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Test Drive Unlimited is the latest installment of the Test Drive video game series. Released in 2006, the game contains a new concept for MMOs and any other game. MOOR (Massively Open Online Racing) lets you drive around in an open world with many other drivers without having to go though any lobby system. You are always be connected to any other player around that area you are driving in and at any point may challenge them to a quick race or just drive by them and ignore them.

Burning rubber for the camera.

Test Drive Unlimited opens with you flying to Honolulu, Hawaii and renting a car - there is a distinct lack of story outside your typical 'earn money and buy everything in sight,' but the game never forces you down any particular path and every race is open from the start provided you can find it. Every section of road you drive on is marked, and you're free to leap around from point to point. If you haven't reached a race or dealership the game will flag the location on your GPS and you have to drive there - given the size of the island, driving around the whole thing can take upwards of an hour in a slower vehicle. And naturally, there is a late-game race that does ask you to drive the entire island in one go.

Single and multiplayer races are available, with the multiplayer races queuing up available racers in the area. It's also possible to initiate impromptu one-on-one sprints against opponent cars that you encounter in the game world by flashing your lights - you then pick an end point and the first to reach it wins.

Test Drive Unlimited also features motorcycles, which can make races interesting due to their small size and weight when compared to all of the cars. Getting nudged by anything larger than another bike is a sure way to send your rider head-first into the ditch.

Test Drive Unlimited for PSP and PS2

The PSP and PS2 versions of Test Drive Unlimited are a different game from the Xbox 360 and PC version, and by a different developer. (Melbourne House, also known as Krome Studios)

Despite this the PSP and PS2 version is still a massively open world game where the player can traverse the entire island, and even includes racers that span the entire island. (i.e. no loading screens) Both versions also contains online functionality.

However there are some shortcomings and/or differences, these include:

  • Downscaled visuals.
  • No NPC characters, for that matter no humans are ever seen aside from the prerendered intro cutscene when starting the game for the first time.
  • No motorcycles.
  • No DLC.
  • The online functionality of the PSP versions seems to be no longer functioning.

All differences listed are based on the PSP version of the game.

Cars

Images:

A Shelby GT50
An Alfa Romeo GT
A Nissan 350Z
A Pagani Zonda

Car List:

  • AC Cobra 289
  • AC Cobra 427
  • Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • Alfa Romeo Brera
  • Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6 24V
  • Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6 24V Sporting Technical Kit
  • Ascari KZ-1
  • Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
  • Aston Martin DB7 Zagato
  • Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
  • Aston Martin DB9 Volante
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • Aston Martin Vanquish S V28
  • Audi A3 3.2 Quattro DSG
  • Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
  • Audi RS4 Quattro Sedan
  • Audi S4 Cabriolet
  • Audi TT Quattro Sport
  • Caterham CSR260
  • Chrysler 300C® SRT8
  • Chrysler Crossfire® SRT6 Coupe
  • Chrysler Crossfire® SRT6 Convertible
  • Chrysler Firpower Concept Car
  • Chrysler ME-FOUR Twelve
  • Dodge Challenger R/T '71
  • Dodge Charger Super Bee Hemi '71
  • Dodge Viper SRT-10
  • Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe
  • Ducati 999R
  • Ducati Monster S4R
  • Ducati Supersport 1000DS
  • B. Engineering Edonis V12
  • Farboud Supercharged GTS Prototype
  • Ferrari 250 GTO '62
  • Ferrari 288 GTO
  • Ferrari 308 GTS
  • Ferrari 360 Modena
  • Ferrari 575M Maranello
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
  • Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • Ferrari F40
  • Ferrari F430
  • Ferrari F430 Spider
  • Ferrari F599 GTB
  • Ford GT
  • Ford GT40
  • Ford Mustang GT-R Concept
  • Ford Mustang GT
  • Ford Mustang GT Convertible
  • Ford Shelby Cobra Concept
  • Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept
  • Cadillac® Cien Concept
  • Cadillac® CTS-V
  • Cadillac® XLR-V
  • Cheverolet Matiz 0.8
  • Chevrolet® Camaro® Z-28™ '67
  • Chevrolet® Cobalt SS Supercharged Coupe Concept
  • Chevrolet® Corvette® C1 '57
  • Chevrolet® Corvette® C2 '63
  • Chevrolet® Corvette® Stingray™ C3 '69
  • Chevrolet® Corvette® Stingray™ Convertible C3 '71
  • Chevrolet® Corvette® C6™ Coupe '05
  • Chevrolet® Corvette® C6™ Convertible '05
  • Chevrolet® Corvette® C6 Z06™ '06
  • Chevrolet® SSR™ '05
  • Pontiac® Firebird™ '70
  • Pontiac® GTO® '04
  • Pontiac® Solstice '06
  • Saturn™ Curve Concept '04
  • Saturn™ Sky™ '07
  • Jaguar E-Type '64
  • Jaguar XJ220
  • Jaguar XK Coupe '06
  • Jaguar XK Convertible '06
  • Jaguar XKR Coupe '05
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R '05
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R '05
  • Kawasaki Z1000 '05
  • Koenigsegg CC8S
  • Koenigsegg CCR
  • Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary '89
  • Lamborghini Diablo GT '99
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe '04
  • Lamborghini Gallardo SE '05
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder '06
  • Lamborghini Miura P400 SV '71
  • Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2
  • Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster
  • Lamborghini Gallardo 2dr Coupe
  • Lexus IS 350
  • Lotus Elise R '05
  • Lotus Esprit V8 '02
  • Lotus Sport Exige 240R '05
  • Maserati 3500 GT '60
  • Maserati GranSport
  • Maserati MC12
  • Maserati Spyder 90th Anniversary
  • Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa '04
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata '06
  • Mazda RX-8
  • McLaren F1 '97
  • McLaren F1 GT '97
  • McLaren F1 GTR '95
  • McLaren F1 LM '95
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL '57
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG '05
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
  • MV Agusta F4 Brutale 910S
  • MV Agusta F4 Tamburini
  • Nissan 350Z Coupe
  • Nissan 350 Nismo S-Tune
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
  • Noble M12 GTO-3R
  • Noble M14
  • Noble M400
  • Pagani Zonda C12S
  • Pagani Zonda C12S Roadster
  • Ruf RGT
  • Ruf Rt 12
  • Ruf Rturbo
  • Saleen S281 3 Valve Coupe
  • Saleen S281 3 Valve Convertible
  • Saleen S281 Extreme Coupe
  • Saleen S281 Supercharged Coupe
  • Saleen S281 Supercharged Convertible
  • Saleen S281 Supercharged Speedster
  • Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
  • Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • Shelby GT500 '67
  • Spyker C8 Laviolette
  • Spyker C8 Spyder
  • Spyker C8 Spyder T
  • Triumph Speed Triple
  • TVR Sagaris
  • TVR Tuscan S
  • Volkswagen Golf V R32
  • Volkswagen W12 Coupe
  • Volkswagen W12 Roadster
  • Wiesmann GT MF4
  • Wiesmann Roadster MF3

DLC Cars

The cars that have been released through Downloadable content are:

RUF RK Spyder
Cadillac Cien
  • Audi RS4 quattro Saloon
  • Nissan Skyline GTR R34
  • 1971 Dodge Challenger RT
  • Lexus IS 350
  • Chevrolet Corvette C1 1957
  • Lexus GS 450h
  • Lexus LS 460
  • Cadillac CTS-V
  • Saturn Curve
  • Lexus LS600h L
  • Lexus SC 430
  • Holden Efijy Concept
  • Nissan 350Z Roadster 2004
  • RUF RGT
  • Koenigsegg CCR
  • Noble M400
  • Corvette C6 Convertible
  • Ferrari 250 GTO 1962
  • Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
  • McLaren F1 GT
  • Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe
  • RUF Rt 12
  • Alfa Brera
  • 1971 Dodge Challenger RT
  • Edonis
  • Ferrari F40
  • Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 Roadster
  • RUF Rturbo
  • Audi S6
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 1971
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
  • Dino 246 GT
  • Ferrari Challenge Stradale
  • Cadillac Cien
  • RUF RK Spyder
  • Lamborghini Murci lago Roadster
  • TVR T440R
  • ChryslerCrossfire SRT6 Coupe
  • Dodge Charger Super Bee
  • Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole
  • Ferrari 512 TR
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
  • Spyker C8 Spyder
  • Audi A4 Touring Car
  • Cadillac Sixteen
  • Dino 246 GTS
  • Triumph Daytona 995i
  • Pontiac Solstice
  • Lamborghini Diablo GT

Soundtrack

  • 9 Volter - Colour of Fire
  • And I'm Hip - Sgt Rock
  • Angels Go Bald: Too - Howie B
  • Another Excuse - Soulwax
  • A Gritty Nitty - The Pazant Brothers
  • Back Again - Boy Kill Boy
  • Big Bird - Eddie Floyd
  • Black Powder - Motor
  • Carbon Kid - Alpinestars
  • Cissy Popcorn - Preston
  • LoveCompute - Soulwax
  • Comin' Down - The View
  • Feels Closer - Layo & Bushwacka ft. Mino Cinelu
  • Finally Free - Clearlake
  • Fix the Cracks - Humanzi
  • Funk #49 - The James Gang
  • Funky Chicken - Preston Love
  • Handshakes - Metric
  • He's Gonna Step On You Again - John Kongos
  • Here We Go - Broken Dolls
  • Hired Goons - Evil 9
  • I Live For - Johnny Panic
  • I'm A Road Runner - Jr Walker ft. The All Stars
  • Information - Black Daniel
  • No One Knows (UNKLE REMIX) - Queens of the Stone Age
  • PWSteal.Ldpinch.D - AFX
  • Restless - The Cobras
  • Sling Shot - Lefties Soul Connection
  • Silver Buddha - The Domes of Silence
  • You're Wasting My Time (PT1) - Billy Garner

System Requirments

Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista

CPU: Intel P4 @ 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 2800

Video Cards: ATI Radeon 9800 256MB VRAM or Nvidia 6600 GT with 256 MB of VRAM. (Video Cards with vertex/pixel shaders 2.x and above are recommended.)

Sound Cards: DirectX 9.0 compatible Sound Card

System Memory: 512 MB, 1 GB recommended

Hard Disk Space: 8GB

DVD-ROM drive: 8x minimum

DirectX: DirectX 9.0C (included)

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