Driving Speed

A free, fun and exciting multiplayer racing game

7.2

1187 Votes

  • Category Racing games
  • License Free
  • Version 2.2
  • Size 110.46 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98
  • Language English
  • Program by Wheelspinstudios

It’s All About Speed and Driving

As the name suggests, Driving Speed is all about driving and speed. While the game seems rather flashy at first, is it a case of all style and no content? Read on to find out more about this game.

The first thing you will notice about Driving Speed is sure to be the graphics. They simply seem to leap off the screen and draw players into the game. There are no long and complicated tutorials for players to sit through before they can start playing the game and the controls are also very easy to manage.

Zipping around the track is a lot of fun and there are plenty of European and Japanese cars to choose from. Fans of American muscle cars may be a bit disappointed to find that these types of cars are not included in the game, but the cars that are included handle well and more than make up for this small shortcoming.

Both the game sounds and handling are very realistic and put players right in the heart of the action. Just like driving a real car at high speeds, the controls tend to be a little bit on the sensitive side and it is important to take care that you do not go hurtling off the track. This should not be too much of a problem though and helps to keep players focused. This also enhances the addictive quality of the game and will make players want to return to the track over and over again.

There are eleven computer controlled cars to race against in total and some of the skills that the drivers display help to make the game a bit more challenging. Although there are only two different tracks to race on, both of these tracks have been well created and feature a large amount of details that players are sure to enjoy.

Despite all of these winning elements, the game does feel a little bit basic and unfinished. There is no real storyline to the game and the only real challenge is competing in races and trying to clock up the fastest lap times possible. There are only four cars four players to choose from and the ways that these cars can be modified is very limited.

The addition to side missions or a few interactions with the other drivers would help to round out the game a little. Even the driver that gamers play as is not really given an identity. People who have a strong sense of imagination can fill in the details for themselves, but it would be nice if a bit more was added to help flesh out the game a bit.

Once you have mastered the main racing dynamic of Driving Speed there is not really too much left to do. Players will simply repeat the same races again and again and with the limited cars and tracks it really is a case of going through the same actions once more. However, this can still be a lot of fun by itself.

Although Driving Speed has its limitations, the elements the game does offer are very well rendered. People who are new to racing games are sure to have a lot of fun with this game and this is a good way to get experience. The easy to use controls are a real bonus for novice gamers, while the graphics really pack a punch.

Pros

  • The game is very simple to play
  • The handling and sounds are excellent
  • Great graphics

Cons

  • There are only two circuits
  • The overall game is rather basic
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