Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Pure Magazine UK
    90
    A great race title if you can persevere past the initial frustration. [Mar 2007, p.74]
  2. One of the best racing games the PSP has seen so far.
  3. PSM Magazine
    85
    This PSP racing port of a port delivers the incredible mileage and deep features of the console version, save some graphical downscaling and minor tweaks. [June 2007, p.80]
  4. It's visually impressive for the PSP, with a smooth framerate, so it shouldn't bother anyone looking for a nice picture.
  5. Test Drive Unlimited was a bold experiment in seamlessly blending the solo and online racing experience and it worked great on the 360 and PC, and to some degree you get a small taste of this on the PSP, but I wouldn’t recommend this game to anyone looking for the next big thing in PSP online gaming.
  6. Hardware limitations aside, Test Drive Unlimited for the PSP does an amazing job of bringing all the elements found in the console version of the game to make this a fun racing title.
  7. Arguably one of the best driving games on the PSP to date. The graphics are stellar, the sound is good, and the gameplay is engaging, addictive and highly entertaining.
  8. AceGamez
    80
    Test Drive Unlimited is about having the ability to race amazing fantasy vehicles around an amazing fantasy island - and that core element works extremely well.
  9. A decent driving model set within a rich virtual petrolhead lifestyle world that – occasional technical glitches aside – can prove absorbing.
  10. 80
    Almost as good as its big brother counterparts. Almost.
  11. While the PSP version of Test Drive Unlimited is not the most complete version of the game available, it's certainly the most impressive from a technical standpoint.
  12. The PSP version of Test Drive Unlimited crams in just about every feature found in the PS2 version of the game, including the open-ended online world, and it does so without mucking up the experience.
  13. 78
    Most of what made that idea so fresh and unique doesn’t hold up well on the PSP. On the plus side, the impressive technology and solid racing make this game worth a look anyways.
  14. It all comes down to what you're looking for in a racing game. Test Drive Unlimited for the PSP has the potential to keep you playing for months on end, as long as you don't sit down for extended sessions.
  15. Games Master UK
    76
    A mature and serious racing game that ill impress you. [Mar 2007, p.84]
  16. The dumbed down versions might not have the same draw as the console version, but for a portable racing game, Test Drive Unlimited is excellent.
  17. Test Drive Unlimited is certainly in the upper echelon and offers an overall quality experience that is perfect when you're on the go.

Awards & Rankings

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#13 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
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#32 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. ListerD.
    Apr 22, 2007
    10
    I have to say, this is easiest one of the best racing games i have played. The graphics are sweet, and the handling on the cars is spot on I have to say, this is easiest one of the best racing games i have played. The graphics are sweet, and the handling on the cars is spot on just right. yes the cars do feel a wee on the heavy side, but that is how cars feel when your speeding round a corner..On line mode will keep you amused and so will the size of the island your racing around. If only all racing games were like this, good job EA. Full Review »
  2. Nov 16, 2012
    4
    A severe framerating issues are keeping this game from having any fun from racing or driving around beautiful island. It is big shame becauseA severe framerating issues are keeping this game from having any fun from racing or driving around beautiful island. It is big shame because Test Drive is elaborate game and the open world offers a lot to explore and many races to win. However due to the aforementioned performance issues it's all in vain. Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    7
    Engaging, beautifully looking and LARGE! This is by far the largest gameworld you'll encounter in a PSP title, thus never really getting boredEngaging, beautifully looking and LARGE! This is by far the largest gameworld you'll encounter in a PSP title, thus never really getting bored of it, especially since there are no loading times anywhere you go. But that's quite the only plus it has compared with the other games. The game is made with multiplayer in mind, so on every start you are asked if you want to play online and you can't disable this feature in the menus, which is irrational for a portable console that is not granted to have network access at the rate of a pc. Paired with that, the servers are out by now, since the devs apparently no longer support multiplayer on this title, apparently being buggy since it's inception (though i think it has more to do with hardware's limitations, not coding faults), so you have to spend some "clicks" and some loading times from entering the game to being on the road. It might not seem much at first, but it gets frustrating after starting the game like that a few times. Then you have the occasional bugs with roads or other objects not showing up, and the in-game police is too much of a nuisance to allow the fun to last when yo speed with a fast car. But the soundtrack is there to sweeten things up a bit and afterall, if you're more like a cruiser than a competitor, there is enough road to burn all the rubber you want! Full Review »