Test Drive 4 (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Consoles Plus
Speed, fun, ce jeu est une très bonne surprise. Avec une vitesse d'animation hallucinante, il ravira tous les amateurs de belles carrosseries et de conduite.
Absolute Playstation
Test Drive 4 offers a great concept in a driving game. You get to drive late '60's early '70's cars against some of today's finest. The cars are modelled very well and all handle quite differently. Track design is wonderful and the cup races are a blast to compete in. All in all this is a very competent single-player driving. Next time add a two-player split-screen mode and you can count me in for a repeat performance.
Mega Fun
Das sensible Handling, gepaart mit der ausgefuchsten CPU-Konkurrenz, sorgt oftmals für Frust. Vor allem dann, wenn reger Gegenverkehr herrscht, was fast immer mindestens einen Unfall (und somit eine schlechte Plazierung) zur Folge hat. Doch gerade die anderen Verkehrsteilnehmer machen irgendwie den Reiz aus, denn ohne den Gegenverkehr fehlt das heftige Herzpochen. Stattdessen werden gelegentliche Längen beim Streckendesign augenscheinlich. Trotzdem: Test Drive 4ist der coolste Racer der letzten Zeit, gerade weil es so anders ist und viele Features bietet.
PSX Nation
What truly could have been one of my most favorite racers of all time is spoiled by tough control and a very tough game overall. This game has so many great things going for it though that I would still recommend it for those with the patience to grasp the high learning curve of the control.
Video Games
An der Steuerung hapert es mal wieder. Optisch läßt TD4 keine Wünsche offen, die Fahrzeuge wurden erstklassig nachgebaut, die detailliert und abwechlungsreich gestalteten Landschaften huschen in einem Affenzahn an Euch vorbei. Leider lenken sich die Flitzer allesamt nicht besonders. Enge Kurven werden zur Qual, weil auch die Bremse kaum dosierbar scheint und die Fahrzeuge viel zu leicht ausbrechen. Beim Analog-Pad wurden Gas und Bremse mal wieder auf den rechten Stick gelegt, diese Steueroption könnt Ihr also gleich vergessen. Wer sich mit viel Ausdauer dann doch ein Gefühl für die Steuerung angeeignet hat, darf sich auf harte Duelle mit dem Computer freuen. Einige unfaire Stellen hätten sich die Entwickler aber sparen können, wie soll man denn bitte durch Kreuzverkehr manövrieren, der in letzter Sekunde auftaucht?
TD4 is a challenging yet fun game. I did enjoy the realistic approach that it took over the exaggerated arcade style that is so popular these days. The car selections are a blast, and if you are a fan of any of these cars, you will really enjoy racing as your favorite. I only wish that they made the game a bit easier or at least let you adjust the difficulty level to suit your abilities. One little suggestion: you should play this game with an analog controller or steering wheel. Trust me, it will make things much easier.
It's a shame. Everything else in the game -- graphics, sounds, gameplay options, the cars and AI (the enemy cars race like lunatics, which makes the game very challenging) -- point toward this being a great racer. But sadly, the flawed handling takes the edge off the enjoyment and as a result it's good, but not great. Had Test Drive 4 been more polished and better refined in the handling department, it would have been close to getting a 9. As it stands, it misses out on an 8 by a whisker.
With so much competition out there, it's hard for this game to rise above the rest. Most games of this type are virtually the same, and it's amazing to see the genre so crowded with look-alike titles (but then again, how much variance can driving games have?). Surprisingly, the game's most unique feature is its drag race mode, which allows you to step on the gas in a mad dash to the finish line against another gamer. That aside though, this game fails where other Test Drive games have succeeded - instead of leading, it feels like it is merely one of the pack.