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Shaneus
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(10-13-2017, 01:17 AM)
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You've aged pretty well considering you're 10 years old:



















I still enjoy watching your intro and E3 videos from time to time, it could be nostalgia but I think they hold up, even today.

Both in-game and replay, you still look (and sound) pretty good. You weren't only a looker in photo mode, that's for sure!

So PGR4, I'd like to wish you a happy birthday. Shame it's been so long since you or your relatives made an appearance since you graced us with your presence. Maybe one day...


For further reading, I can recommend a retrospective from Eurogamer that's a few years old, as well as their original review.

PS. It's not about how fast you drive, it's about you drive fast.
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Soapbox Killer
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(10-13-2017, 01:18 AM)
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Wasn't the first one on Dreamcast? I remember it being super dope but not the name.
digoutyoursoul
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(10-13-2017, 01:19 AM)
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I wish Turn 10 or Playground Games would bring this series back one day, even if it's a smaller digital title.
GHG
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(10-13-2017, 01:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by digoutyoursoul

I wish Turn 10 or Playground Games would bring this series back one day, even if it's a smaller digital title.

Please god not turn 10. Playground would be fit to do it though.

Pgr4 is the GOAT arcade racer.
digoutyoursoul
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(10-13-2017, 01:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soapbox Killer

Wasn't the first one on Dreamcast? I remember it being super dope but not the name.

Metropolis Street Racing
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Remij
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(10-13-2017, 01:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soapbox Killer

Wasn't the first one on Dreamcast? I remember it being super dope but not the name.

I think it was Metropolis Street Racer or something like that.
Coin Return
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(10-13-2017, 01:21 AM)
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Got this day one. If it weren't for the Horizon series, it'd still be in my top 3 racers ever.
Rellik
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(10-13-2017, 01:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by digoutyoursoul

I wish Turn 10 or Playground Games would bring this series back one day, even if it's a smaller digital title.

Keep Turn 10 the hell away from it.
digoutyoursoul
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(10-13-2017, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rellik

Keep Turn 10 the hell away from it.

Only mentioned them as they are MS first party and would like to see them do something a little different rather than Forza 8,9,10 over the next few years.
TheAdmiester
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(10-13-2017, 01:27 AM)
I never thought we'd get to the point where a PGR game goes 10 years without a sequel :(
LQX
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(10-13-2017, 01:31 AM)
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Still the best and most immersive racing game I've ever prayed with Horizon 3 a close second. And I still think it is one of the best looking racers out there. As fancy as Forza's graphics are, they have not impressed as much as PGR4 did.
Acorn
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(10-13-2017, 01:35 AM)
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I'm fucking old.
Brandon F
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(10-13-2017, 01:37 AM)
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Still one of my favorite racing games of all time. Paired so well with a wheel too.

Really miss Bizarre Creations.
Woffls
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(10-13-2017, 01:38 AM)
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I miss PGR :( easily my favourite racing game series, and nothing else is even remotely close to the handling and drifting.

Also i am old :(
Conciliator
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(10-13-2017, 01:41 AM)
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Heck of a game. Too bad PGRs particular gameplay loop never really caught on in the long run...or has some other game taken up the mantle? Lost on me if so.
Eolz
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(10-13-2017, 01:43 AM)
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Still one of my favourite racing games ever.
That franchise kind of live through Forza Horizon, but it's not the same.
Is it available on X1 BC?
Profanity
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(10-13-2017, 01:46 AM)
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Taking photos of the water beads on car bonnets blew me away back in the day. So damn pretty.
Skilotonn
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(10-13-2017, 01:50 AM)
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My favorite racing game of all time, alongside OutRun 2's arcade style.

Still find it the biggest crime that the timing of its release led to far less sales than it deserved.
Iva Demilcol
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(10-13-2017, 01:57 AM)
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Can I cry now?

(̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)
Rellik
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(10-13-2017, 01:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Skilotonn

My favorite racing game of all time, alongside OutRun 2's arcade style.

Still find it the biggest crime that the timing of its release led to far less sales than it deserved.

What were the sales? Even worse than Forza?
BLAUcopter
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(10-13-2017, 02:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by digoutyoursoul

Metropolis Street Racing

MSR was the shit!
Falchion
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(10-13-2017, 02:07 AM)
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PGR always felt like the forerunner to Driveclub. I wish it would come back, make it happen Microsoft! I mean they have a serious racer in Forza Motorsport and an open world racer with Horizon. Now you need an arcade racer.
dukie85
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(10-13-2017, 02:08 AM)
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I miss PGR... RIP Bizarre :'(
digoutyoursoul
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(10-13-2017, 02:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by BLAUcopter

MSR was the shit!

First Dreamcast game I owned.
Iva Demilcol
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(10-13-2017, 02:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Falchion

PGR always felt like the forerunner to Driveclub. I wish it would come back, make it happen Microsoft! I mean they have a serious racer in Forza Motorsport and an open world racer with Horizon. Now you need an arcade racer.

Except that PGR was fun.
Mercador
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(10-13-2017, 02:14 AM)
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My city is within it ! Still, it didn't feel like the city, vertical drops are meaner than the reproduction in the game.
Azure Phoenix
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(10-13-2017, 02:15 AM)
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Still my go-to racing game after all these years. It wasn't until Driveclub that I felt that PGR4's weather had been surpassed, but that wasn't much fun to actually play. I just wish the franchise hadn't died due to releasing right next to Halo 3, nothing on the market nowadays nails that sweet spot between realistic and arcade driving like PGR did.
georaldc
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(10-13-2017, 02:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soapbox Killer

Wasn't the first one on Dreamcast? I remember it being super dope but not the name.

Metropolis Street Racer. The one thing I remember from that game was the Will Smith wannabe song
HueyFreeman
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(10-13-2017, 02:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by digoutyoursoul

Metropolis Street Racing

Racer, I believe
dEvAnGeL
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(10-13-2017, 02:19 AM)
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the bikes handling in that game has never been matched, not even close, the game was definitely ahead of its time.
Monad
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(10-13-2017, 02:22 AM)
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Just imagine a PGR5 on One X or PC nowadays...

DriveClub who?
Naudyboy16
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(10-13-2017, 02:23 AM)
I miss the Gotham series. Horizon tries to incorporate some of the point stuff like kudos but it's not the same.
Skel1ingt0n
I can't *believe* these lazy developers keep making file sizes so damn large. Btw, how does technology work?
(10-13-2017, 02:24 AM)
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Probably my favorite vehicular racing game after Gran Turismo 3. It was just so much *fun,* and the sense of speed with real cars is unrivaled.
Timu
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(10-13-2017, 02:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soapbox Killer

Wasn't the first one on Dreamcast? I remember it being super dope but not the name.

Nope, 1st one was on original Xbox.
Sean
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(10-13-2017, 02:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rellik

What were the sales? Even worse than Forza?

I don't know the exact number, but it basically bombed. Someone at Microsoft had the stupid idea of releasing PGR4 a week after Halo 3.
shandy706
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(10-13-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Timu

Nope, 1st one was on original Xbox.

MSR was on Dreamcast and became PGR.

Man, MSR with my VGA adapter was amazing.
nikos
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(10-13-2017, 02:47 AM)
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What an incredible series. Driveclub definitely felt like its spiritual successor.
charliePure
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(10-13-2017, 08:54 AM)
I bought a copy of this cheap a few months ago in the hope it would one day become B/C on Xbox One.

One of the best racers I've ever played, hands down.
MontyBrown
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(10-13-2017, 08:58 AM)
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A real letdown after 3, which is still one of the greatest of all-time.
MidnightCowboy
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(10-13-2017, 09:01 AM)
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Aside from Mario Kart, probably my favorite racing game ever.
Auctopus
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(10-13-2017, 09:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Monad

Just imagine a PGR5 on One X or PC nowadays...

DriveClub who?

Funny you say that because a lot of BC Devs worked on Driveclub and it looks bonkers.
PantsuJo
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(10-13-2017, 09:23 AM)
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Microsoft, we need a new Project Gotham Racing, for XBOX and PC this one.

Just do it.

Also: Driveclub is miles away from the perfect formula of PGR, sorry.
Simply Sami
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(10-13-2017, 09:27 AM)

Originally Posted by charliePure

I bought a copy of this cheap a few months ago in the hope it would one day become B/C on Xbox One.

One of the best racers I've ever played, hands down.

Don't see it being BC with the licensing issues. Otherwise 3 and 4 would have happened by now.

It's sad to see really that MS killed the franchise and focused on Forza. It was the better game out of the two.

Come on Phil give us a reboot. Cat and mouse on bridge tour was simply amazing. It was one of the few racing or even online games where the online community was brilliant.
meppi
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(10-13-2017, 09:28 AM)
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It still fucking hurts.
One of the most talented teams ever getting treated like garbage, not once, but even twice over by two worthless corporations and POS higher ups.

Originally Posted by georaldc

Metropolis Street Racer. The one thing I remember from that game was the Will Smith wannabe song

Sacrilege! The whole soundtrack was goddamn brilliant!

Originally Posted by nikos

What an incredible series. Driveclub definitely felt like its spiritual successor.

While not really the same, this is indeed true. Fantastic racer in the same spirit.
Can't wait to finally see what Codemasters is letting them create.
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Simply Sami
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(10-13-2017, 09:29 AM)
Interesting that Ged Talbot is now at lucidgames where a lot of the ex PGR staff are.
TJP
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(10-13-2017, 09:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by GHG

Pgr4 is the GOAT arcade racer.

This times a billion.

Love PGR 4 - might be forgotten given FH and DC have released but it'll be number one for me until Bizarre Creations reform and make another game.
ScientificPizza
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(10-13-2017, 09:34 AM)
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Playground should make Forza Horizon: PGR
Tunned
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(10-13-2017, 09:40 AM)
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I still have my Xbox360 connected just to play this game. So good, and graphics are still great. Please make PGR5 Microsoft :(
ResidentDante
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(10-13-2017, 09:42 AM)
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One of my all-time favourite racing games!
derFeef
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(10-13-2017, 09:44 AM)
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Yep. Sadly not a single game has replicated that feeling of racing in PGR yet. Horizon is great but it does not come close to it. Driveclub is in the same style but does also not come close to it. I miss it.

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