Le Mans 24 Hours (video game)

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Le Mans 24 Hours
Test Drive Le Mans Coverart.png
Developer(s)Eutechnyx
Velez & Dubail (GBC)
Infogrames Melbourne House (DC, PS2 & PC remake)
Publisher(s)Infogrames[a]
SeriesTest Drive
Platform(s)PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Release
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Le Mans 24 Hours[b] is a video game released for the PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, and Microsoft Windows (in two versions of the latter, one developed by Eutechnyx, like with the PlayStation version and the second version being a port of the Melbourne House version ported by Torus Games). The Dreamcast version was ported and published by Sega in Japan on 15 March 2001,[1] while the PlayStation 2 version was ported and published by the same company on 13 June 2002.[2] 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. The game also featured tracks such as Suzuka Circuit, Donington Park and Circuit de Catalunya, as well as a weather and night system.

The intro of the PlayStation version features "Bohemian Like You", by The Dandy Warhols.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DreamcastGBCPCPSPS2
AllGameN/A3.5/5[3](1) 4/5[4]2.5/5[5]N/A
EGM9.17/10[6]N/AN/A7/10[7]8/10[8]
EurogamerN/AN/A(1) 8/10[9]N/AN/A
Game Informer4.75/10[10]N/AN/AN/A8.5/10[11]
Game RevolutionB+[14]N/AN/AN/AB−[15]
GameProN/AN/AN/A2.5/5[12]3/5[13]
GameSpot9.6/10[16]8.1/10[17](1) 6.7/10[18]
(2) 6.1/10[19]
6.2/10[20]8.2/10[21]
GameSpy9/10[22]N/AN/AN/A65%[23]
GameZone7/10[24]N/A(2) 7.5/10[25]
(1) 6/10[26]
N/A7.8/10[27]
IGN9.4/10[28]7/10[29](1) 7.5/10[30]
(2) 6/10[31]
6.5/10[32]8/10[33]
Nintendo PowerN/A6.6/10[34]N/AN/AN/A
OPM (US)N/AN/AN/A2.5/5[35]2.5/5[36]
PC Gamer (US)N/AN/A(2) 55%[37]
(1) 53%[38]
N/AN/A
X-Play5/5[39]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings90%[40]75%[41](1) 68%[42]
(2) 67%[43]
70%[44]76%[45]
Metacritic93/100[46]N/A(2) 60/100[47]N/A75/100[48]

The Dreamcast version received "universal acclaim", and the PlayStation 2 version received "generally favourable reviews", while the PC version of Le Mans 24 Hours received "mixed" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[46][47][48]

Edge gave the Dreamcast version a score of seven out of ten,[49] and GameFan gave the PC version of Test Drive Le Mans 85%.[50] Computer Gaming World gave Le Mans 24 Hours two-and-a-half stars out of five,[51] while also giving Test Drive Le Mans one-and-a-half stars out of five.[52]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ The 2002 PC version was released under the Atari brand name
  2. ^ Test Drive Le Mans in North America (except for PS2 and second PC version)

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