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D1 Grand Prix review

Slippin', slidin and smokin' your tires all around the world

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.

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DescriptionChances are that your average Joe Racer won't be able to make heads or tails of D1, as mastering the punishing controls may lead to insane rage.
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date8 August 2006 (US), 8 August 2006 (UK)