Excerpt: Infogrames' long-lived Test Drive games is still around, in spite of the fact that the series has never really earned a great deal of critical acclaim. From the onset, the latest iteration of this surprisingly resilient series seems to offer little more than its ancestors. Yet there's something about this version of Test Drive--entitled simply "Test Drive"--that puts it ahead of its predecessors.
Conclusion: again, with some minor wrinkles to the same basic arcade racing as in previous Test Drive incarnations. There’s a good selection of sweet-looking and fast-moving automobiles in TD. Nowhere near the total you would find in Gran Turismo, but what Test Drive has is both a favorite of mine and I’m sure of many others: the good old American muscle car.
Excerpt: Test Drive starts off as an impressive Xbox game. It has no pretenses, and it doesn't try to be anything other than what it is--a purely arcade-style racing game in the vein of Cruis'n USA and San Francisco Rush, meaning crashes are practically harmless and the laws of physics hardly apply. And it's fun for a while. The problem is that it's far too arcadelike for its own good, and it really only lends itself to short amounts of time spent playing.
Excerpt: Introduction This time around Atari has really changed the standard Test Drive formula to a new evolution of racing. Test Drive: Eve of Destruction will not feature any scenic city drives or simple race scenarios. Eve of Destruction, like its title is all about destruction, speed and no fear.