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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
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  1. OlayodeB.
    Oct 18, 2008
    5
    This game isnt that great. It has some really nice pros that most games dont have, but someworth excessive. The island is WAY to big. Its not like we need to go that many places the graphics are also nice and thats about it. The cons are that they have no night driving. its Always bright like noon. or maybe a little like 5pm noon. Theres never rain or any type of wether. the police are This game isnt that great. It has some really nice pros that most games dont have, but someworth excessive. The island is WAY to big. Its not like we need to go that many places the graphics are also nice and thats about it. The cons are that they have no night driving. its Always bright like noon. or maybe a little like 5pm noon. Theres never rain or any type of wether. the police are stupid and arrest you easily for driving slow when u have stars. theres no damage system which i dont mind that much but coom, at least give an option to use one or not. They also have all this hpouses that you dont need..some even look the same >;/. they have TOO MANY of places to buy the SAMe stupid car. The game gets boring REALLY fast since tehres no interaction with no npc AT all. infact the only person you see is YOU. no pedestrian. and i forgot, the radio songs are good :), but baack to the racing experience. theeres no motocycles or trucks to drive on the PS2 version. and tehres barely any nice cars to drive. If you decide to get this game at all, PLEASe get xbox 360 verson, although it sks, its way better than ps2 version. Expand
  2. JP
    Mar 28, 2007
    6
    OK, sums this driving game up, nice enough graphics, with a huge sprawling area to drive around, the draw distance is huge but plagued by slow draw speed , this is highlighted more when driving faster...controls are middle of the road, terrible shame there is no damage/collision adjustments at all, real let down, you can't have a view of the dash board and look out left and right OK, sums this driving game up, nice enough graphics, with a huge sprawling area to drive around, the draw distance is huge but plagued by slow draw speed , this is highlighted more when driving faster...controls are middle of the road, terrible shame there is no damage/collision adjustments at all, real let down, you can't have a view of the dash board and look out left and right through the windows either... The gameplay is very loose and sometimes you might think I am just driving about for no reason, the races are fairly tough and will keep you driving miles and miles to find the next one... All in all I feel they have crammed as much as they could into a PSP package size and well done to that, but perhaps they lost a few very important parts along they way...shame now if they had merged Race Driver (toca) with this well that would be a fine game indeed... So I give this game 6/10....not good enough Expand
  3. RuutA.
    Feb 21, 2007
    5
    Horrible handling, horrible artifacts. As a racer this feels heavy and slow. NFS Carbon is a much better game.
  4. JayL.
    Feb 25, 2007
    5
    Based on prerelease, the game is not nearly as polished as on the 360. Of course, high hopes on such a lesser platform indeed! What really lacked was the interior view and distinguished engine sounds. Everything has been dumbed down and more bland for the handheld limitations...
  5. 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 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 youEngaging, 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! Expand

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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
  1. Games Master UK
    76
    A mature and serious racing game that ill impress you. [Mar 2007, p.84]
  2. Pure Magazine UK
    90
    A great race title if you can persevere past the initial frustration. [Mar 2007, p.74]
  3. 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.