Conclusion: I am not brilliant at racing games ( I enjoy them and I get by rather well, F1 and Sega Rally Revo are hard as hell but so much fun), but this game bewilders me with how bad the driving is. Condensed version: There is so much really good stuff in the game.
Excerpt: Massively Open Online Racing, or in short M.O.O.R., is how Eden Games and Atari describe their latest racing game Test Drive Unlimited. Ambitious in setup and a concept with some innovations is what we will at least agree on.
Excerpt: SEGA’s OutRun may have been christened the beautiful journey along time ago, although much effort has obviously been made to assure that Test Drive Unlimited (TDU from here on) is also a journey to remember.
Conclusion: The sometimes flaky handling stops the game from being a classic, but it’s certainly one of the more enjoyable driving games around. The integration of the multiplayer game alongside the single player section makes it accessible to all players, and the variety of things to do will keep you going for...
Excerpt: For one reason or another Test Drive Unlimited fell off my anticipation radar. Perhaps this was due to the game launching in the UK at full price, while our North American chums got it at a budget $40, or maybe it was because of numerous delays.
Excerpt: The first thing to note about TDU's racing engine is the Oblivion/Grand Theft Auto openness. Unlike racing games prior to TDU there is more to it than simply moving from one race to the other. TDU maps out an entire island with literally thousands of miles to explore.
Pros: Great gameplay, good graphics, good online play, over all a great game.
Cons: Some parts of the game could have been polished
Excerpt: Test Drive Unlimited for the Xbox 360 is alleged by publisher Atari to be the most complete and revolutionary driving game ever made. The game gives players the opportunity to visit some of the most sophisticated car and motorbike dealerships in the world (each rendered to replicate the...
Summary: Test Drive Unlimited is huge. More than 90 vehicles, 1000 miles of road, and hundreds of missions and races mean you'll be playing for a long time to come. Just driving around and exploring the gorgeous island of Oahu is a thrill and a large part of what makes TDU so addictive and fun.