publisher : Ubisoft
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen / common screen
Trackmania Turbo is another installment in the renowned series of arcade driving games that offer the chance to race on crazy tracks with bewildering speeds. PS4, PC and XONE version was developed by Nadeo studio – the fathers of the whole Trackmania series. What’s worth mentioning, despite having a similar title, the game isn’t in any way related to the production released in 2010 on Nintendo DS.
The general gameplay premise is the same as in the previous installments of the series. The objective of the game is to complete bizarre racing tracks, filled with various obstacles, ramps, barrels, and treacherous turns. The player tries to reach the finish line as fast as possible and beat previous time records.
Trackmania Turbo for PS4, PC and XONE offers 4 distinctive environments in which the races take place: Lagoon Rollercoaster (tropical archipelago), International Stadium (large stadium), Canyon Drift (rocky canyon in America), and Dirty Valley (hilly rural area). Each of them offers a unique experience, giving a total of four different gameplay styles.
200 tracks created by the developers are available in the campaign mode. They are divided into five categories based on their difficulty. Additionally, the game offers a Trackbuilder – an advanced editor thanks to which the players from all over the world can create their own insane tracks and share them over the Internet. The tool is also useful for players who don’t want to create tracks, as it allows them to generate a random track with a single mouse click.
In addition to the single player gameplay, Trackmania Turbo offers also a multiplayer mode, both through Internet and on split screen. The game also offers a novelty, Double Driver mode, in which two players are simultaneously controlling one vehicle.
The PS4, PC and XONE version of the game features pretty, pleasant to watch graphics, very similar to the level of visuals offered by the previous installments in the series. The sound in the game is worth mentioning as well – the music changes dynamically, adapting to the way player is driving (jumps, slides, passing through checkpoints etc).
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon II 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce GT 240 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7(SP1)/8.1/10