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Project Gotham Racing (Xbox)

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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 Race intro
Project Gotham Racing Xbox Cone race
Project Gotham Racing Xbox Time trial mode
Project Gotham Racing Xbox Beginning a race.

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
ActionTrip Jan 22, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Game Freaks 365 Apr 19, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Critics Jun 05, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Nov 14, 2001 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Dec 06, 2001 B+ 83
X-Power Apr 22, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 13, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Game Revolution Nov, 2001 B 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 20, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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.


  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Xbox Racing Game of the Year

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JPaterson (9118) added Project Gotham Racing (Xbox) on Nov 17, 2001