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Test Drive: Off-Road

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The Test Drive series of racing games traditionally involve driving cars on tarmac. However, a sub-series of games involving hazardous racing on less prepared surfaces was commenced with this title.

Choose from one of four monster trucks (Hummer, Land Rover Defender 90, Jeep Wrangler, and Chevrolet K-1500 Z71), each of which has its own handling as well as realistic damage modeling. Take them through 12 tracks incorporating sand, snow and dirt. In the single-player mode your task is to progress through increasing challenging leagues.

An assortment of camera angles are supplied to play from. 3 exclusive remixes of Industrial band Gravity Kills make up the soundtrack. Up to four drivers can race against each other.


Test Drive: Off-Road DOS Cockpit view
Test Drive: Off-Road DOS On roof
Test Drive: Off-Road DOS Jeep Wrangler
Test Drive: Off-Road DOS Monster Truck

Alternate Titles

  • "Gekitotsu! Yonku Battle" -- Japanese PlayStation title

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User Reviews

Slightly less fun than a having your nostrils waxed ! DOS Paul Budd (334)
Hard to control, graphics suck, options suck DOS bowser724 (26)

Critic Reviews

Game.EXE DOS Apr, 1997 81 out of 100 81
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation Apr 16, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Apr, 1997 78 out of 100 78
Gamezilla DOS 1997 72 out of 100 72
PC Joker DOS May, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Game Players PlayStation Jun, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Video Games PlayStation May, 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot PlayStation Apr 10, 1997 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The game's soundtrack includes 3 completely original Gravity Kills re-mixes.
Contributed to by Kabushi (143139) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2128)