Poor man's games

Sort of the same, but somehow worse... We investigate the low-cost versions of our favorite games

Street Racing Syndicate is the Poor man's Need for Speed

At the most base, crass level these two can be separated by the quality of their poster girls - while Need for Speed can boast Kelly Brook, Emmanuelle Vaugier and Josie Maran, SRS has a bunch of ex- and current soft porn actresses, the best know of which is Kaila Yu, whose career peak was playing "Cowgirl at Starting Grid" in The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift.

The over-emphasis on surgically-effected models, in place to obscure the sub-standard street racing, was ultimately SRS 's downfall; promoting a game with harshly-lit bikini shots just made it look cheap and dirty. The ability to "win" girlfriends and then force them to "dance" for you in a grubby warehouse was just plain disturbing.

Above: On the shelf, the label looked like Need for Speed, but now that you've got it home and looked at it properly, it says Street Racing Syndicate


I hate the 267.


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