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Description

Ford Racing is similar gameplay-wise to Need 4 Speed: Porsche Unleashed, with the obvious difference of controlling Ford cars instead of Porsche. There are eight versions of each vehicle; two 97 models, two 98 models, two 99 models, and two 2000 models. Each model varies in performance, the slowest being the 97 models and the fastest being the 2000 models.

The player can compete in single-player mode where he gets to choose the cars and tracks freely if unlocked in the second game mode, the career mode, which is more ambitious. Here the player takes the role of a low ranked driver, starting with slower cars and paving his way to the top. Also in the career mode it is possible to upgrade the tires, suspension, transmission, brakes, and engine of the car, as well as reduce its weight.

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Ford Racing Windows Loading screen
Ford Racing Windows Chasing Cam Middle
Ford Racing Windows Driving by night
Ford Racing Windows TV Cam

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Alternate Titles

  • "Форд Чемпионат" -- Russian spelling
  • "Ford Wyścigi" -- Polish title
  • "Ford Racing 2001" -- Non US Windows title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone PlayStation Mar 12, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Apr 26, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan 28, 2000 62 out of 100 62
PC Joker Windows Jan, 2000 60 out of 100 60
Gameguru Mania Windows Dec 18, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb 28, 2001 57 out of 100 57
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Feb 02, 2000 55 out of 100 55
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 08, 2001 4.9 out of 10 49
IGN PlayStation Apr 05, 2001 4.3 out of 10 43
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Oct, 2001 4 out of 10 40

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Release history

The PC version of this game was initially released in 1999 in Europe as Ford Racing and was not received very well. A year later an improved version with new camera angles (including in-car view) was released in the U.S. Subsequently this updated PC version of the game was published outside the U.S. as Ford Racing 2001.

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