Test Drive 5 (Windows)

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Description

In this installment of the Test Drive series, you get to burn rubber in 28 vehicles from both recent and classic eras, including the classic Ford Mustang, Aston Martin Vantage, and more. You will be doing some wild jumps and having some big contact in these.

Race against other cars in 17 locations ranging from Russia to Hawaii. To further challenge you, they include shortcuts and alternate pathways, as well as police, variable weather effects and civilian cars. A heavy rock soundtrack spurs you on.

Screenshots

Test Drive 5 Windows Some of the unlockable cars are pretty funny. Take, for instance, the Pitbull Special.
Test Drive 5 Windows Russian police, tough but fair.
Test Drive 5 Windows Jaguar XJ220 tearing through Cheddar Cheese, England. I'm not making this up!
Test Drive 5 Windows Pitbull in Edinburgh. This is gonna be close!

Alternate Titles

  • "试验驾驶5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

A fun racing game for windows or playstation, race with a new sports car or an old muscle car. Jon Buder (9) unrated
All gloss and no guts makes TD5 a dull boy. Trixter (8712) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Pelit Jan, 1999 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer Mar, 1999 81 out of 100 81
IGN Dec 01, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
Secret Service / New S Service Jan, 1999 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Attack Games Feb, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla May 17, 1999 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1999 63 out of 100 63
CD-Action Jan, 1999 5 out of 10 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1999 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

Bug: The addition of environment mapping is a nice touch, but it shows up on the interior of the Aston Martin--even the driver! I never knew drivers were so shiny...

The game, even the final released "CD-ROM Classics" version, has many bugs. The game does not exit, for one... you need to alt-tab away from it, then kill it.

The game soundtrack features singles from Fear Factory, Gravity Kills, Junkie XL, KMFDM, and Pitchshifter.

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Trixter (8712) added Test Drive 5 (Windows) on Oct 16, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Adam Baratz (1344)