Average driving/combat game for Sim City fans only
A slightly bizarre spin-off from the massively successful Sim City series, this eschews the world building and management of earlier games, and instead is a racing/combat game that allows players to explore worlds created in SimCity 2000. Adopting a humorous tone, the game offers up a number of modes, including a career where you participate in mission-based games themed like TV shows, one where you act as a courier and perhaps most curious of all, Granny's Wild Ride where you must prevent an alien invasion. Unfortunately however, gameplay is pretty much the same in all the scenarios but the light-hearted touch and storytelling on display should keep you interested. Five cars (based on real-world classics) are available which can all be customised but the range of upgrades and weapons is disappointingly small. The handling is also less than precise, leading to some unexpected crashes until you get the hang of the cars. The game's visuals are decent but not outstanding, with some noticeable slowdown which reduces the fun considerably, while the first and third person views also bring their own problems. If you're a Sim City 2000 player keen to see your world from a different perspective, this is worth a look but if you are just after a good driving/combat game, consider Interstate '76 instead.