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Project Gotham Racing takes you and your car onto the streets at night, where there are people to impress with your driving ability. You can race through cities such as New York and London. Pick one of the 25 cars and customise it to your tastes.

Two innovative features set the game apart from previous racers. The Kudos system awards points based on specific stunts and sharp driving, in a manner more typical of shoot 'em ups than racing games. Also, you can record your own CDs for use in the game, played in random order by a talking DJ.


Project Gotham Racing Xbox Car selection
Project Gotham Racing Xbox Main menu
Project Gotham Racing Xbox Cone race
Project Gotham Racing Xbox Race intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "世界街头赛车" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Project Gotham: World Street Racer" -- Japanese title
  • "PGR" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An outstanding game, probably the best arcade style-racing game ever (?) David Lafferty (16) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Extreme racing and driving skills game with high performance autos earned by level completion. Tar Larner (2) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
MSR for Xbox phlux (4142) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov 15, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90 Apr 01, 2002 90 out of 100 90
ActionTrip Jan 22, 2002 89 out of 100 89
IGN Nov 09, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88 Mar 15, 2002 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot Nov 13, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Mar 25, 2002 8 out of 10 80 Mar 13, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Gameplanet Oct 31, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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This game was included in an XBox giveaway contest in 2001 sponsored by Taco Bell....specifically titled the "Win It Before You Can Buy It" contest.


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    • 2001 – Xbox Racing Game of the Year

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JPaterson (9101) added Project Gotham Racing (Xbox) on Nov 17, 2001