Excerpt: Juiced looks good. Juiced sounds good. Don't let this deceive you. The graphics in Juiced look really slick, with realistic looking licensed cars, a wide variety of realistic looking mods that you can add to your car and nice visual effects (such as nitrous visual effects and a good simulation of the 'speed-blur' effect you experience when your vision tries to adjust to a rapid change in speed).
Conclusion: isn�t an all together bad game mind you, it�s just that it was a little late to the start of the race. Other games have done this theme already and done it better but even so this isn�t a bad addition to the already flooded genre. Fans of this style of game will definitely want to take it for a spin but those of you who aren�t hardcore about it can just leave this one on the shelf.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's hard for us to recommend Juiced over the many other racing games released recently. A harsh betting system backfires easily and leaves the player struggling to scratch some cash together. A lot of effort has gone into other areas of Juiced, it's a shame that an obsession with the management of every element of the game has made it a struggle to play, when you should be able to just jump in to a race.
Excerpt: Most street racing games these days put a unique spin on the genre. Need For Speed Underground 2 buries the player in car choices, customization options, and race types. Burnout 3 lets players wreck dozens of cars in a row and watch the carnage in slow-motion. Midnight Club 3 lets players drive freely inside large city environments that are filled with traffic.
Conclusion: Juiced feels like a fairly average game masked by a wealth of street references and lots of stuck-on game modes to hide the flaws in the AI and main career mode. The career mode revolves around this need to gain respect to race with more crews, and host races on their turf. Unfortunately, after you’ve gotten that far, there’s nothing more to do.
Pros: Some tasty cars, Good mod options and amazing paintwork, Good soundtrack
Cons: Dated graphics, The gambling element is a little too unforgiving, but will teach you or the guys you race a lesson or two., Poor AI, Career mode lacks rewards and motivation, Disappointing online racing