- Combines the driving and extreme-sports genres
- Build up the most respected street racing crew
- Collect and customize or 'mod' a wide variety of cars
- Use team tactics to win races
- Enjoy the 'home' track advantage
- Organised Street Races and Race Track Events
- Use of real brands and recognizable licenses to add believability to the game world
- Cutting edge next-generation graphics
- Split-screen multiplayer gaming
- Online play
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- Platform: Xbox
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
When a game is delayed as long as Juiced it rarely bodes well for the end product. The delay seems especially unfortunate in this case its meant the game has been beaten to the starting line by similar titles such as Need for Speed: Underground 2 and Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition.
Juiced is, like the other games mentioned, a street racer and has the same obsession with customising your car with both performance mods and after-market cosmetic alterations (all of which are based on real products). 7.5 trillion combinations are apparently possible, although youll have to trust THQs maths on that as its doubtful theyve counted them personally.
What is truly unique about Juiced though is your ability to recruit and organise a team of your own racers. Special crew races are possible and you can control your team members in-race, in a similar manner to the B-spec mode in Gran Turismo 4. The show-off trick challenges are also a neat addition and a welcome alternative to the standard races.
Although it has some interesting features there are still some notable problems with Juiced, particularly in terms of the handling which is disappointingly simplistic and an uncomfortable halfway house between the likes of Gran Turismo and Ridge Racer. The artificial intelligence of rival drivers is also weak and outside of the more exotic game modes the game treads very similar ground to its rivals. As long as youre not expecting anything too original though this is still a very competent racer. -- Harrison Dent
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Top Customer Reviews
Juiced has really suprised me and now I've been playing it a while, I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best Racing games ever made for the Xbox, played in custom race mode or online just for the pleasure of racing it doesn't get any better than this.
The track design in this game is superb, the tracks are a joy to race, and the car handling (without mods) is fantastic, It's a bit too 'Burnout' with the mods, without mods they are more 'sim' like and more challenging, I like the way you can take bends at speed and feel the actual angle your front tyres are pointing at and whether you are going to lose it or not, you can even feel your front wheels turning into the skid to correct it, something that in most other games just causes you to spin around.
The engine sounds are really meaty and agressive, and actually sound like real cars, the game has 9 different areas set in a fictional city, 4 tracks in each, and also a point to point and a drag tracks, all regular races can be raced backwards. The graphics in the daytime are simply gorgeous, although having said that, at night time they look terrible, SRS and NFS have got the night time look down to perfection, not so here.
I'm surprised this game has some half hearted reviews here at Amazon, although I know that on the other two formats the game is terrible, but on Xbox it's a real winner, if you like fast and fun arcade racing with spot on handling this title is a must.
The first i heard of this game was when Juiced 2 was advertised on tv.
The rating wasn't brilliant so i thought i'd give the original a go first..
The graphics are pretty good but the soundtrack wasn't to my taste, apart
from a few tracks..
The gameplay is really addictive, especially as you get to race members
of your crew. Its a shame you dont get to ditch some crew members or
change their names..
The betting is an interesting option, although listening to the opponent
drone on is a bit tedious and slightly grates on the nerves..
The tuning isn't long winded and lets you get the best from your [shed]
Overall its quite a difficult game, some sections harder than others.
It takes a long time to get respect from the others but if your patient
you'll do ok..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game starts off well, lots of money, £42000 and a good choice of cars. The early races are fairly easy with a level of dificulty that progresses nicely. Read morePublished on 24 Jun. 2005 by Amazon Customer
this has got to be the best game ever and that is just the demo cant wait to get the full game as it can only be better than the demo definetly buy this game A... Read morePublished on 4 Oct. 2004