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Interstate '76 (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

This is one helluvah game! You dig? Roedie (5226) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Get with the funk Julian McKenzie (159) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Original presentation AND high quality Tony Van (2691) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
More fun than John Travolta in a gorilla cage! Les Nessman (263) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Out of sight. This game grooves, man. Steelysama (106) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall MobyScore (44 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
PC Player (Germany)
Verbleites Benzin, bleihaltige Luft und eine Familienpackung "Easy Rider"-Feeling - das gefällt mir besser als die ewige "Mad Max"-Aufbereitung. Beim Testen von Interstate '76 konnte mich nur meine schon im dunkelroten Bereich stehende Magen-Tankanzeige vom Bildschirm wegbekommen. Daß die Grafik gerade mal guter Durchschnitt ist, stört mich nicht die Bohne. Wichtiger sind Fahrgefühl, Abwechslung und intelligentes Missionsdesign.
98
Game.EXE
Альтернативная реальность. Год тысяча девятьсот семьдесят шестой от Рождества Христова. Одежда - гм-м... цветастая. Усы -- белорусские. Прически черных не влезают в дверной проем. Машины - мечта. Новый зубодробительный автомобильный боевик Interstate '76 (просто "симулятором" назвать этот шедевр рука не поднимается) от Activision поднимает из могил поклонников Death Track и заставляет еще раз пересмотреть все три части Mad Max. Ура автомобильной бойне! Да здравствуют пулеметы 50 калибра, 30 миллиметровые пушки и управляемые радаром ракеты! Нельзя забыть и о минах, огнеметах, минометах и любимом автоматическом 45-го калибра. Всем стрелять до полшестого утра!
92
Gamezilla
People will be talking about this game in the future as a standard by which other games of the genre are judged. It has a fresh storyline, a combat model that really will blow you away, and some of the best music I've ever heard in a game. The biggest question mark for I76 is the hardware requirements. Activision says a P-90 with a 1 MB SVGA video card will do the trick, but if you want to really experience this game the way it was intended to be experienced, I'd recommend at least a P-120 and a 2 MB, 64-bit graphics card. And as in the game, the more horsepower, the better. Bottom line: expect Interstate 76 to be one of the landmark titles this year, and perhaps in years to come.
91
Entertainment Weekly
You and your kung-fu-fighting buddy, Taurus, steering two cruisers rigged with machine guns and oil-slick ejectors, must outgun the mercenaries in car-to-car combat. Interstate '76 isn't just a dull patch of highway, as evidenced by its stylish intro sequence — a groovy, twangy salute to '70s action thrillers that's sure to jump-start the old Pinto.
90
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
But still, at a time when many games can't even do one thing right, INTERSTATE '76 is a rare joy – a game positively overflowing with solid ideas and great gameplay. This is a superlative game in almost every respect, with nearly everything you could hope for in one package: adrenaline-inducing single- and multiplayer action; a solid, original plot that actually affects gameplay; a beautiful 3D environment; and even a great written manual. If you want to experience the '70s the way they should have been, get INTERSTATE '76 – and have a nice day.
90
Electric Games
How much effort would it have taken to add a simple save game option? In all other aspects, this is an excellent game, lots of fun, and multiplayer friendly. Save game problem or not, I highly recommend this game. Just remember, NEVER get out of the car. Bottom Line: Excellent gameplay, missions are well thought out. An action game that isn't just 'blast everything in sight'. Some clipping in the graphics. Major flaw in the save game philosophy, fail a mission, and you have to start at the beginning again. Still lots of fun to play, and multiplayer friendly. Finally, something to like about the '70s.
89
GameSpot
Automotive combat games have historically relied on action elements to deliver their visceral thrills. Games like GameTek's Quarantine and the soon-to-be-released Carmageddon from Sales Curve have followed the precedent set by first-person shooters - make it fast and make it violent. Interstate '76 presents automotive combat as a Pinto of a different color. Combining a great premise with an excellent physics engine, this may be the most realistically exciting vehicular violence since Steve McQueen blazed through the streets of San Francisco as Frank Bullitt.
88
Freak
משחק מקורי, שעשוי מאוד נקי ומאוד מקצועי. בעלי הפלייסטיישן צריכים לשמוח, שגם להם תהיה הזדמנות לשחק אותו. פשוט משחק טוב! מומלץ.
86
Privat Computer PC
Der er for alvor dømt kult over Interstate 76. Spillet er det mest funkede computerspil til dato, og byder på rigtig god handling, action og frem for alt underholdning. På cd'en ligger desuden en missions-editor, ligesom Activison lover at udgive nye missioner som kan downloades fra Internettet.
85
Power Play
Wie in „MW“ sind die teils recht großen Missionen zwar nicht zahlreich, dafür aber durchweg originell designt und fordern neben Köpfchen auch einen Eimer Zielwasser. Natürlich vermißt jeder Hobby-Mad-Max die von UIli angesprochenen Features. Doch schickt die Atmosphäre. belebt durch stilistisch ungewöhnliche Cut-Scenes und einen überragenden Soundtrack, eventuelle Kritikpunkte schnell gen Auspuff. Das fehlende Save-Feature während der Missionen geht mir im Gegensatz zu den Kollegen weniger ab - die 17 Aufträge wären in Windeseile durchgespielt. Vielmehr hätten gute Multiplayer-Modi wie ein Online-Krieg á la „Air Warrior“ dem Spiel die Krone aufgesetzt.
85
PC Games (Germany)
Interstate 76 ist sicherlich kein gewöhnliches Actionspiel. Anstatt monatelang an einer neuen Engine zu arbeiten, konzentrierte sich Activision auf die Ausarbeitung einer faszinierenden Story und eines realistischen Fahrmodells. Innerhalb des Genres eine ziemlich einzigartige Entwicklung, aber dennoch kann sich das Resultat sehen lassen.
84
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Laat er geen misverstand over bestaan: Interstate '76 werd van bij de start ontwikkeld als een multiplayer spel. Netwerkmogelijkheden, of het nu via LAN, modem of Internet gaat, zitten er van bij de geboorte in. Maar is er dan niets dat je bij I76 echt op je eentje kan beleven? Het antwoord is: ja. Je kan meespelen in een film. Momenteel ben ik bij missie 7 (van de 17) waarbij je door 4 politiewagens en een gevechtshelicopter aangevallen wordt. Vrij frustrerend. Oorzaak hiervan is het ontbreken van een moeilijkheidsgraad. Er is geen 'easy' of 'hard' instelling. Alles of niets. Geen tijd voor prutsers of bangerikken.
83
GameStar (Germany)
Die deutsche Ausgabe ist rundum gelungen, die Charaktere wurden ideal synchronisiert.
83
Game Revolution
"Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, disco junkies and square unfunkies alike, prepare to witness the unveiling of the funk. Out with the new, in with the old...straight from the ashes of your dad's roach clip rises a game that puts a bump in your rump and a swing in your thing, a dip to your hip and a glide to your stride. So throw on the high steppin' platforms, the polyester jumpsuit and the butterfly lapels - it's time to get funky. And oh, make sure you buckle up." One of the most anticipated titles of the year, Interstate '76 raised more than a few eyebrows with its discotheque premise.
80
Reset
Strona techniczna programu nie budzi zastrzeżeń. Wymóg co najmniej 16 MB RAM dla jego poprawnego działania jest już raczej standardem. Gra rozwija skrzydła dopiero na podrasowanych kolosach - w innych przypadkach obraz skacze. Zbudowane z wielokątów elementy graficzne szwankują jedynie w przypadku postaci - wydają się być one aż nazbyt schematyczne i wektorowe. Tyle o obrazkach. Muzyka jest znakomita, podkład z licznymi latynoskimi rytmami stanowi wspaniałą odmianę wobec powtarzanego w innych grach do znudzenia industrialu i techno. Podobnie dźwięk - został doskonale wkomponowany w szybkie tempo akcji. INTERSTATE '76 pozwala także na grupowe szaleństwo: gra bardzo sprawnie obsługuje sieć IPX.
80
Edge
Those still firmly subscribing to the notion that wide lapels and monstrous sideburns remain image-strengthening icons will undoubtedly find Activision's first-person 3D combat simulation comforting. Indeed, although the game is set in an alternate 1970s dominated by violence, crime and corruption, Interstate '76 delivers the clothing, hairstyles and - more amusing still - the expressions of the time.
80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
The economy is in the throes of a deep recession. Flames of riot rule the cities. Gas is expensive and scarce. Crime is rampant. No one seems to care. This is a time for vigilantes. So begins Activision's Interstate 76 (I76). You are Groove Champion. Your goals are to find out who killed your sister, Jade; to uncover the reason for her death; and to avenge that death, if at all possible. With your trusty pal, Taurus ("I'm so good, they should name a car after me"), your handy mechanic Skeeter, and your rugged Picard Piranha, you set out to right the wrongs of the alternate universe that is Interstate 76.
70
JeuxVideoPC.com
Qui n’a jamais rêvé de disposer de deux belles mitrailleuses couplées à l’avant de sa berline dans les embouteillages ? Vous ? Certainement pas. On vous a vu, l’autre jour, serrer votre volant comme si vous alliez le manger et invectiver les usagers de la route qui osaient, quelle outrecuidance, vous barrer la route d’un repos bien mérité. Mais on s’égare. Interstate 76. Voilà qui ne nous rajeunit pas. Non, ce n’est pas un clone de Pong lancé en 1976. C’est quand même un peu plus récent que cela. Mais ceci dit, le jeu prend place dans les années 70, mais pas celles que l’on connaît. Ou que l’on croit connaître.