Publisher: Electronic Arts
ESRB Rating: Teen Release Date: November 2000
0.5 Stars out of 4
Review by Tom Allen
½ Star out of 4
Racing around in a BMX, Aston Martin, or Lotus as James Bond sounds like a lot of fun. The
concept is good, but if it weren't for the James Bond music and voice-overs from Q, I think this
game would only be seen as a poor man's Driver.
Actually, it probably has that reputation anyway. There are no real races. Instead, you drive
through a number of missions, shooting people, helicopters, land mines, tanks, and other cars.
Driver 2 is innovative in that you can get out of your car and continue a mission on foot. 007
Racing would have benefited from that idea as well.
The game is too simplistic and needs more carefully designed "wow" moments. 007 Racing is
never suspenseful. The game is merely a collection of Bond set pieces without any Bond story to
make it interesting.
The controls are not bad, but reverse acceleration is not as instantly responsive as one would
hope for a game that is supposed to be so action-packed.
007 Racing does not have a practice mode or time trial, so those players looking for a more
racing-oriented experience should look elsewhere.
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