F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa

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Get behind the wheel of one of the most world's most prestigious cars - the F355 Ferrari.

F355 features a number of game modes: the Arcade mode which is the same as the checkpoint arcade version; Championship mode where you race a total of 6 races for the combined highest score; Single play which is the same as Arcade mode but with no time limit; Versus play with a two player split screen; and Network Race where you can connect to the Internet and race a time attack against other players ghost cars.

The courses that are available to race on are Motegi, short and long versions of Suzuka, Monza, Sugo, Long Beach, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Nurburgring (GP track), Laguna Seca, Sepang, and Fiorano (Ferrari's test track).

The game features 3 levels of difficulty. There are also four Assist functions - Stability Control for cornering, Traction Control from the engine to the tires, Anti Lock Brake System to keep the tires from locking during braking and Intelligent Brake System for braking before corners so beginners can concentrate on steering.

You can also connect to the Internet and register your driver data.


F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa PlayStation 2 Title screen.
F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa PlayStation 2 Track selection screen.
F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa PlayStation 2 Menu screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Ferrari F355 Challenge" -- Actual PS2 title
  • "F355 Challenge" -- Original arcade title

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User Reviews

Excellent Driving Simulation. Ahead of its time: For true enthusiasts only. Dreamcast Forever Sport (26)

Critic Reviews

The Next Level Dreamcast Aug 23, 2000 A 100
Defunct Games Dreamcast Nov 12, 2006 94 out of 100 94
IGN Dreamcast Sep 19, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpot Dreamcast Aug 17, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Dreamcast Sep, 2000 88 out of 100 88
4Players.de Dreamcast Oct 30, 2000 81 out of 100 81
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 30, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 02, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution Dreamcast Oct 01, 2000 B- 67


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1001 Video Games

Ferrari F355 Challenge appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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