Shox (PlayStation 2)

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Shox is an arcade racing game with rally cars and offroad courses. There is exactly one playing mode for single players: the league. There are four leagues with increasing difficulty and six races each - to get access to the next league the player has to be number one in average after all six races. But there is one special gimmick: the shox zones. There are three of those zones per race and the player has to drive through them as fast as possible. If he gets the gold medal in all three a shock wave manifests which makes controlling the car difficult - the goal is to stay in touch with this wave as long as possible. All those accomplishments reward money which is reinvested into new cars (which are divided into four classes). But the player has to be careful: every impact with opponents or the edge results in a fee. Money can be faster earned by making a bet where the player has to race against one opponent.

The cars are licensed and the courses are divided into three locations: Arctic Tundra, Arid Desert, and Asian Jungle


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Alternate Titles

  • "Shox: Rally Reinvented" -- European title
  • "Shox: Extreme Rally" -- European tag-lined title
  • "Rally Shox" -- Japanese title

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GamingXP Oct 27, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Gameswelt Nov 21, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Armchair Empire, The Jan 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 24, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Over Online Mar 19, 2003 80 out of 100 80 Oct 14, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Looki Nov 24, 2002 79 out of 100 79
IGN Nov 14, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78 (UK) Nov 27, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Oct, 2002 7 out of 10 70


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Patrick Bregger (189330) added Shox (PlayStation 2) on Aug 14, 2010