Summary: This is a real blast from the past. It's one of those games that you can just pick up and play for a few minutes if you happen to have your old PS2 out - and really has the feel of the original with Sega's fantastic music and arcadey graphics. Brilliant.
Great game but doesn't work on PS2 compatible PS3.
DazAdams "DazManCat", amazon.co.uk
6 September 2012
Summary: One of the great games I kept when I sold my PS2 after getting my Playstation 3. I got mine a shortly after they came out so I have a backwards compatible model great......except that frustratingly this is the only game I have tried that doesn't work. Granted I get the title screen but, click to play and it just hangs...oh why must you tease me so. I'm so close to buying an old PS2 just to play this.
Excerpt: "During the late eighties, _OutRun_ was king of the coin-operated racers. Few images were more iconic than that of an open-top, red Ferrari Testarossa, complete with blonde-bombshell passenger, sitting at the start line of a road lined with palm trees, ready for a lightning-fast trek across America. Perhaps due to a lack of steering wheel and pedals, _OutRun_ failed to recapture the exhilarating fun of its arcade counterpart when ported to home formats, ...
Summary: it's 1991 my mum takes me by the hand to run down market stall selling second hand commodore 64 games, it's there i see it in all it's glory- Outrun, i put my hands in my pockets pull out all the copper i have, after about 5 minutes of counting i hand the £2.99 the stall holder wants and hold in my hand my first copy of Outrun, when home i switch on my comodore 64 and place the cassette- yes cassette - into the computer, although to play the game fully you needed to go...
Summary: I bought this game for my 7 year old son and he found it quite difficult at first. It was quite frustrating for him as the time runs out quickly and we haven't found any way to make the settings easier. Having said that, he has got more used to it and now enjoys the challenge. With good graphics and some catchy tunes to drive along, it is now one of his favourite games to play.
Summary: Outrun is a modern blast from the past. A true coin-op style arcade racer. There are plenty of modes of play and plenty of races. All are typical arcade style with still dated graphics and corny music. The game is pretty fast though but great fun it is in small doses. If you are looking for a retro racer, you won't do much better than this. It won't keep you tied up for weeks but for a quick blast it is great fun.
Summary: I bought this game expecting it to rival the like of NFS MW/Carbon but it doesn't even rival NFS underground! As far as i can see the only good bit of this game it the chance to drive a Ferrari! So only buy this if you want to drive a Ferrari on a rubbish game if not then I recommend NFS Most Wanted/Carbon as you can customise the cars and you have a much wider range of cars to choose from.