D1 Grand Prix review

  • Drift culture authenticity
  • Pimped out customizations
  • Loads of cars
  • Maddening difficulty
  • Insult-spewing commentators
  • No practice mode

If you manage to get better, the vitriol will subside, but it takes strength (not to mention some blood pressure medication) to refrain from screaming profanities until that happens.

At least fans of the genre will be duly impressed by D1's authenticity, ranging from the amount of real cars in the game to the available paint, tire, and other assorted customization options. There's also a healthy selection of Grand Prix seasons to choose from (2001 through 2005) and a bunch of real-life pro drivers that serve as the opponents.

Each event in a competition is made up of two parts - solo and head-to-head. Solo comes first, as you'll need to prove your manhood on your own, scoring enough drift points in a small section of track to qualify for the second round. If you're good enough to rank in, you'll compete in fierce two-part mano-a-mano drifting competitions, once from the lead and next in a trailing spot.

More Info

Release date: Aug 08 2006 - PS2 (US)
Aug 08 2006 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2
Genre: Racing
Published by: Mastiff
Developed by: Yuke's Media Creations
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes


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