Excerpt: As a game reviewer you play a lot of games. A lot of games get their playtest time and then are shelved and forgotten once their review is written. However, there are some games that you want to keep playing and playing, games that a part of you does not want to review because that means that it is time to move on to another game.
Conclusion: Project Gotham Racing 2 is easily the best racing game ever to have been released, and it'd probably not be far off the mark if it also took the title of best Xbox Live game currently available, as it simply leaves other similar racing games on both the PS2 and PC standing in the tyre smoke.
Excerpt: Players: 1-4 Custom Soundtrack In-game Dolby Digital System Link: 2-8 players HDTV: 480p Content Download Online Multiplayer: 2-8 players Voice Friends Scoreboard Da Introduction I remember my days with the Dreamcast and when Metropolis Racer, developed by Bizarre Creations, was released for Sega’s console. I gave it a whirl and found it to be a frustrating title and hoped for more.
Summary: If you asked somebody to think of a great game it's extremely unlikely that they will mention a racing game even with their huge appeal but with Project Gotham Racing 2 comes a game that brings something a little unique to what is a pretty stale genre providing great and addictive gameplay with great challenges, online play and music and while it cannot match Sony's Gran Turismo in some categories it is a far ahead of many racing games available today and is not too far...
Excerpt: In any given car racing videogame, putting your foot to the floor and tearing up the road is easy. Anyone can do it. But Project Gotham Racing 2 (PGR2) demands that you do it with style and earn the kudos of your fellow drivers. In the style of its Xbox predecessor, and the Sega Dreamcast's Metropolis Street Racer, not only do you have to cross the finishing line first, you have to have pulled off a few nifty moves in the process too.
Excerpt: First at all, I'm a hardcore fan of the series (setting my alarm so that I could play in daylight in Tokyo or getting back home early to catch the last rays of sunlight in San Francisco when playing Metropolis Street Racer was a daily affair), so my expectations from this title were really high.
Excerpt: Like it or not, a huge (and sometimes worrying) percentage of teenage boys have a keen interest in cars. Like me, you may not buy Auto Trader every other week and have big posters on the wall of a Porsche 911 GTI, but my head turned in the high street when a gleaming yellow Ford GT40 roared past, or the family down the road had an uncle turn up in a Ferrari.
Excerpt: Although launch titles are rarely representative of the power of a console, the XBox benefitted greatly from the presence of several early releases that are still looked upon reverently by gamers even more than two years after originally hitting store shelves.