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As far as open world racers go, the available terrain is huge. And that's about it. The landscape may be huge, but it's insanely boring. Fortunately, you can fast-travel to different regions (and I'll leave it up to debate whether that defeats the purpose of being open world). The physics is lacking, but seeing as it's an arcade racer, that's not exactly all that damning. However, there isAs far as open world racers go, the available terrain is huge. And that's about it. The landscape may be huge, but it's insanely boring. Fortunately, you can fast-travel to different regions (and I'll leave it up to debate whether that defeats the purpose of being open world). The physics is lacking, but seeing as it's an arcade racer, that's not exactly all that damning. However, there is a complete lack of any sense of speed; you rarely have any idea how fast you're going unless it's obviously under 20 mph.
Really, though, the biggest problem with this game is the number of races required to unlock new areas, and the computer AI. You need to perfect (three-star difficulty) about 55 races to unlock the whole world, which may not seem bad at first, but the races are repetitive and the AI seems to be more interested in wrecking you than it does winning the race. Oh, and I should also mention that the AI racers explode off the start line at speeds you literally cannot match, and then you play catch-up for the rest of the race.
As a slight addition to my earlier review, I've been playing this game a bit more in my free time, and I have to say that the AI has really driven me to loath this game. Allow me to present a specific case: I've been working on one of the races you need to beat on the highest difficulty for an achievement, and the gimmick to this one is there is a tornado in front of you that obscures your view and occasionally drops some obstacles onto the road ahead. Now this may sound cool, but let me assure you, it is not. Imagine if you will, leading for the entire seven minute race--but suddenly, 20 feet from the finish line, the tornado drops a car literally right on top of you (you have no chance to dodge it), causing you to crash and lose the race (since this game considers anything other than first place a loss). Sound bad? Well imagine that happening four consecutive times at varying points within the race. There's something to be said for having a challenge, and then there's the game giving you the finger and wasting your time.

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Developer: Kaos Studios

Publisher: THQ Nordic

Release Date: 27 Feb, 2008

Genre: Action, Shooter, Open World

Minimum:

  • Supported OS: Windows XP (32/64) or Windows Vista (32/64)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 2.8HT or AMD Athlon 2800+
  • Memory: 768MB/1GB for Vista
  • Graphics: nVidia 6800GT (SM3) or ATI X800XT (SM2) w/ Latest applicable video drivers
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
  • Sound: AC 97 or equivalent DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 12 GB
  • Internet: Broadband connection (min upload 768K for hosting games)

Recommended:

  • Supported OS: Windows XP (32/64) or Windows Vista (32/64)
  • Processor: Intel Core2 E6400 (2.13GHz) or AMD X2 5000+
  • Memory: 1.5GB
  • Graphics: nVidia 8600GTX or ATI X2600 w/ Latest applicable video drivers
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
  • Sound: Creative Labs X-Fi sound card
  • Hard Drive: 12 GB
  • Internet: Broadband connection (min upload 768K for hosting games)