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Arctic Thunder, the fourth installment in Midway's arcade racing series, is a fantasy snowmobile-racing game that plays like a mix of Cruis'n and a kart racer on ice. The main object of the PS2 and Xbox versions is to upgrade sleds and unlock secret characters or tracks. You earn Gold Medals or lots of points to unlock most secrets, and you do this by winning races. The gameplay involves shooting down enemies with weapons, boosting yourself ahead, and pulling off tricks. Exclusive to the console versions is a Battle Mode that emphasizes the game's frantic combat.


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GameSpy Jan 02, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Consoles Plus Apr, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Gaming Target Jan 21, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Chronicles Jan 10, 2002 6.1 out of 10 61
Game Revolution Dec 01, 2001 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic Jan 30, 2005 C 50
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 5 out of 10 50 Jun 21, 2002 50 out of 100 50 May 09, 2002 50 out of 100 50
GameSpot Dec 11, 2001 4 out of 10 40


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Michael Pelensky (431) added Arctic Thunder (Xbox) on Apr 14, 2003
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