High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p Widescreen Supported (16:9): No System Link Support: Yes
Average Overall Score: 9.00 / 10
When Westington was settled in the 1800's, the two rival families of the Bakers and the Williamsons nearly wiped each other out in their quest for gold. When the rush was over, they had nothing to fight over. That all changed when Tyrone Baker bought his first automobile, a Ford Model T. Eddie Williamson went out and got himself a Chevrolet 490 and the feud was reborn.
Overall User Average: 9.00 / 10 (90.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 10.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 10.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 7.00 / 10vrocko
Date reviewed: November 30, 2005.
Overall: Choose sides in the oldest rivalry in American motorsports and let the battle begin! Features 48 upgradeable Ford and Chevy Classic and Contemporary vehicles meticulously rendered with realistic damage modeling. Overall a great game at a great price. Fun for all even those that don't like Ford and Chevy. I've seen a lot of "haters" of American cars put this one down, hey you know what don't knock it until you try it. Personally it's better than some of those "clown cars" I've seen on the other street racers and their clones. Gameplay: I love the gameplay! Many different races and challenges to pick from. A good number of cars to race too! You do have to get a gold, first place, in all races to advance to the next level, but it keeps me coming back. It does a fair job of testing you and has some really good tracks to race on. Damage to Fords and Chevy's is a new change and really cool. You can upgrade as well with a great number of brand name parts. Another first for Ford's and Chevy's. Don't let the name of the game turn you off. This isn't a Gran Turismo or PGR but it is really fun to play for the $20 price tag. Graphics: Really great graphics. I thought the cars were really done well and the tracks are amazing. Lots of movement and background items to see. Planes, trains, and yes automobiles as well as working cranes, birds, hang gliders, hot air ballons and all kinds of other background items. They put a lot more detail into this one and it shows. Sound: I like what they've done with the sounds. A lot better than in FR3 and Corvette. A better match to how the actual cars sound. The announcers are pretty comical too giving each other jabs for Ford or Chevy. The music isn't too bad for the game but you can't change it to use music on your hard drive. I really like that option and it seems to me it would be easy to do, they did it on FR2 and FR3! Suggestions: Allow the player to change music to his/her harddrive next time. Also when you upgrade show us what the upgrade will do to the speed and handling of the car before we purchase it, something that most other games do.
Penned by acclaimed international bestselling author Matteo Strukul - the Italian Master of Historical Fiction - and scored by award-winning composer David Logan, Dark Renaissance is set to release in 2021.