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Test Drive 4

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
76
3.2
Windows
69
3.0

User Reviews

I agree, awful racing game Windows Nicolas Agudelo (8)
It sucks Windows Brolin Empey (700)
Test Drive returns with a new developer! Good? No! Very bad! Windows Jim Fun (222)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 8 3.2
Windows 12 3.0
Combined MobyScore 20 3.1


The Press Says

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91
PlayStationConsoles 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.
86
PlayStationAbsolute 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.
85
PlayStationPSX 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.
81
WindowsPC Jeux
Test Drive 4 renoue avec son glorieux passé, mais ne se hisse pas au niveau de Need for Speed 2 SE.
80
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Test Drive 4 is a solid racing game that offers gamers a great mix of cars and locations to test their driving skills. There are many points that lean in the favor of making this an awesome game, while there are a few things that hold it back. But who cares about the color of the car or the way the menus look? The most important thing is how the game plays when you are behind the wheel. Test Drive 4 plays great, and you can see your dashboard while using the in-car view while playing 3Dfx mode. I really liked the challenge of having the cops chasing me through the winding streets in some of the locations. Also, if you are familiar with any of the locations, then you will definitely be able to spot landmarks while driving through them. If you are looking for a fast-paced, high-flying, cop-chasing, cool location racing game this time of year, then Test Drive 4 should be on your shopping list!
80
WindowsPC Action
Himmel, geht das ab. Ein derart schnelles Rennspiel ist mir bisher noch nie unter die Finger gekommen. Okay, Test Drive 4 vermittelt kaum mehr als ein „Weg-da-ihr-Sonntagsfahrer“- Gefühl. Trotzdem oder gerade wegen dieser arcadetypischen Rasanz hat es mir einen Heidenspaß gemacht. Leider wirken die Strecken mit Ausnahme von San Francisco inhaltlich farblos. Wenig zugesagt haben mir die angebotenen Automarken. Und nicht mal verbeulen kann ich die Dinger. Skandalös!
76
WindowsGamezilla
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.
74
PlayStationGamezilla
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.
73
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Wer den Einarbeitungsaufwand einer F1 Racing Sim scheut, liegt bei Test Drive 4 sicherlich richtig. Es erinnert stark an den Stallkollegen Need for Speed 2 SE, kommt allerdings nicht an dessen gepflegtes Fahrgefühl heran. Mal was anderes ist die Fahrt mit Muscle Cars aus den 60ern und 70ern. Alleine schon dadurch hat TD 4 auf jeden Fall seine Existenzberechtigung.
73
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Im direkten Vergleich zu Need for Speed 2 gewinnt Test Drive 4 klar: Schönere Grafik, bessere Strecken, spannendere Spielmodi und reizvollere Autos. Mankos sind der fehlende Rückspiegel, der bei den Verfolgungsjagden unerläßlich ist, die schlampig programmierte Grafik und die teils lieblose Umsetzung. Warum fahren in München amerikanische Polizeiwagen, in England dagegen englische?
70
PlayStationIGN
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.
70
WindowsPelit
Test Drive 4 on tuhti paketti, jos unohtaa sen puutteet. Toisin sanoen, jos hienostumattomat kontrollit eivät haittaa vaan päämääränä on nopea kyyti pitkin kauniita maisemia, Test Drive 4 on oiva valinta alkuvuoden kaahauspeliksi.
68
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Dennoch will mich die 4. Probefahrt nicht völlig überzeugen. Tunnelwände und Gebirgsformationen werden durchsichtig, wenn man recht nah an ihnen vorbeifährt. Außer der (somit leider nicht mackenhaften) Grafik und den alten Chevis bietet das Programm wenig Neues. Und ganz allgemein ist mir das Fahrgefühl zu hektisch.
58
WindowsPower Play
Trotz guter Ansätze wie dem interessant bestückten Fuhrpark, gelingt es dem Programm zu keiner Zeit, sich aus dem grauen Rennspiel-Mittelmaß hervorzuheben. Dabei leistet sich „TD4“ eigentlich keine groben Schnitzer, sondern hinterläßt vielmehr den schalen Beigeschmack einer lieblos herunterprogrammierten Auftragsarbeit. Warum z.B. fiel die Fahrzeugdatenbank derart bescheiden aus? Selbst das Ur-TD auf dem C-64 hatte da mehr zu bieten. Und was ist mit den Motorgeräuschen, die von den Original-Autos gesampelt werden sollten? Auch die Fahrphysik kann nicht überzeugen: Zwar fühlen sich die Muscle Cars etwas schwammiger an als die modernen Flitzer, aber gefühlvolle Drifts sind auch mit Übung fast nicht zu bewerkstelligen. Arcade-Racing-Fans sollten sich vom Namen und der neuen Optik nicht täuschen lassen: Im direkten Vergleich mit Need for Speed 2 kommt der reanimierte Klassiker klar als letzter ins Ziel.
56
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Met Testdrive 4 wil Accolade dus duidelijk de spectaculaire toer op. Spijtig genoeg hebben ze er, naast het originele uitgangspunt, niet veel van terecht gebracht. Het besluit is dan ook snel gemaakt: wil je per se eens met een ouwe Camaro racen, dan ben je aangewezen op TD 4. Is het racen met oldtimers van geen belang voor je, dan doe je met Screamer Rally een veel betere koop.
55
PlayStationGameSpot
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.
40
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
TD4 is the latest in the long-running TEST DRIVE line, and it continues in the same direction as its immediate predecessor, TEST DRIVE: OFF ROAD. Unfortunately, that direction is downhill. Accolade has dumped the four-wheeling trucks and gone back to the original TEST DRIVE format of exotic cars, high speeds, and a pavement. It doesn't help. Consider TD4 as a substandard sibling to EA's NEED FOR SPEED II, from TD4's copycat introduction right on through.