Project Gotham Racing User Reviews

7.0

No Batman, but still a solid challenge

The good:

Good graphics. A nice variety of real cars to choose from. Lots of tracks, cars, & other unlockables hidden. Nice stat tracking.

The bad:

High difficulty level. Some objectives are not explained clearly. Controls feel a little bit off. Subpar music.

Summary:

One of the early Xbox racing titles, Project Gotham Racing took real cars ranging from sports cars to Minis and put them on tracks in 4 cities with a variety of race modes. The biggest thing that stood out about the game was it's scoring system-Kudos. Earned by performing skill moves like Power Slides, Air, and Clean Driving, they were used to progress and unlock secrets-something not before seen in racing games.
The graphics generally are excellent-cars & tracks show great detail and the frame rate is very smooth. My biggest complaint was there seemed to be a lot of fog off in the distance,...

6.2

Kudos for effort

The good:

The Kudos scoring system
Lots of tracks to race on

The bad:

Seemed to be lacking in options and things to do
Fewer cars than other games

Summary:

Project Gotham Racing is one of the few games I've played for the Xbox, but it was worth my time. One of the best points of this game that others don't have (that I'm aware of) is the Kudos scoring system. In this game it's not all about getting round the track in the shortest amount of time.

I first played this game in a shop in my town centre and it did impress me. The first thing I noticed was that I was getting points for sliding my car around corners instead of taking the fastest route through the corners. I was also getting points for overtaking, getting all 4 wheels off the ground in ...

8.0

Misleading

The good:

The graphics look nice, plays quite like the DC version which isn't a bad thing at all

The bad:

The car damage doesn't look great, can be confusing. Sometimes too hard, some of the 2-d background objects are annoying. Too much hype before its release

Summary:

The visuals on this game look great. The cars look stunning and you have a real sense of pride when you win a new car.

It is quite fun but hard to get to grips with and isn't for the casual gamer this game takes commitement. Another downside is the fact it was far too hyped, it is good but not as amazing as it was made out to be.

I think you should wait for the second game coming out as while this is good it isn't great.

8.8

Thats a new paint job!

The good:

Great graphics, gameplay, and it never gets boring

The bad:

It may get a little too hard. Sometimes it seems that even the designers of the game would never have been able to beat it!

Summary:

Overall great game. It gets really hard after awhile, but thats what makes it a reasonably good game; its not too easy. For awhile you have to use the Corvette Z06, but once you get the Viper, its easy sailin'!

9.4

Brilliant and Challenging

The good:

beautiful graphics
challenging and rewarding gameplay
great soundtrack plus you can rip your own
huge number of tracks, cars and variety of objectives.

The bad:

very steep learning curve, frustrating for casual gamers.
damage on cars well done, but looks too clean.
some annoying graphics - 2-d trees and smoke, occasional jaggies.
no training mode.

Summary:

This game is so bloody addictive it's not funny. I've been playing for about 20 hours so far (altogether, not at once!), I'm less than halfway through, and still rearing to go. There have been a few frustrating moments when I've been tempted to throw the controller through the screen, but the sense of achievement when you get past a major hurdle is immense.

The cars are beautifully rendered, especially when you unlock the metallic paint-jobs and take them out for a spin at night. *drool* The tracks and environs are equally beautiful - I've crashed into a couple of walls admiring the scener...

8.2

Not as good is it was said to be, but still...

The good:

Graphics are pretty good, The game is challenging, Plenty of stuff to unlock.

The bad:

The car damage looks crap, The Kudos points can be confusing to new players - they confused me at the start, but ya get used to them.

Summary:

Overall, the game isn't as good as we were told it would be. However, it IS a good game, and I enjoy playing it - I'm not a keen fan of racing games, but Gotham has kept me sat by my Xbox for hours on end. If you want an amazing-looking racing game, wait for Mercedes Benz World Racing, if you want a great racing game, with good graphics (not as good as Mercedes) and some great challenges, get Project Gotham Racing.

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