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Test Drive 5

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
78
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 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.
Test Drive 5 Windows While others are downright mean. This is the TVR Speed 12 on the Kyoto track.
Test Drive 5 Windows Race menu
Test Drive 5 Windows Main menu

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 (8736)

The Press Says

Pelit Windows Jan, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla PlayStation 1998 89 out of 100 89
Freak PlayStation Jan, 1999 80 out of 100 80
IGN Windows Dec 01, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
Power Play Windows Jan, 1999 74 out of 100 74
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
GameSpot PlayStation Nov 03, 1998 6.3 out of 10 63
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Dec 15, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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 (8736) and Adam Baratz (1352)