RPM Tuning (Top Gear)

2005 - Wanadoo Edition - Babylon Software

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Ok I'm gonna come right out and say it. This game is garbage! I can't find anything nice to say about this game because i'd be lying.

Firstly, the US release of this game is called 'Top Gear: RPM Tuning'. It's so bad that the 'Top Gear' named was removed from the PAL release cover because they obviously don't want this to be recognised as a 'Top Gear' game. Yet ingame, it still has the full title.

The game is a blatant rip-off of the 'Need for Speed Underground' series. The similarities are obvious from the start. just nowhere near as good. You start off by buying a car & pimping it up before taking on repetitive fetch & carry missions, sometimes getting to race around this odd mess of a city. all the while listening to the same repetitive tunes over & over again. at times it feels like torture.

The game is obviously set at night, because this is so street and it helps to hide all the graphical issues & lack of draw distance, but at times this makes it hard to see the road & any upcoming obstacles because it's just too dark.

I honestly didn't play this all the way through because I actually like myself & don't deserve this kind of punishment. If that sounds harsh, I apologise, and If I had to find something positive to say about this, then it would have to be the cutscenes.  The voice acting is average but the animations are quite good, The story is weak however and doesn't really make you care about the characters.

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