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Race Driver 2006 review

AT A GLANCE
  • Lots of race types and tracks
  • Bite-sized Trans World Cup gigs
  • Looks great
  • Some physics lag
  • Overly aggressive AI
  • Cockpit view half-assed

Some people could watch NASCAR and its purgatorial oval endlessly, but the rest of us demand a little more variety. It may not be quite up to the visual or simulation standards of its console brethren, but Race Driver 2006 is certainly a damn fine portable surrogate.

Fifteen different racing disciplines can be tackled in three main formats. The first is a career mode, through which you're introduced to the world of racing, and your mentor's thick Scottish brogue. Whether you're drifting a rally car or keeping a squirrelly open-wheeled indy from spinning out, there's more than enough diversity to keep any racing fan interested, even if your competition tends to be a bit more psycho than you'd expect. Secondary are the free racing and time trials that let you compete in championships on-the-fly, but they only become accessible once you've reached them in the main career mode.

More Info

Available Platforms: PSP
Genre: Racing
Published by: Codemasters
Developed by: Sumo Digital
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Language, Mild Violence

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