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Top Racer Collection


Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: QUByte Interactive
Developer: QUByte Interactive
RRP: £15.99
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Age Restrictions: 3+
Release Date: 07 March 2024

Top Racer Collection brings back the '90s classic in one package, bringing together three iconic games from the renowned racing franchise. With online features, get up to speed and experience the nostalgic mix of action and addictive gameplay. The Top Racer Collection features classic titles such as Top Racer, Top Racer 2 and Top Racer 3000. In addition, the collection will feature new and exclusive content...


Retro racing fans can relive their childhoods

Back in its day, Top Racer won over gamers with its engaging gameplay, vibrant graphics and iconic soundtracks. But, and let's be honest, like most games from the '90s, it's aged pretty poorly. Driving games, more than any other genre, really suffer in this respect. There's no real handling, or skill for that matter, it's simply stick the pedal to the metal and... er... that's it really. The cornering is unrealistic and almost impossible not to master in minutes, so once you know the tracks it's easy to fly ahead of the competition.

The first issue was the rather odd control configuration. Top Racer throws out all the conventions and sees you having to use the triangle button on the controller in order to accelerate. This took a bit of time to get used to, and I couldn't for the life of me fathom why the old tried and trusted R2 or even the X button weren't employed.


Choose from a variety of classic cars

And whilst you get four retro classic game here... the truth is once you've played one you've played them all. There's single player campaign modes, online modes for multiplayer races as well as a handful of other standard modes, but to be honest I was get rather bored after a few races.

There's been a flurry of retro racing games hitting the market recently and to be honest, unless you're a huge fan of the genre, there's not a lot here to get excited about. Having said that, it's great that these old classics are being reissued for those who fondly remember them.


Nick Smithson

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