into the next race and beyond. Remember that rivalries never die, and later on in your career you may regret the time you upset another driver - as they may decide to get revenge by ruining your championship run. [Empire Interactive]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Drome Racers

Drome Racers

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 20, 2002
You are Max Axel, pacing your pit area, tensions high as you await the first stage of the Drome Championship. Prove you're a match for the inensity of multi-challenge racing-each race a seamless set of stages, mixing tracks from realistically stunning City, Mountain and Canyon worlds. With high-techj cars based on the 2002 LEGO Racers construction toy range, Drome Racers is a racing experience like no other. [LEGO]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Shox

Shox

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 19, 2002
The fun starts with 24 licensed high-voltage vehicles from famous makers like Audi, BMW, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Lancia, and Ford. Players then race through three-lap circuits of snow, desert, or jungle landscapes, sliding through dusty roads, slipping on ice, and shredding through foliage. The competition really heats up on the open road though, as six cars try to muscle into prime position, wreaking havoc on their way to the finish line. Within each track are "Shox Zones" where players are awarded Bronze, Silver, and Gold placements based on their driving skills. Earning Gold in all three Shox Zones on a single track unlocks a new night circuit. Players can also put up their own cars as collateral in head-to-head Gambling Mode to collect the ultimate off-road vehicle collection. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
Rally Fusion: Race of Champions

Rally Fusion: Race of Champions

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 11, 2002
Tear up the terrain in mudslinging, arcade-style gameplay, driving 19 fully licensed rally cars from top manufacturers, including Toyota, Audi and Saab - all as featured in the annual "Race of Champions" event. Race on 24 varied, tough tracks through expansive, fully interactive and destructible environments. [Activision]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Hot Wheels Velocity X

Hot Wheels Velocity X

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 11, 2002
Criminal racing gangs, gravity defying stunts, huge loops, insane speeds, spectacular crashes, driving up walls and an arsenal of weapons... Can you handle a typical Hot Wheels day? [THQ]
Metascore:
54
User Score:
7.1
NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona

NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 11, 2002
Dirt to Daytona challenges players in the ultimate NASCAR Career Mode. The only game to include 4 different NASCAR racing series. Racing to win is the key for drivers hoping to advance from small town dirt tracks to modified cars, to trucks and eventually the highly prized NASCAR Winston Cup cars. Learn the harsh realities of the racing world where losing can cost drivers not only points in the standings but loss of money from a sponsor. Dirt to DAYTONA also features Single Races, Season Championships, Beat the Heat, and Pro Trainer modes for all 4 authentic NASCAR racing series. [Infogrames]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
ATV Offroad Fury 2

ATV Offroad Fury 2

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 9, 2002
Race anywhere, anytime as you gun your ATV to the finish line. Is that a rocky mountain in your path? Take it on. Stuck by some thick woods? Play through them. With more than 20 all new ATVs, 40 offroad environments, mini-games, seven race modes and even online play, ATV Offroad Fury 2 challenges you to conquer the terrain against top riders through massive, stunning environments. But don't get caught watching the beautiful scenery. The mountains won't have mercy on you ... and neither will the competition. [SCEA]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Jet X2O

Jet X2O

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 28, 2002
Roaring through 8 massive, exotic levels as fast as a professional watercraft rider, you're the envy of all other racers. While racing one of your highly stylized watercraft through raging rivers, turbulent rapids, massive waterfalls and hair-pin turns in far off lands such as Atlantis, the Artic, and humid South American jungles, you know you're good. But you're not alone. Your competitors know the intensity of the races. They know that this is not just a race of speed, but a test of extreme trick skill. They also know they want to beat you. They are ready for the challenge.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Road Trip

Road Trip

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 26, 2002
Take a road trip to adventure! Right off the starting line, Road Trip matches action with depth, allowing you to customize your ride for over 100 different events. Wins earn cash, which you use to buy parts and upgrade your vehicles. From engines to brakes, body types to paint jobs, the parts store stocks over 250 interchangeable components. Top that with 20 mini-games, special missions and dozens of hidden surprises and you don't just have a racing adventure - you've got a road trip! [Conspiracy]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
V-Rally 3

V-Rally 3

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 22, 2002
For the first time the player would feel not only that he was driving in a high speed rally vehicle but that he was actually living and breathing the life of a driver, working through intense rally seasons. Drive top spec rally cars including Peugeot 206, Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus and many others. All cars modeled with an incredible level of details. Cars display real physical damage and visible dirt every time your car takes on hazardous terrain Hugely realistic car physics and handling. Features stunningly rendered locations with extreme driving conditions (snow, safari, mud, asphalt). [Infogrames]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 1, 2002
Become the "Champion Road Racer" by conquering numerous racing events, all carrying rewards such as: cars, tracks and high performance upgrades. The game challenges the driver to dodge traffic, police and natural elements in high speed and high style... true NFS style! Evade any cops encountered, as getting busted just might end your career. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Burnout 2: Point of Impact

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 30, 2002
Features six new United States locations, including Miami, Los Angeles, The Rocky Mountains, New Mexico and a busy international airport; thirty new stages and fourteen all-new vehicles; seven secret vehicles to unlock including police cars, 1950's hotrods and stock cars; point-to-point races; all-new points-based championship gameplay structure; new Custom Series Mode that allows you to race modified vehicles complete with body kits and decals; and an intelligent traffic system, featuring three distinct types of driver behaviors. [Acclaim]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
NASCAR Thunder 2003

NASCAR Thunder 2003

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 29, 2002
NASCAR Thunder 2003 features an all-new game engine with more realistic vehicle dynamics, including tire grip and wear patterns, handling and suspension behavior, and collision physics; fun entry-level control with progression to deeper "simulation." The Career mode now includes 20 successive seasons in which you will need to manage four major components while building a racing car. Compete for top sponsors, the best crewmembers, and the latest racing technology. [EA Sports]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
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