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Vanishing Point

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
81
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PlayStation
58
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Description

Vanishing Point is an arcade style racer featuring real cars and road course style tracks. The main difference between Vanishing Point and countless other racers is that you are never racing directly against other cars, but rather are racing against the clock. Your position at the end of the race depends solely on your time, not on your finishing position relative to other cars. What's more, there are loads of computer controlled cars that are there simply to slow you down.

The standard racing game modes are here: Tournament, Time Trial, and Single Race. One unique feature, however, is the stunt competition. You can compete in a series of events that test various driving skills in timed events. Some example events are the long jump and the slalom.

The selection of cars is quite diverse. You can race vehicles that range from low performance, like a VW Microbus, to high performance, like a Dodge Viper.

Screenshots

Vanishing Point Dreamcast Lots of cars to drive... but they ALL must be unlocked.
Vanishing Point Dreamcast Yee-haw!  Lookit that jump!
Vanishing Point Dreamcast Gotta love a game with Space Shuttles
Vanishing Point Dreamcast The Audi TT is a sweet ride.

Alternate Titles

  • "VP" -- Official abbreviation

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User Reviews

A great game for racing fans. Dreamcast Weston Sharpensteen (32)

The Press Says

Game Vortex Dreamcast Dec, 2000 95 out of 100 95
SegaFan.com Dreamcast Dec 13, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Netjak Dreamcast Jun 14, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN UK Dreamcast Dec 20, 2000 8.6 out of 10 86
neXGam Dreamcast Dec 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Defunct Games Dreamcast May 06, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Dreamcast Jan 04, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PSM PlayStation Dec, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Super Play PlayStation Apr, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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