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Test Drive 5

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
80
2.5
Windows
69
3.5
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Description

In this installment of the Test Drive series, you get to burn rubber in 28 vehicles from both recent and classic eras, including the classic Ford Mustang, Aston Martin Vantage, and more. You will be doing some wild jumps and having some big contact in these.

Race against other cars in 17 locations ranging from Russia to Hawaii. To further challenge you, they include shortcuts and alternate pathways, as well as police, variable weather effects and civilian cars. A heavy rock soundtrack spurs you on.

Screenshots

Test Drive 5 Windows Jaguar XJR on the Italy track
Test Drive 5 Windows Replay: leading the pack.
Test Drive 5 Windows "Are you going to San-Fran-Cisco?"
Test Drive 5 Windows The Dodge Viper GTS.R on the Munich track. Possibly the best car in the game on what is quite possibly the fastest stretch of road in the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "试验驾驶5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Pitbull Syndicate makes another Horrible Test Drive! PlayStation TigerFury007 (983)
A fun racing game for windows or playstation, race with a new sports car or an old muscle car. Windows Jon Buder (9)
All gloss and no guts makes TD5 a dull boy. Windows Trixter (8730)

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation PlayStation Nov, 1998 81 out of 100 81
PC Gamer Windows Mar, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Freak PlayStation Jan, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1999 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker Windows Jan, 1999 72 out of 100 72
Attack Games Windows Feb, 1999 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jan, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Gamezilla Windows May 17, 1999 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jan, 1999 63 out of 100 63
GameSpot Windows Jan 04, 1999 6.2 out of 10 62

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Trivia

Bug: The addition of environment mapping is a nice touch, but it shows up on the interior of the Aston Martin--even the driver! I never knew drivers were so shiny...

The game, even the final released "CD-ROM Classics" version, has many bugs. The game does not exit, for one... you need to alt-tab away from it, then kill it.

The game soundtrack features singles from Fear Factory, Gravity Kills, Junkie XL, KMFDM, and Pitchshifter.
Contributed to by Trixter (8730) and Adam Baratz (1344)