Review by Dark Jedi Malak

" The Best Xbox Racer Yet....."

Gameplay: This game get's a 10 out of 10 for it's gameplay. The sense of speed you get when your playing is incredable. The environment flys by you as you go with great enough speed. When you race there are multipule ways to get to the destination. There are short cuts and others make you go slower. It is very diverse. There are a lot of cars they are all licenced and include porsche's, ferrairi's, and BMW's. Each one has a different sense of speed and you can try out each one. The courses are also very diverse. There are about 17 tracks. They all have backwards options too. The handling, oww god the handling is great. Most people think racing games on xbox are bad and don't give a sense a speed. Not with this one. The car turns to every little touch of the analog stick or d-pad. This is one of the best parts of the game. plus you can use a driving wheel for a more real sense of speed.

Graphics: This game gets a 9 out of ten for graphics. The courses have real water affects and rain and haze and stuff like that. When you get air the game stops to show you how high up you got and then let's you go again. You can touch several other buttons to look ahed and find the best route or circle around your self to see what is around you. That part makes the game really special. The places whiz by as you go faster and are kind of distorted. This can be a good or bad thing. If you can not see what is in front of you you may wreak. It also gives a better sense of speed.

Game Modes: this game has many diverse game modes. There is something kind of like a career mode where you beat races and unlock more stuff like cars and tracks. There is always the Hot Pursuit mode where the cops chase you and you try to finish the required laps. There is Knock out mode where every lap the person in last place gets knocked out of the race until there is only one winner. Which you hope would be you. Also there is just race mode. Of course you know what to do here.

Sound: I would give this game a 9 for it's sound. The sounds in the game such as the wheel over water or the cops yelling it is all good. The soundtrack has Hot Action Cop, American Hi-Fi, and Uncle Cracker. The music you may like or you can rip your own from your cd's. The sound that comes out is crystal clear and you can change the levels of the music and outside stuff.

Replay Value: This game gets a 8 on it's replay value. You can race a friend or do some hot pursuits. You can unlock all the cars and tracks. The replay value is very good in this game.

Overall this game get's a 9 out of ten from me. It is a really great buy. If your looking for racing on xbox or a fun 2 player game this is it. Really great game!

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 10/02/03

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