Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
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  1. Mar 18, 2016
    TrackMania Turbo runs faster than ever, in the best iteration of the series. The cliche "Easy to pick up, hard to master" never made more sense: incredibly fun, challenging and addictive, the only reason you should avoid it is if you really hate racing games.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    May 9, 2016
    TrackMania Turbo is an excellent time trial racer with huge amount of exotic tracks and high-flying physics. The local multiplayer options are very good, too. [May 2016]
  3. Apr 19, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo is a gem of a title that incorporates tight and responsive gameplay with longevity and replayability. You can spend a long time trying to attain all the gold medals, but it will be worth it.
  4. Mar 29, 2016
    Super quick, super complete and super cool - there are just not enough words to describe TrackMania Turbo. The action is over the top, easy to learn, hard to master and fun for a long time thanks to the many (multiplayer) options.
  5. Mar 28, 2016
    It’s a fun-focused game and something that should give you enjoyment for years to come.
  6. Mar 24, 2016
    This is arcade racing at its best. Yes, it is not perfect. But the few weaknesses are peanuts compared to the on-the-spot racing experience it delivers.
  7. 90
    TrackMania Turbo is a fantastic arcade racer that really stands apart from the crowd with its electrifying sense of speed and endless thrills both online and offline.
  8. Mar 21, 2016
    Some parts of the TrackMania Turbo’s structure feel restrictive or poorly thought out, but there’s little to detract from the compulsive time attacks, the outlandish track design and the gorgeously vibrant graphics.
  9. Mar 25, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo is an ode to the fans of the franchise, who are able to play the best Trackmania game so far on consoles. But how long are you willing to keep playing?
  10. Mar 24, 2016
    We’d have to look long and hard to find negative aspects in Trackmania Turbo. The racing feels great, the content is more than sufficient and it’s polished to hell. We’ll be playing this one for months.
  11. Mar 18, 2016
    Nadeo nailed it again, and the classic gameplay still works as a charm on console. Menus are overcomplicated and it might take time to take the best out of the editor, but there's a lot of fun to be had here.
  12. Apr 4, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo is a fast arcade racer with a fantastic attention to detail. A must have for anyone looking for an adrenaline rush.
  13. Mar 30, 2016
    TrackMania Turbo is damn near perfect for an arcade racer. Its difficulty and progression system may chase away some, but those who stick around for the long run are in for some truly rewarding speeding.
  14. Mar 26, 2016
    The progression system is a bit off, but if you're willing to overlook that, you'll find the same blend of fun content and trial & error gameplay that the Trackmania series is known for.
  15. Mar 25, 2016
    Long time veterans will have a few minor gripes with TrackMania Turbo, but it’s the perfect experience for those new to the series.
  16. Mar 24, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo is a great arcade experience and provides many hours of fun, both in single and multi-player.
  17. Mar 22, 2016
    All told, Turbo is some of the most fun I've had with the series.
  18. Apr 21, 2016
    TrackMania Turbo is a robust and very challenging arcade-racing experience for everybody, not just racing veterans. Players will find a highly addictive gameplay with a competent variety of challenges and game modes. Recommended for veterans and newcomers alike.
  19. Apr 4, 2016
    Madness is the best word to describe the challenges on Trackmania Turbo, a very good arcade racing game that respects the tradition and fun of a decade with the series. The Nadeo’s arcade style game is a must for all the adrenaline lovers who want a challenging time attack racing game with plenty attention to the details.
  20. Mar 26, 2016
    More car customization available before hitting the aforementioned gold medals would be nice, but for quick, dirty, racing action, there might not be a better choice on current consoles without firing up a retro classic.
  21. Apr 9, 2016
    rackmania Turbo combines the thrill of arcade racing with the addictive short-form challenges of games like Trials.
  22. Mar 18, 2016
    TM Turbo is fun, original, addictive and full of content. It brings back that 90's feeling and so many possibilities that you'll be busy for a long time.
  23. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 13, 2016
    A princely suite of tracks, modes and features all wrapped up in a colourfully boisterous package. It's fast, frenetic and occasionally just a bit bloody frustrating. [June 2016, p.85]
  24. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jun 9, 2016
    Even the odd spiteful stage can’t dull the boisterous appeal, and for every frustrated ragequit it inspires, there’s an hour or more of big dumb grins in this flamboyant bundle of unabashed fun. [July 2016, p73]
  25. Jun 8, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo is like a Scalextric set for your console. As an arcade racer, it 's possibly the most fun you can have with the laws of physics. Some may be put off by the lack of a more competitive race mode, but for the majority, this colourful, simple and above all, addictive game is one of the most enjoyable racers to hit consoles in quite some time.
  26. Edge Magazine
    Jun 7, 2016
    This lightness of touch, combined with instant restarts and a Trials-style checkpoint system, makes for an extremely moreish racer. [June 2016, p.123]
  27. Play UK
    May 16, 2016
    Not exactly the tight arcade racer some might have been expecting. [Issue#269, p.72]
  28. Apr 19, 2016
    PS4 and Xbox One owners finally have the chance to see one of the best arcade racing series focusing exclusively on time-attack. Veterans of the series may have a hard time spotting any differences, other than the new tracks layouts, but nevertheless 200 tracks will prove more than enough to keep you entertained for hours.
  29. Apr 1, 2016
    TrackMania Turbo offers an original and addictive gameplay, with a large amount of fun and competition.
  30. 80
    Though not quite the perfect package, Trackmania Turbo's strong community and solid gameplay should keep racing fans coming back for more.
  31. Mar 30, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo is a magnificent and challenging arcade racer that offers tons of content, both for single- and multiplayer. Add a great track editor and you will have plenty to do, even if you just want to try other people’s creations. There are some problems with the progression system and the controls could be a bit tighter, but if you do not mind a challenge Trackmania Turbo is the best arcade racer since Burnout Paradise.
  32. Mar 30, 2016
    In addition to Trackmania Turbo's single-player campaign, you can enjoy a race variation where two players work in unison to control one car. There's also local multiplayer racing and action-packed online multiplayer modes, including one where 100 players race ghost cars against each other. Add the deep track creator to the surrealistic mix, and the result is a fantastic racing game that will keep players coming back for short doses of fun-filled mayhem!
  33. Mar 30, 2016
    Packed with content and hilarious multiplayer modes, Trackmania Turbo will entertain for many hours to come, and is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a clever solo or multiplayer arcade racer on consoles.
  34. Mar 29, 2016
    TrackMania Turbo is not perfect, but it is an amazing race and a pleasure to watch. If the community is nice and active, TrackMania Turbo can stick around for a very long time.
  35. Mar 24, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo's arcade action is slick, fast and thoroughly enjoyable. It offers a ton of content to keep you busy, and challenging the leaderboards is a highly addictive experience. The action can become somewhat repetitive during extended play sessions, but in short bursts, this game is a huge amount of fun.
  36. Mar 24, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo lacks some of the series’ standards, but still offers a polished and engaging time-trial racer for those looking for a rush of speed. With tons of options for play and the constant chase for a better time, Turbo gets under your skin, and once it’s in there, it doesn’t let go for a long time.
  37. Mar 23, 2016
    One of the most unique racers of the last decade finally appears on the PlayStation and Xbox, and becomes arguably the best arcade racer on either system.
  38. Mar 23, 2016
    TrackMania Turbo regroups all the previous modes of the game with an impressive array of tracks, and countless options for the editor which allows for unlimited content. Our only doubts are about the multiplayer modes which won't get the players hooked.
  39. Mar 23, 2016
    Turbo is an all-round and really enjoyable game that brings the Trackmania series to PS4 gathering all the great ideas of the twelve-year-old franchise, taking advantage of the generation, with a bunch of level editing options, vertigo-inducing tracks and both couch and online multiplayer up to four, split-screen players. Remarkable solo gameplay, although easy at first sight, it is really challenging. One of you best assets if you want to entertain your guests.
  40. Mar 22, 2016
    Nadeo shows real respect for the Trackmania series with the most complete iteration so far. Turbo is racing arcade at its finest.
  41. Mar 21, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo is the kind of game where you can easily spend an hour or more to perfect a 45 second run, constantly looking for sections of the track to do just a tiny bit better. If one run doesn’t work the next one will, and the only thing between you and the next attempt is the instant response of the reset.
  42. Mar 18, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo isn't a showpiece title in the same vein as DriveClub but the bright colours, crisp image quality and incredible sense of speed lend it an arcadey appearance that is impossible not to enjoy.
  43. Mar 18, 2016
    Quotation forthcoming.
  44. Mar 18, 2016
    Easy to learn, hard to master... But fails to entertain on long plays. In short bursts Trackmania Turbo is just awesome, but its lack of variety hits hard when playing on longer sessions.
  45. Mar 18, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo is a thrill ride, offering up some high-speed action that feels great from beginning to end. Complaints are minimal, and even though the cosmetic items are slow to earn unless you're a natural, it still feels good when they are unlocked. The sense of speed, simple to learn yet hard to master controls, and the consistent mechanics make the game truly come together as a great arcade racer with some surprisingly consistent, almost simulation-grade mechanics like cornering and drifting.
  46. Mar 18, 2016
    Too fast, too furious: Trackmania Turbo is the same old Trackmania, with its hard challenges and some new multiplayer modes. Sometimes it tries too hard to punish the player... and it succeeds!
  47. Apr 1, 2016
    TrackMania Turbo's charm is immediate, but not long-lasting.
  48. Mar 23, 2016
    Nadeo turned to what they know best and what was the most logical solution for them – they used the “essence” of what makes Trackmania fun, then upgraded and published it. But they also missed some opportunities to make Turbo even more interesting.
  49. 70
    Trackmania: Turbo is a beautiful game that tries to set itself apart from the pack. It's definitely better than most, and it’s clear that Nadeo have become rather accustomed to making these games. As the first TrackMania to make its way onto the PlayStation 4, I do recommend it if it is your genre of choice. But note that, thanks to the uninteresting campaign track designs, how long the game can hold your attention for is definitely proportionate to how much time you might be willing to pour into the track editor.
  50. Mar 28, 2016
    Trackmania Turbo really isn’t much different than the rest of the series. It looks better and offers console players a chance to get in on the action, something not seen since the Wii version, but is largely the same game it’s always been. For racers who live for direct competition, the time trial focus of TM might be too off-putting. Otherwise, this is simply one of the most entertaining arcade racers on the market for both experienced and more casual gamers.
  51. Mar 23, 2016
    For me, TrackMania Turbo just didn’t earn the checkered flag. If you love time-trials, however, this is the racing game you’ve been waiting for.
  52. Mar 22, 2016
    With a clumsy but empowering track editor there's certainly no danger of this racer running out of gas – it just depends how long you're willing to keep up with the quest to be the best.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 211 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 211
  1. Mar 23, 2016
    To be honest, it's all the old Trackmania games put in into a bundle for console. And strangely, it's not a bad thing.

    Pros: -Beautiful
    To be honest, it's all the old Trackmania games put in into a bundle for console. And strangely, it's not a bad thing.

    -Beautiful Visuals
    -Solid 60fps
    -Different feel on different track types ( 4 exactly )
    -New UI More user friendly and less pizza feel than the other trackmania.
    -Split screen (up to 4)
    -Other fun multiplayer modes
    -VR Support
    -Load of content, and infinite content to come with track builder.
    -Very hard ( this a good point for me )

    -No private servers
    -No new gamechanging trackmania changes.
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  2. Mar 22, 2016
    UPDATE: It came in the mail today! Hype!

    Very fun arcade racer, brings back nostalgia of racers like they used to be. It has the arcade
    UPDATE: It came in the mail today! Hype!

    Very fun arcade racer, brings back nostalgia of racers like they used to be. It has the arcade feel mixed with the speed of F-Zero. It brings back the arcade feel with the crew voices and even the music. Fantastic graphics and music. 200+ tracks and track creator! PS4 needed a fun racer and we finally got it. And it's not $60! I rarely give 10's to games, but this is one of the most fun racers I've played in years and I think this will be a sleeper hit for the racing genre. For $40, you're getting a decent racer which this gen hasn't seen yet. I ordered from Amazon Prime and got the game cheaper so it's really a deal. If you want an arcade racer and you like going fast, you've got your fix. Did I mention 60fps 4-player splitscreen and remote play?

    How races work: It's not your typical racer. When playing online, up to 100 people can join a room. In this room, the host has set a playlist of maps and modes. Ex: Race - Normal. In this setting, people are placed on the course and are all racing at the same time for the fastest lap time, not who gets to the finish line first. It's like online multiplayer time trial where every corner drift in milliseconds counts. It can be frustrating at times though. I just won by first race online by 9 milliseconds and my 2nd race by 10 millseconds! It really gets intense during the last minute. Players cannot hit each other, they drive right through each other which is nice, and you have a set time limit set by the host to have as many tries as you can at making that lap time speeding down the course at 400mph. Hit the rail the wrong way and you'll go flying off the course and will have to restart your lap, or not. You can drive outside the course if you want to and explore. It's intense, it's competitive and it's rewarding. A very refreshing take on the racing genre.
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  3. Jan 24, 2018
    First impressions are good
    Overall 8/10
    But for split screen and VR section I will give it 10 of 10
    Since split screen it's rare nowadays