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.
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.
Wow!!! The VR section is incredible. Feels like driving a rollercoaster.
Now we just need a follow up, where I can play the whole game in VR.
Or even better a second free patch where I can play the whole of this game in VR.
Either way Ubisoft just gave me my favourite VR experience so far.
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.
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.
A powerful and fun racing game that tests your mettle , your patience and your ability to spend the craziest tracks ever created in a video racing game. It is not any racing game, skill and technique to master is needed.
This is, by far, one of the most addicting AND frustrating games I have ever played.
And, fortunately, it can also be quite fun.
I got this game because:
a. It was recommended by other users in their reviews for other racing games.
b. It offers track-building.
c. It offers racing in VR.
- * The variability of the track lay-outs is highly diverse, which means game-play can stay fresh for as long as you enjoy how it operates; Having access to thousands of user-created maps is a major plus.
- Trackbuilder - This is particularly appealing to creative types like myself, and probably the biggest plus of the game to me (though I wish the Lagoon maps let me fit more on them because I'd fill it to the brim with twisting, interwoven magnetic tracks if they let me). There's a wide range of styles of game-play you could apply to racing on custom maps; Watch a video (perhaps on YouTube) of a "full throttle" style custom level and you can get a pretty good idea of the scale of ideas you can work with.
- The visuals can be quite pleasing.
- ** "Easy to pick up, hard to master." - Simple control scheme and split-screen multiplayer can make this a great game to try with friends.
- *** Having a quick restart button generally makes the shorter tracks a breeze.
- * There aren't enough filters while searching for user-created maps to actually pinpoint a specific person or map. I don't know why they couldn't include that.
- ** The controls, though functional and easy to pick up, lack certain nuances with no manual boost or aerial vehicle manipulation (in most modes) and no vehicle performance modifications.
- *** It was WAY too easy for a minor hiccup (including hitting barely visible pebbles) to send you way off track or upside down, typically requiring you to restart a whole level, as checkpoints are frequently not well-placed in campaign mode. I have to note that this is really a significant issue: While doing track 143, I raced through the entire track more times than I can keep track of to the point of mind-numbing repetition, and I've only made it past the final jump once because it's impossible to finish the race by reverting to last checkpoint once you pass it. WHY!? Why do I have to keep retrying this one race I already have dedicated to memory? That's not good design... I know it's not because I can make better levels. It's just a poorly placed checkpoint, and it's not the only one.
Not only did it take me 50+ tries to get silver (the requirement for progressing), but I immediately got silver in the next race on the first try. That's a really bad difficulty curve.
- Controlling your vehicle's traction feels particularly delayed in sand, which I'm sure was intentional, but the process of adjusting is notably more frustrating than fun.
- The announcer gets unbearable when you're playing a tricky level; He'll comment every single time you hit something, including saying stuff like "watch the paint job!"; EXCUSE ME FOR TRYING TO HAVE FUN. Why are you making the main character race in someone else's car anyways? Is he an inmate and you're strapping him to a vehicle and making him race for his freedom? What's the story here? Why not just make the announcer the main character so I don't have to deal with him complaining anymore? 1/10, would not be friends with the guy. (Yeah, you can shut it off.)
- The main reason I bought this is that I was hoping to experience Trackbuilder with VR; It turns out the VR experience is severely limited. You can only play specific tracks, which there are a few of, but I couldn't get the camera to switch to first-person; It seemed to hover over the track instead of the car, which completely killed off the point of seeking further immersion in VR. Overall, this could've been the greatest racing game for VR out right now, which is why I'm particularly disappointed with this aspect.
I am not qualified to comment on multi-player right now.
Overall, not my favorite racing game at it's core, but probably the most worthwhile experience in a racing game for your money, and for sure worth familiarizing with if you are a fan of racing games in general, particularly arcade-style.
Trackmania Turbo Review: 7/10
This game is so frustrating... but very addictive. Driving feels so good and learning the tracks to get the best time it's very challenging.
Split-screen and the VR section are simply awesome! Very enjoyable.
Music is good, graphics are good and it's a good experience overall but if you are looking to get the platinum trophy, like me, prepare to suffer.
Este juego me a defraudado a lo que podia haber sido y a lo que es, es una lastima que no cumpla las expectativas, a nivel visual es bonito pero eso no lo es todo, es un juego raro en si pero eso no le salva , recomiendo solo alquilarlo
SummaryTrackmania Turbo features an easy to learn, hard to master gameplay style that relies on time attack racing in which racers set their own limits and challenges. The gameplay centers on the perfect combination of matchbox car fantasy on a massive scale, focusing on the pursuit of the perfect run around the track. Players test their skills...