XBox Reviews: Total
| The Final Say!|
- reviewed by Andrew B
Review Date: 25
Review Score: 8.8/10
Distributed By: Vivendi Universal
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a decent racer on the XBox that features licensed cars, official
circuits and a great career mode that is sure to keep all gamers
Immersion Racing is the latest racing game by developers
Razorworks and offers one of the most realistic driving
experiences to hit the XBox. Total Immersion Racing lets gamers
race official GT sport cars that start them from the lowest ranked
racing driver in the world and will eventually lead them to the world
Immersion Racing Features
- Game content mixes high quality driving game simulation technology with immediacy, immersion, and intelligence.
- Career based gameplay: start out as a rookie and climb your way to the top.
- Revolutionary AI Technology: computer-controlled drivers each with their own personalities, memories, behaviours and grudges to bear.
- High-quality visual engine pushes each target machine to the limit: allowing for advanced fogging, particle effects, sun flare and other weather effects.
- Eighteen licensed GT class cars from highly regarded marques, including Lister cars and the Noble M12
- Real-world racetracks including Hockenheim, Monza, Sebring and Rockingham.
- Unlockable game features and content, can you earn them all?
- Dolby Digital 5.1
- Multiplayer Action (2-Players)
Racing puts gamers in the seat of a powerful 8 litre race car and
lets them choose from 3 different classes of licensed cars that
include the powerful Nobile
M12 GTO, the sleek BMW M3 GTR or the lower end but well handled Audi R8. Apart from
the official licensed cars, Total Immersion Racing offers gamers
the ability to race around circuits that are based on their
real-world counterparts such as Hockenheim, Monza and even Sebring
makes this game different than other racing games is the realistic
racing AI of computer opponents. All the AI drivers have their own
personalities and driving styles and the advanced AI system
makes certain that the computer opponents perform the right manoeuvres
for their personalities. In laymen's term, that means if
you anger or tick off a computer opponent with the wrong
personality, he will literally hold that grudge against you for a
long time. Although you are racing in a point based system, the
computer opponent may wait until you need the points to proceed with his vendetta against you or even wait until you are racing
your last lap on the world championship.
There are a
variety of different ways to play Total Immersion racing and you have
the choice of a views such as an internal view (in-car) or external view
of your car. If you annoy too many computer opponents, a A.I.Tude screen
will appear on the car infront of you and show you how much he dislikes
you, this meter is seen either red (for bad) or green for good.
In its essence,
Total Immersion Racing is an arcade racing car game that lets you choose
a variety of different gameplay modes such as single race, multiplayer
or career mode. Career mode lets you start from the bottom of the world
ranking and if you proceed through your races with enough victories,
you will soon find yourself in the world championship. The control
system of Total Immersion Racing are extraordinary and everything
handles perfectly. Project Gotham Racing had the graphics but
unfortunately lacked the gameplay and Total Immersion Racing is probably
one of the best car games out on the XBox at the moment.
Immersion Racing is a visual treat and offers a variety of different
effects to keep the most eye candy gamer pleased. These special effects
include a variety of different effects such as fogging, particle and
even weather effects. The weather effects are extremely nice and help
give a sense of seasons. The red skies of summer when an approaching
storm is coming look's simply quite amazing. All the car models have an extremely
high amount of polygons that give that extremely realistic look and add
some reflective lighting on the cars and you have a match made in heaven. The
courses have a true sense of depth and have been accurately modelled on
their real world counterparts such as Silverstone or Hockenheim.
sound effects of Total Immersion Racing feature all the real sound
effects of the cars engine and contains all the noises you would expect
to hear in racing such as tyres being left on the road or the thud you
would hear when you crash against a concrete protector at speeds in
excess of 200 kilometres an hour. With the right sound system and
Dolby Digital 5.1 happening, you will almost feel like you are at a real
Immersion Racing is a great racing game for the XBox and contains some
amazing graphics and gameplay that will keep gamers of all ages
entertained, whether they are seasoned racing professionals or not. Even
when you have finished the world championship, Total Immersion Racing
offers a variety of unlockable bonuses and game content that is almost
impossible to earn on your first completion of the game. You'll
definitely be playing this game for a while. Finally, a decent racing
game for the Xbox! Highly Recommended!
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