TOCA Race Driver is the next installment of one of the most famous racers. Previous titles in this series focused the player's attention on touring car racing in the title TOCA series. Race Driver offers a slightly different approach to fun. The game gives you the opportunity to enter many different types of competitions, both less known and valued by motoring fans (e.g. DTM races). At the same time, it is worth mentioning that the described racer has been continued several times. They have a similar gameplay scheme to offer, based on entering many different races. TOCA Race Driver appeared on personal computers, PS2 and Xbox. All three versions present a very similar level of workmanship. For obvious reasons, the PS2 console edition looks a bit worse. This can be seen, among others, on the example of less detailed environmental textures.
The discussed production stands out in many respects on the racing market. This game has to offer, among other things, a fully fictional theme. We play the role of a professional driver, whose dream is to perform in the most prestigious sports competitions. The player's next progress is shown through interesting intermittent films. The key point of the program is the extended career mode. Interestingly, before the start of each season we have to choose the team in which we will perform. It often happens that a given team requires the player to achieve certain results (e.g. to be in the lead), and the very admission to the team is preceded by a rather difficult fitness test. It is also possible to start single races, for example, to unlock hidden cars. The game has more than 40 licensed machines from manufacturers such as Subaru, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, Dodge, Opel and Rover. The vast majority of them are of course racing machines, although there were also a few civil vehicles, or even famous muscle cars. The competition takes place on more than 30 different tracks. Interestingly, many of them exist in reality. The authors, of course, made sure that they were accurately reproduced. The driving model is a clear bow to realism. The possibility of making changes to the vehicle settings is worth noting. Many times it is even required if one thinks about achieving good results. The player must also take into account the fact that subsequent breakdowns have a significant impact on the appearance and performance of the machine. It may happen that a more serious accident will destroy the chances of winning or even taking a scoring position.
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PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium III 600MHz, 128MB RAM, 16 MB graphic card, 300 MB HDD
Sony PlayStation 2
Uses: memory card