Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Review (@IGN)

“When the engine is gunning away full-bore with a satisfying howl and the scenery is whipping by in a blur, it’s easy to appreciate the raw power found in the gorgeously designed racing beasts in Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends. An inherent lust for the iconic red sexiness cranked out by the renowned Italian sports car manufacturer will certainly enhance your appreciation of this high-speed homage to all things Ferrari, but it’s a shame that a draconian difficulty curve puts the brakes on the fun too soon.”

Check out the full review here at IGN.


Review: FlatOut 3 – Chaos & Destruction

“There’s something infinitely satisfying about causing a 15-car pileup at 80mph that produces fiery explosions, sends twisted scrap metal rocketing in all directions, and flings drivers through the air like rag dolls. The FlatOut series has never been much for realism and instead has favored physics-heavy vehicular carnage at high speeds. And that’s exactly what you find in FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction–only it’s amped up to the third degree. True to its name, this arcade-style demolition racer is over the top in every way. Slamming into rival cars and smashing through the scenery en route to the finish line is packed with adrenaline-pumping thrills, yet all the chaotic fun unravels when it starts to get in the way of achieving the staunch precision that’s needed to win races and progress. ”

Check out the full review here at GameSpot.

Review: TrackMania 2: Canyon

“Some people like their racing games drenched in cold, hard realism. Me? I’d rather spend my time blasting around the track at absurd speed and pulling off crazy tricks than grinding gears, spinning out on straight-aways, and smashing into guardrails. TrackMania 2: Canyon’s accessibility and addictive arcade racing is a perfect change of pace from the flashy rigidness of the genre’s hardcore simulation leanings. Ridiculous track designs and straightforward stunt racing is the norm on these wild, dusty tracks, but modern polish and saucy new moves make this killer ride a real tour de force.”

Check out the full review here at GameSpy.

Monster Racers Review

“The advent of the Pokemon series in the mid-1990s and the subsequent frenzy of popularity the charming Pocket Monster games have enjoyed ever since have spurred plenty of clones based on young kids battling with collectible critters for fame and fortune. Monster Racers’ inspiration is obvious, yet embedded deeply in the game’s carbon-copy presentation and revamped concept is a unique element that’s strong enough to give the well-trodden genre some new life. Instead of engaging in lighthearted turn-based combat, the myriad beasties you capture and raise have a burning desire to race against each other when they come face-to-face.┬áPairing this solid and seamless racing component with the some of the mechanics that make the Pokemon games so entertaining yields an addictive–if somewhat unoriginal–experience.”

Check out the full review here at GameSpot.