Race Driver: Create & Race review

Where making is more fun than driving

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Track creator expands gameplay

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    Multiplayer is a blast

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    Friends wiping out on corners


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    Visuals are so-so for DS

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    Dumbed down controls

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    Redundant career mode

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Sept 28, 2007

Let's be brutally honest. Race Driver: Create & Race isn't the best looking of the Race Driver franchise. That's not to say it isn't a phenomenal effort for the DS - it kind of looks likes other formats, but only if you squinted and looked at the screen with your head inside your t-shirt. Plus, the handling has been simplified to the point where driving a Renault Clio and STRANA Supertrack feels much the same. It makes what was a simulator with arcade leanings a totally arcade experience.

But put this to the back of your mind and you'll find something that makes Create & Race fantastic - the track creator. Unique to the DS and ideal for its capabilities, you can make some devilish and sprawling circuits that you can then challenge three mates to race you against via Wi-Fi or head-to-head with card sharing.

More info

DescriptionCustom build your own tracks with preset tiles or just go wild with the stylus. If you can dream it you can race it - follow your hearts, people.
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)