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Project Gotham Racing 4 is an Xbox 360 racing game developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Microsoft. It is the last Project Gotham game to be developed by Bizarre Creations, who were acquired by Activision Blizzard in 2007. Bizzare Creations released a statement through Activision the same year announcing that PGR 4 will be their last game produced for Microsoft Game Studios, who own the rights to the Project Gotham Racing brand, so any future releases to the series will not be Bizarre Creations-developed.

PGR4 features 120 licensed vehicles, with motorcycles making their first appearance in the series. The makeup of the vehicle selection is more reminiscent of the first two games in the series than of PGR3, which features more supercars than actual production vehicles.

Online modes include the usual ranked and player/custom matches, as well as daily and weekly tournaments, which must first be qualified for by setting a fast lap. The tournaments then run on a knockout basis over multiple rounds.

The PGR series is also known for the Geometry Wars games, including them as extra content, generally through a virtual coin-op in the player's garage. PGR4 is no different, with a new version of the modern classic SHMUP, in Geometry Wars Waves, which was later included in Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 on the XBLA.

New Features

Career Mode

The Biggest change to the game over its predecessor was the expansion of the career mode. Users no longer just compete for trophies, but there is now a proper calendar system in place, with various tournaments and majors taking place throughout the year, along with invitationals to special events in order to win cars and gain access to higher races.

Advanced Weather System

The other big change over PGR 3 was the new weather system, a first for the franchise, which affected the look of the game and the physics of the cars on the track. The weather can change from sun to rain to snow to hail within a single race. The game simulates ten types of weather, including clear days, clouds, light to stormy rain, fog, snow and ice. In user-created races, weather is fully customizable along with all other race features. During the career mode the weather is predetermined, rather then generated at random.

Tracks

The game brings back all of the tracks from PGR 3, and introduces new tracks based in Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Macau, and Quebec City, as well as the Michellin Test Track.

Track List

Las Vegas

  • Big Apple Loop
  • Flamingo Straits
  • Buccaneer Loop
  • Tropicana Tour
  • Spring Mountain Turns
  • South Strip Loop
  • Las Vegas Boulevard Tour
  • Boulevard Straits
  • Short Run
  • North Vegas Run
  • South Vegas Run
  • The Grand Run

London

  • Her Majesty's Pleasure
  • The Birdcage
  • Embankment Rush
  • Whitehall Straits
  • The Bulldog
  • The Old City Loop
  • Westminister Tour
  • Trafalgar Tour
  • Down the Mall
  • Thornbury Corner
  • Old City East
  • St James Park

New York

  • Worth & Walker Street
  • Broadway Run
  • City Hall Park
  • The Outskirts
  • Park Row
  • Brooklyn Bridge Strait
  • The Bridge Tour
  • Park to Tillary
  • Center & Broadway
  • Foley Square Loop
  • White Street Bends
  • Chapel Street Corner

Nurburgring

  • Half F1 Circuit
  • Full F1 Circuit
  • Nordschleife Long
  • The Behemoth
  • Schwedenkreuz
  • Wipperman
  • Fuchsrohre
  • Schwalbenschwanz
  • Klostertal
  • Metzgesfeld
  • Antoniousbuche
  • Pflanzgarten Long

Tokyo

  • Shinjuku Kabukicho Loop
  • Tochomae Loop
  • The Good Tomorrow
  • Ekimae Loop
  • Bark To The Sun
  • Nishiguchi Short
  • Shinjuku Speedway
  • Shinjuku Skyscraper
  • Oedo Chase
  • The Triangle Building
  • Shinjuku Tour
  • Crazy Turns

Macau

  • Instituto Politecnico
  • Avenida da Amizade
  • Guia Hill Park
  • Estrada de S. Francisco
  • Avenida de Dr. Rodrigues
  • Estrada de Cacilhas
  • Avenida de M. Baptista
  • Guia Hairpin
  • Hotel Lisboa
  • Avenida da Praia Grande
  • Grand Prix Building

Shanghai

  • The Grand Theatre
  • Neon Tour
  • B-Circuit
  • People's Race
  • Shanghai Old Town
  • Xizhang Road
  • Shanghai Grand Slam
  • Jiu Fu Loop
  • Landmark Tour
  • People's Avenue
  • On the Bund
  • Museum Loop
  • Shanghai Open

St. Petersburg

  • Nevskiy Run
  • Embankments and Parks
  • The Hermitage Race
  • Pushkin's Places
  • Kazanskiy Cathedral
  • Moika Turns
  • The Admiralty
  • The City Center Loop
  • Channel Tour
  • Great Peter's Walk
  • Artist's Square Circle
  • Palace Square

Quebec

  • La Haute-Ville
  • Grand City Tour
  • Abraham's Battlefield
  • Rampart Run
  • La Basse-Ville
  • Old Port Short
  • La Grande Allae
  • Chateau Frontenac
  • Twisted Old Port
  • City Hall Detour
  • Fountain Square
  • Parliament Hill

Michelin Test Track

  • The Oval
  • The Short Test
  • The Medium Test
  • The Long Test
  • The Complex Test
  • The Ultimate Test
  • Skid Pan

Car List

Alfa Romeo

  • 1989 SZ

Ariel

  • 2006 Atom 300 Supercharged

Aston Martin

  • 1961 DB4 GT Zagato
  • 2004 DBR9
  • 2005 V8 Vantage
  • 2007 Vanquish S V12
  • 2008 DBS

Audi

  • 2006 RS4
  • 2007 R8

Austin

  • 1964 Mini Cooper S

Bentley

  • 2004 Continental GT

BMW

  • 1979 M1 Procar
  • 2004 M5 (E60)
  • 2005 K1200R
  • 2006 F800S

BSA

  • 1961 Goldstar DBD34

Buell

  • 1988 RR 1200

Buick

  • 1987 Regal GNX

Cadillac

  • 2003 Sixteen Concept

Callaway

  • 1988 Sledgehammer Twin Turbo

Caparo

  • 2007 T1

Caterham

  • 2000 R500

Chevrolet

  • 1963 Corvette Stingray
  • 1969 Camaro Z28
  • 1995 Corvette C4 ZR-1
  • 2006 Corvette C6 Z06

Dodge

  • 1998 Viper GT2 Championship Edition
  • 2003 Viper Competition Coupe
  • 2006 Challenger Concept

DMC

  • 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Ducati

  • 2001 998
  • 2005 Monster S4RS Testastretta
  • 2005 999R Xerox
  • 2006 Sports Classic Paul Smart Edition 1000 LE

Ferrari

  • 1962 250 GTO
  • 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
  • 1987 F40
  • 1988 288 GTO Evoluzione
  • 1988 Testarossa
  • 1996 F50 GT
  • 1998 F355 F1 GTS
  • 2003 Enzo
  • 2004 F430
  • 2005 FXX
  • 2006 599 GTB Foriano

Ford

  • 1966 GT40 Mk II
  • 1968 Mustang Fastback GT
  • 1986 Sierra Cosworth RS500 Cosworth
  • 2005 GT

GMC

  • 1991 Syclone

Gumpert

  • 2005 Apollo

Harley Davidson

  • 1994 VR 1000

Honda

  • 1960 RC161
  • 1992 NSX-R
  • 1992 NR750 (RC40)
  • 2005 CBR 600RR

Jaguar

  • 1955 D-Type
  • 1993 XJ220 S

Joss

  • 2004 Supercar

Kawasaki

  • 2007 Ninja ZX-14

Koenigsegg

  • 2006 CCX

Lamborghini

  • 1972 Miura P400 SV
  • 1978 Countache LP400
  • 2000 Diablo V.T. 6.0 SE
  • 2004 Gallardo
  • 2006 Murcialago R-GT
  • 2006 M-Concept
  • 2007 Murcialago LP640

Lancia

  • 1973 Stratos HF
  • 1991 Delta Integrale Evoluzione

LCC

  • 2006 Rocket

Lotus

  • 1964 Cortina
  • 1966 Europa S1
  • 1981 Esprit Essex Turbo
  • 2008 Exige GT3RR

Maserati

  • 1957 250F
  • 2004 MC12

Mazda

  • RX-7
  • MX-5

McLaren

  • 1995 F1 LM

Mercedes

  • 1998 CLK GTR SuperSport
  • 2005 SLR
  • 2006 CLK-DTM AMG (C209)

Mitsubishi

  • 2006 Lancer Evolution VIII FQ400

MTT

  • 2006 Turbine Superbike

MV Agusta

  • 2006 F4 Brutale 910R
  • 2006 F4 Senna

Norton

  • 1962 500 Manx

Pagani

  • 2005 Zonda F

Palmer Sport

  • 2003 Palmer Jaguar JP1

Panoz

  • 1997 GTR-1

Peugeot

  • 2007 Flux Concept

Plymouth

  • 1970 Hemi Cuda

Pontiac

  • 1983 Firebird

Radical

  • 2004 SR3 Turbo
  • 2006 SR9 LMP2

Rossion

  • 2007 Q1

RUF

  • 2087 CTR "Yellowbird"
  • 2005 Supercar Concept
  • 2005 RGT
  • 2006 RT12
  • 2007 RK Coupe

Saleen

  • 2005 S7 Twin Turbo
  • 2006 S281 Extreme

Shelby

  • 1966 Cobra 427 S/C
  • 1967 GT500E

Spyker

  • 2003 C8 Laviolette LWB

SSC

  • 2007 Ultimate Aero TT

Subaru

  • 1998 Impreza 22B STi

Suzuki

  • 2006 GSX-R1300R Hayabusa Limited Edition
  • 2006 GSX-R600 K6
  • 2006 GSX-R1000 K5

Tesla

  • 2008 Roadster

Toyota

  • 1967 2000GT
  • 1993 Supra
  • 1998 GT-one

Triumph

  • 1970 Trident
  • 2005 Speed Triple

TVR

  • 2004 Sagaris
  • 2005 Typhon

Ultima

  • 2006 GTR

Vanwall

  • 2005 GPR V12

Yamaha

  • 2007 YZF-R6

Downloadable Content

Two downloadable content packs were released for PGR4 on February 14, 2008. The Free Challenge Pack includes one new car, the 2007 Peugeot Flux, as well as two new online game types. The first, Tourist Mode, is essentially a sandbox mode for the game. It allows you to roam around each city freely for a set amount of time. Whoever has the most Kudos when the time runs out is considered the "winner," but the mode is more about exploring the city and making up game types than actually competing for Kudos. The second mode is Free Roam Cat & Mouse, which, as the name suggests, takes PGR4's cat & mouse mode and puts it in a free-roaming environment.

The Premium Challenge Pack costs 400 Microsoft points, and includes everything featured in the Free Challenge Pack, as well as six additional cars--the 1987 BMW M3 E30 DTM, 2008 Callaway C16 Speedster, 2008 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept, 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, 2008 Honda S2000 CR, and 2007 Volkswagen Golf GTI W12-650--three additional bikes--1995 Aprilia RS 250, 1998 Aprilia RSV 1000 Tuono R, and 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1--and another mode: World Challenge Mode. World Challenge Mode contains 20 arcade events split into three chapters. The first chapter, Platinum Plus, is an Arcade chapter featuring extremely hard challenges. The second chapter, DLC Challenge, limits vehicle choice to those included in the Premium Challenge Pack, and the third chapter, Arcade Challenge, is similar to the Arcade events that shipped with the game.

The downloadable content also adds 10 new achievements. Seven of these can be obtained with only the Free Challenge Pack, but three require you to purchase the Premium Challenge Pack in order to earn them.

Soundtrack

  • 120 Days - Come Out Come Down Fade Out Be Gone
  • Auto Aggression - The Sky Is Not Yours
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
  • Bloc Party - Prayer
  • Blue Scholars - Sagaba (Remix)
  • Chick Corea Elektric Band - Check Blast
  • !!! - Heart of Hearts
  • Covenant - The Men
  • Crystal Method - Keep Hope Alive (There Is Hope Mix)
  • Disturbed - Stricken
  • E Da Boss - Go Left
  • Edge of Dawn - Elegance
  • Flesh Field - Forgotten Trauma
  • Goldfrapp - Lovely 2 C U (T. Raumschmiere Remix)
  • Goose - Black Gloves
  • Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Grits - Bobbin' Bouncin'
  • Hot Chip - Over And Over
  • Hummel - Rondo in E Flat
  • Incubus - Light Grenades
  • Insekt - Isolated
  • Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - The Bridge
  • Kittie - Funeral for Yesterday
  • Lady Sovereign - Blah Blah
  • LCD Soundsystem - Watch the Tapes
  • Lily Allen - Take What You Take
  • Liszt - Hungarian Waltz No. 2
  • Lupe Fiasco - The Instrumental
  • Maximo Park - Our Velocity
  • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E Minor
  • Metro - Mr Fruity
  • Mind.In.A.Box. - Identity
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
  • Mozart - Sonata - alla Turca
  • My Chemical Romance - House of Wolves
  • Natacha Atlas - Bathaddak
  • Ojos De Brujo - Color
  • Ojos De Brujo - Todo Tiende
  • Pride and Fall - Border (Club Edit)
  • Priestess - Everything That You Are
  • Prophet Omega - Hit the Deck
  • RImsky Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Rotersand - DTL
  • Russell Gunn - East St. Louis
  • Saliva - King of the Stereo
  • Seabound - Scorch the Ground (Rotersand Mix)
  • Soma Rasa - One Hand High
  • Squarepusher - Exciton
  • The Pinker Tones - In Pea We Nuts
  • The Roots - Here I Come
  • The Shins - Australia
  • TV On the Radio - Wolf Like Me
  • Wagner - The Ride of the Valkyries
  • Wolfmother - Dimension
  • Zeke - Ride to Live
  • Zuco103 - Garganteiro

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