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TrackMania United (Windows)

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4.4
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (15 votes) 4.4


The Press Says

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98
2404.org PC Gaming
This, to me, is the pinnacle of arcade racing on the PC, and I honestly don’t have the interest or will to play anything else, and I doubt I can find a finer product.
91
PC Powerplay
Trackmania United ist das perfekte Action-Rennspiel. Bestzeiten jagen, Kurse basteln, abgefahrene Spielmodi, eine geniale Grafik - was will man mehr? Mit neuen Strecken versorgt werden vielleicht. Kein Problem, das erledigt die treue Fangemeinde, deren Ergebnisse ich mir direkt übers Spiel anschauen und installieren kann. Einen unerfüllten Wunsch gibt es aber: der Serie etwas wirklich Neues hinzufügen. Ich bin mir sicher, Nadeo hat noch abgedrehte Ideen in petto.
90
Eurogamer.de
Entwickler Nadeo hat die besten Elemente aus den vorherigen Teilen in Trackmania United gepackt und es um wirklich geniale Community-Features erweitert. Wenn mir einmal die vorgefertigten Strecken ausgehen, dann kann ich entweder meiner Kreativität im Editor freien Lauf lassen oder investiere ein paar der verdienten Coppers in den integrierten Kaufmenüs. In Sachen Abwechslung, Langzeitmotivation und Unterstützung sowie Einbindung der Fangemeinde, ist der Titel dem Großteil der Konkurrenz jedenfalls meilenweit voraus. Auf meiner persönlichen Wunschliste steht aber weiterhin ein Spielmodus, in dem ich mit echten Gegnern auf der Strecke fahre und diese von der Piste drängeln kann. Ein Schadensmodell dürfte bei den zum Teil spektakulären Abflügen und Unfällen auch recht nett anzuschauen sein – man denke dabei zum Beispiel an Burnout Revenge. Wie dem auch sei, Fans von Fun-Rennspielen kommen an Trackmania United nur schwer vorbei.
90
TTGamer
Trackmania United really is a united gaming experience - even when you're not competing online, the online community elements are still there. Couple this with addictive and challenging "hot wheels" like gameplay, and you have a very complete, very "alive" arcade racing package. Perhaps the only real knock on United is the basic modes of play and fundamentals of the game haven't changed much since the original, but as anyone who has played a Trackmania game will already know, this is a hard formula to get sick of, and for those who haven't played a Trackmania game yet, there isn't a better time than right now with Trackmania United.
90
3DAvenue
Trackmania United really is a united gaming experience - even when you're not competing online, the online community elements are still there. Couple this with addictive and challenging "hot wheels" like gameplay, and you have a very complete, very "alive" arcade racing package. Perhaps the only real knock on United is the basic modes of play and fundamentals of the game haven't changed much since the original, but as anyone who has played a Trackmania game will already know, this is a hard formula to get sick of, and for those who haven't played a Trackmania game yet, there isn't a better time than right now with Trackmania United.
88
4Players.de
TrackMania United ist brillant! So nahtlos und selbstverständlich wie Nadeo hat noch niemand On- und Offline-Rennen miteinander verflochten. Da fahrt ihr eben noch eine Goldmedaille heraus, testet bei einer offiziellen Runde eure Nerven unter dem Druck einer begrenzten Geldbörse, verbessert anschließend euren Rang auf dem Lieblingsserver, ladet euch neue Kurse herunter, bastelt selbst an einer Strecke, streicht Coppers dafür ein, dass sie von anderen gefahren wird oder lackiert den Wagen neu - und stellt das neue Modell ebenfalls weltweit zur Verfügung. Besonders die ständig präsente Herausforderung, auf einer Strecke mindestens unter den ersten zehn zu landen, wenigstens einmal die Nummer eins meiner Region oder meiner Gruppe zu sein ist grandios - die Belohnung nach einem Erfolg umso befriedigender. Schade: Wer nicht durchgehend im Internet hängt und TrackMania bereits kennt, braucht den aktuellen Teil nicht. Alle anderen: Kaufen!
88
GameStar (Germany)
Es ist zwar noch ein wenig früh für so einen Preis, aber Nadeo bekommt von mir trotzdem einen für die coolste Idee 2007. Ein Spiel und seine Fangemeinde unter einen Hut zu packen - wie genial ist das? Trackmania United zeigt eindrucksvoll, wie PC-Spiele künftig funktionieren könnten: Die Grenze zwischen Entwickler und Fan verschwimmt. Der eine erschafft das Programm, der andere hält es über die perfekt integrierte Plattform dauerhaft am Leben. Und es funktioniert: Ob ich nun in hochspannenden Rennen um die besten Plätze der Welt fahre, haarsträubende Eigenbau-Pisten von anderen Spielern erkunde oder mich selbst mal als Streckenarchitekt probiere, Trackmania United wird mich für Monate abhängig machen.
87
GamersHell.com
The graphical enhancements to the older sets are pretty cool and the updated physics make the cars handle even more distinctly than before. Nadeo has churned out an awesome new set of tracks, using every piece in every zone to its fullest. And while you won’t see many more pieces in the editor—especially in Snow and Rally—these tech updates, along with the hugely updated community features, make United a mandatory purchase for any Trackmania fan. And for those of you who have never tried Trackmania, there has never been a better place to start. Trackmania: United an inventive, creative, and just plain fun game with a surprising amount of depth hidden under its decidedly simple exterior. It manages to cater well to newbies without diminishing its hardcore credibility. Trackmania: United is rollercoaster of a game that should be at least tried out by anybody with even a remote interest in high-speed racing.
86
Gamigo
Trackmania war ein Phänomen und wird es auch mit United weiterhin bleiben. Zwar sieht man der Serie inzwischen ihre Jahre an, dies ändert aber nichts am fantastisch eingängigen Spielprinzip und dem ungemein hohen Spielspaß. Außerdem ist dadurch gewährleistet, dass auch Besitzer etwas altersschwacher Rechner noch jede Menge Spaß haben. Aber keine Angst, dass hört sich jetzt schlimmer an, als es ist. Trotzdem ist das Spiel in all seinen Facetten sehr ansehnlich. Wenn es überhaupt einen Punkt gibt, über den man meckern kann, dann ist es die grauselige Musik. Hier sollte Entwickler Nadeo in Zukunft verstärkt sein Augenmerk drauf richten. Ansonsten kann die Empfehlung nur lauten: Kaufen... SOFORT!
86
Fragland.net
In short, this game is the sum of all previous Trackmania games not only in content but also in fun. People that never played Trackmania should really give this a try as far as I'm concerned. As for the early fans, it would seem that this doesn't have a lot to offer that they don't already have but I think the online aspect of this game is good enough to get this one as well. A must for everyone then.
85
Computer Bild Spiele
Mögen Sie actionlastige Rennspiele? Dann erhalten Sie mit Trackmania United ein Rundum-sorglos-Paket. Jede Menge Strecken und Modi plus steter Nachschub für Online-Spieler ergeben inhaltlich ein ordentliches Pfund. Spielerisch überzeugt die einsteigerfreundliche Handhabung, die noch genug Luft für Verbesserungen der eigenen Fähigkeiten bietet. Hinzu kommen sieben Spielumgebungen wie Sand-, Schnee- oder Asphaltkurse, auf denen es sich stark unterschiedlich fährt. Das hinterlässt einen ausgesprochen "guten" Gesamteindruck.
85
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Overall, TrackMania: United is a great little racing game with plenty of fun and variety. It is not something for the simulator fans, quite obviously. Yet with the new online community features and the incredible track editor, it offers seemingly boundless fun for fans of arcade style racers.
80
PlayDevil
The game itself is evolution rather than revolution, and if you don't have broadband, there is probably little reason to buy this version, but if you do, the multiplayer and internet-driven single player are immersive, competitive, addictive, and incredibly fun. I was blown away by how good it was and how well it worked, and I challenge you not to be amazed as well. Go buy "Trackmania United" now and you won't regret it at all!
80
UOL Jogos
Enfim um jogo de corrida que substitui a seriedade e realismo, tão presente nos jogos do gênero, por pistas exageradas e diversão descompromissada. É o sucessor definitivo de "Stunts", levando a premissa do clássico à internet, com direito a uma comunidade virtual em constante expansão dentro do próprio game. O modo principal, no entanto, limita-se às corridas contra o tempo, sem colisões entre carros oponentes e fórmula baseada em tentativa e erro. "TrackMania United" por pouco não acerta em cheio, porém chega mais longe que a maioria dos concorrentes de seu gênero. Se é que existe algum.
80
IGN
Trackmania United is one honking big game that should appeal to anyone who gravitates to the wild and wacky style of arcade driving. Even fans of serious simulations would be hard pressed to cast aspirations on a title this strong. Granted, the actual cars and the control of such are not the stars of the show, but when a game is this much fun, this versatile, and this geared for customization and online interaction, unsatisfied customers will be few and far between.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Si certains regretteront que United n'apporte au final aucun nouvel environnement, on ne peut cependant pas dire qu'il s'agisse d'une simple compilation. L'interface a été améliorée, il y a plein de petits plus et l'aspect communautaire est boosté. En effet, chaque joueur dispose désormais de son propre espace dans lequel il peut proposer ses créations (circuits, voitures, vidéos...). On peut aussi comparer les scores que l'on a réalisés en solo à ceux des autres joueurs grâce au nouveau mode officiel. Voilà en tous les cas une bonne idée de cadeau de Noël.
80
GameSpot
Overall, TrackMania United has a dreamy, fantasy vibe that could fulfill a kid's slot-car dream. Veterans of the previous two games in the series might find it too much of a been-there, done-that sequel, but it's perfect for anyone who appreciates speed, imaginative track design, and a definitively offbeat take on running cars around in circles.
80
FZ
United är utan tvekan det hittills bästa Trackmania-spelet, ett "Best of"-paket av en redan smått fantastisk serie racing- och banbyggarlir. Och skälet är underbara onlinefunktioner, inget annat. Samtidigt kommer jag inte förbi en lättare känsla av gammal skåpmat - det är ett fullprisspel med samma grafik, ljud och spelformer som hos storasyskonen. Men de medföljande verktygen och det massiva utbudet av nytt material garanterar mer speltid än du hinner med, så slutomdömet blir ändå en vackert glänsande FZ-silvermedalj - om än med viss tvekan.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK)
That's Trackmania's secret. It's deeply satisfying, while at the same time being more frustrating than you could possibly imagine. It's a contradiction until you've played it. Its instant, load-free restart alone deserves a place in gaming's imaginary hall of fame. However, this time out, it does seem to have gone just a bit too difficult. Putting the community at the centre, and integrating the sharing tools is absolutely fantastic. The Coppers system inhibiting your ability to interact with it with complete freedom seems less so. And the menus with which it's all controlled feel clumsy and are near-impossible to navigate with a gamepad.
80
Jolt (UK)
And that’s not what Trackmania, United or otherwise, is about. Nadeo’s rebellious ride is a home for international relations – a vessel where gamers of all creeds can come together and share their exploits in an atmosphere of acclaim rather than derision. Trackmania United doesn’t essentially bring anything new to the table (perhaps the sandpit is a better analogy), but it is yet another example of a developer at the top of its game in a field where it is most certainly in pole position.
80
Pro-G
Ultimately, United falls just short of brilliance and will always be overshadowed in my mind by its slightly uglier older brother and its free expansion pack. Despite the obvious benefits offered by the new cars and track pieces, two of the best game modes have been removed and that's hard to understand.
78
Playfuls
Returning to the source of four wheeled amusement and eyes lured by the future of misleading simplicity. In not so many words, TrackMania United. It is wiser for us to approach Nadeo’s creation, without supercharged expectations favoring an unwritten need. The few admirers are motivated enough to replace the many. It’s newer, it’s “bigger”, it’s equally fun, and aside its slightly overpriced nature, carries within the exact kind of problems that might cost Nadeo the „crown”. Take it as you wish, but be careful not to squeeze it too hard.
77
Worth Playing
I strongly recommend that anyone interested in United give its direct prequel a try first, to be sure the gameplay style suits them. Existing fans should find the community-centric features strong enough to validate getting this fourth game in the series.
76
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Trackmania is nog steeds een te gekke Arcade Racer. Fans die op zoek zijn naar iets nieuws zullen echter van een kale reis thuiskomen...
70
1UP
You need little more than two buttons and a thumbstick to enjoy the hundreds of tracks United offers; the simple system is perfect for those intimidated by Gran Turismo, but still jonesing for a little velocity. Unfortunately, that velocity often hits zero as a result of United's penchant for locking up -- both on the track and in the custom map editor.
60
GameSpy
Despite its drawbacks, there's no denying that TMU is fun, especially in the beginning when the courses are short and you're discovering all the cool track designs for the first time. As you play there are plenty of moments when you'll pull off unbelievable stunts and just be in awe of what the physics engine is capable of. Sadly, this awe is eventually replaced by needless frustration that could've been avoided with the simple addition of a racing line or some other feature to help you find your way. TMU is a fine diversion for quick game breaks, but not much more. In a way, it's like popcorn, enough to be a snack or even an appetizer, but you won't get a full meal out of it.