TD Overdrive: The Brotherhood of Speed

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TD Overdrive: The Brotherhood of Speed
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Developer(s) Pitbull Syndicate
Publisher(s) Infogrames
Series Test Drive
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Release PlayStation 2
Xbox
Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

TD Overdrive: The Brotherhood of Speed (known in the United States as Test Drive) is the seventh installment in the Test Drive series, developed by Pitbull Syndicate and published by Infogrames under the Atari brand name. It was released originally for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox and was later ported to Microsoft Windows.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The game features various modes including Quick Race, Single Race and Underground, the game's main and story mode. Single Race mode includes Linear, Circuit, Cop Chase, Drag Race, and Navigation Challenge. The cars do not suffer damage and they can be painted pre-set or custom colors. There are 26 cars in total and 12 of the cars have police variations. The game has a rock, rap and techno soundtrack consisting of 10 artists and 17 songs; some are played in races and all are played on menus. The game also includes Atari's Pong as a minigame, which can be played while races are loading. One can play against the computer, or against the second player (during multi-player mode).

Reception[edit]

TD Overdrive: The Brotherhood of Speed received mostly positive reviews from critics. IGN.com stated, "Infogrames' flagship racing title has embraced the fun of arcade driving." They awarded the game a score of 7.3 (Good).[2]

By July 2006, the PlayStation 2 version of TD Overdrive had sold 780,000 copies and earned $23 million in the United States. Next Generation ranked it as the 79th highest-selling game launched for the PlayStation 2, Xbox or GameCube between January 2000 and July 2006 in that country. Combined sales of Test Drive games released for those systems between those dates reached 1.4 million units in the United States by July 2006.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN.com: Test Drive
  2. ^ IGN.com: Test Drive review
  3. ^ Campbell, Colin; Keiser, Joe (July 29, 2006). "The Top 100 Games of the 21st Century". Next Generation. Archived from the original on October 29, 2007.