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  • Summary: When the creators of eye-candy-laden PC hits Expendable and Incoming start working on a racing game, it's a pretty sure bet that it will boast some rather impressive effects. While Wild Wild Racing may not turn heads in the same way Gran Turismo 3 does, it does look good; and if there's oneWhen the creators of eye-candy-laden PC hits Expendable and Incoming start working on a racing game, it's a pretty sure bet that it will boast some rather impressive effects. While Wild Wild Racing may not turn heads in the same way Gran Turismo 3 does, it does look good; and if there's one thing the UK developers like Rage Software are known for, it's creating a solid racing experience. Picked up from Japanese publisher Imagineer by Interplay, Wild Wild Racing has since seen overhauls in the physics, control, and speed. Gamers can ride in nine different vehicles, and race in several global locations during different hours of the day such as night, dusk, and the late afternoon. The game boasts a solid 60 frames per second, and the over-the-top effects that Rage is known for. Control is all analog, meaning even the D-pad (as well as the traditional analog buttons) responds to pressure; the harder you press, the sharper the turn and the faster the acceleration and braking. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
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  1. 78
    And of course, it looks so prettttty.
  2. Daily Radar
    75
    Nice graphics and physics and a number of secondary features make for a satisfying ride, but it's ultimately lacking in the innovative thrills we've come to expect from Sony's highly hyped machine.
  3. A more complete gameplay model with refined controls could have made this racing title of the launch, excluding "SSX" of course.
  4. Underneath its dated graphics and insipid BGM/sound effects there is a very fun and challenging racing game in need for something special to justify its existence on PS2.
  5. While the graphics and the sound are on point, the game as a whole is weak.
  6. Lacks any real punch and stands as the quintessential middle-of-the-road off-roading game.
  7. It's all the worst traits of arcade racers thrown together, exaggerated to the point of grotesqueness, and then slapped into a game that's at best a visual mixed bag.

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  1. Oct 13, 2020
    6
    Do take note I'm reviewing this 2000 game in 2020 in case anyone is into retro gaming as I am and wonder if any of these titles hold up. ThisDo take note I'm reviewing this 2000 game in 2020 in case anyone is into retro gaming as I am and wonder if any of these titles hold up. This one does not. This is an early ps2 release just after the ps2 console came out. This game got not too bad praise for the most part because it was being compared to psone competition still. It is cd based and the graphics are about psone quality and so is the gameplay. You do not see any wheel support, no damage for ramming into objects and about 8 different options on your controllers for steering, acceleration and braking as if it needs so many layout options lol. This is just a serviceable racing so far the least fun racing game I've gone back and checked on. Definitely similar in fun and feel to psone. Very simple and probably only for kids this game does not yet start to cry out for serious gamers for the newest generation of games. By the end of the ps2 generation we saw some awesome race games this one definitely needs to be placed at the other end of the scale, just barely passable as an entry title. (Being a little cruel 20 years later) and the title should now exclude either the word wild or racing from the title lol. For the record I rate games on software quality (gameplay options and whether bug free, not on wow effect) for a 6/10 game it's not very fun nowadays so my score of 6/10 may actually reflect a 2-4/10 for most people. Expand

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#31 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000