Test Drive 4 is a driving arcade with a good enough dose of realism brought by the physics modeling of each car, particularly in the way they steer. It's similar in feel to the later games in the NFS series. Another great addition of the game is the large amount of real vehicles you can drive including top speed factory sports cars from the era: Dodge Viper, Jaguar XJ220,, Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette models and a many other speedsters. You can jump into a quick single race mode or compete in a championship or a challenge mode, similar to NFSs Porsche Factory driver mode. Another mode soon to be taken on by the NFS series is the drag race mode, which was quite original for the time and which will test your manual gear shift timing. Races are fast, you always feel that you're driving the cars to the brink of their stability. Understeering is particularly well simulated and, coupled with a good engine sound simulation, the package feels and truly is ahead of its time. Today the game is highly playable as well, and the graphics won't feel half bad, though of course they have their fair share of jaggedness and muck.
(0 liked this review, 0 don't)written by Andrew P.
A Mediocre Racing Game
The Test Drive series is an interesting series for me, because it has its share of good and bad games. I never was a fan of the series and I think won't be because there aren't enough games to make me love the series. The only memorable game from the series that I remember playing was Test Drive 2 which I still think it isn't good but it's excusable because it was on DOS. Test Drive 4 on the other hand show that the series is still having a hard time trying to attract more and more gamers to the series. Now, maybe you're thinking that I may be too harsh on the game calling it mediocre even though you found it entertaining, I want to say that I don't really hate the game. I just found it unappealing for me, but I had a little fun with it and this comes directly from a Need For Speed fan! Now back to the game. There are a lot of things in Test Drive 4 that I didn't like and the first thing was the engine sound. It was like the sound of a toy car, not an actual Dodge Viper from which you'd expect an engine that would roar. The graphics are as well unappealing and ugly. The gameplay thankfully is good and sometimes makes you forget about the problems that I just mentioned. There's a good variety of tracks and cars, but unfortunately this isn't enough to make the game at least good.All in all, as a racing game fan you're better off staying away from this game if you're expecting a good experience. It's a mediocre racing game with ugly graphics and bad sounds, yet with an acceptable gameplay that unfortunately doesn't make it a good game.
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