Well, lets start with this, the graphics are less than stellar; however, they match up against most other racing games on the 360. So basically most of the replay ability of this game comes from the career mode. Its career mode isn't exactly like most others where you win races, then you get better cars etc. The main difference is that you don't exactly buy other cars, the money you get from winning races is used to sign other contracts; which you will get more money from, and the more you progress in the game the better the cars you will receive. The game difficulty is an important thing in the game, the more you move the difficulty higher the less help you get during the race,(like the race line.) In review, this racing game does nothing new in the world of racing, although it should be a delight to play, and you should be popping this disk in for awhile. And I would also welcome a sequel automatically. I would recommend you to play this game, though I would suggest renting this game before making the decision to buy.
THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!!!!!
This game is most likely the best game of all time the challenge is good if you have the hard our very hard difficulty and it has good track and vehicle variety. It is a fun game giving you credits for wining series and getting to unlock and drive better cars. Which later you will use in time trial free race time attack open practice and more modes. There is also a unique mode which is called hot seat it allows you to hook up with your friend and set a race with up to 15 a.i. and the way it works is,one of you starts and you pass as many cars as you can in 30 seconds then your buddy does the same. Whoever finishes better at the end wins!! This game has a fair game time of somewhere around 7 hours+. Its graphics aren't superb but they can clear that but it is definitely a very great game for only *** not *** amazing right it's better then grid our pgr our forza. A must buy for any true racing fan.
I have always been an avid racing fan, be it simulation or street. When I saw this game it looked like an attempt at making a game as good as Gran Turismo, which I realized will never happen. But overall this game is good. The variety of cars is good, but in the beginning all you do is race against the same type of car as you. Tracks, well, they are challenging though mediocre in quantity. The customization- yeah i really haven't totally figured that out yet. graphics and sound are great. My only complaint is there is no soundtrack while racing, bummer. For gameplay you buy contracts and race under those sponsors and win credits based on your position. And if you win a series race you unlock cars depending on the difficulty you raced in. Then theres championship races, but i havent done many because you need really good cars for those. The online is well done too. It is like any other racing simulator online. Good game thought definitely worth a rent first though.
I only have one issue with really with this game
For real drivers this could be a great but the lack of variety over the controllers buttons disappoints. I have a bad shoulder so accelerate must be on the green (x) button and it doesn't allow for this. It could be a great game but its lack of user friendliness disappoints me beyond measure. As a real driver I expected more. I will say that if you have a steering wheel controller then by all means get the game, it might be worth it but for standard users with only a controller then by all means skip it. I think this game has some serious potential if only Atari would put more efffort into it like they do into Test Drive which I still do not reccomend. At least though they tried with that game but either the people making the games think real drivers never play or they think everyone is just that stupid. I tend to think everyone is smart enough to know the difference and for me this game is an insult.
Bad rip off of Grid
This game is insanely suckish the graphics are basically PS2 graphics. I expected way more. Don't waste 30 bucks on this game. The cars sounds are unrealistic, graphics are unrealistic, crash damage? You guessed it! UNREALISTIC!!! Another racing game by Atari I recommend is Test Drive Unlimited. You get to rome around the huge island of Oahu, buy your own house, buy cars from their own dealerships, and buy clothes for your character, and of course, race. If you like racing on the track, I recommend Need For Speed Pro Street. Ignore the reviews for Need For Speed cuz its a great game. If you don't want that game, get grid. Extremely realistic. If you crash, there are crumble zones, parts fly, and you total your car. Those three games I highly recommend. Race pro is basically a horrible version of Grid or Need For Speed Prostreet, so DON'T GET IT.
Dont Get The Game
This game sucks i got it and the game is missing a lot of things i thought it would have in it. The first thing i don't like about it is that when i try to use the brake to slow down on the turns i don't even slow down. Also when I'm in the inter face thing where i select what i want to play i could barely read the words on the screen because they were so blurry and i was playing on 50 inch flat screen plasma TV!!! In addition, i thought you would be able to customize the appearance of your car which you cant and also you start out with a piece of shit car that in real life cant even go fast enough to catch up to a PT cruiser. If they make a sequel to this game they should at least let you change the appearance of your car and start out with a decent car like a Honda Accord or something like that.
Not worth it, at all!!!!
Ok, so I got this game on Amazon for a couple of bucks. It comes to myhouse, I pop it in the 360 and once I started playing it, it was horrible! The gameplay and lasting appeal is all there, you got a bunch of licensed cars that you can race with to earn more cars and so on and so forth. The problems with this game is first of all, the frame rate dips sometimes, the graphics make it look like a port from a PS2, and the quality of the engine sounds is poor. And, why is there a career mode and a championship mode instead of just having one or the another? There are better racing titles like Forza 3 and Shift 2 Unleashed that are superior from this game ins many ways. Just don't get, it's a bad game!
Looks to be GREAT!
After playing GTR 2 and Race 07 by Simbin i can see why Atari is willing to help them out to get what looks to be one of the greatest racing games comming out any time soon. Graphics look good and from what ive seen the game looks extremely promising. and hopefully the 12 player online will be done decently. (The game is only being published by Atari, Simbin is actully deveolping the game just FYI )
Not to arcade but that's good. The driving is more realistic then other racing games, it seems like you are actually driving a real car. I like how he says that you are driving in the wrong direction when you drive the wrong direction. Lol