X360 Monday, October 1, 2007 | 9:00 AM

The first 10 minutes: PGR4

The first 10 minutes: PGR4

Almost 4 years day to day after the released of the ever great PGR2, Bizarre Creations finally releases a worthy successor after the midly disappointing PGR3. Enjoy these 8 new videos of Project Gotham Racing 4, that should give you a better idea of the good stuff to come. More impressions after the jump.


With a completely new career mode, a more than complete arcade mode, weather effects with a real impact on the driving, motorbikes that actually make sense gameplay-wise compared to the cars and most importantly some great new cities, Project Gotham Racing 4 is the most complete racing experience available to date. And we should take our sweet time enjoying it, since it will be the last one developed by Bizarre Creations now that they have been bought by Activision.

Also worth mentioning, the Force Feedback wheel support in PGR4 is spot on perfect, much much better than PGR3's patch.

The first 10 minutes: PGR4
Time Vs Kudos Quebec
Time Vs Kudos St Petersburg
Cone Gate London
Electric Car
Speed Challenge Las Vegas
Superstar Challenge London
Geometry Wars Waves

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Commented on 2007-10-01 09:02:15
Can't wait to get this, saw the review on Gamer TV and they rate it highly.
Commented on 2007-10-01 09:02:56
Want it now!
Commented on 2007-10-01 10:29:00
9/10 on eurogamer.net.

must have!
Commented on 2007-10-01 11:02:31
That's a very good advert for the game. They should send you a great big, box of chocolates as a thank you.
Commented on 2007-10-01 11:03:17
i liked 3 ....
Commented on 2007-10-01 11:08:21
Looks pretty amazing... I played a little of the first 3, but never fully got into any of them, but this I think I may spend a lot more time on.
Commented on 2007-10-01 11:19:34 In reply to BooMMooB
Posted by BooMMooB
9/10 on eurogamer.net.

must have!
Yeah that kind of score from Eurogamer is very hard to achieve.
Commented on 2007-10-01 12:18:44
Damn, links are slow.. :(
Commented on 2007-10-01 12:21:04
Wow, the game is already getting reviewed as well?

I thought this game might only be released next year!
Commented on 2007-10-01 13:53:41
this game needs to be pushed a little more..actually alot more
Commented on 2007-10-01 14:13:08 In reply to rustykaks
Posted by rustykaks
this game needs to be pushed a little more..actually alot more
it will get its advertising soon enough, there just letting halo 3 out the way first, then the trailers will kick out for this
Commented on 2007-10-01 14:14:58
Looks alright i suppose, the marketing for this has been truely bad i must say.
Commented on 2007-10-01 14:54:31
Latest Reviews
IGN UK: 9.1/10
EDGE magazine: 9/10
OXM UK: 10/10
Eurogamer: 9 / 10
Commented on 2007-10-01 15:36:03 In reply to Splicer261
Posted by Splicer261
Wow, the game is already getting reviewed as well?

I thought this game might only be released next year!
Next month :)
Commented on 2007-10-01 15:42:53
Tomorrow in the US...
I was kinda surprised by this in the ign test : "Hardly a world apart from the two-year-old PGR3, but no one can deny the exquisite detail and immense beauty packed into each and every one of Gotham’s cities."
At the same time, they say earlier that it's PGR3 without the jaggies (plus weather effects) and PGR3 would have been almost perfect without them (IMO)
Commented on 2007-10-01 15:46:41
Wow I didn't even realize it was the first. Where the hell have I been? I think it's time to sell some wares on Ebay to help fund the coming holiday releases.
Commented on 2007-10-01 15:49:20
LMAO , same here, and I have to buy a new mac with Leopard as well. I'm gonna start eating potatoes ;-)
Commented on 2007-10-01 15:52:01
What's why the funky music. The music at the end of the Electric car one-on-one race reminded me of some 70s show. I was expecting Huggy Bear to get out of the car at the end of the war wearing some killer platforms :-)
Commented on 2007-10-01 16:07:13 In reply to morpheus9394
Posted by morpheus9394
What's why the funky music. The music at the end of the Electric car one-on-one race reminded me of some 70s show. I was expecting Huggy Bear to get out of the car at the end of the war wearing some killer platforms :-)
In fact when playing with the wheel you can't change the type of music (up/down is used for the wheeling in bikes), so I couldn't go to classical music. But I thought it was funny music :)
Commented on 2007-10-01 16:14:52 In reply to BlimBlim
Y
Posted by BlimBlim
In fact when playing with the wheel you can't change the type of music (up/down is used for the wheeling in bikes), so I couldn't go to classical music. But I thought it was funny music :)
You were playing with the wheel? Impressive driving BlimBlim!!
The more I listen to the music the more it reminds me of the menu music from Gran Turismo3/4.
Looking at the videos it looks like Bizarre have improved the lighting/shading of the cars. They look more realistic now. In fact they look very much like the cars in GT5.
Commented on 2007-10-01 16:20:10 In reply to morpheus9394
Posted by morpheus9394
Y

You were playing with the wheel? Impressive driving BlimBlim!!
Half of these videos are done with the wheel.
Commented on 2007-10-01 16:23:05 In reply to morpheus9394
The more I listen to the music the more it reminds me of the menu music from Gran Turismo3/4.
Looking at the videos it looks like Bizarre have improved the lighting/shading of the cars. They look more realistic now. In fact they look very much like the cars in GT5.
Commented on 2007-10-01 16:37:03 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
In fact when playing with the wheel you can't change the type of music (up/down is used for the wheeling in bikes), so I couldn't go to classical music. But I thought it was funny music :)
Blim likes classical music?! w00t Me too!

Anyway the first 10 minutes is always great...
Commented on 2007-10-01 16:41:43
My only wish was that they brought back the headset feature from PGR2, damn that was smart as hell, i hate having to press the interactive button and go through the laggy 360 GUI to change track.
Commented on 2007-10-01 16:43:04
This game > My wet pants

Must have now!
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