Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Daily Radar
    Perfectly walking the line between arcade racer and sim, it delivers fantastic, deep, engrossing racing action without the endless twiddling of a sim or the ridiculous control of an arcade racer. There are no weapons or powerups, either.
  2. 100
    The Dreamcast is running on all cylinders with this one, a game that has awesome visuals- the best on the system, control smooth as silk and super realistic handling.
  3. 100
    Easily one of the best (if not the best) racing games on the Dreamcast. It's certainly the best GT-style circuit racer on the platform.
  4. Da Gameboyz
    Arguably one of the best racing titles to be found on any console. A good mix of arcade and sim gameplay combined with a jaw-dropping graphics and superb presentation makes this a must have title.
    I have personally never had so much fun with a racing game. I just keep playing and playing, and find it hard to stop. Everything is done just right, and makes you want to keep coming back for more.
  6. It is truly a game you will come back to day after day, week after week, aiming to unlock every car, break every record, and experience the excitement of the 24 Heures du Mans.
  7. Just flat out fun to play. Is it better than "Sega GT?" Yes. Is it better than "F-355?" Yes. I can honestly say that it's the best racer on the Dreamcast and on any system for that matter. "Whoa! Man, are you saying this is the best racer of all time?" Yep, that's what I'm saying.
  8. It does have a truly spectacular feel of control and speed that makes every course that is included a joy to pass through again and again.
  9. 94
    Not only a great simulation of the 24-hour GT extravaganza, it's the best racer on Dreamcast, period.
  10. Sega X
    Test Drive Le Mans is a racing classic.
  11. Graphically this is one of the prettiest damn racing titles, not only on the DC, but any platform.
  12. CNET Gamecenter
    The most faithful representation of GT and Prototype sports car racing on the market.
  13. "Gran Turismo" finally has a competitor up there for best racer of all time.
  14. Total Video Games
    It's very accessible to those new to driving simulators or those used to arcade style racers, but its also very challenging for the veteran racers out there too.
  15. With it's innovative full 24-hour racing mode, beautiful graphics, solid control, and tons of details, Le Mans finds itself in the company of the finest racers gamers have ever seen.
  16. The closed European racetracks are a refreshing change of pace from the 'left turn only' American Nascar equivalent. The graphics are definitely beautiful and it controls sweetly.
  17. Dreamcast HQ
    Not as smooth as "Test Drive V-Rally," but the trade-off is that the game almost NEVER slows down.
  18. A spectacular arcade-style racing game with pretensions to realism that fall far short of other driving sims on the market. The unrealistic aspects of the game, however, are far overshadowed by an incredible presentation and visual touches galore.

Awards & Rankings

#32 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#17 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Nov 25, 2013
    An absolut masterpiece!
    Every aspect of this game is at the top.
    If you own a dreamcast and you are a fan of racing games this is the best
    An absolut masterpiece!
    Every aspect of this game is at the top.
    If you own a dreamcast and you are a fan of racing games this is the best you can get.
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  2. SimoneB.
    Jun 21, 2005
    One of the best!
  3. GlennL.
    Sep 21, 2003