Conclusion: Chevy among others, but to be able to design, construct, and race your own prototype concept cars. You will be part of the auto industry by building your own company from the ground up; however, the hyped-up design and car creation aspect of Apex isn’t as hands-on as you would be led to believe, which may be a letdown for those Xboxers hoping for a GT3 similar racing game.
Excerpt: As we start to see more and more racing games hitting the market, it isn't merely enough for a game to be a solid racer in either the arcade or the simulation categories. Apex attempts to differentiate itself from the pack by putting you at the head of a new car manufacturer and challenging you to race your concept cars against similarly powered licensed cars from a handful of real-world carmakers.
Excerpt: The racing genre has traditionally been one of the more staid and basic genres of videogames. Going from track to track, players work on buying new cars, upgrading the cars they already have and winning various competitions. It's a system that pretty much ignores the emotive and narrative aspects of videogames, usually concentrating on gameplay and graphics above all else.
Excerpt: Apex , the latest Xbox driving game from Infogrames (I guess they haven't released enough of them already), has pretty good graphics. While they don't really push the envelope, they do a good job of providing sharp, detailed environments and cars, combined with a rock solid frame rate. Cars are supposed to either represent licensed vehicles from manufacturers like Lotus, Ford, Aston Martin, Ascari, Mercedes-Benz, Dodge, etc.
Conclusion: Apex is one of a kind and if the game mechanics sound appealing to you, there is a good chance you would enjoy this game. The graphics are outstanding and building a mega company from a one man, one car operation is a lot of fun. The only set back is the lack of depth on all the elements. If they would have dwelved deeper into car mechanics and into the racing performance I think this game could have been perfect.
Summary: Dark times have spread over the world of Gaia. Four separate governing nations, some blinded by their shortsighted greed, some persevering in the name of justice, are battling on and off in a deadly game for power.