Vanishing Point

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
81
3.7
PlayStation
58
3.7
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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.

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Vanishing Point Dreamcast Lots of traffic.
Vanishing Point Dreamcast Yee-haw!  Lookit that jump!
Vanishing Point Dreamcast Gotta love a game with Space Shuttles
Vanishing Point Dreamcast Publisher/Developer

Alternate Titles

  • "VP" -- Official abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Apr 26, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de Dreamcast Feb 14, 2001 89 out of 100 89
IGN UK Dreamcast Dec 20, 2000 8.6 out of 10 86
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Feb 13, 2001 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot PlayStation Feb 23, 2001 7.4 out of 10 74
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Feb, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited PlayStation Apr, 2001 68 out of 100 68
All Game Guide PlayStation 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Feb 02, 2002 F 0

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