Le Mans 24 Hours (video game)

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Le Mans 24 Hours
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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
ReleasePlayStation
  • EU: 26 November 1999
  • NA: 31 March 2000
Microsoft Windows
  • NA: 12 April 2000
  • EU: 1 August 2000
Game Boy Color
  • NA: 27 June 2000
  • EU: 14 December 2000
Dreamcast
  • NA: 13 November 2000
  • EU: 17 November 2000
PlayStation 2
  • EU: 22 June 2001
  • NA: 13 August 2001
Microsoft Windows (remake)
  • EU: 24 May 2002
  • NA: 1 June 2002
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Le Mans 24 Hours (known as Test Drive Le Mans in North America (Except for PS2 and second PC version) 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). 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 stars[2](1) 4/5 stars[1]2.5/5 stars[3]N/A
EGM9.17/10[4]N/AN/A7/10[6]8/10[5]
EurogamerN/AN/A(1) 8/10[7]N/AN/A
Game Informer4.75/10[9]N/AN/AN/A8.5/10[8]
GameProN/AN/AN/A2.5/5 stars[11]3/5 stars[10]
Game RevolutionB+[12]N/AN/AN/AB−[13]
GameSpot9.6/10[14]8.1/10[16](1) 6.7/10[17]
(2) 6.1/10[18]
6.2/10[19]8.2/10[15]
GameSpy9/10[20]N/AN/AN/A65%[21]
GameZone7/10[25]N/A(2) 7.5/10[23]
(1) 6/10[24]
N/A7.8/10[22]
IGN9.4/10[26]7/10[30](1) 7.5/10[28]
(2) 6/10[29]
6.5/10[31]8/10[27]
Nintendo PowerN/A6.6/10[32]N/AN/AN/A
OPM (US)N/AN/AN/A2.5/5 stars[34]2.5/5 stars[33]
PC Gamer (US)N/AN/A(2) 55%[35]
(1) 53%[36]
N/AN/A
X-Play5/5 stars[37]N/AN/AN/AN/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings89.50%[38]75.43%[40](1) 68.05%[42]
(2) 66.56%[43]
69.59%[41]75.56%[39]
Metacritic93/100[44]N/A(2) 60/100[46]N/A75/100[45]

All versions of the game (Except for the Dreamcast version, which received critical acclaim) 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]

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  1. ^ The 2002 PC version was released under the Atari brand name

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