Test Drive (DOS)

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This mix of racing simulation and arcade game consists of driving a choice of 5 sports cars on a mountain strip at the fastest speed possible without getting caught by the cops. To avoid them, use your radar detector -- or just try to outrun them if they spot you. Manual stickshift only, so make sure you don't redline or you'll blow your engine.


Test Drive DOS In-car view (Hercules)
Test Drive DOS Intro cinematics (Hercules)
Test Drive DOS Wohoo! Got a high score! (CGA)
Test Drive DOS Car selection and stats

Alternate Titles

  • "试验驾驶" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

A new style of racing game 5u3 (197) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Poor controls and monotonous scenery didn't stop this one from becoming a classic. Trixter (8713) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
I'm embarrased to have liked it. Yeah Right (57) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Old, bad sound and graphics.....but I liked it. ThE oNe (178) unrated
Driving For The Computer Impaired The Cheshire (6) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars
Not a very good game altogether. Tomer Gabel (4353) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
It's a classic, but being a classic doesn't stop a game from not being very good. Jim Fun (222) unrated

Critic Reviews

GameAspect.com Oct 26, 2011 7.9 out of 10 79


Topic # Posts Last Post
Version 1.1 broken on DOSBox? 5 Daniel Saner (2595)
Oct 28, 2012
Weird screenshots on the cover art 3 Daniel Saner (2595)
Dec 01, 2011
the father of the 90's racing games¿? 5 Игги Друге (44955)
Jul 27, 2008


Commercial success

The game was awarded with an American Software Publishers Association's Gold Award for selling more than 100,000 units.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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Olivier Masse (420) added Test Drive (DOS) on May 05, 1999
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