This, to me, is the pinnacle of arcade racing on the PC, and I honestly don’t have the interest or will to play anything else, and I doubt I can find a finer product. I think Nadeo have done what they could with the series, and other developers should take note: this is how you make a game.
The speed of TrackMania is truly ridiculous: you might think the idea of subtlety is lost when you're hitting about a gagillion miles an hour, but the faster the car, the better the handling. [Apr 2007, p.74]
One of the best racing games to this day. Absolutely brimming with content as well. And if that wasn't enough, the game supports custom user-created mods / skins / tracks and etc, for FREE. The handling is also super responsive and it's pretty much a near-perfect racing game. Did I also mention that you can create your own tracks and car skins for free? :D
So even if you run out of anything from the base game to play (which is unlikely), you can infinitely keep creating your own tracks or download the ones that others made to keep yourself invested for a long time.
Overall, would recommend a lot. And surprisingly, multiplayer is still active and working (at least on the 'Forever' version of the game) after all these years. So you don't even have to get yourself busy because all you need to do is install the game.
I may or may not like trackmania valley and burnout paradise more, but due to tmu’s combination of quantity and quality I believe this is the best arcade racing game to date, as in contrary to the aforementioned games trackmania united never got boring no matter how many hours do I delve into it.
Suddenly the nonsense global scoreboards of Xbox Live and PSN, designed no doubt to validate those services with the suggestion of mass involvement, are exposed as being badly hampered by their own ambition. United’s tight-knit communities are a welcoming, sensible and above all enjoyable blueprint for the way things should be. [Apr 2007, p.82]
Incredible replay value. Instant casual multi-player racing. Brings the best of Playstation/Wipeout and Amiga/Stock Car racing to the PC. The game takes years of practice and skills to master but is just as rewarding and fun for newbies.
SummaryTrackMania United is the latest title in the TrackMania series, and combines high-speed racing with pure, uncomplicated fun. The game contains all the features of the previous titles, and introduces an extensive new content editor. The new editor and in-game browser allow both veteran and rookie players the ability to create, showcase an...