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For those still ignorant ot the shoulder-shrugging thrills of X-Team Racing ('The best ski-doo game the PC has ever seen!'), it seems like there's competition squeezing itself into that bloated market of motorbikes with planks on. And y'know (not that anyone cares), if you think I marked that first game a little too high at 64 per cent (and sometimes jerk awake after a hectic day lying on the sofa thinking some validation was needed), then here's your validation. Hooray for that.
It's guilty of having the worst catch-up system around. Knock someone off their bike and they'll be back on your tail - and probably overtaking you - scant seconds later. Fall off yourself, or fall victim to your vehicle's poor handling and you'll find yourself near the back quicker than you'll find Posh Spice's new album in the discount barrel. And still able to get to the front in record time.
Start the game and, even in single-race mode, you only get three courses to race on. To unlock the others, you have to win tournaments. And the desire to win tournaments quickly flags when you realise how uninspired the courses are. Despite the different routes, it's a flaccid, finger-constantly-on-accelerate kind of racing game that doesn't even deserve the effort of looking at the back of the box in the shop. If you only buy one abnormally average ski-doo game this year, buy X-Team Racing. If you buy two, you're an idiot.