OutRun 2019 Reviews (Genesis)

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Memorable, Beautiful, Play it on that new 'portable genesis' Kyle Levesque (935) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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GameFan Magazine (Apr, 1993)
I am really stunned by the quality of this game. The control is excellent and the variety of courses really add to the fun of the game. I like the new jumps, and the fact that there are 20 or so stages makes Outrun 2019 much better than the original.
Mean Machines (Mar, 1993)
Outrun 2019 is packed with decent ideas and is quite playable, but the game is sadly let down by being way too easy and lacking severely in the variety department. A disappointment.
Avec moins de charme et moins de couleurs chaudes par rapport à OutRun, j’ai quand même bien aimé cet opus. Les musiques sont de bonne facture, (sans être du même niveau qu’un "Splash Wave") et le jeu possède une ambiance futuriste plaisante qui ne plaira certainement pas à tout le monde. Néanmoins OutRun 2019 possède le même plaisir et diversion de jeu que le hit de l’AM#2 !
Bleifuß ist angesagt bei Segas neuestem Drive‘em away. Im Jahr 2019 hat sich nicht viel geändert, was das Fahren anbelangt. Wie bei “herkömmlichen“ Outrun-Versionen braust der Spieler mit einem schicken Sportwagen über diverse Pisten im Querstreifenlook und versucht, möglichst schnell von Punkt A nach Punkt B zu kommen.
OutRun 2019 is a good idea, but there isn't any challenge!
The Video Game Critic (Jan 17, 2002)
The controls are simple - just hold down the accelerator and steer. Every few minutes your turbo boost kicks in, but it's so unimpressive you might not even notice. The early stages are a cakewalk; you can practically ride through the oncoming cars. In the later stages they can run you off the road, but the game immediately puts you right back on the track. The only thing you really need to worry about is falling off bridges or flipping your car. The audio is awful, and the monotonous background music drones on endlessly, even when you pause the game. Outrun 2019 has plenty of glitz, but it can't hide the shallow gameplay.
GamesCollection (Mar 28, 2008)
Outrun 2019 è una delusione. Il titolo SEGA sviluppato da DU SIMS ha ben poco a che vedere con il capolavoro assoluto dal quale prende, purtroppo, solo il nome.
Sega-16.com (Mar 30, 2005)
But through all the highs and lows, Outrun 2019 never ceases to be a lot of fun if you can overlook how shallow it is. I catch myself coming back to it far more than I expected to, because it's really fun to play and I enjoy exploring all the forks in the road, just to see the different environments and background graphics. If you play games by yourself frequently and you just happen to be looking for a mildly engaging racing title to add to your collection, go ahead and hunt down Outrun 2019. Just don't expect it to entertain you for hours on end or for it to be jam-packed with interesting options or originality.
Play Time (Jun, 1993)
Outrun 2019 bietet außer extrem schneller Grafik nur Sparsound und ein abgegriffenes Spielprinzip.
Game Players (Oct, 1993)
Sure, the car's fast, but that's the only challenge here. You don't even race opponents - only the clock. The special features seem to be afterthoughts. Blah.
Mega Fun (May, 1993)
Da wird ein bekannter und erfolgreicher Spielename in ein neues Gewand gesteckt und somit ganz eindeutig versucht auf diese Weise Kohle zu machen, und das auch noch von Sega selber, nicht schön! Grobklotzige Grafik, kümmerlicher Sound und vor allem wenig Abwechslung, mehr müßte ich eigentlich nicht mehr sagen. Das Spiel hätte man eigentlich mit Steinzeit-Outrun betiteln müssen, obwohl es wahrscheinlich schon damals bessere Möglichkeiten der Unterhaltung gab. Es tut mir wirklich leid, aber Outrun 2019 hat nichts, wirklich nichts, was mich länger als fünf Minuten vor dem Bildschirm hält, und damit stehe ich in der Redaktion nicht alleine da.