|a game by||Team SOHO|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 1 vote|
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The Porsche Boxster is the newest addition to the famous family of sports cars. With solid graphics, decent handling, and intense racing action, Sony effectively captures the experience of driving this awesome machine in Porsche Challenge.
Play solo or race against a friend on four courses ranging from the snowy Alps to the hazardous corners of Stuttgart. Shift through three difficulty levels, arcade or simulation racing, and three racing modes to suit your driving needs. Then choose from and race among a field of seven eclectic drivers (however, they have zero influence on your performance). If only there were more tracks, this game would have serious staying power.
The graphics mirror the sleek elegance of the Boxster with smooth animation and well-rendered backgrounds, creating a realistic 3D racing experience. However, pop-up in the background scrolling prevented a higher graphics score. The realistic controls have plenty of drag, but arcade racers will likely be turned off by their sim-style tightness. The techno soundtrack is enjoyable but bland.
Porsche Challenge is a well-engineered driving machine that fells short of greatness. It's worth taking for a spin--but probably as a rental for most.
- Always sacrifice speed for traction in the Alpine course by sticking to the paved and dirt surfaces.
- Use the Practice mode to chart out available alternate course routes.
- Take the inside on sharp turns and force opponents to the outside. There's no damage if you bump cars.