“ Manufacturer: Microsoft / Genre: Racing / Driving / ESRB Rating: E10 - (Everyone 10+) / PEGI Age Rating: Age 16+ / Output Signal Supported: 720p / HDTV Support: HDTV Support / Audio Support: Dolby Digital 5.1 / Aspect Ratio: 0,672916666666667 / Online: Online Gaming Support / ESRB Descriptor: Mild Violence / ESRB Descriptor: Language / Max. Number Of Players: 1 „
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Test drive unlimited is an open world driving simulator and choose from many cars and bikes, you drive anywhere and if you see a race signal you can press the A key or you can flash your headlights at someone online to race them (the person who flashes headlights at whoever and you can choose the track).
Sometimes theres a one time only mission where theres a girl your charater like and you help her to carry the shopping but if you cut the road and speed you'll scare the girl and she will run away and you go nuts (which is funny). You can go to your home choose your car or bike get changed or just do nothing.
The world is medium space.
The weather stays at day (could be loads better).
Lots of cars are fast (loads slow to obivously)
Cannot upgrade cars.
Theres loads of citys and beaches (but with the beaches you cant go in them).Its a M.O.O.R game (massively open online racing game). you can get the bugatti veron (the fastest sreet legal car ever).
You can get load's of farraries fords...Ect.
My opinion of the game is very good and fun to play with friend's. if you read this review i would see some racing fans would buy Test drive unlimited and its a very good game and i'll make a review on TDU2 thanks for reading this review.
Well i was never fond the of the Test Drive series of games, they never did too well either, TDU was the first TD game to really make a scene and rightly so.
It was widely advertised that the game had featured the largest playing area of any driving game ever made, and features over 1000 miles of road.
The games road network was made using satellite imagery of the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, however certain roads and highways were removed from their original location, presumably the make the game more enjoyable to play, and flow easier. The game also removes certain notable features of O'ahu, especially around the Pearl Harbour area.
Test Drive Unlimited is fairly unique in its approach, the player begins by purchasing a house and a car, as the player progresses through the game he can buy more houses with bigger garages to support more cars. The latter houses allowing more and more cars in their garages.
In total there are 125 licensed cars and motorbikes in the game, mostly the cars are exotic supercars, such as Ferrari's and Lamborghini's. I didnt particularly like driving the motorbikes, i didnt feel as though they fitted into the game at all well.
There are various different event types you can compete in, there are standard races, vehicle transportation, picking up hitchhikers, working as a courier and more.
You've probably heard of TDU's legendary online gameplay, often called a M.M.O.R (Massively Multiplayer Online Racer). The games online mode is very similar to the offline mode, infact if you have a valid connection to XBL and a gold subscription you can switch to online mode at the click of a button, when in online play you can drive around as you would normally in single player mode, except now there will be other drivers driving with you, you can visit diners spread across the island that work as online lobbies to meet people and challenge from to a race, in one of the pre-set race tracks or in a challenge you made yourself in the games challenge editor.
The online mode also allows you to sell your vehicles to other players, and join clubs (clans).
This game is quite revolutionary in its gameplay, similar to Midnight Club and Burnout Paradise, but on a much larger scale, and on more remote routes instead of bustling cities.
The game can take you a while to drive from one event to another, im not sure if you can jump to the event, but i much preferred driving there.
The game is quite old now, with a sequel already announced, so the game will be fairly cheap now, i recommend this game highly.
Dont bother buying this game on the PS2 or PSP, the Xbox 360 and PC versions are far better.
When I downloaded the demo for Test Drive Unlimited I was quite disappointed with it. The graphics were quite poor and the handling and physics were poor. Prior to release, I watched the trailers and all the different video's released by Atari and I started to get excited about the game. The game was released and I read some reviews on the game. All the reviews were glowing as everyone seemed genuinely impressed with the game.
I decided it's time I bought the game and I must say I was not disappointed. All the things I complained about during the demo had been changed. It actually felt nice to drive and the graphics were pretty good. I found that the game was actually pretty fun, as the objective of the game was fun. There are many different things to do such as; races, side missions, and just driving around the island. Another advantage is that it's purely online which enables you to view other drivers on the island at the same time as you. This is good fun, as if you're part of a clan then you can have a meet and tour the island together. My favourite side missins include transporter which is where you have to drive a car from point a to point b to gain some extra cash.
With a good sized car list and motorcycle list this game provided hours of fun, and continues to do so until this day.
The achievements are fairly easy as most are unlocked through gameplay. Some are quite tricky as it can be quite hard to beat some people online in races due to an unfair advantage as most people use the fastest cars so they can't be beat. Some are also quite time consuming as you have to drive so many miles and drive on every single piece of road for two achievements, but this is also fun at the same time as you explore the whole of the island and gives you extra hours of fun.
Overall the game is pretty good and I'm glad I purchased it. I just wish that Atari would release a second edition of this fantastic game. Another advantage was the release of downloadable content via the Xbox Live marketplace which added new cars and bikes to the game every so often. This made sure the game was never out of date. There is only one disadvantage that I can think of and this is where the servers for the games are down and can be quite tricky to regain access to.
I would give this game a 4/5 and would recommend it all car enthusiasts as it is a must have game for the Xbox 360.
Test Drive Unlimited for the XBox 360 is a game that comes straight from Microsoft, the manufacturer of the console. The game is a driving and racing simulator that puts you behind the wheel of the car of your choice. However, you will need to start with a cheap car and work your way up by competing in trials, tournaments and competitions and racing against the other racers that you may bump into along the way.
Graphically there is a lot of detail and everything looks fairly realistic, though the game is now quite an old release and the true graphical capabilities of the 360 console are only just starting to shine through on more recent releases, such as Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The animation is sufficient but can be a little jerky at times and games like Juiced 2 are a lot smoother.
The sound effects are pretty good though and there is a noticeable difference between the engine sounds of different cars. There are also a wide variety of cars that you can purchase along the way with the money you've earned, as you build up your collection. Not only that, but you can also by houses with larger storage capacity in order to store your vehicles. I believe there is also a feature that allows you to trade vehicles with other players online, either to make more money or to get a better car, though I haven't tried this feature out yet.
Each level comes as a map which you can view from above, that indicates where tournaments and trials are. You can either choose to be transported to the location of your choice, or you can set your GPS navigation and find your own way there. However, the game is quite realistic, as if you crash or cause damage or go speeding around the streets like a nutcase, the police will be on you and you'll get fined a hefty penalty if you're caught.
Personally I also find Test Drive Unlimited to be one of the more realistic driving/racing games in terms of usability. It requires you to use your brakes as you would in real life and the word simulator is an accurate description of the game. You are also given the option of different views such as controlling from either the interior or exterior of your vehicle.
In terms of playability there are a wide of features available and once you've built up a good collection of cars, it can be fun to take them out on the road purely just for leisure or for practise. Despite the game now being quite old, I still think it's one of the better driving games available for the X-Box 360 and it comes highly recommended.
Test Drive Unlimited was supposed to be a revolutionary new spin on driving games by introducing free roaming; it ends up just becoming a chore.
The game is set on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, with all the roads supposedly being taken from GPS images making it accurate to real life.
You start of by choosing what your character will look like, but I don't really get the point of this as you can not get out of your car and so the only benefit is seeing your head through the windows. Once past this section you're free to explore the island.
TDU has over 125 cars and motorbikes licensed, each one you buy from the particular marquees dealers, which are situated all over the island - for example if you want an Aston martin, you need to go to the Aston martin dealer and purchase one from there. All cars have their interiors modelled to be as they are in real life which is a very nice touch.
The aim of the game is to drive around, completing races and buying new cars - it quickly becomes repetitive.
The driving physics are not realistic at all, and the cars do not behave at all how they would in real life - this is a major problem.
The game is redeemed slightly by its multiplayer - you can join up to 7 other people online and basically 'cruise' the island, which is more fun than it sounds, or compete in races.
Overall it's a good game, with good graphics and a good range of cars, but its repetitive game play and poor physics make me give it 2 out of 5 stars
Ive never owned a game from the test drive series but after downloading the demo from xbox live i was hooked.
You can start off as a selection of characters either male or female and then get to buy a car after u rent your first one to drive to the garage (dont ask why). As you can imagine you dont have loads of money at the start and you are limited to what you can buy, although nearly every car in the game you can buy without having to unlock them it just depends if you have the money or not.
After purchasing your first car you then have to get a house to out it in and as with the cars it depends on how much money to what you can afford, then from here you basically start to get into the game.
There are several races or challenges you can do from the standard circuit racing to delivering packages, dropping people off and delivering customers cars to earn extra money, dropping off people earns you credits which you can use to purchase clothing items from the likes of Ben Sherman and Ecko.
The game does full under the racing sim style like forza rather than a standard arcade racer, each car handles differently but it lacks the option of fine tuning your engine for maximum speed. I was happy to see they have incorporated damage physics to the pedestrians cars but it wont affect the condition of yours or your fellow players. The one downside i realised is the weather, its always sunny constantly no night time, rain or snow which i dont mind to much but it would be enjoyable to race at night or have to try and drive better in wet conditions.
Although this game came out back in 2006 i still think the graphics are far nicer than some recent ones you see today, each car on the game is an exact replica of the real life version inside and out and little touches like electric windows that alters the sound of your engine when you are inside is a cool feature, there are a couple of glitches that you sometimes notice such as the computers AI cars can sometimes drive straight off the road literally into the hills or water, the island itself is also a brilliant replica of the real version from each sign post to each house.
For any fan of racing you must get this game if you havent yet, its great fun if you just want to mess around or try to control your car the best you can on the race track against other people.
This game has been around for a few years now, I remember around it's release there was quite a lot of hype about it, but in all honestly I had forgotten about it, until I was looking for games to go with my Xbox 360. I found it in the "bargain" section if Argos, where they were offering 2 games for just £30 ... An offer that was hard to refuse. It was the first game that I played on the Xbox, and was seriously impressed, who wouldn't be driving a Ferrari on a large HD telly!?
For me something that makes this game stand out is the massive selection of genuine cars, being able to drive down a street, pop into an exotic car garage & taking the most expensive car for a spin. It sounds perfect until you realize it's just a game. Aside from this there is a certain amount of realism, for example you can't just buy cars until you are out of £££, you need to buy garages for them all too, unlike some games where there's a nature of see-it, buy-it, forget-it. In addition to this all cars are licensed, so they look photo-realistic (and even have live updating sat-nav!).
The scenery of the game is, again, very impressive. There seems to be hundreds, if not thousands, of miles of roads to explore - so it will take a long time before "this place looks familiar" comes into your head. To help you around the place there is sat-nav type navigation, whereby you can get a birds-eye view of the island to set your destination. In all honesty you would no doubt be lost without it.
The game may not be the most realistic in terms of car's handling, but I find that there is at least a clear distinction when driving different cars (i.e. many of the older US muscle cars feel like boat's around corners). There are many different "stages" for you to compete in to progress throughout the game, all of which are accessible in different stages & through the map. These range from the usual races, to special missions whereby you may be rewarded in tokens rather than money.
Online play is something which I felt has been implemented very well, with other players appearing as if they are just driving down the street next to you, and if you fancy a challenge then you can just flash your headlights at them, and let the rubber burning begin!
I'd say this game is very similar to the GTA and Need For Speed series', in that you are free to roam around the island (city) as much as you like, and take on challenges as & when you please ... the only major difference from GTA is that there is no ability to walk around, everything is from your car (oh, of course, the lack of guns too!).
Test Drive Unlimited is a driving game published by Atari for the Xbox 360 console (If you do not know what this is I have reviewed it separately.) I first played the game because my Xbox 360 came with the demo and I played it and really enjoyed it. I loved the cop chases and the lovely island but there were some things I did not like as well.
The things I liked:
I liked the fact the game had lots of licensed cars (over 100) which look great and really realistic. These licensed cars come from brands like Audi, Aston Martin, Cadillac, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, Mc-Laren, Mercedes, Nissan, Volkswagen and many more! The game also includes bikes which is a big plus for me because if you start getting bored driving your car around the island you can pop on a bike and do lots of wheelies! You can also download new cars through Xbox Live which adds even more fun to the game!
I also liked the island which you drive around and is based upon the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu. The island is really big and you can drive for many miles and miles of roads and racing tracks adding a nice landscape to the game and a bit of variety.
On Xbox Live while driving around doing the normal things at any moment you can be challenged or challenge other layers whenever you want which is brilliant.
Unlike most people I actually did enjoy the cop chases and thought they were fun.
The things I disliked:
Most of the missions are boring and the ones where you have to drop off models and hitchhikers may sound fun but after a couple are very boring and you need to do these to earn in game money so you can buy better cars or bikes or even houses or tokens so you can buy some lovely new clothes!
There is no storyline or plot - you just drive around the island racing and completing missions!
The sound is really bad and the sound effects are boring.
I would say this game is better than the average Xbox game but with just a few changes could have been brilliant. The game manages to get boring after a while even though there are a massive amount of cars and bikes. Even the fantastic island can get boring if there is no plot and there are boring missions! I would say this deserves a place in racing fans collections and most others but I would not rush out to buy it anytime soon.
A good thing is though you can get this game cheaply. I got mine for £9.99 from Play.com (reviewed separately) and you can probably get it for a fiver on eBay!
This review may appear on various sites under the names ns1209 and mariofan123.
Best way to describe this game? GTA, without the swearing, ability to get out of the car, and adult themes.
Apart from that, this game has you driving around Hawaii delivering cars or packages for money. You can also compete in races, join clubs and buy and rent cars to put in your Cribs Garage.
The graphics are perfect, the cars are licensed and great, and the game is one that you will probably be playing for months, rather than games that are giving consumers 30 Hours of gameplay and thats that.
So, whats this game about? A bloke that starts off small, needs to earn some cash because he cant get a normal job like everyone else. So, you deliver cars, packages and even women to destinations, and once its done, your rewarded with some dosh... or in the case of dropping off the ladies with their shopping, you get vouchers to obtain clothing from shops. These shops are also licensed. Ecko is one of them, and they have some pretty cool stuff, but the best thing to do is drive and drive until you cant drive no more. As you pass shops, they appear on your Map, so you can point, click, and instantly get to the destination.
I still have this game, and I am about 20% of the way through it, after buying it in the Summer of 08. its a great game to cruise around to, listening to your tunes. On a big HD TV, not too close, and you can feel like your in a car yourself, doing what you want to in Hawaii.
Its a bargain now. So low in price, its worth it if you have ever liked any kind of driving games... EVER!
Test Drive Unlimited is a racing game developed by Eden Studios and published by Atari. As a new addition to one of the longest running racing franchises Test Drive, this game does bring some fresh ideas of gameplay that turns out to be exciting and enjoyable but also falls short in some areas. To be specific, I have a lot to appreciate about this game but also a bit to complain about. I will never call it "the perfect racing game" but I have to admit that this game packs enough fun and racing action to keep you playing for hours. Lets throw some light on this brand new racing game from Eden Studios. First I will discuss those aspects of this game that you will enjoy and appreciate.
1. This game has lots of toys to play with. The good news for racing fans is that there are lots and lots of licensed sport cars (I think the total number of cars and bikes taken together exceeds 100) from brands like AC, Alfa Romeo, Ascari, Aston Martin, Audi, Cadillac, Caterham, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Edonis, Farboud, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Noble, Pagani, RuF, Pontiac, Saleen, Shelby, Spyker, TVR, Volkswagen, Wiesmann and not just that, you also have bikes from Ducati, Kawasaki, MV Agusta and Triumph. The developers have done quite good work on this respect and deserve appreciation. The cars look exactly as they would in real life. In addition to that, you can also download new cars via Xbox Live. This only makes it more interesting.
2. You will be playing the whole game on a landscape that has been modelled based on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and has miles and miles of racing tracks and a beautiful and vast landscape to explore. Portraying an existing location in the real world into a game adds realism to the game . But one thing which I should point out is that in some places you will notice differences between the real Oahu and the virtual Oahu modelled here. But its ok. I think it can never be a perfect replica.
3. Everything you do in the single-player mode, you can do the same in the multi-player mode too. This is surely a strength of the game and something which racing game fans have been missing in many of the other racing games available in the market. In fact according to me, this is one of the biggest reasons as to why you should play this game.
4. There is also ample fun in the multi-player mode where you can challenge another player anytime you want. Being able to do that is simply awesome. In addition to that you can create your custom challenges and also participate in the custom challenges of other players. The extent to which challenges can be customized is another enjoyable aspect of this game.
5. You have a lot of things to do in-game. The game will offer lots of races and missions to you.
Now if you remember, in the beginning of this review, I said that I also have a few things to complain about. Now lets throw light on those areas where the game falls short.
1. The game actually lacks a story/plot.
2. The delivery missions like delivering hitchhikers or models to their destinations can be boring at times and the game forces you to play these missions to earn in-game cash.
3. The A.I. of computer controlled racers arn't that impressive and the 'cop-chase' part isn't that intense.
But inspite of all such drawbacks, Test Drive Unlimited still stands out as an enjoyable racing game, definitely worth giving a try.
Aaaah, fresh air, breath of.
As a concept this nice little runner from Atari had me very exited. Hundred plus cars, Haiwaii, thousands of miles of open road, buyable property, Haiwaii...
So, I bought my ticket jumped on a flight, and emigrated to Ohau.
Oh. Haiwaii didn`t look this blocky in the brochure, best I call the travel agents. Oh. I see, nobody lives here, just cars.......
Okay, maybe it`s not quite that bad and the longer i played the more i enjoyed. But it`s certainly, shall we say, a quirky little fellah.
Firstly there`s no denying that the 7 course meal of motors available is first class, the classic cars being a nice touch. And travelling from dealership to dealership to unlock bigger and better cars was (for a while at least) rather fun.
Just enjoying the countryside, or diverting on a longer route just to take in a coastal path. Just relaxing, relaxing... until some nut case on a super bike over takes you in your Murcielago and you simply HAVE to take chase! "Here, this weaving in and out of traffic at 160mph is easy!" Then, whooops. Hit a police car. Another chase ensues, this time forcing you to push your lambo all the way to 200. Glancing out of the side window (which is a pain in the bloody arse!) the world is but a warped blur. Cop car fades into the distance... victory!
It was moments like this that i thought made TDU truly playable, and while it didn`t quite make up for the slightly dodgy handling or the ghostly feeling one gets when cruising through high class-high rise appartments, with nobody in them, OR the engine noise lazily copied for multiple cars(boooooooooooooooooring) it goes a long way towards helping.
And lets be honest, there is no better feeling than finally being able to afford your first really hot car, coming up against one of the vast many cpu controlled wandering cars that whooped your hiney 2 days ago, and choking him (or her) in an asphyxiating cloud of rubber fumes!
The incentive for gain is much better than in most other racers, as the cars you`re pitted against in each race don`t self level (an infuriating feature of many racers which I hate) to match your performance.
There are a fair amount of challenges to keep you occupied at first but many are so short they soon get chewed up.
The idea of picking up prostit, sorry, maidens in distress and/or hitch hikers is fantastic, but falls immediatley short by not rewarding you with cash. Stupid. The transporter missions on the other hand are especially good, and reward you with plenty of wedge for completing them.
I would say one of the most enjoyable elements of the game is building up your own island empire through buying properties, as if you studied the map hard enough these would very often come with huge expanses of private road, (that cpu cars just happened to spawn on) perfect for those high octane one on ones. Couple this with the choice of donning yourself in some fine threads from real life fashion manufacturers and you get a real self gratifying feeling of being the richest kid on the block.
But sadly all these features eventually fall by the wayside, and end up reminding you of just how empty the game world is.
Imagine what a game this could have been.
If only the best features had been expanded upon, the graphics sharpened up slightly (although it`s fair to say this was a fairly early 360 attempt), the awful sound effects tweaked, everything was there ready to become a real belter of a racer. I sincerely hope somebody picks up where Atari left off, to not fulfill the potential that it has at ground roots would be a gaming travesty.
As it is, Test Drive Ulimited stays an above average game that just SHOULD have been so much better. Peace out.
One of the first games i had was Test Drive and it is probably still the best racing game that i have played and ive had my xbox now for over a year and there still hasnt been a better racing game out. Well you have to do races to get get money to buy cars/motorbikes, houses and clothes and you just keep on building up so you eventually own all the houses and all the cars its really fun just driving about in the city as there is hundreds of miles you can drive just cruising about on the island you can also play online and race agaisnt your freinds to see who has the better and faster car. Now thinking about it, it is kinda the same as pgr3 but in this case test drive unlimited is so much better well i think so anyway. Recomended to buy this game if you are into racing which lets you free rome aswell.
Test Drive Unlimited, is a racing game for the Xbox 360 games console.
What is so fun about this game is you can free roam around the massive island of Oahu which is a real part of Hawaii.
While roaming around you will find, car dealerships where you can purchase new exotic vehicles and motorbikes, you also find race events, car delivery events, time trial events and more.
The driving in this game is good, but the cars do not seem to handle it properly. They all feel like tanks, which is strange when they are meant to be exotic, light, super cars. The bikes handle more like you would imagine.
An interesting thing about the game is if you are connected to the Internet, you will be able to see other people that are racing the round the island and challenge them to races
You can get this game for around 10 to 15 pounds so if you like racing I recommend you try it.
This is one of the best games i've played on my Xbox 360 so far. Although it may not create any competition in terms of realism against the likes of Gran Turismo or Project Gotham Racing. The range of cars and ability to free ride around a Hawian island in anything from an Audi TT to a Mclaren F1 with the Police chaisng you doesnt compare to anything, except Need for Speed series which has the worst gameplay ever experienced, with EA rushing out games which people buy without oing a proper job of it!!!
I hope another is released soon, with all the latest cars like the new Nissan GTR and with exams nearly over and i'll need something to do before september comes around.
With great price of £9.96 from Amazon what an go wrong. If you realy hate it after buying it you ould probably make money on it selling it at Game or Gamestation.
Test Drive Unlimited was one of those games where I picked up last minute but I am glad I did. It includes many cars which you can buy from visiting the car shops around the island. A great thing is that you can choose what you can do such as explore the island or compete in races to earn money to buy cars. The graphics stand out incredibly as they give the feel as if your driving the car yourself. But the game does get quite boring after a while if you get bored of the races and time trials and there is nothing else to do apart from explore the island, or buy clothes. If you don't get bored easily from races or time trials, this game is fantastic as it includes many cars and combined with superb grahics, this game has lots to offer for a great price.
Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest cars and bikes on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Visit the most sophisticated car and bike dealers and chose to purchase new vehicles or simply take them for a spin. Collect and trade rare performance parts and customize each vehicle to make it one-of-a- kind. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.