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GF Rating
5.2

1859 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Underappreciated

posted by wheelspin102 (DAVENPORT, FL) Aug 15, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

This is the most under rated race game ever. How can Monster Jam be rated better? Head cam view, customization, and overall feel of speed are just a few reasons why this game is great. It would have been nice to have a flashback option, but this is the only game that I can play over and over with the exception of GT5. However in many ways I like this game more. It saddens me to think that EA may discontinue its progress towards the perfect simulation, with a few good tweaks this could be the greatest ever. With Prostreet damage and drag, a flashback option, and a better tuned drift mode it would be spot on. The main thing I love is the headcam mode, while it takes some time to get used to, it puts you into the race unlike any others. I have played litterally hundreds of race game and this one has more replay ability than any other.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

pretty cool game

posted by The_Skyrim_2012 (FORT PLAIN, NY) Feb 12, 2012

Member since Jan 2012

i owned it beat i traded it in ; pretty good/cool graphics

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Love It! Give me some more please!

posted by xpwizurd (WEST WENDOVER, NV) Apr 15, 2011

Member since Nov 2004

3 out of 9 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

I'm not really sure what the big issue everyone has with this game. I got it in the mail yesterday and I can't put it down. I'm writing this review at work because I don't want to lose any race time when I am home. I have the GT5 force feedback wheel and I play all kinds of racing games both arcade style and realistic style. I love them all, but some more than others. I think the best racing games over the years have come from the Codemasters camp but this one comes close in my book. The graphics are great. The drive-ability of the car is excellent and I love to race on the track and on line. I really like the helmet cam feature but I can only stand it for a little while. It seems to be something you have to get used to. I use multiple view modes and this game has them all. Lots of options, lots of upgrades, lots of cars equals lots of fun.

If you are comparing this to GT5, don't! It's not the same type of game. You can't compare it to Need For Speed Hot Pursuit either, it's a racing game not street racing with arcade physics. If you want to compare this to another game, try Grid! It seems pretty close with a new look and NFS feel. Trouble driving, I have to agree with GameIll, practice.

For me, I love it. Race on! I do not like NFS and Sony forcing the "pay for on-line" play, that's been a big plus for PS3 over XBox 360 but I think too many people pirate games and software out there so the writers have to do something. I think it's all greed!

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