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Ford Street Racing

Woolly handling and a real lack of speed - but there's probably just about 20 quid's worth of fun here

When you're looking for a big licence for a driving game, the home of the Model T, Escort, Capri and Fiesta doesn't readily spring to mind. The latter triumvirate appear here, in what is improbably the fourth outing for the series, the key difference being the addition of the word 'street'. Those streets are based exclusively in the city of Los Angeles, are impeccably clean and entirely bereft of other traffic or pedestrians.

A bog-standard street racer on the surface, what separates this from the mire is the team racing aspect, whereby up to three of your cars compete for the spoils. No big deal, except that you can magically switch control of the respective cars mid-race. So if one is slacking towards the back of the field, jump behind the wheel and get him back into the running.

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Equally cunning is the fact that you can give instructions to other drivers. Tell one to block a rival car, and if he pulls it off you'll be able to take advantage in the car that you're driving. You can also order the car in front to draft, whereby you take advantage of his slipstream to overtake, after which he does the same to you, as if you're joined by a massive invisible elastic band. This gimmick aside, the handling is fairly woolly and there's no real sense of speed, but there's probably 20 quid's worth of fun.

The verdict

Affordable Ford

6.2
Format
PC
Developer
Razorworks Studios
Publisher
Xplosiv
Genre
Racing / Driving

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