• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2020
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jun 30, 2020
    88
    The new Trackmania builds itself on the best chapter of the franchise, laying the foundations for the future of the series.
  2. Jul 13, 2020
    85
    Trackmania features deep mechanics that put accessibility first in addition to a nice variety of online and solo modes that compliment the title to better enhance both the gameplay and community. There’s plenty of free content that will entertain casual fans for months and paid options tailored to the more devoted veterans. All in all, for being part of such a niche franchise, this is a great entry that has a lot to offer.
  3. Jul 1, 2020
    85
    Trackmania's thrilling speed and simplistic style make it an easily accessible racer that will thrive on a dedicated, creative community who have the patience to navigate its subscription model and basic menus.
  4. Jul 1, 2020
    85
    Tremendously playable time trials with an extensive editor and a continuous supply of new challenges.
  5. Jun 30, 2020
    84
    After almost twenty years, the Trackmania formula remains brilliant. The game is fresh, fun and incredibly addictive, only partially thwarted by the seasonal release of the content.
  6. Jun 30, 2020
    82
    TrackMania is a seemingly simple product, but well layered and fun to play.
  7. Jun 30, 2020
    81
    Trackmania is everything we could expect from a 2020 installment and is as fun as it has been for 17 years. Of course, its strange subscription model may not go over well with everyone.
  8. Jun 30, 2020
    80
    Trackmania is not an exercise in superfine technique but it does not matter to be, because it seduces thanks to a gameplay as simple as effective and to the unbridled competition that prods every driver to always give his best.
  9. Jun 30, 2020
    76
    TrackMania is the racing arcade of this summer, with tons of content and a new and fair ranking system that will be praised by competitive players.
  10. Jul 15, 2020
    75
    Trackmania excels at everything fans fell in love with years ago: a true race with dozens of bizarre tracks and high speeds. The game unfortunately comes with a disclaimer: the different subscriptions, menus and leaderboards are very confusing. That is especially bad for new players, while Trackmania is such a good idea on paper.
  11. Jul 1, 2020
    75
    In terms of gameplay, Trackmania builds on the precise arcade action that the franchise is known for. However, the total package is (still) somewhat limited, which also applies to the graphics.
  12. Jul 1, 2020
    75
    Although its business model doesn’t seem to be appealing for everyone, Trackmania is a fun racing game that now everyone can try thanks to the free version. It would have been great to have a traditional version of the game, but fans of the series should know that the Trackmania experience is still strong in this one.
  13. Jun 30, 2020
    75
    Unfortunately, it also draws on today's relatively unpopular business models to ensure the loyalty of its pilots. Despite this, Ubisoft’s motorized baby continues to deliver the best it can do in try harder arcade racing, while customization options are always more accessible and sophisticated.
  14. Jul 2, 2020
    73
    The underlying principle is indestructible, but compared to its predecessors, the F2P restart disappoints with a lack of content and improvements.
  15. Jul 15, 2020
    70
    Trackmania can be incredibly fun, but some awkward track design and camera issues can really dampen the experience.
  16. Jul 14, 2020
    70
    The new Trackmania brings exactly what you’d expect - speed, precision, addiction. But a lot of players could be turned away by its controversial subscription system.
  17. Jul 13, 2020
    70
    Finding a reason to pay for Trackmania subscription will be difficult, even for fans. In technical terms, the game lives up to its name and it is good to have it downloaded to spend a few minutes on the track of the day or try to improve our records, challenging users from all over the world. As for the rest of the package, it offers a service that nobody asked for and that, in the long term, will end up taking the game off the tracks.
  18. Jul 12, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  19. Jul 8, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  20. Jul 2, 2020
    70
    That new Trackmania isn't really new as it recycle most from Trackmania 2003 and Trackmania Nations, and the most revolutionary thing is it's subscription model. On the other hand, most of it is available for free, and it's still feel as great as ever.
  21. 70
    Putting all the best content behind a pay wall seems a very unwise decision but the breezy insanity of Trackmania still shines through and the potential of the track designer is immense.
  22. Jun 30, 2020
    70
    Beautiful to look at and very fun to play, Trackmania has only one big flaw: to be aimed, from the ground up, to the hardcore audience only.
  23. Jun 30, 2020
    70
    Trackmania is a nice entry into the racing genre that provides a free version, along with paid versions that offer more content. The simple, fast-paced gameplay and official tracks are good, but it's best in short bursts. Official content doesn't take long to complete, so player creations are going to be important in keeping this game alive.
  24. Jun 30, 2020
    70
    Trackmania’s mechanically nuanced time trials are as tense and addictive in 2020 as they were in 2006. The initial content selection of this latest entry is robust and a wealth of entertaining custom tracks are potentially just a click away… as long as both you and the community of talented track creators are willing to pay for its yearly subscription, that is. The idea that you’ll have to rebuy this version of Trackmania annually raises very real concerns about its longevity, but right now at least, it offers a well-modernized (if not revolutionary) take on a uniquely entertaining racing experience that threw out the rulebook years ago.
  25. Jul 1, 2020
    65
    Trackmania is a nice addition to the series, one that looks and sounds great and, even when it's incredibly frustrating, it's fun. The downside is the new monetisation system, a subscription service that looks like it could segregate the community. The game is very extensive and if the audience picks it up, it could be great for the same reason the other Trackmania games were: user-created content using an outstanding track creator and editor.
  26. Jun 30, 2020
    65
    Trackmania has the time trial gameplay you expect from the series with a neat map editor, but it's subscription service feels like a misstep. Rather than a social racing game, it’s a racing game with a social service built onto it. That might be enough for people, but its engagement can run thin and never feels worthy of its highest tier. While there were some good moments, there was some sense of unfulfillment every time I jumped in. There’s definitely fun to be had, but whether or not that fun will extend past a couple weeks is unlikely.
User Score
4.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 89
  2. Negative: 52 out of 89
  1. Jul 1, 2020
    3
    The base of the game is good as the original Stadium was good in itself. However the features are very limited behind a paywall and theThe base of the game is good as the original Stadium was good in itself. However the features are very limited behind a paywall and the Starter demo version doesn't let you do anything - can't play with friends, can't play custom maps, can't even chat. The game is based around community and I have serious doubts that they will be able to bring enough players in to make it actually fun.

    When it comes to updates to Stadium, the new blocks seem gimmicky and majority of them probably won't be used by trackbuilders. I can't say whether the quality of life updates are good or not as I don't think it's worth buying to try them out.
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  2. Jul 1, 2020
    0
    How to destroy competitive games? ADD ICE BLOCKS where you formula is uncontrollable :) thx for ruining this game which i was playing 6 yearsHow to destroy competitive games? ADD ICE BLOCKS where you formula is uncontrollable :) thx for ruining this game which i was playing 6 years in row from 2012 do 2018 (TMN, TMNF, TMUF, TM Canyon) Full Review »
  3. Jul 1, 2020
    3
    Chat is disabled for starter pack. In a multiplayer game. Chat is disabled if you won't pay up. OK. It has some neat ideas, I like the newChat is disabled for starter pack. In a multiplayer game. Chat is disabled if you won't pay up. OK. It has some neat ideas, I like the new surfaces and boosts and the rest, but god the interface is a real cancer. I get they made this game for arcade gaming... Oh wait, they want to go esport with this one. So what's the point putting that behind a paywall? Full Review »