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An old game that STILL gets it - great gameplay and graphics
on 17 December 2014
Having been a massive fan of GTA5 and its 'open-world' driving experience, I was looking for a car racing game that still involved some police pursuit action, and this game didn't disappoint. Despite being 4 years old, the graphics still look sharp, the 'takedown' replay is stunning, and the cars look and handle well, needing some skill in cornering and drifting to keep you on your toes.
There are lots of cars to unlock and drive, all of which look and sound great. You can drive as a racer or a cop, and both make for fun, engaging gameplay. For someone like me, more focused on action than actual serious racing, this game was a great buy.
My only 2 minor criticisms would be:
1. You can't go 'off-track', except for occasional designated shortcuts. I guess I've been spoilt by GTA's 'go anywhere, do anything' abilities, and in fairness this is a racing game, not an excuse for mayhem. The track barriers keep you from spilling off-road, which also makes for less fun, but at the same time it keeps gameplay flowing.
2. Tracks are limited. You experience many of the same tracks each time, the difference being made up for in driving different cars, in different light and weather conditions.
Bought second-hand through one of Amazon's reliable sellers, this game has proved great value for money and a thrill ride for someone like me who's more interested in action and rampage than serious racing. Don't let the age of this game put you off. Graphic quality and driving experience make this a definite player.