Test Drive Le Mans

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Test Drive Le Mans
Test Drive Le Mans Coverart.png
North American Dreamcast cover art
Developer(s) Eutechnyx (PS & PC)
Velez & Dubail (GBC)
Infogrames Melbourne House (DC)
Infogrames (PS2)
Atari (PC)
Publisher(s) Infogrames
Atari (PC)
Platform(s) PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) PlayStation & Microsoft Windows
NA 20000331March 31, 2000
EU 2000
EU May 24, 2002 (PC, as Le Mans 24 Hours)
NA June 1, 2002 (PC, as Le Mans 24 Hours)
Game Boy Color
EU 20000602June 2, 2000
NA 200006June 2000
Dreamcast
NA 20001113November 13, 2000
EU 20001117November 17, 2000
JP 20010315March 15, 2001
PlayStation 2
EU 20010615June 15, 2001
NA 20010813August 13, 2001
JP 20020613June 13, 2002
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player video game, multiplayer

Test Drive Le Mans (known as Le Mans 24 Hours in Europe) is a video game released for the PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, and Microsoft Windows (in two versions of the latter). Based on the famous 24 hours of Le Mans race in France, the player is invited to race the entire 24-hour endurance course or take part in a simpler arcade mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBC PC PS PS2 Dreamcast
AllGame 3.5/5 stars[2] (1) 4/5 stars[1] 2.5/5 stars[3]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 7/10[6] 8/10[5] 9.17/10[4]
Eurogamer (1) 8/10[7]
Game Informer 8.5/10[8] 4.75/10[9]
GamePro 2.5/5 stars[11] 3/5 stars[10]
Game Revolution B−[13] B+[12]
GameSpot 8.1/10[16] (1) 6.7/10[17]
(2) 6.1/10[18]
6.2/10[19] 8.2/10[15] 9.6/10[14]
GameSpy 65%[21] 9/10[20]
GameZone (2) 7.5/10[23]
(1) 6/10[24]
7.8/10[22] 7/10[25]
IGN 7/10[30] (1) 7.5/10[28]
(2) 6/10[29]
6.5/10[31] 8/10[27] 9.4/10[26]
Nintendo Power 6.6/10[32]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[34] 2.5/5 stars[33]
PC Gamer (US) (2) 55%[35]
(1) 53%[36]
X-Play 5/5 stars[37]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 75.43%[40] (1) 68.05%[42]
(2) 66.56%[43]
69.59%[41] 75.56%[39] 89.50%[38]
Metacritic (2) 60/100[46] 75/100[45] 93/100[44]

Test Drive Le Mans and Le Mans 24 Hours were met with mixed to positive reviews. GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Dreamcast version 89.50% and 93 out of 100,[38][44] the PlayStation 2 version 75.56% and 75 out of 100;[39][45] the Game Boy Color version 75.43%,[40] the PlayStation version 69.59%[41] and the two PC versions each 68.05% for the first one,[42] and 66.56% and 60 out of 100 for Le Mans 24 Hours.[43][46]

Edge gave the Dreamcast version a score of seven out of ten,[47] and GameFan gave the PC version of Test Drive Le Mans 85%.[48]

References[edit]

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