Street Racing Syndicate

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Street Racing Syndicate
PAL region PS2 cover art
Developer(s) Eutechnyx
Publisher(s) Namco
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
Windows
Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) GameCube
  • NA August 31, 2004
  • PAL March 4, 2005[1]
PlayStation 2 & Xbox
Windows
  • NA January 18, 2005
  • PAL March 24, 2005[4]
Game Boy Advance
  • NA October 4, 2005
  • PAL December 16, 2005[5]
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player

Street Racing Syndicate, often abbreviate SRS, is a multiplatform computer and video game produced by Eutechnyx, and released by Namco on August 31, 2004 for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox and Windows-based personal computers. The game was also released for the Game Boy Advance on October 4, 2005.

This game features an underground import racing scene, on which the player's main objective is to gain respect and affection of various females in the city. This is featured in a way that the player must win a variety of respect challenges to attract girls and maintain a good victory streak in order to ensure that they remain with the player. Once in their car, the girls will present the next open race that the player enters. As the player continues to win races, dance videos will be unlocked for viewing.

The game has 50 licensed cars from a variety of manufactures, including models from Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Subaru, Mazda, and Volkswagen. SRS also features a car damage model that forces the player to drive carefully, heavy damages may impact car performance and heavy repairs may drain the player of money earned from their last race.

Gameplay[edit]

Development[edit]

SRS initially received publishing support from the 3DO Company. While the game was still in development, 3DO declared bankruptcy and auctioned off SRS along with its other assets. Namco picked up SRS for $1.5 million, compared to the $1.3 million that Ubisoft paid for the Heroes of Might and Magic franchise.[6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA GC PC PS2 Xbox
Electronic Gaming Monthly 6.33/10[7] 6.33/10[7] 6.33/10[7]
Eurogamer 5/10[8]
Game Informer 6.75/10[9] 6.75/10[9] 6.75/10[9]
GamePro 3.5/5 stars[10] 3.5/5 stars[10]
Game Revolution C−[11] C−[11]
GameSpot 6.2/10[12] 6.2/10[12] 6.2/10[12]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[13] 2/5 stars[13]
GameZone 6.9/10[14]
IGN 5.5/10[16] 7.1/10[15] 7.1/10[15] 7.1/10[15]
Nintendo Power 5.5/10[18] 3.8/5[17]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 3/5 stars[19]
Official Xbox Magazine 7.7/10[20]
PC Gamer (US) 59%[21]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 48.50%[26] 67.99%[22] 61%[25] 65.97%[24] 67.45%[23]
Metacritic 64/100[28] 62/100[29] 66/100[27]

The game was met with mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 67.99% and 64 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[22][28] 67.45% and 66 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[23][27] 65.97% and 62 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[24][29] 61% for the PC version;[25] and 48.50% for the Game Boy Advance version.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate Release Information for GameCube". GameFAQs. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate Release Information for PlayStation 2". GameFAQs. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate Release Information for Xbox". GameFAQs. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate Release Information for PC". GameFAQs. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "SRS: Street Racing Syndicate Release Information for Game Boy Advance". GameFAQs. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/namco-ubisoft-and-ms-carve-up-3do-assets
  7. ^ a b c EGM staff (October 2004). "Street Racing Syndicate (GC, Xbox, PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (184): 98. 
  8. ^ Gibson, Ellie (July 8, 2005). "SRS: Street Racing Syndicate (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c Mason, Lisa (October 2004). "Street Racing Syndicate (GC, Xbox, PS2)". Game Informer (138): 123. 
  10. ^ a b Tokyo Drifter (October 2004). "SRS: Street Racing Syndicate (Xbox, PS2)". GamePro: 83. Archived from the original on February 8, 2005. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Gee, Brian (September 10, 2004). "Street Racing Syndicate Review (Xbox, PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c Gerstmann, Jeff (September 2, 2004). "Street Racing Syndicate Review". GameSpot. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Fischer, Russ (August 31, 2004). "GameSpy: Street Racing Syndicate (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 25, 2005. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ Bedigian, Louis (September 6, 2004). "Street Racing Syndicate - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 30, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c Castro, Juan (August 27, 2004). "Street Racing Syndicate". IGN. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  16. ^ Thomas, Lucas M. (September 7, 2006). "SRS: Street Racing Syndicate (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate (GC)". Nintendo Power 186: 131. November 2004. 
  18. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate (GBA)". Nintendo Power 202. March 2006. 
  19. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 100. October 2004. 
  20. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate". Official Xbox Magazine: 82. October 2004. 
  21. ^ "Street Racing Syndicate". PC Gamer. May 2005. 
  22. ^ a b "Street Racing Syndicate for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "Street Racing Syndicate for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Street Racing Syndicate for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  25. ^ a b "Street Racing Syndicate for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  26. ^ a b "SRS: Street Racing Syndicate for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Street Racing Syndicate for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  28. ^ a b "Street Racing Syndicate for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Street Racing Syndicate for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 

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