IndyCar Series (video game)

IndyCar Series is a racing simulator developed by Codemasters.[1] The game was released in 2003 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. The game is based on the 2002 Indy Racing League. A sequel to the game, IndyCar Series 2005, was released in 2004 for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Windows based on the 2003 IndyCar Series. For PC, the recommended requirements are Windows 98, Millennium, 2000 and XP, but the game also works with Windows Vista and Windows 7.

IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series Cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)Codemasters
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Xbox
Windows
ReleasePlayStation 2, Xbox
  • NA: May 21, 2003 (PS2)
  • EU: June 20, 2003
  • NA: June 26, 2003 (Xbox)
Windows
  • EU: September 12, 2003
  • NA: September 23, 2003
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

GameplayEdit

DriversEdit

The game features 26 drivers from the 2002 Indy Racing League. The driver list includes 24 of the regular teams and drivers along with two of the Indy 500 only entries from Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Green.

ReceptionEdit

The game received "average" reviews on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[18][19][20] Eurogamer's Roman Jennings said of the PlayStation 2 version: "If we were to recommend an open-wheel racing game to somebody, it wouldn't be this. It would be Formula One 2003. If we were to recommend an arcade racer to somebody, it wouldn't be this. It would be Burnout 2. However, if we were to recommend a well-made racing sim to a real fan of the genre, then IndyCar Series would get a mention".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gawith, Nick (June 26, 2003). "Review: IndyCar Series (PS2)". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "IndyCar Series". Computer Games Magazine. No. 158. theGlobe.com. January 2004. p. 84.
  3. ^ a b Edge staff (July 2003). "IndyCar Series (PS2, Xbox)". Edge. No. 125. Future plc.
  4. ^ a b Jennings, Roman (August 4, 2003). "IndyCar Series (PlayStation 2)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Kato, Matthew (June 2003). "IndyCar Series (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 122. GameStop. p. 105. Archived from the original on January 15, 2004. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "IndyCar Series (Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 124. GameStop. August 2003. p. 99.
  7. ^ Goble, Gord (November 5, 2003). "IndyCar Series Review (PC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Varanini, Giancarlo (June 11, 2003). "IndyCar Series Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  9. ^ Shirinian, Ara (June 14, 2003). "GameSpy: IndyCar Series (PS2)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Shirinian, Ara (June 14, 2003). "GameSpy: IndyCar Series (Xbox)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Aceinet (October 10, 2003). "IndyCar Series - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Tha Wiz (June 8, 2003). "IndyCar Series - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  13. ^ Magruder, Randy (May 29, 2003). "IndyCar Series (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  14. ^ Magruder, Randy (July 2, 2003). "IndyCar Series (Xbox)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "IndyCar Series". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. August 2003. p. 99.
  16. ^ "IndyCar Series". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. September 2003. p. 82.
  17. ^ Mahood, Andy (December 2003). "IndyCar Series". PC Gamer. Vol. 10 no. 12. Future US. p. 102. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "IndyCar Series for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "IndyCar Series for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  20. ^ a b "IndyCar Series for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 11, 2019.

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