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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.


Test Drive 5 Windows Nice environment mapping of the bridge
Test Drive 5 Windows You can also Drag race against computer.
Test Drive 5 Windows Some of the unlockable cars are pretty funny. Take, for instance, the Pitbull Special.
Test Drive 5 Windows Some are cool... and yellow. 'Behold! The Mighty Maul!' (sic)

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

All gloss and no guts makes TD5 a dull boy. Windows Trixter (8781)
A fun racing game for windows or playstation, race with a new sports car or an old muscle car. Windows Jon Buder (9)
Pitbull Syndicate makes another Horrible Test Drive! PlayStation TigerFury007 (982)

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun PlayStation Nov, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Freak PlayStation Jan, 1999 80 out of 100 80
IGN PlayStation Oct 08, 1998 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Windows Jan, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Attack Games Windows Feb, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla Windows May 17, 1999 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot PlayStation Nov 03, 1998 6.3 out of 10 63
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jan, 1999 63 out of 100 63
GameSpot Windows Jan 04, 1999 6.2 out of 10 62
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1999 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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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.

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Contributed to by Trixter (8781) and Adam Baratz (1340)