I sure do love "HD" remakes of old games that have marginally less pixilated graphics and take out well over half the content of the original game.
Get it for $1 or less if on offer, if you're okay with 2-3 hours of mild entertainment at most.
Beyond that, don't bother with this.
It's a port of a phone game based on the original. Mildly reminiscent of the 1998 game, but not enough to be deserving of the same name by any stretch of the imagination.
LIST THING LIKE WHAT YOU PEOPLE LIKE:
+The handling is pretty decent with a controller
+The system of car damage and how that effects performance seems to be fairly solid
++gives an enjoyable sense of speed, exhilarating near misses and etc
++++Ever wondered what it would be like to play 3 of the 1998 version's locations without a ridiculously low draw distance? Well you're in luck.
+threw enough bloom and nice looking static backdrops at it until it looked marginally better than the 16 year old original. Lets give a big hand to all the hard working artists at Codemasters.
+sound is adequate, though the co-driver's commentary would perhaps be more annoying if I wasn't blinded by nostalgia
+still fun gameplay, but in a way that doesn't keep you from feeling disappointed about how minimal an effort was put into this
-most of the positives are inherited from the original
--this is a port of a phone game port of the original
-Apparently steering wheels aren't very easy to set up for it
---5 less locations than the 1998 original
-all the stages within each location are all a bit samey (to be fair, also inherited)
-not having 8 less cars than the 1998 original would have cost codemasters too much
-no online leaderboards, no online anything
---------no split screen multiplayer either
----------------------no cheats for turning your car into a hovercraft
-I don't know how they took all those touched up screenshots to have a camera angle that isn't straight ahead, because I sure couldn't move the camera at all.
-I've played for 2 hours, already unlocked half the game content
-what I haven't unlocked consists of 2 other cars and three rallys comprising of locations and stages that I have already played, but this time with the abritrary "this is where the computer car would be" icon that scrolls along a bar at the top of the screen moving a bit faster
-----------doesn't play the playstation startup tune when the game is first loading (unforgivable oversight)
-doesn't fetch the newspaper for you
-It's not 1998 anymore
-I'm getting old
-you're getting old
-you used to be beautiful
-I'm just not feeling it anymore, alright?