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TrackMania Nations Forever (Windows)

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Description

TrackMania Nations Forever is the sequel to TrackMania Nations ESWC, but not a direct sequel in the series of TrackMania games. Just like the previous Nations edition, this is a free version of the racing game.

The Forever edition updates the existing stadium environment with new scenery (such as dirt or a night setting), updated graphics and new music. Games can be played in the solo mode or online against other players. By default 65 tracks are included (all based on the same environment) but the game comes with an editor where new tracks can be built through pre-defined blocks. There is a global ladder keeping track of statistics, further divided into the player's country and here also into departments or provinces. This also extends to finding online games. Additionally, the available servers can now be sorted based on the opponents' rankings to find people who are in the same league, as points are only earned by finishing before players with a lower rank. Generally games offer multiple tries at the same track to best the scores. This version supports a larger amount of players per game with tracks based both on speed, steering and braking skill, and stunts. Some modes are time-based with multiple tries while others offer a rounds system where only one try per round is offered.

New options allow players to drive over tiles that remove all traction for a way and optionally enable a racing line, a ghost car, or disable the opponents to get a clearer view. The game is compatible with the commercial titles TrackMania United and TrackMania United Forever, where players have a larger amount of options, racing tracks, different car models (only one in the Nations version) and an in-game peer-to-peer system to exchange custom game content based on the in-game copper currency. Races can be recorded and extensively edited in the replay editor.

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TrackMania Nations Forever Windows Main game screen to select the game mode.
TrackMania Nations Forever Windows Another new course section with water
TrackMania Nations Forever Windows Main game screen where you can create an account (Dutch version).
TrackMania Nations Forever Windows New for this Nations title, you can even choose your country's province or department - here the eleven Belgian provinces are shown.

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The Press Says

Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 30, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet Apr 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamer.co.il May 14, 2008 84 out of 100 84
gameZine (UK) May 01, 2008 8 out of 10 80
MMOhut 2008 3 out of 5 60

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  • TrackMania (Official website for the TrackMania series of games)
Sciere (248128) added TrackMania Nations Forever (Windows) on Apr 17, 2008