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Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Project Gotham Racing, it's just as important to look good racing as it to drive fast. You receive "Kudos" points for your style, skill, and willingness to take risks during races. Choose from more than 25 different cars from top manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, andIn Project Gotham Racing, it's just as important to look good racing as it to drive fast. You receive "Kudos" points for your style, skill, and willingness to take risks during races. Choose from more than 25 different cars from top manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, and BMW, and compete on 200 city-based circuits. You can also race shoulder-to-shoulder with up to three friends in multiplayer mode. Fun and reward come from focusing equally on speed, flair, and risk-taking. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. This game is fantastic, even if you don't like cars/racing, this game will get you sucked in. With a huge track selection, and a wide variety of music, and amazing gameplay, this game is a must have for all types of gamers.
  2. Project Gotham gets harsh when you start going for gold. This game's liable to have you tearing out your hair and bawling like an infant with regularity. You'll wonder how on earth your competition managed to take that turn faster than you did, in a budget car that's far inferior to your performance-bred steel.
  3. The range of driving skills required, the excellent combo Kudos system, the satisfying handling and range of unlockable extras ensure this is a game you'll keep playing.
  4. 88
    It's a tough game that demands perfection more often than not, and to beat some particular races you'll be restarting the entire race the moment you've made an error.
  5. Game Informer
    85
    I got the distinct impression during my time with this game that there was an arcade-like slant to how you progressed through different levels and unlocked items. [Dec 2001, p.100]
  6. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    The game's impeccable control blends arcade sensibilities and simulation accuracy into a smooth, silky cream. [Jan 2002, p.87]
  7. Speaking of the A.I., this is where my biggest gripe with the game lies...The control is overall a bit slippery at times, even when using a 4WD car with a high Handling rating. That is a bad combo usually, and drove me crazy on several opportunities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. RyanB.
    Nov 19, 2002
    10
    amazing game! get it!
  2. MadisonS.
    Dec 12, 2003
    10
    Project gotham is a cool game. I think that everyone should play this.
  3. Kelley(pk4pk4)H.
    Jun 13, 2004
    10
    I bought PGR as a Platinum Hits edition, and it's some of the best xbox money I've even spent! I had no experience with racers I bought PGR as a Platinum Hits edition, and it's some of the best xbox money I've even spent! I had no experience with racers before and I recently topped 610,000 with the NTSC version, and I haven;t used my jokers yet. Literally years of replay value! Get it and DRIVE! Expand
  4. LeeW.
    May 26, 2002
    9
    Very Challenging. No Graphical Popup At All. Cars Not Quite As Good As GT3, But Backgrounds Are Far, Far Superior. Like GT3 Is To The PS2 ... Very Challenging. No Graphical Popup At All. Cars Not Quite As Good As GT3, But Backgrounds Are Far, Far Superior. Like GT3 Is To The PS2 ... A Reason To Buy The Xbox. Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2021
    8
    Project Gotham Racing is a great arcade race. One of the first projects I met as an Xbox Original. Yes, after 20 years, the game is hardlyProject Gotham Racing is a great arcade race. One of the first projects I met as an Xbox Original. Yes, after 20 years, the game is hardly anything, it can attract a player. Project Gotham Racing is outdated both technically and gameplay. The level of complexity is of course difficult to call average by the standards of modern games of the genre. There is no full-fledged campaign here, which is disappointing. All gameplay in the game is reduced to the accumulation of Kudos points. For 2001, the game has excellent graphics, despite the fact that the game was originally designed for Dreamcast. Expand
  6. Jul 25, 2017
    8
    Not as good as 2. But still prettyNot as good as 2. But still pretty gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Expand
  7. RogerM.
    Jul 28, 2002
    0
    This game was terrible, I found that the FPS (Frames per second) was sub par. And It's just not worth wasting your had earned money on. This game was terrible, I found that the FPS (Frames per second) was sub par. And It's just not worth wasting your had earned money on. Unless your a prostitute because that's not a very respectible job. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#4 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
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#5 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2001