XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association

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XGRA:
Extreme-G Racing Association
German cover art
German PAL cover art
Developer(s) Acclaim Studios Cheltenham
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Designer(s) Christopher Whiteside
Platform(s) Xbox
PlayStation 2
GameCube
Release PlayStation 2
  • NA: September 11, 2003
  • PAL: October 3, 2003
Xbox
  • NA: September 17, 2003
  • PAL: October 3, 2003
GameCube
  • NA: November 24, 2003
  • PAL: March 5, 2004
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association is a futuristic racing video game, and the fourth in the Extreme-G series, following Extreme-G 3. This game features more tracks as well as a brand new weapon system.

Overview[edit]

Screenshot of gameplay.

Gameplay is similar but slightly different to previous games in the series. XGRA features a wide range of riders, tracks and bikes that can accelerate at an incredibly rapid rate, going from 0 to 300 mph (0 to 483 km/h) in a matter of seconds. A returning feature is the ability to break the sound barrier: upon reaching 750 mph, all sound effects will cut out, except for item collection sound, other rider's taunts, weapons firing, and in-game music.

XGRA allows players to race for 8 different teams, with each team's bike having their own advantages and drawbacks such as Regeneration, Handling, Speed, Acceleration and Shielding.

Teams[edit]

  • Terranova
  • Vixen
  • Palus
  • Starcom
  • Talon
  • Manta
  • Scarecrow
  • Templar

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Publication Score
GC PS2 Xbox
GameRankings 73%[1] 69%[2] 67%[3]
Metacritic 69/100[4] 68/100[5] 66/100[6]

XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association received a mixed response from critics upon release. Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating in the 0–100 range, calculated an average score of 69 out of 100, indicating "Mixed or average reviews", based on 13 reviews for the Nintendo GameCube version,[4] 68 out of 100 based on 21 reviews for the PlayStation 2 version,[5] and 66 out of 100 based on 15 reviews for the Xbox version.[6] GameRankings assigned it an average review score of 73% based on 18 reviews for the Nintendo GameCube version,[1] 69% based on 49 reviews for the PlayStation 2 version[2] and 67% based on 18 reviews for the Xbox version.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association for Nintendo GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association for Nintendo GameCube reviews". MetaCritic. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association for PlayStation 2 reviews". MetaCritic. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association for Xbox reviews". MetaCritic. Retrieved 3 August 2015.